Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide

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Talstar XTRA Granular Insecticide

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4 out of 5 stars Rating: 4.2

183 Reviews | 121 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 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
NOT FOR SALE TO AK
Coverage Area 5,000 to 10,000 square feet
Shipping Weight 25.70 lbs
Manufacturer FMC (Mfg. Number: 10059618)
EPA Registration 279-9552

Details

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.

Flexibility

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.

  
  • 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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    141 of 147 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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    52 of 56 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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    52 of 53 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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    50 of 52 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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    49 of 52 people found this review helpful

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Is Talstar XTRA labeled as restricted use?
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Talstar XTRA is approved for broadcast lawn, perimeter and mound treatments. It is not a restricted use product, though please note that we cannot ship it into the following states due to individual state laws:
NY, AK, PR, VI, CT

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Will Talstar XTRA Granules get rid of mole crickets?

Tried all types of sprays etc. Used Bug Be Gone and others. The mounds kept popping up. They are destroying my lawn and my neighbors lawns too.

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Yes, Talstar XTRA Granules is labeled for mole crickets, and would certainly take care of them in you lawn. It would also provide you with a 2-3 month residual as well. 

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I'm looking for the most of effective way to treat ant piles that keep popping up across a large area of land.

I currently spot treat the piles but they pop up over and over in different areas of the property. My previous order of Talstar-p from you has been a success so far for treating the perimeter of my residence.

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You can use Talstar P as a broadcast over your entire lawn to help with ant contol at 1oz per gallon of water/1,000 sq ft. You can also use Tastar XTRA Granules as a broadcast over the entire lawn. A 25lb bag of the Talstar XTRA Granules will treat 5,000 to 10, 000 sq feet and can also be used as individual lawn treatments. The granules will last 2-4 months outside as a broadcast treatment. 

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How does Talstar Xtra Granules work against chiggers?
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Talstar Xtra granules is not labeled for control of chiggers and definitely would not be recommended for control of that pest. A much better option would be an insecticide like Onslaught Insecticide to be mixed with water and sprayed in the areas chiggers harbor around the property. Treatments for chiggers should begin in April/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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Would Talstar XTRA Granules be the best for yard treatment of scorpions or is another granule better?

We are going to order Demand CS for the house now and also need something for the yard.

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Demand CS can also be applied to the lawn for the listed insects on the products label. Or if you were interested in a granular, Talstar XTRA Granules are labeled to be broadcast on your lawn for scorpions.

Scorpion Control Article

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Can Talstar Xtra granules be applied right after lawn aeration?
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Yes, you can apply Talstar XTRA Granules after an aeration in the lawn. You will need to water them in after the application so that you activate the active ingredient.

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How long does Talstar XTRA product last on the lawn?
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Talstar XTRA typically lasts 60-90 days.

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Is Talstar XTRA Granules safe for use on St. Augustine Shade grass?
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Talstar XTRA Granules is safe for all lawn types when used as directed on the product label.

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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
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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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What is the best product for outside ant mounds in pavement and landscape?

Looks like many different types of ants, no problem indoors but have taken over front and backyards! Would prefer something simple to use without having to mix up huge quantities (already doing this for roach control)

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To treat the entire lawn we recommend using Talstar Xtra. 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).

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