Talstar PL Granular Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Ray
    08/19/2009
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    How soon after watering in the Talstar PL Granules can you let your pet on the treated surface?
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    It is perfectly safe to let your pet back on the treated surface once the Talstar PL Granules have been watered in and the treated area is completely dry.

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    73 of 77 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Linda
    03/12/2010
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    Is Talstar Granules safe to use in the yard around my dog?
    I have a dog that is always eating something he shouldn't be. The pest service I use wants to apply the Talstar granules in my yard. I'm concerned about letting my dog around any chemicals for fear of him possibly ingesting it. What should I do?
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    If the Talstar PL Granules product label is followed, then the granules will not be available for your dog to ingest. Usually, the granules are applied to the lawn and then immediately watered in, sending the insecticide into the soil and thatch layer. Your dog should be removed from the yard prior to the application and should not return until the application is dry. And don't forget, you can save money by purchasing the Talstar PL Granules and applying them yourself and you can have piece of mind knowing that the product label was followed.
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    52 of 55 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Michelle
    04/07/2010
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    Can I use Talstar Granules for Chinch bug control on St. Augustine grass?
    I have a cinch bug problem that has crippled my beautiful st. augustine lawn. We were about to resod, then I saw this. Will it work and if so will the grass grow back?
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    Talstar granules are one of the most effective chinch bug treatments on the market. Chinch bugs infest the base of grass plants and are often found in the thatch layer. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.25 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide. Chinch bugs can be one of the most difficult pests to control in grasses and the higher applications rates will be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer. It may also be necessary to remove the thatch layer if it exceeds 1 inch in thickness to allow the Talstar to penetrate down to the soil.

    If you have a few small spots the St. Augustine runners might fill it in this season (of course water, fertilizer, and lots of sunshine helps). If large portions of the lawn were damaged it will likely be late spring or later of next year before the lawn recovers. Very heavily damaged areas may need to be resodded.

     

     

     

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  • Asked by Kevin
    05/17/2010
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    How much area will a 25lb bag of Talstar PL Granules cover using a spreader or by hand?
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    Depending on the insect you are treating one 25LB or Talstar PL will treat approximately  5,000-10,000 square feet. Please read the product label to determine the usage rate for the insects you are trying to eliminate.
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    41 of 44 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Kimberly
    07/15/2010
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    Can I eat vegetables and herbs that Talstar PL was applied to?
    Talstar PL granules was spread around my organic vegetable garden, some actually on the lettuce. Is my garden now contaminated? Are my vegetables and herbs safe to eat?
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    Talstar PL granules are not labeled to be used on edible vegetation. We recommend discarding any herbs or vegetables that the Talstar PL granules was applied to.
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    41 of 42 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Michael from Houston, Tx
    06/01/2015
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    What is the difference between Talstar PL granules and Talstar XTRA granules?
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    Talstar PL granules just has Bifenthrin- 0.20% as the active ingredient. Talstar Xtra has two active ingredients:Zeta-Cypermethrin 0.05%Bifenthrin- 0.20%. Talstar Xtra will offer a faster kill of certain insects like fore ants.
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    20 of 22 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Robin from Lake Forest, Ca
    05/31/2013
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    How often should Talstar PL Granules be reapplied?
    I am treating specifically for fleas during the summer.
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    One application of Talstar granules can protect your lawn areas for 2 to 3 months. It is safe against non-target animals such as birds, pets, and other mammals.
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    15 of 15 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Bobby from Thibodaux, La
    09/03/2011
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    Can I spread Talstar EZ between rain bands of T/S Lee. Will heavy rains dilute & wash away effectiveness?
    Ground is already wet; it's sunny between rain/wind bands. Bugs will be feeding on wet juicy grass. Can I spread EZ and not have it get washed away? Hurry, sky is getting cloudy again.
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    Talstar EZ depends on moisture for it to start releasing the insecticide and kill the insects, so it is not meant to wash away and the rain only helps the knockdown power of Talstar EZ.
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    14 of 16 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Jill
    04/15/2010
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    Can I use Talstar granules or Talstar liquid for mole crickets in our horse pasture?
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    Talstar products should not be used in grazing pastures at all. If you do have a grazing plot that was treated with a Talstar product then the grass should be allowed to grow high and then be cut several times before the horses can be turned out to graze again.
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  • Asked by Beth from Tampa, Florida
    09/09/2011
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    Is Talstar toxic/harmful to frogs and lizards?
    I live in Tampa FL and have many frogs and lizards in my yard, I love my little frog and lizard pals and would be devastated if I made them sick or killed them! I also have a lot of mean, nasty fire ants and creepy spiders that I want to make sick and die. Will applying Talstar harm my frog and lizard friends? I cant seem to find any eco-friendly products that pack the same punch as Talstar.
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    As long as the frogs and lizards are out of the area while you are doing the actual application of the Talstar granules it shouldn't effect them. You will most likely see a reduction in the frog and lizard populations on your property though as you will be eliminating their food source (insects).
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  • Asked by Buddy from Lake Jackson, Tx
    08/28/2015
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    Will waiting to water Talstar PL Granules lessen effectiveness?
    If I apply Talstar today, and it doesn't rain for several days, is it going to lessen the effect when it finally does rain?
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    For the most effective treatment of Talstar PL Granules you want to be sure to water in at least 24 hours after application. 

