Talstar XTRA Granules


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Talstar XTRA Granules

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.

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.


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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  • 46 of 47 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Just OK
    By Bubba in Orlando, Florida on 10/16/2010

    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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  • 24 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Great Product at a Great Price!
    By Glen in Paulina, LA on 05/17/2011
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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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  • 20 of 20 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar Granules
    By Robert in Macon, GA on 04/14/2012
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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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  • 18 of 20 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  It really works
    By Ralph in Vero Beach, Florida on 08/20/2011
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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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  • 13 of 14 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Fire Ants
    By Roscoe in Hilltop Lakes, Texas on 04/09/2012
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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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  • 4 of 5 stars  SPREAD EASILY
    By D in METAIRIE, LA on 04/20/2017

    I applied the contents of the bag easy enough. Waiting to see if it is as effective as the PL Granules I used last time for mole crickets and ants. The size of these are definitely easier to broadcast.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Ronnie
    By Ronnie in Greenville on 03/31/2017

    waste of money, did not kill the first aunt.... and I bought the big bag!! spend the money and get the Extinguish it will works

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    Thank you for your comments! We are sorry that you did not get the expected results from using the Talstar XTRA. For the best results using Talstar XTRA Granules to treat fire ants, we would recommend doing both a broadcast treatment and following the product label for drenching any existing mounds. Be sure to always water in the granules after spreading them. Using baits is the other way to treat for fire ants, just be sure that the ants are actively foraging before placing out baits. Please let us know if we can further assist you. We appreciate your feedback and your business!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Fire ant control
    By Francis in Grand Bay. AL on 01/07/2017

    I have fire ants and had difficulty finding something to control them. Talstar XTRA works better than any other product I have tried.

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  • 1 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Kurt in Deerfield fl on 01/05/2017

    Bought 2 bags,but does not work

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    We are sorry you did not receive the results that you expected from Talstar XTRA Granules. We would be happy to troubleshoot with you if you can provide more information such as the pest you are treating and where and how you have applied the product. You can also call us at 866-581-7378 for assistance. We appreciate your feedback and your business!

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar Granules
    By Cindy in Leland, NC on 09/22/2016

    I love this product. I was intoduced to it 10 years ago by a friend who received rave reviews from his neighbors on how great his lawn looked. Granted this is not a fertilizer, but using it removes insects from your lawn and allows for a healthy, green lawn.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Does the job
    By Brandon4791 in Farmington, AR on 09/21/2016

    A couple years ago, we had a house built on some land that had been cow pasture for at least the past two hundred years. A few days after they sodded the yard, thousands of little ant hills sprouted up everywhere like the stars in the sky. The little guys were brazen in their attempt to enter the house as well. My better half and I felt overwhelmed and we called Terminix. A very kind associate came over and diligently applied Delta Dust all over the house and Delta G in the yard and charged us over $200. It was like shooting a BB gun at a freight train. Didn't make a difference at all. So I came to this website, did "Shop by Pest" applied the Talstar and two days later the anthills were gone. This stuff is easy to apply, not expensive, and gets the job done!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works as Advertised
    By Don in Morris cty, NJ on 09/15/2016

    I'm always a little skeptical about product performance promises. This product works and works well. I applied 2 1/2 months ago and still working. Getting ready to apply again since carpenter ants will be active in the next few weeks, the flyers that is. Not sure what I should use next year since they say that pests can develop a resistance if one particular product is used to frequently.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar Xtra beats Bayer product for control of sod webworms
    By Woodshoe41 in Houston, TX on 09/06/2016

    Used the big box Bayer product for several years, had to repeatedly apply granules and supplement with spraying to get some control. One Talstar Xtra application of 2#/1000 sq ft has given 2 months total control (to date). Also no mosquitoes in our very wet summer in Houston, related or not, it's all good. Have converted 3 neighbors to Talstar past 2 years. Have enough to make second application if necessary in our wet-hot climate.

