Talstar PL Granular Insecticide

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Talstar PL Granular Insecticide

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4.5 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.6

301 Reviews | 141 Q&A

Product Overview

Talstar PL Granular Insecticide with its unique sand core granular structure, provides long-term protection against insects in lawn, gardens and landscaped areas for two to four months. Containing the active ingredient bifenthrin, Talstar PL penetrates deep into mulch and grass to kill pests where they breed and hide. Simply spread the granules over the lawn and water in according to the label directions. Talstar PL Granular Insecticide is similar to sand, and therefore can penetrate deep into the soil. PL means perimeter and lawn.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Bifenthrin 0.2%
Target pests Ants, Fleas, Ticks, Crickets, Centipedes and others
* See label for complete list
For use in Commercial & Residential: Outdoors: Lawns, Landscaping, Perimeters of Homes, Office Buildings, Public Buildings, Industrial Buildings, Parks, Recreational areas and Athletic Fields
Application * See label for complete application instructions
* Do not apply more than 200 lbs. per Acre per year
Pet safe Yes, once granules are watered in
* Highly toxic to fish and aquatic organisms
* Keep out of drains and water courses
Formulation Professional Product
Coverage Area 25 lbs. Treats 5,000 to 10,000 square feet
Shipping Weight 25.88 lbs
Manufacturer FMC (Mfg. Number: 11008461)
UPC 00035832584619
EPA Registration 279-3168


Active Ingredient: Bifenthrin - 0.2%


Talstar PL Granular Insecticide 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 PL release chemical over time as it rains. One application of Talstar PL can protect lawn areas for 2 to 3 months. It is safe against non-target animals such as birds, pets, and other mammals.


Talstar PL Granular Insecticide 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. It is recommended to apply Talstar PL with an Earthway spreader. One 25 lb. bag treats 5,000 to 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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  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Talstar PL Granules

    By Manuel 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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    112 of 120 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Talstar Granules with Ants & Cinch bugs

    By William 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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    85 of 88 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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    82 of 93 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Mix with sand before spreading

    By John on 05/11/2013

    Verified Purchase

    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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    69 of 70 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars


    By Ethan on 05/23/2010

    Verified Purchase

    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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    52 of 57 people found this review helpful

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Will 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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Will 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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I bought Talstar PL for springtails. Do I have to water it into the lawn or just leave it?

We recently had a tree cut down in our yard and after that we noticed a springtail problem in that area. We also have a pool, and I see some around the pool but not that many.

Talstar PL must be watered in to be activated. You can choose to water in the product with a hose or you can apply Talstar PL just before a rain event and let mother nature water in the granules for you.

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