The broad spectrum control of new Talstar XTRA granular insecticide is labeled for use against most ants (including fire ants) as well as chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, mole crickets, crane flies and many other lawn pests. Talstar XTRA Granules are an excellent choice for fire ant control --Talstar XTRA granular is proven to eliminate dangerous fire ant colonies in four hours or less. Which means you can help your customer return to their yards with complete peace of mind, sooner than you ever thought possible.
This innovative granule is approved for broadcast lawn, perimeter and mound treatments, making it a versatile and valuable component of your ongoing pest control program. And because it achieves impressive results even at low application rates, Talstar XTRA granular insecticide is an excellent, cost-effective solution for fast-acting, long-lasting protection.
What makes the granule unique is Verge Granule Technology. FMC has made the granules the exact same shape and size for better, more uniform distribution during application. The Verge Granule is made from a clay material that dissolves in under one minute when watered in making sure the active ingredients are delivered quickly and efficiently. As an added bonus the Verge Granule is odor-free and almost completely dustless.
|Active Ingredient:||Zeta-Cypermethrin 0.05%|
|Target pests:||Most ants (including fire ants) as well as chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, mole crickets, crane flies and many other lawn pests. Please see label for complete list.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, when used as directed.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, AK, PR, VI, CT|
Fire Ant Control
Research trials and field tests conducted by industry professionals have proven that with the addition of its powerful new active ingredient (Zeta-Cypermethrin), Talstar XTRA granular insecticide eliminates fire ant colonies within four hours or less. And in some cases, the fire ant populations were decimated in minutes, not hours. At these speeds, other products can’t even come close to the control of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide.
In addition to its breakthrough active ingredient, Talstar XTRA granular insecticide has been formulated with the same long-lasting residual of Talstar PL granular insecticide, for the highly dependable control professionals have come to expect. While fire ants and other pests can be gone in as little as minutes, the residual protection of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide is proven to remain effective for at least four months.
Talstar XTRA is approved for use on a wide variety of application sites, including residential lawns, institutional grounds, around buildings (public, commercial and industrial), parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.
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16 of 16 people found this review helpful:
By Bubba on October 16, 2010
This product worked great... at first. Applied it correctly and it was like a nuclear bomb went off - no ants, no crickets, no anything. However, a week or so went by and the ants were back. Why? Probably because of local control. I have lots of sandy spots and those don't take to the poison well? I find the liquid talstar HARDER to apply, but it works better in all conditions. For some reason the granular works well for yards and areas with no sand, etc. The granules are also hard to spread in landscape beds. Talstar as a whole is the BEST so maybe the answer is to buy granular for the grassy areas that are usually large and hard to cover with spray and then buy the spray for the landscaping beds and sandy spots in your lawn. Either way BE CAREFUL this stuff is so toxic that in minutes lizards, crickets, and ants start to flee their hiding places and you'll find them everywhere... dead! 5 stars for the liquid Talstar for sure, 4 stars for Talstar XTRA because despite the fact it has pretty ant(s) on the packaging it is not that great for ant(s) and may not work around planting beds, near sidewalks, and/or empty patches in lawns.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful:
It really works
By Ralph on August 20, 2011
Product is on the expensive side but works great, I have not seen an ant on my lawn since it was applied 2 weeks ago, it also seems to have killed the chinch bugs as I am seeing a change of the bald spots on my lawn.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful:
By Robert on April 14, 2012
I put the granules out around the shrubbery and foundation of the house according to directions. I used the Talstar spray a month ago on the walls of the house. My roach problem has almost been elimintated. The Roaches I do see don't feel so good. Along with most other houses in Macon, last week we had our yearly infestation of redbugs crawling everywhere - except where that I had sprayed with Talstar. Good stuff and I like the lack of odor and ease of use. Make certain you have a good spreader.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Great Product at a Great Price!
By Glen on May 17, 2011
Had mole crickets in my yard, and now..... I now have a mole cricket free back yard. Easy to follow instructions.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Roscoe on April 9, 2012
We were getting ready to have a big birthday party for the Grandson and found too many fire ants to take the chance. We used the Talstar Xtra on the recomendation of a friend who is in the pest control business. We spread 50 pounds with the lawn spreader and didn't see one ANT at the party. Great product, Thanks.
Don't waste your money
By Bill on July 15, 2014
this seemed to be ideal product for ants and I spread a hefty (at least 20 feet) ring around the house. Still seeing sugar ants galore. not happy with my purchase.
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By Frazier on May 15, 2014
This is the best product to use for fire ant control. I have never had a problem with fire ants after using this product. No one cn beat it. I tell all my neighbors to use it. Fire ants are bad in this beach area od SC. Thank you DoMyOwnPestControl!! I will continue to use this product withoout worry o having fire ants'
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By Dan on May 14, 2014
Service and product A-1....mole crickets where my problem...and so far 2 weeks after application none have shown their selfs.....pellets were all same size and spreader applied them without any stopage at all...I will be getting another bag for PM application in a few months...
Excellent product for fire ants
By Cmw on March 11, 2014
Our lawn service has been using this on our 1 acre lot with wonderful success. If you know anything about fire ants, they are bad news. This product works really well.
