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Talstar PL Insecticide

Granular Insecticide

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For use to control Ants (including Imported Fire Ants), Mole Crickets and other Insect pests on lawns in landscaped areas and perimeters around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.
Active Ingredient %
Bifenthrin 0.20 %
Other Ingredients 99.80 %
Mode of Action
(3) Sodium channel modulators
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Talstar PL Optimized Application Label Rate Calculator

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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
2
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.15 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 21739 square feet
at a cost of
$1.71 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
To ensure optimum control, irrigate the treated area with up to 0.1 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide.
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.15 - 2.3 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 10870 - 21739 square feet
at a cost of
$1.71 - $3.43 per 1,000 sqft
4
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.15 - 2.3 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 10870 - 21739 square feet
at a cost of
$1.71 - $3.43 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Applications should be timed to control adult weevils as they leave their overwintering sites and move into grass areas. This movement generally begins when Forsythia is in full bloom and concludes when flowering dogwood is in full bloom. Consult your State Cooperative Extension Service for more specific information regarding application timing.
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Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.15 - 2.3 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 10870 - 21739 square feet
at a cost of
$1.71 - $3.43 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Applications should be made when adult billbugs are first observed during April and May. Degree day models have been developed to optimize application timing. Consult your State Cooperative Extension Service for information specific to your region. In temperate regions, spring applications targeting billbug adults will also provide control of over-wintered chinch bugs.
6
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
1.15 - 2.3 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 10870 - 21739 square feet
at a cost of
$1.71 - $3.43 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Applications should be made during May and July to control the first and second generation of black turfgrass ataenius adults, respectively. The May application should be timed to coincide with the full bloom stage of Vanhoutte spiraea (Spiraea vanhouttei) and horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum). The July application should be timed to coincide with the blooming of Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus).
7
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
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 may be required to control populations that contain both nymphs and adults during the summer.
8
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Treatments should be made to control early to mid-season larvae (approximately August – February) as they feed on plant crowns. Treatments made to late-season larvae (approximately March - April) may only provide suppression. Consult your local extensions agent for specific recommendations for your area.
9
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Control will be optimized by combining broadcast applications that will control foraging workers and newly mated fly-in queens with mound treatments that will control existing colonies. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application. Broadcast treatments should apply 0.2 to 0.4 lb AI/A. Mounds should be treated by applying  cup of Talstar PL Granular per mound and then drenching the mound with 1 to 2 gallons of water. The mounds should be treated with sufficient force to break their apex and allow the insecticide solution to flow into the ant tunnels. Treat three feet out around the mound. For best results, apply in cool weather (65 - 80˚ F) or in early morning or late evening hours.
10
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Flea larvae develop in the soil of shaded areas that are accessible to pets or other animals. Irrigate the treated area with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after application to activate (release from the granule) the insecticide.
11
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Mole Cricket adults: Achieving acceptable control of adult mole crickets is difficult because preferred grass areas are subject to continuous invasion during the early spring by this extremely active stage. Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized. Grass areas that receive pressure from adult mole crickets should be treated at peak egg hatch to ensure optimum control of subsequent nymph populations (see below).
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Mole Cricket nymphs: Grass areas that received intense adult mole cricket pressure in the spring should be treated immediately prior to peak egg hatch. Optimal control is achieved at this time because young nymphs are more susceptible to insecticides and they are located near the soil surface where the insecticide is most concentrated. Control of larger, more damaging, nymphs later in the year may require both higher application rates and more frequent applications to maintain acceptable control. Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediately after treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigate before application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact with the insecticide will be maximized.
12
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
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.
13
Broadcast Treatment
Label Rate:
2.3 - 4.6 lbs per 1,000 sqft
Cost Effectiveness:
Covers 5435 - 10870 square feet
at a cost of
$3.43 - $6.85 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Ticks (Including ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever): Do not make spot applications. Treat the entire area where exposure to ticks may occur. Use higher application rates when treating areas with dense ground cover or heavy leaf litter. Ticks may be reintroduced from surrounding areas on host animals. Do not allow public use of treated areas during application. 
Deer ticks (Ixodes sp.) have a complicated life cycle that ranges over a two year period and involves four life stages. Applications should be made in mid to latespring to control larvae and nymphs that reside in the soil and leaf litter. 
American dog ticks may be a considerable nuisance in suburban settings, particularly where homes are built on land that was previously field or forest. These ticks commonly congregate along paths or roadways where humans are likely to be encountered. Applications should be made as necessary from mid-spring to early fall to control American dog tick larvae, nymphs and adults
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