Alternative insecticides to Diazinon Granules

 Millions of pounds of Diazinon and Dursban Granules are used in the United States each year for the treatment of various grass insects including beetle grubs, fleas, ticks and ants. Diazinon Granules contain an organophosphate type of insecticide and as such are fairly toxic to non-target wildlife. Birds especially are very susceptible if they feed on freshly applied Diazinon or Dursban granules. In addition Diazinon has been found in ground water in various parts of the country.

We recommend two very effective alternative granular formulations to Diazinon Granules. Both of these products are in the synthetic pyrethroid family of chemicals and as such are very safe to non-target wildlife, including birds. Below are descriptions for both of these products.



Deltagard Granules-- Deltagard granules dissolve completely killing the insect pest and turning into a nontoxic fertilizer. Use as needed. Works great on ants and fleas. In the synthetic pyrethroid family of insecticides.

Deltagard Granules



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Talstar Granules--Another very safe and effective synthetic pyrethroid with similar insecticidal properties as Deltagard. We recommend Talstar for use on chemically resistant mole crickets but it is also very effective and long lasting for ants, fleas, and other soil insects. Lasts about 3 months, much longer than other granular products. 25 pound bag covers 10,000 sq.ft. Also available in pints, a pint covers 30,000 sq.ft.

 Talstar Granules

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5825 Nancy Ave
Columbus, Ga. 31909
1/706-682-2314 fax 1/706-221-1918