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Did Nothing
    By Billie in Palm Harbor, FL on 08/08/2016

    I put 50 pounds of Talstar XTRA Granules on my yard and watered in according to the instructions. My Chinch Bugs, fire ants, carpenter ants, earwigs, grubs, etc. are all alive and well. I've seen absolutely no change in the infestation in my yard after using this product.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar XTRA Granules
    By Bill in Lynn Haven, FL on 08/03/2016

    Mole crickets and fire ants will not be a problem after this product is applied! Great product!

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09/19/2010 Michael

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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11/16/2011 Rick from Orlando, Fl

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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06/01/2013 Patrick from Folsom, La.

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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08/04/2013 Jeff from Fwb Fl

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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06/18/2015 Marc from Orlando, Fl

QWhere can I buy Talstar XTRA locally?

AWe 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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Most Recent Customer Questions

09/17/2016 Ed from East Hampton, Ct

QWhat is the shelf life of Talstar XTRA?
I have 3 bags that will be over a year old.


The shelf life of Talstar XTRA Granules is 3-5 years as long as it's stored properly. Once the bag is opened, it can last up to 3 years.

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08/16/2016 Dan from Chatham Nj

QCan Talstar Xtra granules be applied right after lawn aeration?


Yes, you can apply Talstar XTRA Granules after an aeration in the lawn. You will need to water them in after the application so that you activate the active ingredient.

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08/06/2016 Walter from Jacksonville, Fl

QWhat are the benefits or disadvantages of the different applications of Talstar P and Talstar XTRA?


Talstar P has a monthly residual†on the exterior areas where the Talstar XTRA Granules will last 2-4 months in the lawn. The benefits of treating with the liquid solution is that you could treat the interior cracks and crevices quarterly for pest control as well as on the siding and around entry points (ie window frames, door frames, garage, etc).

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07/04/2016 Ted from New Iberia, La

QWhat should I set my Scott's Broadcast Spreader on when applying Talstar Xtra Granules?


When using Talstar Xtra Granules, we generally recommend that you use between 2-3 depending on how quickly you walk. This can be used at as high as a 5 as well for the higher concentration. Be sure to water this product in after application.

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06/26/2016 Mark from Pahoa, Hawaii

QIs Talstar XTRA Granules a contact kill or bait poison?
It appears to be a contact poison. If so can it be made into a bait poison like Tango, where little fire ants take it to the nest? We have LFAs in trees where a bait is needed.


Talstar XTRA Granules is an insecticide that kills by contact, and it cannot be made into a bait. We do sell many fire ant bait granules. Extinguish Plus and Advion Fire Ant Bait are two of the most popular fire ant baits that we sell.

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06/10/2016 Vic from Naples Florida

QDoes Talstar XTRA keep armadillos away?


Talstar XTRA Granules would not affect armadillos at all.† If you are looking for an armadillo repellent, we would recommend that you use something specifically labeled for them, such as Armadillo Scram Professional.†

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05/27/2016 John from Merrimac, Ma

QWould Talstar XTRA Granules control small ants in the yard thought out the year?
we stopped using fertilizer on the yard several years ago. from that time we have had a proliferation of small ants (hills) in the grass. what product do you recommend to control them


Talstar XTRA Granules would give ant control in your yard, and it would include fire ants if needed as well as an array of other lawn pests as well.†

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04/20/2016 Linda from Willow River, Mn

QDo Talstar XTRA Granules work to repel wood ticks?


Talstar Xtra will not repel ticks nor is it labeled specifically for wood ticks. We recommend that you look at using our Indoor/Outdoor Flea and Tick Kit which will help you eradicate the ticks and prevent them from reproducing.†

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04/14/2016 David

QDo Talstar Xtra Granules need to be watered in?
Have a lesco broadcast spreader; need to know what setting for fire ants. And do I need to water in?


Talstar Xtra Granules do need to be watered in after the product is applied. The application rate is 2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1000 square feet. The ratio for the Lesco Broadcast Spreader 4-5.8 rate.†

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02/27/2016 Arnold from Ormond Beach, Fl

QIs Talstar XTRA with Verge safe to use on St Augustine grass?


Talstar Xtra with Verge is safe for use on all lawns including St Augustine.

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