Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Patrick from Folsom, La.
    06/01/2013
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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
    A
    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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  • Asked by Michael
    09/19/2010
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    What is the coverage of a 25lb bag of Talstar XTRA Granules?
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    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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  • Asked by Rick from Orlando, Fl
    11/16/2011
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    What setting do you use for a speedy green 3000 spreader when applying Talstar XTRA Granules?
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    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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  • Asked by Jeff from Fwb Fl
    08/04/2013
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    Can Talstar Xtra be used around fruit trees?
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    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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  • Asked by Marc from Orlando, Fl
    06/18/2015
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    Where can I buy Talstar XTRA locally?
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    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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  • Asked by Hank from The Villages, Fl
    03/06/2017
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    What spreader setting do I choose for my Scotts Speedy Green 3000 spreader if I'm applying the Talstar Xtra granules?
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    The Taltar Xtra bag does not specifically list setting for the Scotts Speedy Green 3000, but it does list the Scotts SpeedyGreen 2000 and its spreader settings. If this is what you meant, or those two spreaders are compatible with settings, you can use setting 2 3/4 for putting out 1.15 lbs per 1000 sq/ft, 5 1/4 for 2.3lbs per 1000 sq/ft, or 9 for putting out 4.6 lbs per 1000 sq/ft. Otherwise if your settings do not match up, you would want to calibrate your spreader for the product. Here are instructions on how to calibrate your spreader. 

    How to calibrate your spreader:

    Almost all fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, etc have treatments in amounts of so much product per 1000 square feet.  So if you can figure out what your walking speed is then you know anytime you apply any product that calls for so much of it per 1000 square feet, you always set your spreader on this setting.  You can calibrate this by marking off a 1000 square foot (10 x 100) area and placing the required amount of product in pounds in the spreader.  Start with a low setting and start walking your marked off area at a normal pace.  You can adjust as you go and find the basic setting for you to apply the product over a 1000 square feet.

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  • Asked by Billy from The Villages, Fl
    04/06/2017
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    How often to spread Talstar XTRA Granules?
    Do you spread in early Spring and late Fall?
    A

    Talstar XTRA Granules will last up to 4 months so you can apply once a quarter.

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  • Asked by Jim from Broomall, Pa
    07/21/2015
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    Is mid-July too late to apply the Talstar XTRA granules to help control mole crickets?
    Located in PA.
    A

    Using Talstar XTRA Granules to achieve acceptable control of mole crickets is difficult because preferred grass areas are subject to continuous invasion during early spring by this extremely active stage. Application can be made at any season and should be applied as late in the day as possible and be watered in with up to .5'' of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application to the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized.  Please see the product label for complete application instructions.

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  • Asked by Jeff from Knoxville, Tn
    04/30/2014
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    Talstar for roaches, or not?
    In this Q&A thread, you have what seems to be conflicting information. One person asks about "Best granules to stop roaches and scorpions" and the recommended product is Talstar XTRA. Another asks "Will Talstar Xtra repel roaches?", and the response is "Talstar Xtra will not repel roaches nor is it labeled for roach control. We recommend that you stick with a product that is labeled for roaches such as Demand G granules." Can you provide a little more information to help sort this out? Thank you!
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    Talstar Granules did have roaches on the product label at one time as an insect that it controlled. However, they removed roaches from the granule label because they found it wasn't as effective on roaches as they had previously thought. We recommend DeltaGard G Granules as this product is specifically labeled for cockroaches and works well at eliminating them in lawns and landscape areas.
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  • Asked by Walter from Jacksonville, Fl
    08/06/2016
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    What are the benefits or disadvantages of the different applications of Talstar P and Talstar XTRA?
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    Talstar P has a monthly residual on the exterior areas where the Talstar XTRA Granules will last 2-4 months in the lawn. The benefits of treating with the liquid solution is that you could treat the interior cracks and crevices quarterly for pest control as well as on the siding and around entry points (ie window frames, door frames, garage, etc).

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  • Asked by Mantooth from Loudon Tn
    05/11/2013
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    How would you treat mounds in a horse pasture with Talstar XTRA?
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    According to the manufacturer, Talstar cannot be used in horse pastures for any purpose.

    Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait would be a better choice for you. Extinguish plus can be used on pasture land and there are no grazing restrictions for companion animals. Below you will see the grazing info available on the Extinguish Plus product label. Extinguish Plus combines the power of hydramethylnon with an insect growth regulator (IGR) to kill fire ant workers and prevent queens from laying fertile eggs. The result is complete fire ant colony control. Extinguish Plus Fire Ant Bait is best used in the spring or early fall, or whenever fire ants are active. The ants will feed off Extinuish Plus and spread the bait throughout the entire colony, halting the infestation within weeks. Extinguish Fire Ant Bait can be used indoors and outdoors on lawns, pasture land, rangeland, landscaped areas, and golf courses.

