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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  • 56 of 58 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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  • 26 of 26 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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  • 24 of 24 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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  • 21 of 23 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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  • 15 of 17 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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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar XTRA Granules
    By Beverly in Fayetteville, GA on 10/13/2017

    Worked like a charm! Killed those awful red ants and was almost immediate! Great Stuff!!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  mole crickets
    By Cjc in gautier on 09/06/2017

    This stuff works! I live in the south and had a terrible mole cricket problem.They kill my grass and give the yard bald spots all over.Since using this product it's been good bye crickets .I still have to spot treat but yard looks much better

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Fantastic Product Works As Advertised!!
    By John in Fenton, Michigan on 09/05/2017

    Our home was being overrun by millipedes outside as well as in our walkout basement. For the past couple years we've seen an increase in pest activity. I've been using Talstar P liquid around the perimeter of the home with great success, however with the increased activity I was looking for a product that would act faster with a lasting residual affect. I applied the Talstar XTRA Granules using a hand spreader and watered in per the instructions. Results were immediate and the siege has been halted. I will continue to purchase both products without hesitation. Do My Own Pest Control has provided superb service!

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  • 1 of 5 stars  Ineffective Against Sod Webworms
    By Anthony in Spring Texas on 09/05/2017
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    I read the reviews about this product and had high hopes it would address my pest issue. I was interested in a product that could deal with my sod webworm issue. The sod webworms are a major pests in the Spring Texas. So, after reading the reviews, I purchased 3 bags of the Talstar XTRA Granules($120.84) in July 2017. Prior to applying the granules, I mowed the lawn closer than normal. I used a traditional mini broadcast spreader and handheld broadcast spreader to apply the granules to both the lawn and flower beds. After a few days, I monitored the lawn and flower beds. Initially, I noticed a slight decrease in the number sod webworms hanging around my entrance area to the house and the flower beds. I assumed the product was having an impact on the pest. Although, there was still a number of sod webworms flying around in the entrance area over the next few days. Later that evening, I applied another application(25lbs bag) of the Talstar XTRA Granules to the front lawn and flower beds again. And I made sure that the lawn was mowed prior to application. No luck. The pesky sod webworms were back in force the following week. If you have an issue with sod webworms, I would not recommend this product. I just placed an order for Bifen Granules, Bifen XTS and Cyzmic CS Micro-encapsulated Insecticide. Hopefully, the combination of products will eliminate the annoying and destructive pest.

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  • 3 of 5 stars  Almost Gets The Job Done
    By John in Florida on 08/24/2017

    This product seems to control every insect on the planet except grub worms which is whats eating up my grass. They're the number one pest in my area of Florida that destroys St. Augustine. So next time I'll skip this product and use a systematic approach.

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  • 3 of 5 stars  talstar xtra granules
    By Andy in St Johns,Fl on 08/23/2017

    Seems to be working. Will order again

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Good stuff
    By Shawn in Covington, LA on 08/13/2017

    I used the liquid version multiple times. The last time I used the liquid version it rained soon after applying so I bought this. Seems to be working good. I haven't seen any bugs in my back yard. It's a little easier to apply than the liquid. Will buy again and use.

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Widows yard
    By Marc in Myrtle Beach SC on 07/26/2017

    This product did not work. My neighbors husband passed this summer. She had many mole cricket tunnels. She wet her yard, I spread the Talstar out at a lower end density on the recommended amount. She reset her yard. 2 weeks later it's worse. Using soapy water I got 5 crickets in a 2 ft square! She needs help but appears Talstar not working.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  This stuff really works.
    By Loudy in Tifton, GA on 07/23/2017

    Since I have about three acres to do battle with fire ants, carrying a sprayer around takes its toll on this old man. So I wanted a quick killer. The Talstar XTRA Granules fill the bill for doing battle with the mounds to small hills. Remember to water in the granules; I like to put it down just before rain.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Joe in Alpharetta, GA on 06/30/2017

    It works !

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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

03/22/2017 Marcelo from Cumming, Ga

QWhat setting do I need to use for my Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard Mini broadcast spreader to apply Talstar XTRA Granules?


