Talstar PL Granular Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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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  • Asked by Bennie from Desrehan, La.
    05/05/2014
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    Can I use Talstar pl if i have a citrus tree in my yard
    I have 1 satsuma tree in my yard and i do not know if i can use talstar pl in the grass around it
    A
    You can use Talstar Pl, because it wont leach into the soil. We would not recommend applying right up against the tree. Depending on what you are treating for you can use Monterey Fruit tree spray. Please let us know if you have any more questions.
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  • Asked by Debra from Folsom, La.
    07/30/2012
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    I have 2 acres of property in Folsom, La. I want to spread with Talstar PL. Will this harm small animals?
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    Talstar Pl will not harm small animals. As long as animals and children are kept out of the area during the application and for about an hour following the watering in you should not have any issues with toxicity.
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  • Asked by Jessica
    05/30/2013
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    If I plant fruiting vegetables 5 weeks after the Talstar application, will they be safe to eat 8 weeks later?
    My pest control company treated the soil in early April. I planted tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, squash, and peppers 5 weeks later in May, and the fruits will not start to set until July which will be 3 months after the Talstar granule application. Will they be safe to eat? If not, how long will it take for the soil to be safe enough for me to plant fruiting vegetables? I read that farmers use bifenthrin (Talstar's active ingredient) granules for systemic pest control in their peanuts crop. If so, are fruiting vegetables safer to eat than leafy vegetables like lettuce? Thank you.
    A
    Talstar is not labeled for use in or around Edibles. Please contact FMC at 800-321-1362 for further instructions.
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  • Asked by Rao from Apex, Nc
    07/31/2013
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    What is the shelf life of an open bag of Talstar PL?
    Once opened, how long will the remaining granules stay effective?
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    The shelf of Talstar PL granules is generally about 2-3 years.
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  • Asked by Andy from San Marcos, Tx
    05/30/2012
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    I have chickens that eat bugs and grass is Talstar safe. Also I am on well water what is the leach depth?
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    Talstar PL should not be used in places where the chickens will feed on the grass. Talstar P does not move through the soil more than a few inches. You should apply Talstar P at least 5 ft away from the well.
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  • Asked by Kathy from Atlanta, Georgia
    04/17/2015
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    What is the difference between Talstar PL and Talstar XTRA?
    I've treated the perimeter of my home with Talstar PL every year (great results) and when I got ready to order a replacement bag, I spotted the Talstar XTRA. Looks like it could be better for ant treatment out in the lawn. Is Talstar EXTRA as good as Talstar PL for perimeter treatment? Could I use one of the Talstar treatments for both perimeter use and ant control in the yard?
    A
    Talstar Xtra contains Bifenthrin plus Zeta-Cypermethrin.  The granular size is different as well. The Talstar PL is more sandy like. Both great granulars!
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  • Asked by Sharon from Lakeland Florida
    04/15/2014
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    Do you have a product that will kill frogs
    I have frogs all over my porch at night and they make a huge mess and want to jump on me when I am sitting outdoors
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    There are no toxic products labeled for frogs or toads (or reptiles for that matter), and given the highly beneficial nature of these amphibians there is not likely to be anything coming along.The reasons they are on your property are because they can find food and proper habitat, and these are probably your only means for making them go away. Take away their food and they will forage somewhere else. Take away the conditions they need for hiding all day and they will seek refuge someplace else.

    Habitat modification may be the more effective way to limit frogs on your property. Frogs are mainly nocturnal, and they seek food at night when it is cooler and damper. During the day they look for cool, damp, dark places to hide. They will hide under dense shrubbery or ground covers, under logs or lumber on the soil, or under large landscape rocks and timbers to avoid the hot, dry sun. Trim shrubbery, remove thick ground-cover, stack lumber or firewood off of the soil a few inches and remove any other objects or debris that come in contact with the soil and can provide harborage. Limit watering to help eliminate moisture from your yard.  You can also reduce the amount of insects (the frogs food source) in your yard by treating the grass with a residual insecticide such as Talstar PL.

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  • Asked by Kathy from Littlestown, Pa
    08/09/2013
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    See your listing on BestBuy. It says Diazinon next to the Talstar PL title.
    It's my understanding that Seven and Diazinon are organophosphates which are very toxic to earthworms and pollinators, not to mention mammals. Does Talstar PL granules contain diazinon or is this a misprint?
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    Diazinon was banned in the US in 2004 so many customer have looked for products that would do an equal job to Diazinon since it was taken off the market. Talstar in both its liquid and granular form are going to give comparable control but without the huge health hazards to humans and beneficial insects. Talstar has the least dermal toxicity of any product on the market for pyrethroids and is designed to have minimal effect on beneficial insects like earthworms. We link the name Diazinon to the product so those looking for a replacement have a great safe product to find.
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  • Asked by Richelle from Moss Point, Ms
    07/25/2015
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    How soon after using Talstar PL Granules can you fertilize your St Augustine grass?
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    You can use Talstar PL Granules and Fertilizer at the same time. There is no withdrawal period. They both need to be watered in to be activated and effective. Be sure to follow the product label for both Talstar PL Granules and the for other product that you are applying.

