Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide

4.5 out of 5 stars 36 Reviews | 9 Q&A

Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide

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36 Reviews | 9 Q&A

Product Overview

We also carry Talstar Insecticide in a liquid concentrate form.

Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide is easy to spread on lawn and landscaped areas and it is tough on pests. The difference between the Talstar EZ Granules and the Talstar PL is granular size (EZ are larger and easier to spread).

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Bifenthrin 0.2%
Target pests Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), Mole Crickets and other Insect pests.
Application Lawns and perimeters. The larger granules are easier to spread. Please refer to product label for application rates for the pest you are treating. Do not apply more than 200 lbs. per Acre per year.
Pet safe Yes, once watered in. Highly toxic to fish and aquatic organisms. Keep out of drains and water courses.
Shipping Weight 25.40 lbs
Manufacturer FMC
EPA Registration 279-3168


Talstar EZ new easy to spread formulation is used to control Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), Mole Crickets, and other Insect pests on lawns, in landscaped areas and perimeters of residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields. Even though Talstar EZ has the same active ingredient as Talstar PL, the increased granule size makes application easier in most applications. 25 lbs.

- New technology that allows the particles to disperse and disappear upon wetting
- Larger particle size won’t stain concrete, damage plants
- Labeled for lawns, landscape areas and perimeters
- Provides long lasting control of ants, chinch bugs and household pests
- Easy on the applicator, easy to calibrate and easy to spread
- New resealable plastic packaging
- Cost effective to use

The following was taken from the FMC website, the makers of Talstar products:
Here’s What They’re Saying about Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide

Before the launch of Talstar EZ granular insecticide, we sent our product to over 30 sites across the country including Florida, Louisiana, California & Texas. We asked 20 applicators to try our new granular formulation on their toughest pests. They treated over 500,000 square feet, and here’s what they had to say:

100% of the respondents thought that Talstar EZ was easy to calibrate.

94% of the people that responded were pleased with the product when it arrived.

94% were pleased with the dispersible granule matrix.

Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide Provides Outstanding Control of Turf and Perimeter Pests


USE: Talstar granules is generally used in two ways: It can be applied as a perimeter barrier directed in a five to ten foot band around your home, or it can be generally broadcast over your entire yard including landscaped areas. A normal application usually consists of three to five pounds of product. We recommend applying Talstar PL granules with a hand spreader. One 25lb. bag covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. Always read the label.

To ensure optimum control, treat the building perimeter at dusk to prevent outdoor scorpions from entering the building. Scorpions reside hidden in cracks and voids during the day and are active at night at temperatures above 77ºF/25ºC. Resting areas can be identified at night using a blacklight (UV bulb) as scorpions will fluoresce. These areas should also be treated. Prior to treatment, to increase treatment efficacy, remove trash, debris, or firewood that scorpions may use as resting sites.

Active Ingredient Rate per Acre 0.2 - 0.4 lbs. ai/A
Talstar PL Rate per Acre 100 - 200 lbs.
Talstar PL Rate per 1000 sq ft 2.3 - 4.6 lbs.

Do not apply more than 0.2 lb. active ingredient (a.i.) per acre per application on residential use sites (i.e., around private homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, non-agricultural outbuildings, non-commercial greenhouses, pre-schools or day care facilities). May be applied at up to 0.4 lb. a.i. per acre per application on non-residential use sites (i.e., around institutional, public, commercial or industrial buildings; parks; recreational areas or athletic fields).
Do not broadcast apply more than 0.4 lbs. A.I. (200 lbs. Talstar PL Granular) per Acre per year.
Not for use on golf courses, sod farms, nurseries, in commercial greenhouses or on grass grown for seed.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    High praise!

    By Donna on 10/11/2008

    We bought Talstar EZ Granular Insecticide the first year we bought our house because we had dogs and so did the people before us. We had no signs of ant beds anywhere. This past year we forgot to do the yard and we have piles of ants all over. So we just did the yard again and never will we forget to use Talstar again.  It also keeps fleas out of the yard so our dogs never suffer.  We praise Talstar EZ to all our friends.

