Talstar PL Granules


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Talstar PL Granules

Talstar Granules (Talstar PL), with its unique sand core granular structure, provides long-term protection against insect pests in lawn, gardens and landscaped areas for two to four months. Talstar Granules penetrate deep into mulch and grass to kill pests where they breed and hide. Simply spread the granules over your lawn and water in according to the label directions. (Talstar PL is like a sand, and therefore can penetrate deep. PL stands for perimeter and lawn).

Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin - 0.20%


Talstar Granules (Talstar PL) are used to control Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), spiders, fleas, ticks, worms, crickets, and almost all other insect pests on lawns, in landscaped areas and gardens, and perimeters of residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields. Talstar granules release chemical over time as it rains. One application of Talstar granules can protect your lawn areas for 2 to 3 months. It is safe against non-target animals such as birds, pets, and other mammals.


Talstar granules is generally used in two ways: It can be applied as a perimeter barrier directed in a five to ten foot band around your home, or it can be generally broadcast over your entire yard including landscaped areas. A normal application usually consists of three to five pounds of product. We recommend applying Talstar PL granules with an Earthway spreader. One 25lb. bag covers 5,000-10,000 square feet. Always read the 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.

Active Ingredient Rate per Acre 0.2 - 0.4 lbs. ai/A
Talstar PL Rate per Acre - 100 - 200 lbs.
Talstar PL Rate per 1000 sq. ft. - 2.3 - 4.6 lbs.


  • Do not apply more than 0.2 lb. active ingredient (a.i.) per acre per application on residential use sites (i.e., around private homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, non-agricultural outbuildings, non-commercial greenhouses, pre-schools or day care facilities). May be applied at up to 0.4 lb. a.i. per acre per application on non-residential use sites (i.e., around institutional, public, commercial or industrial buildings; parks; recreational areas or athletic fields).
  • Do not broadcast apply more than 0.4 lbs. A.I. (200 lbs. Talstar PL Granular) per Acre per year.
  • Not for use on golf courses, sod farms, nurseries, in commercial greenhouses or on grass grown for seed.

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  • 51 of 57 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Works fine
    By C.j. on 03/19/2007

    I'm trying to control fire ants and mole crickets, I have been using Talstar PL Granules for the past 4-5 years. It works fine so far.

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  • 48 of 52 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar PL Granules
    By Manuel in Prairieville, La. on 05/04/2010
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    I always had problems with ants but could not get rid of them. I was told about Talstar PL from a professional who had great success with the product. I purchased a 25lb bag and spread it as instructed, the next day I went and checked on the ant piles and low and behold the ants were at the top of the mound DEAD. I haven't had any ant piles or ants in my yard for 7 months. I just bought my second bag, I figure with all the rain here in South Louisiana it was time to retreat. GREAT Stuff.

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  • 45 of 47 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar Granules with Ants & Cinch bugs
    By William in Sebastian, FL on 09/21/2010

    A great product to be used in Florida. There is not an ant or cinch bug present in my yard after the treatment. Comparable services from companies like Chem Lawn will cost you up to $120.00 for a product like this. The granules were easy to spread and the smallest package available from this website covered about 1/4 acre lot. I was impressed with product and service.

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  • 29 of 32 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Talstar
    By Ethan in Nottingham Pa on 05/23/2010
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    I applied the Talstar PL Granules @ 2-3 weeks ago. The ants appeared to have been killed. I am cautious to say this as I am waiting for the real hot summer weather as this is when they become very active. Never the less I have 50 lbs left over so I can apply when I need it. I hope that the ants have left me as I have a very large infestation in my lower yard. Thank you and I will be contacting you soon when I need more Talstar. I have not had to use the liquid yet.  P.S The ordering and the service from you was fantastic. I received my items @ 3 days from when I ordered. The free freight sure is a big bonus!!!

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  • 25 of 26 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Mix with sand before spreading
    By John in Piedmont, sc on 05/11/2013
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    I have used this product the past four years. I use it every spring before the fire ants get bad. And every fall just before winter to prevent spiders and all the other critters from coming in my home. This product is very fine like sand so a spreader will disperse it very quickly. I find it much easier to apply this product with a push type spreader. Before I put it in the spreader I mix it 50/50 with some dry sand. And then put my spreader on its lowest setting. ( sand must be dry or it will clump. For best results open the bag a few days before you plan to use it and stir the sand around twice a day)

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Taster PL Granules
    By Ann in Bush, La on 06/15/2018

    great product shipping was a little problem - two 25 lb bags in one box was too much for me to handle. Need to ship individually.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Backyard Bugs
    By Rhonda in Pflugerville on 06/01/2018

    Will provide several applications -totally wiped out the fleas and chiggers.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best product on market
    By Darleen in St Louis MO on 05/25/2018
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    We have used this product for 3 years on our lawn and flower beds. It kills fleas, ticks,mosquitos,grubs and all types of flying and creepy crawlers. Even kills Japanese Beatles. Since this product kills grubs we no longer have a mole problem. Typically lasts 3 months. When we had our house painted last year the painters kept asking us where the flying insects were. They immediately purchased this product for their properties. Best product on the market.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  The Best
    By Bud in NJ on 05/04/2018

    I have ordered many things online but nothing came faster than this order! You guys are the best! Great product and price too!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  Didn’t work so far on our fire ants
    By L in North Texas on 04/27/2018

    Maybe it will keep other bugs away but we purchased this specifically for our fire ant problem. After one treatment of our mounds .... nothing. Will try a second application just in case

    Expert Response   Expert response:
    Thank you for your review. We apologize you have not received the expected results. Remember the rate for Fire ants can vary depending if you are doing a broadcast treatment or mound drenching. For broadcasting the rate is 0.2 to 0.4 lb per acre. For mound drenching the rate is 1/2 cup of granules per mound then pouring 1-2 gallons of water, then also treat 3-4 around the mound. This makes the solutions spread through out the ant tunnels. If you have any other questions please give us call at 866-581-7378.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Fire Ants
    By Joe in Greer, SC on 04/21/2018

    A friend of mine recommended this site and this product to help me combat a fire ant problem. I can honestly say that I am extremely happy with both the customer service at DoMyOwn and the performance of this product! My spreader has a large opening and this product is very fine granules, so I did add some fine play ground sand in about a 50/50 mix to extend my coverage.

