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 Ryan from New Orleans, La
    09/29/2014
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    Can the Talstar PL Granules be spread underneath a deck?
    I have a deck that is only about 6 inches off the ground and it's underneath a patio cover. The result is that is stays damp underneath the deck. Can I broadcast this over the deck and sweep it between the cracks to help control mosquitoes? I know it won't be perfect uniform coverage, but something is better than nothing, right? If you have any other suggestions on a product or how to control the mosquitoes under the deck, I'm open to sugestions.
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    To concentrate on the area under the decking, using Talstar P which is the liquid form of Talstar PL Granules. This would provide a better and more thorough application under the deck. This depends on the size of the gap between the decking boards as well. Using a hand pump sprayer, mix 1oz of Talstar per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft area. For mosquito control, you want to spray the perimeter of the home 3ft up and 3ft out from the side of the structure focusing on any damp areas and the underside of bushes, leaves and trees around the home (where mosquitos breed and harbor) We recommend keeping the applications of Talstar PL Granules to broadcasting over the lawn. If there is standing water in gutters, troughs, bird baths around the house, using the BTI Mosquito Dunks are a great option as well.
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  • Asked by John from Navarre, Fl
    02/19/2014
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    I am looking for Talstar granules for my lawn but I want the small, fine granules. Which Talstar product is it
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    Talstar PL uses the sandcore granular form. Please let us know if you have anymore 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 Juan
    08/23/2010
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    I have dogs, cats and frogs. What can I use for the frogs?
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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 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 John
    03/19/2015
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    Is Talstar effective against mole crickets?
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    Talstar is very effective against mole crickets. Mix at 1oz per gallon water.
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  • Asked by Robin from Dallas, Tx
    07/24/2015
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    Does Talstar PL Granules kill chiggers?
    We found out the hard way that we have chiggers in an area of our yard we would like to use more. Will this kill them?
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    Talstar PL Granules are not labeled to control chiggers. Talstar P and Onslaught<span new="" roman;="" font-size:medium"=""> are top-notch professional products and both are labeled for chiggers. Onslaught is micro-encapsulated and will last a little longer on outdoor surfaces which does give it a bit of advantage over Talstar P. Treatments for chiggers should begin in May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkempt areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Onslaught to do a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.

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  • Asked by Tony from Murrieta, Ca 92562
    05/20/2013
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    Is it safe for small dogs?
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    Talstar PL is safe for use on yards where dogs will walk as long as you follow the product label. Be sure the dogs are out of the area during the application and until the treated area is dry.
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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 Lauren from Nokomis, Fl
    08/22/2016
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    How far away from a citrus tree can Talstar PL be spread safely?
    I am trying to control an infestation of white -footed ants and Talstar seems to be the only effective treatment but I have an orange tree in my backyard and I don't want to apply it if it's not safe. Also should I use Talstar PL or Talstar Extra?
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    Talstar PL granules should not be used on or within the dripline or root zone of edible vegetation.  Either the PL or the Talstar XTRA could be used, XTRA would just provide a faster kill to the ones that contact a treated area.

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  • Asked by Jeffrey from Clarks Summit, Pa
    03/16/2016
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    What is the preferred method of application for tick control for Talstar PL?
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    Talstar PL Granules are applied with a granule spreader at the rate of 2.3 to 4.6 lb per 1000 sqft.  Please refer to the product label for more specific tick control instructions.  Granule products will only control the young stages of ticks really as these are the ones in the soil.  For adult control it is recommended to use sprays such as those in our Outdoor Tick/Flea Kit.  We also have some great advice here.

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  • Asked by Mark from Durham, Nc
    07/07/2012
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    What granular or dust product is most recommended for chigger control?
    I do have kids present in the backyard. I plan on treating only the mulched areas, not the entire turf area of the yard, plus an area where English Ivy forms as a groundcover.
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    Talstar PL granules is our most popular for chiggers.  It is also very safe.  You should water in the 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 Teresa from Morristown, Tn
    02/20/2016
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    Do Talstar PL Granules kill roaches?
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    Talstar PL Granules are not labeled to control cockroaches. Talstar P liquid concentrate, however, is labeled for roaches. DeltaGard G Granules are labeled to control cockroaches. Please see our Roach Treatment Guide for more tips and information.

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  • Asked by Amy from Ny
    12/20/2017
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    How would Talstar PL Granules impact my dog?
    Our pest control company used these, but did not water them in. My dog became very sick a couple days later. If my dog ate the granules, what would happen? What are the symptoms? What is the treatment?
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    Talstar PL Granules, when applied as directed, should not harm pets at all.  There is only enough active ingredient to harm small insects. We would ecommend that you contact FMC, the manufacturer, at 1-800-321-1362 and your veterinarian for further assistance. 

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  • Asked by Terry
    07/17/2015
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    Can I use Talstar PL Granules for chinch bugs on St. Augustine grass?
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    Talstar PL 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 Sherry from Poquoson, Virginia
    03/04/2012
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    Is the Talstar PL Granules safe on newer lawns?
    We seeded last Fall, we were a little late, most seeds germinated but not all.
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    Talstar PL is an insecticide, not a pre-emergent or herbicide, 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, it is strictly formulated to kill insects and that's it.  So there are no issues at all with using it on your grass.
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  • Asked by Ann from St. Louis, Mo
    06/22/2017
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    Can Talstar PL Granules be used under carpeting?
    I have a bad pill bug problem in my apartment they like under the carpeting could I use ganulars under there to kill them.
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    No, unfortunately Talstar PL Granules are not labled for use indoors or can be used in that type of application.  We would suggest you use something like Temprid Ready Spray to treat for your pill bugs. 

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  • Asked by Linda from Sarasota Florida
    01/21/2012
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    After applying Talstar Granules and watering in, when is the next treatment, could not find any information?
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    We are not exactly sure what you are treating for, but Talstar granules are made to last for about 90 days after watered into your lawn.  So, we recommend re-applying every 3 months for optimum protection.
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  • Asked by Wyatt from Bismarck, Nd
    05/30/2014
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    Can you mix Talstar PL granules with water and then apply it, and if so how much per gal. of water.
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    Talstar PL Granules are meant to be spread and then watered in. It is not advisable to apply in that manner.
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