Talstar PL Granular Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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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 Caryn from Hawthorne, Nj
    05/28/2018
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    How to eliminate continuous infestation of centipedes inside our home?
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    We would recommend using Talstar PL granules in your lawn. This will kill and prevent centipedes and various other insects. Be sure to water the product in after application. This will last 2-3 months in the soil. Talstar P would be a good choice to use around the inside and outside of your home to eliminate centipedes. Indoors you can apply Talstar P to door frames, window frames, places where utilities enter into the structure, and any other place where the insects can gain entry. Outdoors you should apply the product to door frames, window frames, places where utilities enter into the structure, around the bottom of the foundation and out onto the ground directly around the foundation. You can also limit favorable conditions that the centipedes need to thrive. 

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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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  • Asked by Lori from Henderson,nv
    06/12/2018
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    Should Talstar PL Granules be watered in?
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    Yes, Talstar PL Granules must be watered in after application. 

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  • Asked by Marc from Woburn, Mass
    04/30/2012
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    Will the Talstar PL granules kill ticks? We have a large tic problem
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    Talstar PL will kill ticks that crawl over treated surfaces when used as directed on the product label.
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  • Asked by Furmom from Mary Esther, Fl
    07/08/2018
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    What is the pet safety when using Talstar PL Granules?
    I understand that it is safe for our dog once watered in and the area has dried. However, what about when the lawn is wet again in the future? Can our dog only enter our yard when it is dry?
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    As you mentioned, once the Talstar PL Granules have been watered in and have dried, it is safe for the pets to resume normal activity in the yard. Ideally, you want 6 hours after it has dried before any rain or irrigation occurs to allow the product plenty of time to stick in its place in the lawn. After that point any watering, rain or other form of irrigation will not “re-activate” the granules to make it unsafe for the pet. They can safely walk across the lawn with dew or rain after that time frame. 

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  • Asked by Steve from Harlingen, Tx
    08/08/2013
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    Can Talstar PL be used for American Cockroach Control?
    Will they die if they craw over it or if they eat it?
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    Talstar Granules are not labeled for roach control. This is because the granules will settle at the base of the grass and then after they are watered in, will be even deeper in the soil which will minimize the chance that the roaches will contact the treated areas. You may want to consider using the liquid concentrate Talstar P so you will have better coverage to kill the roaches. The liquid will be on top of the grass and at the base to help control the roaches. The liquid can be used on and in your home as well.

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  • Asked by Nancy from Arkansas
    05/28/2016
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    How can I use Talstar PL Granules for termite control in my flower beds?
    How much product should be put down in flower beds to kill the termites in my mulch?
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    The Talstar PL Granules are not labeled specifically for the control over termites so outside of using the Talstar at its normal application rates per 1000 sq/ft and watering it in, we cannot advise on that specific use. Talstar P in the liquid form however is labeled for controlling Termites and you can use it at the 0.06% solution on the label to drench the soil with. 

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  • Asked by Amy from Suwanee, Ga
    05/21/2015
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    How long does it take for Talstar PL granules to work?
    We laid down the product for serious ant problems almost 48 hours ago. We're still seeing them running around outside. Is this normal?
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    Talstar PL granules needs to be watered in to be activated after it has been broadcast across the area, if this has not already been done. Depending on the severity of the ants will depend on how long it takes. It could possibly take 2-3 weeks for full control. The product will last in the soil for 2-3 months.
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  • Asked by Ruth from Roberta Ga
    08/28/2014
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    What is the best way to apply this product if you do not have a spreader?
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    The Talstar PL Granules Label only states to use product with suitable application equipment such as spreader. You may contact the manufacturer FMC direclty for alternative choices at 800-321-1362.
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  • Asked by Christy from La Vernia, Tx
    10/12/2011
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    Is it feasible to cover 2 acres with Talstar PL? Will it affect drinking water if using an underground well?
    Have tons of Scorpions and am willing to do anything to get rid of them. I am looking at using Talstar PL Granules for outside acre treatment coupled with Demon WP for outside home and foundation in addition to Demand SC for indoor spraying.
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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. It is feasible to apply Talstar PL granules over the entire acre though it is probably not necessary. We recommend that you concentrate on areas where the scorpions would be most likely to harbor. Scorpions reside hidden in cracks, voids and other hidden areas during the day and are active at night. Resting areas can be identified at night using a blacklight flashlight such as the Scorpion Hunter flashlight and the scorpions will fluoresce. These areas should be treated. You should also remove trash, debris, or firewood that scorpions may be harboring in. Using the Talstar granules in your yard will also help to get rid of other insects which of course are the scorpions' food source. Removing or eliminating the scorpions' food source and reducing their harborage sites will make your property less favorable to this pest.
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  • Asked by Jan from Scurry Texas
    07/13/2013
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    Will the Talstar PL Granules help kill grasshoppers?
    I have one acre and 10 million grasshoppers of all sizes. Liquids kills but more just hatch. I think they are in our trees also.
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    While granules do provide a more long term residual on the ground, it may or may not control the grasshoppers any better than a liquid. The ingredient in the Talstar, Bifenthrin, is one of our number one products for controlling grasshoppers. You should start applications before the grasshoppers have a chance to hatch. You should thoroughly spray your lawn and water in the application with about a .25 in of water to help the bifenthrin get past the thatch layer and into the soil where grass hoppers actually develop. If you already have grasshoppers you can use Talstar P at the highest usage rate of 1 oz of product per 1 gallon of water for the quickest knockdown.
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  • Asked by Duane from Oregon City
    08/19/2019
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    Will Talstar PL Granular Insecticide work on grubs?
    I have a large population of moles and want to remove the worms and grubs they feed on. Will this product work. Is there any chance it will also kill mole that feed on insect in the lawn?
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    No, Talstar PL does not kill grubs. Dylox 6.2 would be an excellent alternative when treating for grubs that are actively feeding. Please read the product label for application instructions. Please also read our article on Grub Control here for more helpful information. 

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  • Asked by Paul
    03/17/2011
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    Would Talstar PL Granules be any help of ridding my yard of a type of beetle, common name of "Devil's Coach Horse"?
    They are about 1 1/2 inches long and they do fly and bite. They raise their tail section as a defense.
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    The Devils Coach Horse Beetle only has a very short range in the US and they are known to be a mainly beneficial insect so you will not be able to find an insecticide that is labeled for them. Talstar PL Granules are labeled for the really hard to kill insects such as scorpions and centipedes so it may work for the Devils Coach Horse beetle.
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  • Asked by Alex from Manuela, Hi
    03/23/2017
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    If I put Talstar PL Granules over mulch, will it give me the same result?
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    If you apply Talstar PL Granules over mulch it can work for pests that crawl over those areas. For a more effective treatment though, we would recommend moving the mulch and applying the granules in that area, that way pests that like moisture and usually hide under mulch like centipedes, millipedes, silverfish, etc. can come in contact with the residual.

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