Talstar PL Granular Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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 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 Ann
    12/16/2013
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    I have a 3 acres of lawn. How many bags of Talstar PL will I need?
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    Depending on the insect you are treating, one 25LB of Talstar PL Granules 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. It would take approximately 14-26 bags to treat three acres depending on the insect.
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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 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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  • Asked by Patrice from Eugene, Or
    02/07/2016
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    When do I treat for crane flies with Talstar PL granules?
    I live in the Pacific Northwest, and I am unsure of when to treat with Talstar PL granules.
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    Talstar PL granules should be used early to mid season to control the larvae of crane flies. This application should be made between August-February during times when the ground is not frozen. If treatments are made in March-April, they may only provide supression.

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  • Asked by Kevin from Knoxville, Tn
    07/30/2015
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    Can Talstar PL granules be applied during periods of active precipitation?
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    Talstar PL Granules should be applied prior to rainfall or irrigation.

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  • Asked by Jonescg from Midlothian, Va
    05/12/2014
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    Can I use Talstar PL if I have shallow wells on my property?
    I have two shallow wells (75-110ft) in my yard. Is Talstar safe or could there be issues with it getting into our well water?
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    Talstar PL Granules do not move through the soil when applied according to the product label and no precautions are listed on the product label concerning wells and should be fine.
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  • Asked by William from Panama City, Fl
    07/28/2016
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    Will the Talstar PL Granules kill Crayfish?
    My yard is full of Crayfish mounds. They are really bad when it rains.
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    Crayfish are a vital food for both fish and animals. Unfortunately, the Talstar PL Granules is not labeled for Crayfish.  We suggest you use a repellent, and/or crayfish traps. The Tomahawk double door crayfish live trap - Model 405 is  designed specifically for trapping crayfish.

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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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