The manufacturer does not list this particular model spreader on the Talstar XTRA Granules product label.  We typically recommend that if you need to use 1.5-4.6 lbs of product per 1,000 sq. ft., you would add the needed amount of product to spreader, start with a medium setting, then apply product to a 20 x 50 ft area (1,000 sq ft).  If you have product left, your setting is too low.  If you run out of product, your setting is too high.  If this does not help, you can also contact FMC directly for assistance with calibrating your spreader at 800-321-1362.  Scott's also has a Spreader Settings Tool available on their website here.  

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03/10/2017 O'neal from Georgia

QHow would I use Talstar XTRA Granules to treat for crane flies?


You will use 2.3 to 4.6 lbs of Talstar XTRA Granules per 1000 sq. ft. to treat for crane fly larvae.  Keep in mind that treatments should be made to control early to mid-season larvae (approximately August – February) as they feed on plant crowns.  Treatments made to late-season larvae (approximately March - April) may only provide suppression. It would be a good idea to contact your local cooperative extension office to get a recommendation for the best time to apply in your area. 

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03/06/2017 Hank from The Villages, Fl

QWhat spreader setting do I choose for my Scotts Speedy Green 3000 spreader if I'm applying the Talstar Xtra granules?


The Taltar Xtra bag does not specifically list setting for the Scotts Speedy Green 3000, but it does list the Scotts SpeedyGreen 2000 and its spreader settings. If this is what you meant, or those two spreaders are compatible with settings, you can use setting 2 3/4 for putting out 1.15 lbs per 1000 sq/ft, 5 1/4 for 2.3lbs per 1000 sq/ft, or 9 for putting out 4.6 lbs per 1000 sq/ft. Otherwise if your settings do not match up, you would want to calibrate your spreader for the product. Here are instructions on how to calibrate your spreader. 

How to calibrate your spreader:

Almost all fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc have treatments in amounts of so much product per 1000 square feet.  So if you can figure out what your walking speed is then you know anytime you apply any product that calls for so much of it per 1000 square feet, you always set your spreader on this setting.  You can calibrate this by marking off a 1000 square foot (10 x 100) area and placing the required amount of product in pounds in the spreader.  Start with a low setting and start walking your marked off area at a normal pace.  You can adjust as you go and find the basic setting for you to apply the product over a 1000 square feet.

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02/28/2017 Carl from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

QWill Talstar XTRA Granules get rid of mole crickets?
Tried all types of sprays etc. Used Bug Be Gone and others. The mounds kept popping up. They are destroying my lawn and my neighbors lawns too.


Yes, Talstar XTRA Granules is labeled for mole crickets, and would certainly take care of them in you lawn. It would also provide you with a 2-3 month residual as well. 

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02/15/2017 Bob from Newberry, Florida

QHow often should I apply Talstar Xtra Granules? How soon can I apply Southern Ag Atrazine weed killer?
Grass is predominantly St Augustine. I want to treat for bugs 1st, then follow-up with a weed killer for St Augustine.


There is not a waiting period between application of insecticides and herbicides unless the product label expressly prohibits it. Talstar XTRA generally lasts 60-90 days, depending on pest pressure. You can view more tips in our Warm Season Turf Guide.

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01/26/2017 Ac from Merritt Island, Fl

QHow often do you apply Talstar XTRA Granules?


Talstar XTRA Granules can be applied every 4 months.

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01/14/2017 Pamela from Ponte Vedra Bch, Fl

QIs Talstar XTRA Granules safe for use on St. Augustine Shade grass?


Talstar XTRA Granules is safe for all lawn types when used as directed on the product label.

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01/12/2017 Brenda from Moss Point, Ms

QWill Talstar XTRA Granules kill a mole problem? They are destroying everything including my flowers!!
I have a mole problem!! They have destroyed my yard and flower beds! I've used and tried everything that can be thought of! My uncle said use this but I don't see anywhere that says it will kill them! Please somebody help me!!


Talstar Xtra granules are not labeled for grubs which is what the moles are going for. We carry three granule products that are labeled for grubs, Dylox 6.2Merit Granules and Demand G. Dylox 6.2 is known to be one of the fastest acting granule products for grub control. You may find our article on grub control helpful.  For the moles themselves Talpirid Mole Bait is our most popular.

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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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