Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns Granules

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Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns Granules
Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns Granules

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Product Overview

Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer For Lawns Granules is an insecticide formulated for broad-spectrum control of lawn-damaging insects below and above ground including armyworms (yellow-striped and fall), billbugs, crickets, chinch bugs, cutworms, fire ants, earwigs, European crane flies, fleas, grubs, roaches (American and American), sod webworms, ticks and other listed insects and except pharaoh and harvester ants. This insecticide can be applied using a rotary or broadcast spreader to the lawn, or by bare hands for spot treatments within home lawns and using band treatment on areas around the house. It effectively kills on contact and sustains a season-long residual effect.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Gamma-Cyhalothrin - 0.05%
Target pests Insects above and below ground
For use in Outdoors, on lawns and as a band treatment around house foundation
Application Using band treatment, spot treatment, or overall lawn application
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Yield Treats up to 12,500 square feet
Shipping Weight 10.40 lbs
Manufacturer United Industries Corp (Mfg. Number: HG-539447)
UPC 071121539403
EPA Registration 9688-250-8845



  1. Determine the size of the job; measure the area to be treated.
  2. Use spreader setting chart to determine the appropriate setting for your spreader.
  3. Treat as directed in rate chart. Thorough coverage is important. Water in granules immediately after application.
  • Do not apply more than six (6) times per year per location at low use rate.
  • Do not apply more than three (3) times per year per location at high use rate.
  • Do not allow product to run off from target site or apply within 24 hours of rain.
  • Do not make applications during rain. Apply this product directly to the lawn or garden area. Water treated area as directed on this label. Do not water to the point of runoff.
  • Application is prohibited directly into sewers or drains, or to any area like a gutter where drainage to sewers, storm drains, water bodies or aquatic habitat can occur. Do not allow the product to enter any drain during or after application. Treat the following pests during the months indicated. Make no more than six applications per year at low use rate or three times for highest use rate.


Band Treatment (Around House Foundation)


Ants, fleas, roaches (German and American), Palmetto bugs, water bugs, millipedes, mites, silverfish, sowbugs (pillbugs), crickets, earwigs, lady beetles, cutworms (black, bronzed, granulate, variegated, greasy, spotted, army, clover, green), firebrats and spider mites (two-spotted and spruce).

How To Use:

These pests are commonly found around or near foundations of houses as well as in lawns. Certain of these pests may enter houses. Apply a 3- to a 5-foot band of granules next to the house foundation. Distribute granules uniformly. Water lightly immediately after application.

Use Rate: Apply at the rate of 0.8 lb per 1,000 sq ft (an area 5' x 200').

Overall Lawn Application

Ants, armyworms (fall, yellow-striped, lawn), European crane flies, crickets, cutworms (black, bronzed, granulate, variegated, greasy, spotted, army, clover, green), earwigs, fleas, lawn moths (sod webworms), grasshoppers, Japanese beetle (adults), pillbugs, spittlebugs, mites, green June beetles, leafhoppers‡, millipedes, springtails, ticks (including ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease), lady beetles, webworms (grass, tropical sod), mealybugs

  • How To Use: Apply with a fertilizer spreader. See spreader setting chart below. Apply when grass is dry. Water lawn lightly immediately after application. For season-long control of ants, apply at higher use rate.
  • Use Rate: Apply at the rate of 0.8 lb per 1,000 sq ft (an area 20' x 50'). For season-long control of ants*, apply at the rate of 2 lb per 1,000 sq ft (an area 20' x 50').

Billbugs (bluegrass, hunting), grubs (Japanese beetle grubs, green June beetle grubs), Ataenius spretulus (dung beetles), hyperodes weevils, mole crickets (tawny, southern, short-winged), chinch bugs

  • How To Use: Immediately water grass thoroughly after application. For billbug control, apply when activity is first observed or when chewed or brown grass indicates damage from these insects. For grub control, except dung beetle, treat anytime between late July and early October. For dung beetle grub control, apply in spring or early summer when damage is first noticed. Water grass thoroughly with ¼ to ½ inch of water immediately after application. Treat again in late summer or early fall if a second generation occurs.
  • Use Rate: Apply 1.2 lb per 1,000 sq ft of lawn.

Spot Treatment

Pests: Ants

How To Use: Water lightly immediately after application.

Use Rate: Apply 1/2 tsp. over and around each ant hill.

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  • 1 of 5 Stars

    Don't Waste Your Money

    By Scott on 06/03/2019

    There are better products on there and on this site. I've spread this, had it rain, only to have ants build mounds right in the middle of the area I've spread. I still also see a lot of other bugs around as well. It is not effective. I don't know if there isn't enough active ingredient or what. Buy something else.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great Product

    By Patrick on 03/06/2020

    I live in central Florida, and we have a lot of bugs, obviously. I spread this stuff all around my foundation every six months. I have virtually no bugs in the house, ever. I see the bug trucks at all of my neighbors' houses far more frequently than twice a year, and I wonder how much they're paying for that. Highly recommend this product.

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Questions & Answers

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How long do I have to wait after an application of Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer Granules to apply a Scott Turf Builder weed and feed?

Spectracide Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns is an insecticide and does not have any herbicides or fertilizers in it, so there should be no issues using this at the same time as or near the same time as a weed and feed product. Be sure to check the labels for any specific restrictions.

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