Talstar XTRA Granules - 25 lb. bag

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Talstar XTRA Granules - 25 lb. bag

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%
Bifenthrin- 0.20%
Target pests: Most ants (including fire ants) as well as chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, mole crickets, crane flies and many other lawn pests
* See label for complete list
For use in: Lawn, perimeter and mounds
Application: Broadcast Spreader
Pet safe: Yes, when used as directed on label
Formulation: Professional Product
NOT FOR SALE TO: NY, AK, PR, VI, CT
Manufactured By: FMC



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.

Excellent Residual

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.

Flexibility

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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  • 22 of 22 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  Just OK
    By Bubba in Orlando, Florida 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.

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  • 11 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Great Product at a Great Price!
    By Glen in Paulina, LA on May 17, 2011
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    Had mole crickets in my yard, and now..... I now have a mole cricket free back yard. Easy to follow instructions.

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  • 10 of 11 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  It really works
    By Ralph in Vero Beach, Florida on August 20, 2011
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    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.

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  • 8 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Talstar Granules
    By Robert in Macon, GA on April 14, 2012
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    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.

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  • 7 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Fire Ants
    By Roscoe in Hilltop Lakes, Texas on April 9, 2012
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    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.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Talstar
    By A.j. in marrero,la on May 13, 2015
    Verified Purchase

    Great product at a great price.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Telstar granules
    By Don in Coalmont, TN on May 12, 2015
    Verified Purchase

    Product was delivered very quickly and in good condition. Local pest control company said they use this very product with good insect control. But the price here was a fraction of having the local company come out. I used a hand held grass seeder to distribute the product around the perimeter of my house just two weeks ago. I suppose that is a little early to strongly endorse the product, but so far it seems to be doing the job. I recommend it.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Service & price
    By Scott in mobile al on April 22, 2015
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    Your service was even better than expected. The product arrived much earlier than promised and I am encouraged to always look to you for my landscaping needs. Your prices are very fair.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Talstar XTRA Granules & Do My Own Pest Control
    By Shawn in Englewood, Florida on April 19, 2015
    Verified Purchase

    We have used Talstar for several years to control fire ants, ticks, and fleas. Living in Florida, this is a very important factor in our lives, to live bug free. This product works and keeps on working year after year. We will never use anything else, except we do use Talstar liquid to spray our house. Also, this company is the best, they have never disappointed us; we really appreciate their prompt service.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  Not so great!!
    By NC in New Orleans, LA on April 16, 2015
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    Decided to try the XTRA versus the PL. Over a week and it did not kill any fire ants (3 different lawns). Still have mounds full. I'm not sure if the batch was bad, but definitely did not work.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Dead Fire Ants!
    By Nancy in Weatherford TX on March 31, 2015
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    I used this according to the directions for fire ants and flushed the mounds with water. Within a few hours, dead ants all around. I will definitely continue using Talstar XTRA!!!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 Stars  Not as effective as stated
    By L in FL on March 19, 2015
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    We used Talstar granules for ant control several years ago and it worked very well. Elected to go with the Talstar XTRA based on the product info and reviews and ordered 100#. Put all 100# down, some by hand spreader to enable me to increase the amount of granules in heavier infested areas and the other by push spreader - actually hand scooping out of the hopper to put additional granules on large ant mounds. There was a small ant mound on a brick walkway - put the granules directly on it by hand. Order another 50# as had another area that needed ant control. It rained after the initial spreading of the granules and within 2 days the ants on the brick walkway were alive and well! Had to supplement with a liquid 'kill them now' insect control. Needless to say for the amount of money we spent for 150# of this we are extremely disappointed. We will be looking for something else for our future ant control.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  talstar xtra granules 25
    By Frank in San Jose, Ca on December 3, 2014
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    I have found this product to be one of the best products for ant and millipedes

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  FIRE ANT CONTROL
    By Tom in GAFFNEY,S.C. on October 19, 2014
    Verified Purchase

    I am a professional lawn company...Talstar will eliminate fire ants for about 3 months...A great product at a good price!!

