Talstar PL Granular Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Sharon from St Marys
    04/10/2018
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    Are Talstar PL Granules toxic to native bees?
    How long after application will the product be toxic to native bees?
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    The active ingredient in Talstar PL granules is bifenthrin, which is a residual non-selective insecticide. The residual could harm non-target insects like bees if they were to come into contact with enough active ingredient for several weeks after application. However, since this is a granule insecticide that is applied directly to the ground and then activated with water, it is very unlikely any pollinators like bees would actually come into contact with the treated areas. The bigger risk would be from sprays, so we recommend applying sprays in the morning or evening when pollinators are less active, as well as avoiding spraying blooming plants to reduce risk to pollinators.

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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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  • Asked by Debbie from Glendale, Arizona
    03/13/2017
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    Will Talstar PL Granules kill my scorpion problem?
    I have scorpions and was told by a farmer to try Talstar PL granules. The scorpions are all around the perimeter of my home and they get inside the house. I dread the spring and summer thanks to these little house mates.
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    Talstar PL Granules can be used for scorpions following the instructions on the product 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

    We also have a great guide here for Scorpion Control with non chemical recommendations.

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  • Asked by Nelson from Fort Myers, Fl
    06/04/2015
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    Will Talstar PL Granules help get rid of frogs?
    I have a two store house with shutters. A frog decided to live on the top of the shutter on the second floor. It messes the whole wall every day.
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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 Lee from El Reno, Ok
    04/20/2014
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    How often should you put down Talstar PL for perimeter control?
    I used 12.5 pounds and spread it across approx 5,000 sq feet for perimeter control around the house and back yard. How often should I reapply the granulars?
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    Talstar PL granules can protect your lawn areas for 2 to 3 months so you can apply as often as that for general pest control
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  • Asked by Brad from Kennett Square, Pa
    07/24/2015
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    Does Talstar PL Granules kill grubs?
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    No, Talstar PL does not kill grubs. We recommend that you treat in the Spring with something like Merit Granules. We recommend that contact your local cooperative extension office to find out what the best time to treat is in your area. If it's too late to treat and the grubs are actively feeding, then you can use Dylox 420 SL. Our article "How to Get Rid of Grubs" will help guide you.

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  • Asked by Lisa from Bohemia, Ny
    05/27/2014
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    I did not hose down after application and my dog ate grass and vomited, could talstar have caused vomiting?
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    Please contact FMC the manufacturer of Talstar PL 800-321-1362. Normally, if applied watered in and dried, Talstar PL will not harm pets.
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  • Asked by Barbara from Trego, Montana
    06/25/2014
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    Can I spread Talstar PL in my flower beds to kill millipedes?
    This spring, after a wet winter, most of my root type perennials were devoured by millipedes. I want to plant new plants for summer and fall. Should I spread the product before planting or does it matter?
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    No, Talstar PL granules should not be used in a flower bed. It is labeled mainly for turf use.

    We would recommend using Bifen IT for your ornamental plants. It can be sprayed directly on the plants and is labeled specifically for millipedes as well as various other pests as well. You will use 1 oz. of the solution per gallon of water.

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  • Asked by Larry from Irno, Sc
    09/29/2018
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    Which is the stronger product, Talstar P or Talstar PL Granules?
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    They are both professional strength products. The Talstar PL Granules shouold only be applied as directed every 2-4 onths outside only. Talstar P can be applied to interior crevices quarterly, the lawn, foliar applications outdoors etc monthly.

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  • Asked by Kevin from Largo, Fl
    08/18/2018
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    What product can be used to treat St. Augustine grass for cinch bugs, web worms, and mole crickets?
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    Talstar PL Granules would be a great product for treating chinch bugs, sod webworms and adult mole crickets in your lawn. Please see the product label for complete application instructions. 

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  • Asked by Clifton from Pensacola, Fl
    01/08/2012
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    I live in NW Fl. When should I apply Talstar PL granules to my yard?
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    Talstar PL applications should be applied prior to egg hatch of the insects you are trying to control. We recommend taking a moment to read over the Talstar PL product label and if necessary contacting your local cooperative extension office to obtain more information on the specific life cycle of the insect you are trying to eliminate.
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  • Asked by Shari from Kihei, Hi 96753
    10/03/2017
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    At what rate would I apply Talstar PL Granules to potted plants?
    All planted pots infested with black ants all size pots I have talstar granules please what ratio can I use to treat?
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    Talstar Granules such as Tastar PL Granules are labeled for use in interior plantscapes, but not small potted plants. You can use Talstar P liquid concentrate on ornamental potted plants and/or on the surfaces where these plants rest, however you will likely have better success using ant baits around these plants. Be sure that the ants are not attracted to water collecting in pots due to over-watered plants, or to honeydew produced by a sucking pest such as aphids or mealybugs on the plants. You could use a small amount of granules such as Maxforce Complete Granular Bait in and around each pot. You could also use a gel bait on the edges of pots if the ants appear to be attracted to moisture or sweets like honeydew. Maxforce Quantum would be a great choice since it holds moisture well and comes with stations.

