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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.