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    22 of 24 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Worked longer than expected

    By B on 05/20/2008

    Love this stuff! You claim it controls ants for 2-3 months; I use it once a year after a rainy spring & it lasts all year! Thank you for supplying  Talstar EZ insecticide to the general public. An exterminator would cost SEVERAL hundred dollars. Thanks again!

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    17 of 17 people found this review helpful

  • 3 of 5 Stars

    Watch Spreader Setting with Scotts Mini Edge Guard Spreader

    By Geoff on 05/31/2010

    Verified Purchase

    Put this product down two weeks ago-seems good, but it remains to be seen whether it works or not for a mole cricket problem for which I bought it. Once I started to spread it, I realized that the recommended spreader setting for a Scotts spreader needed to be drastically reduced to about a 3 (I have a Scotts Mini Edge Guard Spreader) if I wanted it to last for the entire 5,000 sq ft coverage stated.

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    10 of 13 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Best Insecticide

    By S. on 03/12/2011

    Verified Purchase

    We live in FL and this is the best product for controlling fire ants and ticks, among toher pests that invade FL. One year we used a professional service and we were invaded by ticks. We went back to Talstar and haven't had a problem since. And I must comment on Do My Own Pest Control, the service was great. We couldn't believe how quickly we received our order and the price was great.

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    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    The Scorpion Hunter!

    By Pj on 05/08/2011

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    I have been purchasing Talstar P in both liquid and granular from DMOPC for about 2 years now, nothing beats this insecticide for Scorpion control. I used to find about 20-30 scorpions per night, now I find a few but they are dead bodies!  I have only seen 1-2 live ones and they are usually coming from my neighbors yard!  DMOPC is great, fast accurate service and best of all a reasonable price!  Thank you for helping me do what the experts out here could not!

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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Can you spray Talstar P in a vegetable garden and on flowers?
Talstar P can be used on flowers. While Talstar P is known to be gentle we still recommend that you test 1 or 2 plants before spraying all of them.  Talstar P cannot be used on edible vegetation of any kind. We do carry a full line of products that can be used on edible plants: Edible Garden Products

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When should I apply Talstar EZ Insecticide for mole crickets?

Do you have something of a more specific time of year to apply? I read the label, but its too vague for me. I'm trying to control mole crickets, and need to know what months to apply.

The Talstar EZ product label is a bit vague when it comes to application timing because the timing will vary greatly from one region of the country to another. You should contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff to inquire about the best time to apply products for mole cricket control in your area.

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3 of 7 people found this answer helpful

Can Talstar EZ Granular be spread where vegetables are grown?

I had an exterminator over to control ants, and she distributed the Talstar EZ Granulars at the base of my vegetable garden. Is that going to be a problem when I grow vegetables in the same dirt next season? Has it made the dirt toxic? Please advise...Thanks!

You should not use Talstar in a vegetable garden. Talstar EZ granules will breakdown in the soil after several months, so your garden plot should be fine to use next spring. If you are worried the soil may be contaminated still, you can also remove the first few inches of soil and replace it with fresh soil.

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I need spreader settings for Talstar EZ Granules using a Scott Acura Green 1000 drop spreader.

We don't have the exact spreader setting for your model spreader. The easiest way to determine the correct setting for you needs is outlined below:

If you need to use 3lbs of product per 1,00 sq ft you would  add 3 lb 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

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How long is an application of Talstar EZ effective against ticks?

Deer frequently enter our backyard and re-introduce ticks. How long will a single application last before I have to re-apply? Also, is this product effective against chiggers?

The manufacturer is a little vague about how long an application of Talstar EZ might last for tick control because of the complicated life cycle of some ticks. In general you may want to reapply Talstar EZ every month during the tick season. Talstar EZ is not labeled for chiggers. In fact we cannot find any granules that are labeled for chiggers. We do carry several liquid concentrates that are labeled for both ticks and chiggers such as Demand CS, Talstar P and Tempo SC Ultra.

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