    EXTINGUISH PLUS may be applied to grass forage
    (pastures and rangeland) for the control of fire ants
    only in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas,
    Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New
    Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
    Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Use on grass forage
    (pastures and rangeland) in states other than those
    listed is unlawful. See Outdoor Use table for
    application directions. Do not exceed 8 pounds per
    acre per year or more than 4 times a year, with a
    minimum re-treatment interval of 90 days. Do not bale
    and cut treated pastures and rangelands for 7 days
    following application. These cutting and baling hay
    restrictions for pasture and rangeland do not apply
    when the treated pasture and rangeland is used solely
    to support COMPANION ANIMALS (e.g., horses,
    llamas, etc.). Companion animals grazed on treated
    areas cannot be used for food or feed. EXTINGUISH®
    PLUS may be used on uncultivated, agricultural, nonfood
    crop and non-agricultural land.

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  • Asked by Arnold from Ormond Beach, Fl
    02/27/2016
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    Is Talstar XTRA with Verge safe to use on St Augustine grass?
    A

    Talstar Xtra with Verge is safe for use on all lawns including St Augustine.

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  • Asked by Jill from Continental, Ohio
    07/03/2015
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    We have heavy infestation of sod webworm in lawn. How much can I use of 38 special in 30 gallon lawn sprayer w
    A

    We recommend using Talstar XTRA to treat for a sod webworm infestion. This innovative granule 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. The residual protection of Talstar XTRA granular insecticide is proven to remain effective for at least four months. When treating for sod webworms you want to use 1.15 to 2.3 lbs/1000 sq ft or 50 to 100 lbs per acre.

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  • Asked by Steve from Athens,tx
    08/27/2014
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    What would be the proper setting for a Scotts Edgeguard spreader?
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    The Talstar XTRA Granules label does not list this specific Scott's spreader. We recommend contacting the manufacturer direclty to get the correct calibration. You may contact the manufacturer FMC directly at 800-321-1362. Scott's website also has a Spreader Setting Tool on their website, you may access this tool here. Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to assist you.
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  • Asked by Fl from South Florida
    06/07/2013
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    Is Talstar EXTRA Granules effective for killing ticks?
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    Yes, Talstar XTRA is very effective in treating ticks.Talstar XTRA granule 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.
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  • Asked by Ted from New Iberia, La
    07/04/2016
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    What should I set my Scott's Broadcast Spreader on when applying Talstar Xtra Granules?
    A

    When using Talstar Xtra Granules, we generally recommend that you use between 2-3 depending on how quickly you walk. This can be used at as high as a 5 as well for the higher concentration. Be sure to water this product in after application.

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  • Asked by Mary from Myrtle Beach, Sc
    05/21/2017
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    Would I treat mole cricket nymphs using Talstar XTRA Granules?
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    Talstar XTRA Granules  should be applied in early spring immediately or prior to egg hatch for treatment of mole cricket nymphs. The nymphs are located near the surface of the soil.

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  • Asked by Nancy from Blanco, Tx
    09/08/2014
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    If I already put these granules on my black-eyed pea crop, before I read the Q & A, will it poison the crop? Will I get sick from eating the peas?
    A

    Talstar XTRA Granules are not labled for vegetable gardens. We cannot advise for you to consume anything from the garden after Talstar Xtra was applied. Instead you could use something like Sevin Lawn Insect Granules. If a granule is not necessary, another great option would be the Fertilome Triple Action Plus which can be sprayed in and on the garden for control of insects and vegetable diseases, and the food can be harvested the same day.

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  • Asked by Jason from New Orleans La
    04/26/2014
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    What is the proper setting for the speedy green 2000?
    Speedy Green 2000
    A
    Your speader setting for Talstar XTRA Granules should be either 2 3/4 for 1.15 lbs per 1,000 sq ft, 5 1/4 for 2.3 lbs per 1,000 sq ft, or 9 for 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sq ft depending on the amount of Talstar XTRA Granules needed for the specific pest.
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  • Asked by Roy from Saucier Ms (south Ms)
    03/12/2015
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    I applied talstar to my yard and it rained for two days afterwards. Do you think it washed away?
    I'm trying to kill mole crickets and see a couple of the little dirt mounds have popped back up. How long does it take to start working on the crickets?
    A
    Talstar XTRA granules need to be on the ground for at least 24 hours before it rains so that is has time to get into the soil and not wash away. When treating for mole crickets, it does need  to be watered in at least 0.5 inches of water after it has been applied.
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