We like it, solid performer
By S.i.p.s. on December 8, 2013
Good granular and it works, against the Fire & Harvester ant mounds.
By Mary on October 27, 2013
I highly recommend this product for killing ants. It was expensive. It's hard to state in instructions how much poison to sprinkle on ant mound because you don't know the size of the mound.
Rid of Fire Ants !!!!!!
By Bill on October 17, 2013
Use this product about every 6 months (depends on rain fall amount). Rids my yard and flower beds of all ants especially those pesky fire ant......
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By Robar on October 11, 2013
Great stuff. Expensive to use every 3 or 4 months for getting everything under control. (This was suggested to me by a lawn care pro to build uo a certain level in the lawn) It seems to have done the trick. Thank you kindly..
By Cody on September 16, 2013
I live in Chandler Arizona and was having a problem with fire ants in my grass and rocks this year so I purchased this about a month ago and haven't seen any since. It states that the granules will last 4 months so I will update this review in another 3 if it doesn't last that long.
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August 21, 2013
So far, this product is kicking the bugs right out of my lawn. The grass is coming back as never before. The grass looks healthier and greener also. Do My Own Pest Control was a great help with getting my bug problems solved. The product, shipping, customer service,and price were unbeatable. Thank you so much.
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September 19, 2010 Michael asked:
QWhat is the coverage of a 25lb bag of Talstar XTRA Granules?
AEach bag of Talstar Xtra Granules will cover 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. Depending on the pest you are treating, you would use 2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1000 square feet for most insects (50 to 100lbs are required per acre). Please see the product label for specific treatment guidelines depending on the pest you are treating.
November 16, 2011
Rick from Orlando, Fl asked:
QWhat setting do you use for a speedy green 3000 spreader when applying Talstar XTRA Granules?
AWhen using a Speedy Green 3000 for Talstar XTRA granules, you should set your spreader on a number 6 setting, which will apply 2.3 lbs per 1000 square feet when walking at 3 miles per hour.
August 4, 2013
Jeff from Fwb Fl asked:
QCan Talstar Xtra be used around fruit trees?
ATalstar Xtra Granules cannot be used around a fruit tree or vegetable garden but can safely be used in a flower garden. For frui trees and vegetable gardens you can use a product such as Sevin Granules for insect control. As long as you keep the product away from the dripline of the tree you should be able to use the Talstar Xtra granules safely around the fruit tree. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
March 14, 2010 Stacey asked:
QDoes the Talstar Granular Insecticide also help control termites?
ANo, Talstar Xtra Granules would not be a good option when treating for termites. Talstar Xtra Granules and other liquid products that are meant for pest control are applied to the surface of the ground and are really only meant for treating insects that walk across the ground. Termites enter the home from underground and never make it to the surface of the ground. Therefore, they never come into contact with the product on the surface. For proper termite protection, you have to dig a trench and place product in the trench or under the ground. For treating termites, we recommend Dominion 2L which is one of our best sellers for professional termite protection. You should also read our "How to do a Termite Treatment" article which will explain exactly how to treat for termites just like a professional company would.
May 11, 2013
Mantooth from Loudon Tn asked:
QHow would you treat mounds in a horse pasture with Talstar XTRA?
A According to the manufacturer, Talstar cannot be used in horse pastures for any purpose. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait would be a better choice for you. Extinguish plus can be used on pasture land and there are no grazing restrictions for companion animals. Below you will see the grazing info available on the Extinguish Plus product label. Extinguish Plus combines the power of hydramethylnon with an insect growth regulator (IGR) to kill fire ant workers and prevent queens from laying fertile eggs. The result is complete fire ant colony control. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait is best used in the spring or early fall, or whenever fire ants are active. The ants will feed off Extinuish Plus and spread the bait throughout the entire colony, halting the infestation within weeks. Extinguish Fire Ant Bait can be used indoors and outdoors on lawns, pasture land, rangeland, landscaped areas, and golf courses. EXTINGUISH PLUS may be applied to grass forage
(pastures and rangeland) for the control of fire ants
only in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas,
Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New
Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Use on grass forage
(pastures and rangeland) in states other than those
listed is unlawful. See Outdoor Use table for
application directions. Do not exceed 8 pounds per
acre per year or more than 4 times a year, with a
minimum re-treatment interval of 90 days. Do not bale
and cut treated pastures and rangelands for 7 days
following application. These cutting and baling hay
restrictions for pasture and rangeland do not apply
when the treated pasture and rangeland is used solely
to support COMPANION ANIMALS (e.g., horses,
llamas, etc.). Companion animals grazed on treated
areas cannot be used for food or feed. EXTINGUISH®
PLUS may be used on uncultivated, agricultural, nonfood
crop and non-agricultural land.
According to the manufacturer, Talstar cannot be used in horse pastures for any purpose.
Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait would be a better choice for you. Extinguish plus can be used on pasture land and there are no grazing restrictions for companion animals. Below you will see the grazing info available on the Extinguish Plus product label. Extinguish Plus combines the power of hydramethylnon with an insect growth regulator (IGR) to kill fire ant workers and prevent queens from laying fertile eggs. The result is complete fire ant colony control. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait is best used in the spring or early fall, or whenever fire ants are active. The ants will feed off Extinuish Plus and spread the bait throughout the entire colony, halting the infestation within weeks. Extinguish Fire Ant Bait can be used indoors and outdoors on lawns, pasture land, rangeland, landscaped areas, and golf courses.
EXTINGUISH PLUS may be applied to grass forage
April 30, 2014
Aaron from Anna, Tx asked:
QWill Talstar XTRA granules kill tarantulas and wolf spiders?
We have a massive number of tarantula burrows in our yard (almost 5 acres). None of the pest control companies in our area of North Texas treat for tarantula problems and don't even know what products to suggest to us. I know that tarantulas are considered beneficial, but I am scared to death of them and I have a 3 year old that plays outside a lot and I just want them gone!
A Unfortunately, there is nothing labeled to kill Tarantulas because they are endangered and because insecticides don't have much of an effect because of their size and hairy bodies.
April 30, 2014
Jeff from Knoxville, Tn asked:
QTalstar for roaches, or not?
In this Q&A thread, you have what seems to be conflicting information. One person asks about "Best granules to stop roaches and scorpions" and the recommended product is Talstar XTRA. Another asks "Will Talstar Xtra repel roaches?", and the response is "Talstar Xtra will not repel roaches nor is it labeled for roach control. We recommend that you stick with a product that is labeled for roaches such as Demand G granules." Can you provide a little more information to help sort this out? Thank you!
A Talstar Granules did have roaches on the product label at one time as an insect that it controlled. However, they removed roaches from the granule label because they found it wasn't as effective on roaches as they had previously thought. We recommend DeltaGard G Granules as this product is specifically labeled for cockroaches and works well at eliminating them in lawns and landscape areas.
April 26, 2014
Jason from New Orleans La asked:
QWhat is the proper setting for the speedy green 2000?
Speedy Green 2000
A Your speader setting for Talstar XTRA Granules should be either 2 3/4 for 1.15 lbs per 1,000 sq ft, 5 1/4 for 2.3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft, or 9 for 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sq ft depending on the amount of Talstar XTRA Granules needed for the specific pest.
March 14, 2014
Pk from Henderson, Nv asked:
QBest granules to stop roaches and scorpions
My exterminator spread some sort of granules around our house and it stopped the scorpions and roaches the very first night. The night before, we saw (what seemed like) a herd of roaches coming over our patio wall. Granules were spread...haven't seen another roach. What can I purchase that would have the same fantastic results? I want something known to be as effective...no trial and error, please.
Talstar Xtra is a fantastic granule. The Talstar Xtra Granule is made from a clay material that dissolves in under one minute when watered in making sure the active ingredients are delivered quickly and efficiently. As an added bonus the Verge Granule is odor-free and almost completely dustless. Plus, it has a combination of two long lasting quick acting active ingredients.
November 8, 2013
Kathy from Osteen Fl. asked:
QIs Talstar XTRA labeled as restricted use?
August 13, 2013 Jose asked:
QHow do I measure granule herbicide? Can I use the measuring cup that is on this website?
A Depending on what granule you are using. We recommend using a spreader to be more accurate. You can calibrate the spreader accoring to label instructions. Here you can find all of the spreaders we offer.
June 7, 2013
Fl from South Florida asked:
QIs Talstar EXTRA Granules effective for killing ticks?
A Yes, Talstar XTRA is very effective in treating ticks.Talstar XTRA granule is approved for broadcast lawn, perimeter and mound treatments, making it a versatile and valuable component of your ongoing pest control program. And because it achieves impressive results even at low application rates, Talstar XTRA granular insecticide is an excellent, cost-effective solution for fast-acting, long-lasting protection.
June 1, 2013
Patrick from Folsom, La. asked:
QIs Talstar Xtra Granules safe in areas where wild birds, squirrels and rabbit come to feed
I have bird feeders throughout my property, birds squirrels and rabbits all feed. I am concerned if there is any danger of harming them by using Talstar .....Thank you
A Talstar XTRA is a granule that would be applied with a broadcast spreader and then watered in by 1/4 inch of irrigation or rainfall to activate the product. Once you have watered in the Talstar XTRA and allow it to completely dry, Talstar XTRA is completely safe for birds, squirrels, rabitts, pets, and family members. Please refer to the Talstar XTRA Product Label for complete use instructions.
May 27, 2013
Steve from Navarre, Fl asked:
What spreader setting do I use for the Republic Ez Rotary Spreader
A We are not familiar with that particular type of spreader to lead you to the correct setting. Please contact the manufacturer FMC to see if they can better help you decide the best setting for your treatment. FMC 1-800-321-1362
May 8, 2013
Chritine from Baker,fl asked:
QIs it safe for vegetable gardens
A Talstar XTRA Granules are not labled for vegetable gardens. Instead you could use something like Sevin Lawn Insect Granules. If a granule is not necessary, another great option would be the Fertilome Triple Action Plus which can be sprayed in and on the garden for control of insects and vegetable diseases, and the food can be harvested the same day.