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Too Early To tell
    By Alan in Federal Way, WA on 03/02/2018

    Tried on my lawn but am tod it takes about a month before I could see any drop in mole activity. Therefore it is too early to tell if it actually does any good.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Talstar PL Granules
    By Debbie in ELKHART on 12/01/2017

    Works great on leaf cutter ants

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Telstar is a star
    By Edward in Fullerton on 11/10/2017

    Put this down and say goodbye to your ant problem

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works well!!
    By David in Fort Worth, tx on 10/13/2017

    Can't complain with this product!!! Works very well, I didn't know that the Pest control professionals use this same product, after looking at the receipt.

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08/19/2009 Ray

QHow soon after watering in the Talstar PL Granules can you let your pet on the treated surface?


It is perfectly safe to let your pet back on the treated surface once the Talstar PL Granules have been watered in and the treated area is completely dry.

57 of 59 people found this answer helpful.
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04/07/2010 Michelle

QCan I use Talstar Granules for Chinch bug control on St. Augustine grass?
I have a cinch bug problem that has crippled my beautiful st. augustine lawn. We were about to resod, then I saw this. Will it work and if so will the grass grow back?


Talstar 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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03/12/2010 Linda

QIs Talstar Granules safe to use in the yard around my dog?
I have a dog that is always eating something he shouldn't be. The pest service I use wants to apply the Talstar granules in my yard. I'm concerned about letting my dog around any chemicals for fear of him possibly ingesting it. What should I do?

AIf the Talstar PL Granules product label is followed, then the granules will not be available for your dog to ingest. Usually, the granules are applied to the lawn and then immediately watered in, sending the insecticide into the soil and thatch layer. Your dog should be removed from the yard prior to the application and should not return until the application is dry. And don't forget, you can save money by purchasing the Talstar PL Granules and applying them yourself and you can have piece of mind knowing that the product label was followed.

33 of 33 people found this answer helpful.
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07/15/2010 Kimberly

QCan I eat vegetables and herbs that Talstar PL was applied to?
Talstar PL granules was spread around my organic vegetable garden, some actually on the lettuce. Is my garden now contaminated? Are my vegetables and herbs safe to eat?

ATalstar PL granules are not labeled to be used on edible vegetation. We recommend discarding any herbs or vegetables that the Talstar PL granules was applied to.

31 of 32 people found this answer helpful.
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05/17/2010 Kevin

QHow much area will a 25lb bag of Talstar PL Granules cover using a spreader or by hand?

ADepending on the insect you are treating one 25LB or Talstar PL 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.

28 of 30 people found this answer helpful.
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Most Recent Customer Questions

07/08/2018 Furmom from Mary Esther, Fl

QWhat 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?


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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06/27/2018 Karen from St. Louis, Mo

QWill Talstar PL Granules kill springtails?


Yes, Talstar PL Granules are labeled for springtails. Please see the product label for complete application instructions. 

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06/17/2018 Lisa from Winter Park, Fl

QWill Talstar PL Granules treat sod webworms?
When I walk on my grass, moths come up everywhere!! Lots of them.


Talstar P Granules is a broad spectrum insecticide and would work well to treat the soil the sod webworms are nesting in. The label does not specify what stage of the webworm it treats. The key to Sod Webworm control is focusing on the larvae, therefore while Talstar P is a great product, depending on the severity of the damage, Provaunt WDG Insecticide might work better as its main focus is the larvae stage of worms and caterpillars.

The larva feed mostly at night. Therefore, controlling sod webworms with chemicals successfully means spraying in late afternoon to ensure ingestion of the poison.

For the moth stage, spraying Talstar P Liquid Insectide to plants, trees, bushes, shrubs, etc and focusing on the underside of the leaves will help with the moth control. 

Please take a moment to review our How to Treat for Sod Webworm Treatment Guide.

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06/12/2018 Lori from Henderson,nv

QShould Talstar PL Granules be watered in?


Yes, Talstar PL Granules must be watered in after application. 

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05/29/2018 Brad from Van Alstyne, Tx

QDoes Talstar PL Granules work on chiggers?


Talstar PL Granules are not labeled to control chiggers. Talstar Pand Onslaught 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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05/28/2018 Caryn from Hawthorne, Nj

QHow to eliminate continuous infestation of centipedes inside our home?


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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05/26/2018 Gregory from Cedar Grove

QWill Talstar PL Granules hurt my dog?


Talstar PL Granules are pet safe when applied according to the instructions on the product label.  Pets and people need to be kept out of the area while the product is being applied and watered in, but can return when everything is dry. 

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05/08/2018 Roy from Dublin, Pa

QWill Talstar PL Granules kill springtails?


Yes, Talstar PL Granules are labeled for springtails. Please see the product label for complete application instructions.  

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04/10/2018 Sharon from St Marys

QAre Talstar PL Granules toxic to native bees?
How long after application will the product be toxic to native bees?


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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12/20/2017 Amy from Ny

QHow 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?


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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