    Please refer to our Ant Treatment Guide for more tips.

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  • Asked by Chris from Pembroke Pines, Fla
    04/23/2014
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    Proven and most effective product in killing and controlling millipedes?
    They are all over the exterior walls especially at nights.
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    To treat for Millipedes, we recommend applying Talstar PL granules in the yard. To treat your home, we recommend applying Suspend SC. Apply 2-3 feet up and out around the outside perimeter and cracks and crevices indoors.
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  • Asked by Wyatt
    05/29/2014
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    Can you mix Talstar PL granules with water and use a sprayer to apply it. If so how much per gal.
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    Talstar PL Granules would not be applied with water. You would apply Talstar PL and then water it in after.
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  • Asked by Debbie from Conway, Arkansas
    12/31/2013
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    Is it okay to mix these two granuals together...Talstar PL and Niban for pest control on yards?
    I have an old school tech that refuses to use one or the other pest granuals...he mixes the two together. I am thinking that the Talstar is a repliant and the Niban is more like a bait. Can you help me with this...need to understand the two products.
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    You are absolutely correct. By mixing the 2 products together you are costing yourself money because you are wasting the Niban completely. Using the 2 products together would be the equivalent of someone putting a steak in front of you to eat, but then covering it in bleach prior to you eating it, wouldn't be very inticing would it? Also, the Niban is a bait that although is designed to hold up to some outdoor elements better than other baits, you are still immediately lowering its attractivness as you have to water in the Talstar Granules to activate them. If there is an insect population around that would require a bait be taken back to the colony then the Niban should be used first, let it do its job, then once the population has been taken care of use the Talstar in a follow up treatment to help keep the insects away. 
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  • Asked by Terri from Norman Ok
    04/14/2013
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    My grass is grown from seed - what other comparable product might I use to control fleas?
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    Most insecticides will not interrupt the growth of grass so anything that is labeled for flea control should be just fine to use. Most insecticides do have a disclaimer not to use on grass grown for seed (not to be mistaken as grass grown from seed). Talstar PL would be a great choice.
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  • Asked by Lucyjast from Paxton, Ma.
    07/12/2012
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    I live in Ma. and recently on my hemlock I found woolly adelgid. How to get rid of them?
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    Talstar PL granules will not help with a wooly adelgid infestation. We recommend using a product that works systemically and contains the active ingredient imidalcoprid such as Dominion 2L. When using Dominion 2L as a soil drench for Hemlock Woolly Adelgids you should use 0.2 fl. oz. (3 to 6 mL) of Dominion 2L per inch of trunk diameter (D.B.H.) diluted in 1 pint - 1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter.    The amount of water that is used will vary depending on soil conditions and volumes that are easy for applicators to use. The minimum amount of water that should be used is 1 pint per inch of trunk diameter but you may use 1 quart -1 gallon of water per inch of trunk diameter. Denser soils such as clay do not accept water as readily, so the lower volume of water is suggested.  Since sandy soils can accept more water, using the higher volume of water is preferred. After the soil drench has been applied you should water it in with at east 1/2 inch of water. Note: Water simply acts as a carrier and it is important that even distribution of the product is achieved. Thus, more water may be used if the applicator feels runoff will not occur and proper penetration of the root zone is achieved. Insecticides applied to the soil are taken up by the roots and trans-located throughout the tree or shrub. Root/soil drenches offer the advantage of requiring no special equipment to apply (other than a bucket or watering can). However, surface layers of organic matter, such as mulch or leaf litter, can bind the insecticide and reduce uptake. Before applying drenches, it is important to remove or pull back any mulch or dead leaves so the insecticide solution is poured directly on the mineral soil. It is also important to keep the soil around the tree or shrub moist for the next 7-10 days after applications to encourage uptake.
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  • Asked by Bob from Indialantic, Fl
    11/18/2013
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    Is Talstar PL effective for white grubs?
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    Talstar PL granules are not labeled for grubs. 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. You may find our article on grub control helpful.

    Grub Control

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  • Asked by Boris from Houston, Texas
    08/07/2013
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    Can Talstar PL Granules be used in the month of August
    I live in Houston, Texas and the weather here is currently humid and 98, 99, 100 degrees. So..it's very hot and humid.
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    Yes, Talstar granules can be used in high temps. You should wait to apply the product until evening as it will need to be watered in. If you water the granules during the heat of the day you risk the sun scorhing your lawn.
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  • Asked by Anna from Phoenix Az
    10/23/2013
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    Will Talstar PL Granules kill bird & rat mites in yard?
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    Talstar PL Granules is not labeled to treat for mites. We first want to make sure the mites have been positively identified as rat and bird mites. You can contact your Local Extension Office and speak with the Entemologist on staff. If so, then we would recommend Onslaught Insecticide. Onslaught produces no odor, is easy to use, and can be used both indoors and outdoors, including in food handling areas (please read directions carefully when using in sensitive environments). Onslaught Liquid Insecticide is micro-encapsulated, meaning that after the product is sprayed, the active ingredient is released slowly over time, producing long-lasting residual control of insect pests.
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