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Talstar XTRA Insecticide

Granular Insecticide

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For use to control pests, as listed, outdoors, including areas surrounding residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings. For use on lawns and landscaped areas around residential, institutional, public, commercial and industrial buildings, parks, recreational areas and athletic fields.
Kills fire ant queens within 24 hours.
Kills fire ant mounds within 15 minutes
Active Ingredient %
Bifenthrin 0.20 %
Zeta-Cypermethrin 0.05 %
Other Ingredients 99.75 %
Mode of Action
(3) Sodium channel modulators
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Maximum Yearly Limits
Do not broadcast apply more than 0.5 lb. ai. per acre (4.6 lbs per 1000 sq. ft.) per year. 
Do not apply more than 0.25 lb. active ingredient (ai.) per acre (2.3 lbs granules per 1000 sq. ft.) per application on residential use sites (i.e., around private homes, apartment buildings, condominiums, non-agricultural outbuildings, non-commercial greenhouses, pre-schools or daycare facilities). 
May be applied at up to 0.50 lb. ai. per acre (4.6 lbs granules per 1000 sq. ft.) per application on non-residential use sites (i.e., around institutional, public, commercial or industrial buildings; parks; recreational areas or athletic fields).
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Talstar XTRA Optimized Application Label Rate Calculator

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Broadcast Treatment:
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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
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
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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
$1.94 - $3.89 per 1,000 sqft
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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
$1.94 - $3.89 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
$1.94 - $3.89 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
To ensure optimum control, irrigate the treated area with 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
$1.94 - $3.89 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.
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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
$1.94 - $3.89 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).
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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
$3.89 - $7.77 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
$3.89 - $7.77 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
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
When earwigs are found in mulch, mix granules into the mulch layer. Place a 3-6 foot band of Talstar® XTRA Granular Insecticide STORAGE AND DISPOSAL Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage or disposal. Pesticide Storage Keep out of reach of children and animals. Store in original containers only. Store in a cool, dry place, preferably in a locked storage area and avoid excess heat. Carefully open containers. After partial use, close tightly. In case of spill, avoid contact, isolate area and keep out animals and unprotected persons. Confine spills. Call CHEMTREC (transportation and Spills): (800) 424-9300. To confine spill: Cover to prevent dispersal. Place damaged package in a holding container. Identify contents. Pesticide Disposal Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility. Container Handling Non-refillable container. Do not reuse or refill this container. Completely empty bag into application equipment. Then offer for recycling, if available, or dispose of empty bag in a sanitary landfill or by incineration or, if allowed by state and local authorities, by burning. If burned, stay out of smoke. Page 3 Featuring Verge Granule Technology around the building adjacent to the foundation (perimeter treatment) to stop or limit earwigs from getting indoors. Earwigs are attracted to moisture around homes, particularly when the weather turns hot and dry. For best results, eliminate damp, moist conditions in crawl spaces under houses, around exterior water spigots, air-conditioning units and along house foundations. Also, for best results, reduce lighting around doors, windows and other potential entry sites or use exterior sodium vapor yellow lights which attract fewer insects compared to white, neon, halide, or mercury vapor lights.
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
$3.89 - $7.77 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 or soon after application. Broadcast treatments should apply no more than 0.50 lbs ai per acre (4.6 lbs/1000 square feet). Mounds should be treated by applying ½ cup of Talstar® XTRA Granular Insecticide Featuring Verge Granule Technology 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. This treatment will control the mound within 15 minutes and kill the queen within 24 hours of application. Application of at least 125 lbs/acre (2.8 lbs granules per 1000 sq. ft.) of Talstar® XTRA Granular Insecticide Featuring Verge Granule Technology will provide four months residual activity for control of foraging Imported Fire Ants and newly mated fly-In Queens.
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
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Control is provided for up to seven days. 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.
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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
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Mole Cricket adults: Achieving acceptable control of adult mole crickets is difficult because preferred grass areas are subject to continuousinvasion during the early spring by this extremely active stage.Applications should be made as late in the day as possible and shouldbe 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 applicationto bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surface where contact withthe insecticide will be maximized. Grass areas that receive pressurefrom adult mole crickets should be treated at peak egg hatch to ensureoptimum control of subsequent nymph populations (see below).
Mole Cricket nymphs: Grass areas that received intense adult molecricket pressure in the spring should be treated immediately prior topeak egg hatch. Optimal control is achieved at this time because youngnymphs are more susceptible to insecticides and they are located nearthe soil surface where the insecticide is most concentrated. Control oflarger, 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 possibleand should be watered in with up to 0.5 inches of water immediatelyafter treatment. If the soil is not moist, then it is important to irrigatebefore application to bring the mole crickets closer to the soil surfacewhere contact with the insecticide will be maximized.
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
$3.89 - $7.77 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.
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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
$3.89 - $7.77 per 1,000 sqft
Instructions:
Ticks (Including ticks that may transmit Lyme Disease and RockyMountain Spotted Fever): Do not make spot applications. Treat theentire area where exposure to ticks may occur. Use higher applicationrates when treating areas with dense ground cover or heavy leaf litter.Ticks may be reintroduced from surrounding areas on host animals. Donot allow public use of treated areas during application. 
Deer ticks (Ixodes sp.) have a complicated life cycle that ranges overa two year period and involves four life stages. Applications should bemade in mid to late-spring to control larvae and nymphs that reside inthe soil and leaf litter. 
American dog ticks may be a considerable nuisance in suburban settings, particularly where homes are built on land that was previouslyfield or forest. These ticks commonly congregate along paths or roadways where humans are likely to be encountered. Applications shouldbe made as necessary from mid-spring to early fall to control Americandog tick larvae, nymphs and adults.
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