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  • Asked by Lisa from Long Island, New York
    05/27/2014
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    Would Talstar cause vomiting in dogs?
    my dog ate some grass a couple of hours after applying Talstar. When she came in the house she vomited the grass and rust colored liquid. Could there be a connection or just coincidence??
    A
    Talstar PL Granules when applied as directed should not harm pets. There is only enough active ingredient to harm small insects. We would also recommend to contact FMC the manufacturer 1-800-321-1362 for further assistance.
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  • Asked by Daniel
    10/25/2009
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    I have a Lesco commercial spreader. What setting should I set it on for a 0.2 application?
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    We are not famliar with that type of spreader since we do not sell it.  We would reccommend calling Lesco or you can try calling FMC (manufacturer of Talstar Granules) at 1-800-321-1362.
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  • Asked by Joseph from Douglas, Ga.
    03/07/2015
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    Can you tell me the amount of talstar PL to apply per 1000 sq. ft. to treat fleas outdoors ?
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    You want to apply approx. 3 pounds Talstar PL per 1000 sq feet.
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  • Asked by Louise from Ingram, Tx
    06/17/2014
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    Which is more effective for killing scorpions -- granular or solution Talstar?
    I have a serious scorpion problem on my ranch since I don't go out there very often. Every time I go out to the hill country, I spray Talstar solution and it works great. I am wondering which is more effective and which lasts longer in this dry climate -- the solution or granular form of Talstar? Or are they the same?
    A
    Granules can typically last 2-3 months whereas liquids like Talstar P will last about 30 days maybe more on outside surfaces.  For scorpions specifically you would want to go with the Cy-Kick CS that will sit on top of the surface better than granules and being microencapsulated will last on outside surfaces closer to 60 days.  The Talstar PL granules would be great to use for the insects the scorpions feed on though.
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  • Asked by Suzie
    05/23/2017
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    Can I spread Talstar PL on rain soaked grass?
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    Talstar PL granules should be applied and watered in. Applying the product to wet soil will not activate them.

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  • Asked by Julie from San Diego, California
    06/29/2013
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    I bought Talstar PL for springtails. Do I have to water it into the lawn or just leave it?
    We recently had a tree cut down in our yard and after that we noticed a springtail problem in that area. We also have a pool, and I see some around the pool but not that many.
    A
    Talstar PL must be watered in to be activated. You can choose to water in the product with a hose or you can apply Talstar PL just before a rain event and let mother nature water in the granules for you.
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  • Asked by Bill from Florida
    05/13/2015
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    How does Talstar PL work? Are pests killed on contact?
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    Talstar PL Granules manages insects by paralyzing the central nervous system through contact and ingestion. However, Talstar PL Granules do not kill insects on contact. It does take some time for insects to fall victim to the effects of the insecticide. 
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  • Asked by Bill from Keauhou, Hi
    03/22/2016
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    Will Talstar PL Granules affect grass seed?
    I have my back yard ready to plant seed. There are quite a few ants, and some mosquitoes. I am considering using this product in conjunction (before, after, or simultaneously) with the grass seed. Is this safe?
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    No, Talstar PL Granules is an insecticide, so it has no effect on germinating grass or turf whatsoever.  It will not harm, inhibit, or promote any kind of growth in turf grass.

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  • Asked by Melanie from Clearwater, Fl
    10/05/2015
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    Should we spread Talstar before new sod is put down (dirt) or after?
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    Talstar PL Granlues will not have any effect on the rooting or health of your sod and may be applied either prior to or following the laying of sod. We would recommend that you read over the product label for complete use instructions for your target pest. 

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  • Asked by Patria from Lou.,ky
    09/12/2014
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    Is Talstar PL granules effective for cockroaches migrating from an infested home next door ?
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    Talstar PL granules are not labeled for cockroaches. We would recommend using Bifen IT. This product has the same active ingredient as Talstar PL, however the concentrate has more of the active ingredient in it and will combat the cockroaches effectively. It is a liquid and can be broadcast across your lawn. It can also be sprayed on trees (non-edibles), flowers, shrubs, etc. You will mix 1 fl. oz. per gallon of water. One gallon will treat 1000 sq. ft. The residual outdoors is up to 30 days. Bifen IT can also be used indoors as a crack and crevice spray along the baseboards in your home. The residual indoors is up to 90 days. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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