Tandem Insecticide is a powerful combination of thiamethoxam and lambda-cyhalothrin. Tandem Insecticide uses the combination of the two active ingredients to provide fast knock down and residual control of more than 90 pests. Use Tandem both indoors and outdoors from "cupboard to curb" in commercial, residential, and food-handling areas. Unique to Syngenta is iCAP microencapsulation technology providing the active ingredients protection against environmental conditions by using different sized capsules.
Tandem also provides systemic control of pests in plants using the active thiamethoxam. This active moves quickly into leaves where honeydew producing pests like aphids, scales, and whiteflies feed killing those pests and in turn limiting the supply of food for other pests such as ants.
Over 90 Insects: Ants, Beetles, Caterpillars, Cockroaches, Fleas and Ticks, Mites, Mosquitoes, Wasps, Wood-destroying insects and more * Also controls Grubs, Chinch bugs, Fire Ants, Cutworms and other ornamental insects * See label for complete list
For use in:
Commercial & Residential Indoors & Outdoors: Apartments, Office Buildings, Food-handling areas, Landscaping, Parks, Recreational areas and Athletic Fields, including Lawns, Ornamental Trees and Shrubs * See label for complete list
Indoor Use: Spot, Crack-&-Crevice, Void Treatment
Outdoors: Perimeter Spray, Spot, Crack-&-Crevice or Void Treatment * See label for complete application instructions
In the State of New York, this product may only be applied for indoor uses.
Tandem contains a Group 3A insecticide (lambda-cyhalothrin, belonging to the pyrethroid class of chemistry) and a Group 4A insecticide (thiamethoxam, belonging to the neonicotinoid class of chemistry). Insect biotypes with acquired or inherent resistance to Group 3A or Group 4A insecticides may eventually dominate the insect population if Group 3A or Group 4A insecticides are used repeatedly as the predominant method of control for targeted species. This may result in partial or total loss of control of those species by Tandem or other Group 3A or Group 4A insecticides.
The poor reviews on this product are based on lack of knowledge and understanding of the chemical and molecular properties of tandem. Tandem is demand CS with an added insecticide.
THERE IS NO "CURE-ALL" SPRAY!
Spray means nothing. Application and procedure is what matters most. The "smell" is very, very minimal. Like a weak paint thinner. The smell is the detergent in the chemical known as an emulsifier. That allows the oils of the product to bind with water.
Before applying ANY chemical to ANYTHING regarding bed bugs, you MUST at LEAST consult information provided by universities such as Perdue, Kentucky, and the like . You MUST also be patient, for the insect has 5 cycles in life.
Tandem is an excellent product. Top grade. Pest control has become indescribably better thanks to syngenta, Zoecon, and Bayer. I'd throw BASF in there, but they didn't produce termidor. They bought it from bayer
How long does it last outdoors? Does the stronger rate make it last longer?
Tandem will hold like most other insecticides outdoors which is anywhere from 30-90 days depending on the elements in the area and how they effect it. The stronger rate on the label will provide a quicker knockdown for heavier infestations and can help provide a stronger product for longer on the surface.
I have a Taexx system. How do I use it without hiring a pest company?
We do sell products like Optigard Flex and Tandem that can be used in the system, but nothing to technically service it. You would want to try and locate the manufacturer of the system or a local company that has the equipment to service the system for you.
The amount of Tandem Insecticide a quart size bottle will make depends on the concentration it is used at. If you use the 0.065% concentration, a quart size bottle will make about 58 gallons of solutions.
How does Tandem do on treating Mosquitos? How does it compare to Talstar p?
Tandem is a brand new product but it is showing promise as a mosquito control product. Because it is so new we don't have any comparison information for you at this point. Talstar P is still the most commonly used product for mosquito control. Most pros choose to mix it with Nyguard IGR to sterilize the adults so they cannot lay eggs before they die after coming into contact with treated areas.