Designed and developed by Bell Labs, Talpirid is a mole bait in the formulation of a worm. It has been proven effective through both lab and field efficacy studies. Killing moles that consume a single piece of bait, Talpirid is showing success at a single application rate of 1.4kg/ha. Talpirid comes in a convenient tray of 10 worms which release freely from the tray, ready for immediate placement. Trays are individually sealed in a bag for ultimate freshness and maximum shelf life.
Each box of Talpirid contains two trays, enough for two typical treatments (20 worms – 2 trays of 10 worms).
USE RESTRICTIONS: This product may only be used in lawns, parks, around homes, golf courses, ornamental gardens, nurseries and other non-crop grassy areas to control eastern moles (Scalopus aquaticus), star-nosed moles (Condylura cristata) or Scapanus spp. This bait must be applied underground in either main underground tunnels or in subsurface feeding runways. This bait may not be used above ground. Wear gloves when bait is handled.
SELECTION OF TREATMENT AREAS: The presence of moles may be indicated by a network of subsurface runways in the turf or by a series of conical mounds of earth pushed up from deep burrows. Subsurface runways are indicated by raised ridges of vegetation and soil caused by moles foraging for food just below the soil surface. These runways are especially noticeable when the grass above them turns yellow. Conical mounds may be indicative of the location of deeper main underground runways.
SUBSURFACE RUNWAYS: TALPIRID has been specially designed to mimic the natural food sources of the mole. To achieve maximum effect, TALPIRID should only be placed in areas used habitually by moles for feeding.
ESTABLISHING INITIAL ACTIVITY: Use your finger, small wooden dowel or a narrow rod to puncture a hole in the top of subsurface runways. Be careful not to crush runways. Mark opened runways and revisit them 48 to 72 hours later. Runways that have had holes resealed within 72 hours should be baited.
BAITING ACTIVE RUNWAYS: Make a hole in the top of the runway with a rod slightly larger than the diameter of the bait. Drop one worm into the runway, using the rod to push any exposed bait completely into the runway. Carefully reseal the runway with a small amount of dirt to exclude light. Repeat bait application every 5 to 10 feet of each active subsurface runway.
DETERMINING BAITING RESULTS: Five (5) to 7 days after bait application, check for mole activity using the same procedure for determining initial activity. Return 48 to 72 hours later and retreat all active runs.
To help prevent accidents:
1. Store product not in use in locations out of the reach of children and pets.
2. Follow all application directions and USE RESTRICTIONS on this label. Apply bait only in underground runways and tunnels of moles. Keep pets
out of treated areas. Do NOT use this product above ground.
3. Dispose of product container and unused or spoiled product as specified on label.