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Brenda from Center, Nd writes

How long does it take wood ticks to die once a yard has been treated with Tempo SC Ultra?

We live in the country I have never seen wood ticks so bad as they are this year. I sprayed Tempo in the immediate yard and the perimeter of the yard along the grass lines and the tree lines, is this sufficient to kill them and how long does it take before it takes effect? By the way Tempo is a great product. I've been using it for years I have no spiders and mosquitoes are kept at a minimum.


How long it takes the ticks to die after they come into contact with a treated area will depend on a number of factors. It will depend on the maturity of the tick as well as how long they stayed on the treated area, how long it has been since the area was treated and the concentration that was used to treat the area. Typically it can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a day or so for them to die. It can take several weeks for you to stop seeing ticks indoors because the ticks like to stay hidden which also means they could be staying out of treated areas and eggs may hatch out prolonging the infestation. We recommend doing follow up treatments every two weeks at the highest usage rate of 16 ml of Tempo SC Ultra per gallon of water 

Answer last updated on: 05/15/2017

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