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  talstar XTRA
    By Tom in longwood, FL 32750 on September 22, 2014
    Verified Purchase

    Very happy finally got rid of the cinch bugs after 3 other products only slowed them down

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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.    

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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.

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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

ATalstar 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.

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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.

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May 11, 2013 Mantooth from Loudon Tn asked:

QHow would you treat mounds in a horse pasture with Talstar XTRA?

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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.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

July 3, 2015 Jill from Continental, Ohio asked:

QWe have heavy infestation of sod webworm in lawn. How much can I use of 38 special in 30 gallon lawn sprayer w

A

We recommend using Talstar XTRA to treat for a sod webworm infestion. 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. The residual protection of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide is proven to remain effective for at least four months. When treating for sod webworms you want to use 1.15 to 2.3 lbs/1000 sq ft or 50 to 100 lbs per acre.

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June 18, 2015 Marc from Orlando, Fl asked:

QWhere can I buy Talstar XTRA locally?

A We apologize but we do not know of any local stores that sell the Tasltar Xtra granules as it is a professional grade product that is not sold in big box stores. We have free shipping on our orders so you are welcome to place an order with us and we can ship it out to you right away. 

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June 2, 2015 Rob from Gainesville, Ga asked:

QTalstar Xtra vs demand g
Which is better for a all around lawn insect killer? I'm having a problem with ticks and Japanese beetles. Also occasional ant piles. I'm looking basically to wipe the backyard clean of bugs.

A Bothe Talstar Xtra and Demand G are great products. Talstar Xtra however, has a little more "kick".  Talstar Xtra uses two different active ingredients and the granules will dissolve in under a minture after being watered. 

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May 31, 2015 Lisa from Houston, Tx asked:

QDoes Talstar XTRA Granules work for mosquito control?

A

No, Talstar XTRA Granules would not be effective for mosquito control. The adult mosquitoes actually hang out in trees and bushes and the larva develop in standing water. Talstar XTRA granules can only be used to treat lawns and soil for insect infestation. You can use Bifen IT which is the liquid formulation of Bifen to treat for adult mosquitoes. Mosquito larva can be eliminated with BTI Mosquito Dunks which can be placed directly into water sources such as ponds, unused pools and other areas of standing water.

 

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May 30, 2015 Adam from Athens_ Ga asked:

QHow long until pets can return to yard after applying Talstar XTRA Granules?

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.

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May 18, 2015 Jennifer from Houston, Tx asked:

QIf we cancel our quarterly service (Houston, TX), what products do you recommend?
Primary concerns are fire ants, cockroaches, and spiders.

A We would recommend Talstar Xtra for out the yard to tackle those fire ants and other pests. For pet control around the house, you want to use Talstar P. Applying 3 feet up and out around the foundation and indoors cracks and crevices. 

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May 16, 2015 Sandi from Salem Missouri asked:

QWill Talstar XTRA Granules keep snakes away?

A Talstar XTRA Granules is not a snake a repellent. We do recommend that you apply Snake Out or Snake Away to repel them.

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May 11, 2015 Bucklin from Papillion, Ne. 68133 asked:

QAre Talstar XTRA Granules effective on gnats in the yard?

A There are a few ways to keep the number of gnats down. You can invest in a misting system that periodically sprays a pyrethrin insecticide such as Riptide in your yard. If you want to get something you can just spray, you can try Talstar P. Gnats that land on the treated areas will be eliminated. Talstar P will not repel the gnats from the area nor will it kill the gnats that do not land on the treated areas. The spray would be a better option than the granules because you could treat the non-edible foliage around the structure and yard. Please let us know if you need anything else.

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May 6, 2015 Matt from Poplar Grove Il asked:

QHow long do I need to keep pets off my lawn after use of Talstar XTRA?

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.

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April 28, 2015 James from Kingsland, Ga asked:

QIs Talstar XTRA Granules safe to use in a yard where my kids play?

A Talstar XTRA Granules should be broadcast and watered in and completely dried prior to allowing your children in the treated areas. Once the product has dried, it is safe for children to play outside in the lawn.

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