Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide

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Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide

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4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2

226 Reviews | 138 Q&A

Product Overview

Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide is labeled for use against most ants (except pharaoh ants), fire ants, as well as chinch bugs, fleas, ticks, mole crickets, crane flies and many other lawn pests. Talstar XTRA Granules are an excellent choice for fire ant control --Talstar XTRA is proven to eliminate dangerous fire ant colonies in four hours or less. Which means the customer will return to their yards with complete peace of mind, sooner than you ever thought possible.

This innovative granule, with the active ingredients Bifenthrin and Zeta-Cypermethrin, is approved for broadcast lawn, perimeter and mound treatments, making it a versatile and valuable component of your ongoing pest control program. And because it achieves impressive results even at low application rates, Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide is an excellent, cost-effective solution for fast-acting, long-lasting protection.

What makes the granule unique is Verge Granule Technology. FMC has made the granules the exact same shape and size for better, more uniform distribution during application. The Verge Granule is made from a clay material that dissolves in under one minute when watered in making sure the active ingredients are delivered quickly and efficiently. As an added bonus the Verge Granule is odor-free and almost completely dustless.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Bifenthrin 0.2% Zeta-Cypermethrin 0.05%
Target pests Most Ants (except pharaoh ants), Fire Ants, Chinch Bugs, Fleas, Ticks, Mole Crickets, Crane Flies and others
* See label for complete list
For use in Commercial & Residential Outdoors: Lawns, Perimeters of Homes, Office & Industrial Buildings, Ant Mounds
Application Broadcast Spreader
Pet safe Yes, if used as directed on Label
Formulation Professional Product
Group 3 Insecticide
AZ (Restricted To Licensed Applicators Only)
Coverage Area 5,000 to 10,000 square feet
Shipping Weight 25.70 lbs
Manufacturer FMC (Mfg. Number: 11008354)
EPA Registration 279-9552


Fire Ant Control

Research trials and field tests conducted by industry professionals have proven that with the addition of its powerful new active ingredient (Zeta-Cypermethrin), Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide eliminates fire ant colonies within four hours or less. And in some cases, the fire ant populations were decimated in minutes, not hours. At these speeds, other products can’t even come close to the control of Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide.

Excellent Residual

In addition to its breakthrough active ingredient, Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide has been formulated with the same long-lasting residual of Talstar PL Granular Insecticide, for the highly dependable control professionals have come to expect. While fire ants and other pests can be gone in as little as minutes, the residual protection of Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide is proven to remain effective for at least four months.


Talstar XTRA is approved for use on a wide variety of application sites, including residential lawns, institutional grounds, around buildings (public, commercial and industrial), parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars

    Just OK

    By Bubba on 10/16/2010

    This product worked great... at first. Applied it correctly and it was like a nuclear bomb went off - no ants, no crickets, no anything. However, a week or so went by and the ants were back. Why? Probably because of local control. I have lots of sandy spots and those don't take to the poison well? I find the liquid talstar HARDER to apply, but it works better in all conditions. For some reason the granular works well for yards and areas with no sand, etc. The granules are also hard to spread in landscape beds. Talstar as a whole is the BEST so maybe the answer is to buy granular for the grassy areas that are usually large and hard to cover with spray and then buy the spray for the landscaping beds and sandy spots in your lawn. Either way BE CAREFUL this stuff is so toxic that in minutes lizards, crickets, and ants start to flee their hiding places and you'll find them everywhere... dead! 5 stars for the liquid Talstar for sure, 4 stars for Talstar XTRA because despite the fact it has pretty ant(s) on the packaging it is not that great for ant(s) and may not work around planting beds, near sidewalks, and/or empty patches in lawns.

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    201 of 212 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Great Product at a Great Price!

    By Glen on 05/17/2011

    Verified Purchase

    Had mole crickets in my yard, and now..... I now have a mole cricket free back yard. Easy to follow instructions.

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    72 of 76 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Fire Ants

    By Roscoe on 04/09/2012

    Verified Purchase

    We were getting ready to have a big birthday party for the Grandson and found too many fire ants to take the chance. We used the Talstar Xtra on the recomendation of a friend who is in the pest control business. We spread 50 pounds with the lawn spreader and didn't see one ANT at the party. Great product, Thanks.

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    67 of 69 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    It really works

    By Ralph on 08/20/2011

    Verified Purchase

    Product is on the expensive side but works great, I have not seen an ant on my lawn since it was applied 2 weeks ago, it also seems to have killed the chinch bugs as I am seeing a change of the bald spots on my lawn.

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    64 of 67 people found this review helpful

  • 5 of 5 Stars

    Talstar Granules

    By Robert on 04/14/2012

    Verified Purchase

    I put the granules out around the shrubbery and foundation of the house according to directions. I used the Talstar spray a month ago on the walls of the house. My roach problem has almost been elimintated. The Roaches I do see don't feel so good. Along with most other houses in Macon, last week we had our yearly infestation of redbugs crawling everywhere - except where that I had sprayed with Talstar. Good stuff and I like the lack of odor and ease of use. Make certain you have a good spreader.

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    63 of 66 people found this review helpful

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Is Talstar Xtra Granules safe in areas where wild birds, squirrels and rabbit come to feed

I have bird feeders throughout my property, birds squirrels and rabbits all feed. I am concerned if there is any danger of harming them by using Talstar .....Thank you

Talstar XTRA is a granule that would be applied with a broadcast spreader and then watered in by 1/4 inch of irrigation or rainfall to activate the product. Once you have watered in the Talstar XTRA and allow it to completely dry, Talstar XTRA is completely safe for birds, squirrels, rabitts, pets, and family members. Please refer to the Talstar XTRA Product Label for complete use instructions.

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What is the coverage of a 25lb bag of Talstar XTRA Granules?
Each bag of Talstar Xtra Granules will cover 5,000 to 10,000 square feet. Depending on the pest you are treating, you would use 2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1000 square feet for most insects (50 to 100lbs are required per acre). Please see the product label for specific treatment guidelines depending on the pest you are treating.    

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What setting do you use for a speedy green 3000 spreader when applying Talstar XTRA Granules?
When using a Speedy Green 3000 for Talstar XTRA granules, you should set your spreader on a number 6 setting, which will apply 2.3 lbs per 1000 square feet when walking at 3 miles per hour.

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Where can I buy Talstar XTRA locally?
We apologize but we do not know of any local stores that sell the Tasltar Xtra granules as it is a professional grade product that is not sold in big box stores. We have free shipping on our orders so you are welcome to place an order with us and we can ship it out to you right away. 

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Can Talstar Xtra be used around fruit trees?
Talstar Xtra Granules cannot be used around a fruit tree or vegetable garden but can safely be used in a flower garden. For frui trees and vegetable gardens you can use a product such as Sevin Granules for insect control. As long as you keep the product away from the dripline of the tree you should be able to use the Talstar Xtra granules safely around the fruit tree. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide 4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2 (226 Reviews / 138 Q&A)

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