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  • Asked by Mike from West Palm Beach, Florida
    06/01/2013
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    Will Talstar granular hurt our dogs they tend to eat the grass
    We have used the talstar granular for years, we now have three dogs and want to make sure it will not harm them. How long should we wait for them to go back on the lawn.
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    You should water in the Talstar PL granules after application.  Kids and pets can reenter the treatment area after you have watered the product in and it has had time to dry.
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  • Asked by Don
    02/08/2011
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    Will Talstar PL granules control/eliminate night crawlers and grubs from my lawn?
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    Talstar PL granules are not labeled for grubs or for night crawlers. We carry three granule products that are labeled for grubs, Dylox 6.2, Merit Granules and Demand G. Dylox 6.2 is known to be one of the fastest acting granule products for grub control. Night crawlers are a type of earthworm and earthworms are highly beneficial creatures and you will not find a product on the market that is labeled to eliminate them.
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  • Asked by Peter
    06/06/2010
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    Can i use talstar in a planter with herbs and peppers for consumption?
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    No, Talstar is not labeled to be applied on anything that is edible.  The only product we carry for application on things in edible gardens is Malathion 57%
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  • Asked by Tim
    06/06/2010
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    Are Talstar Granules safe with kids?
    Is Talstar Granules safe to use on your lawn where you have kids crawling and playing on it.
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    Yes, Talstar Granules are widely used by professional pest control companies because they are very safe.  You should always have kids and pets inside the home or away while you are treating.  After the treatment is done it is perfectly safe for children and pets to be back in the yard.  Remember that these granules are only strong enough to kill small insects. 
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  • Asked by Carol
    04/02/2011
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    What Earthway spreader settings should I use for the Talstar PL and the Talstar EZ granules?
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    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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  • Asked by Kevin
    05/09/2010
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    How do I store Talstar PL Granules in a hot garage in Arizona?
    I am very interested in this product - however, I live in Arizona and it gets HOT in my garage over the summer months. Is it OK to store this product there? Any suggestions?
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    It is no problem to store Talstar PL granules in a garage or any other place in the direct sun.  A liquid product would be a different issue, but since this product is made for application outside there should be no issues. 
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  • Asked by Bryce from Baton Rouge, La
    02/19/2012
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    I applied Talstar Pl Granules to fire ant infestation around and under my lettuce/broccolli. Safe to eat?
    Did not apply granules directly to vegetable plants. Drift may have settled on some.
    A
    Talstar PL granules should not be used on or within the dripline or root zone of edible vegetation. We recommend discarding any vegetables that had the Talstar applied within the root zone or directly on the plant itself.
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    8 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Carl from Saint Charles ,il
    04/11/2013
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    Can you use Talstar PL on the exterior of the house, in winter, with snow on the ground?
    my pest control company put granular around the exteriot of my home with snow on the ground. they said it was a pre-spring treatment
    A
    We cannot comment on the work of a pest control company for liability reasons. What we can say is that this type of application will not hurt anything and that it is industry standard to apply exterior treatments when snow is not on the ground so that the soil will not be frozen and can accept the treatment.
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  • Asked by Lea
    06/13/2016
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    Can Talstar PL Granules be used near a well for drinking water?
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    We advise to apply Talstar PL Granules at least 5 feet away from the well. 

     

     

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