Unfortunately, Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to treat for emerald ash borer beetles. We would recommend a systemic product like Annual Tree & Shrub Insect Control Concentrate. According to the product label, this product quickly dissolves in water allowing the insecticide to move through the soil into the root zone. Once in the roots, the insecticide moves up through the tree providing year-long insect control. This product will also provide control to new growth. Drench applications to individual trees will control emerald ash borers. For foliar applications mix 1.5 tsp of this product per 1 gallon of water.
The amount of active ingredient in diluted Tempo SC Ultra that is left behind on grass should pose no threat to your dog even if he eats a bit of the grass Just be sure that everything is completely dry before letting the dog back into the treated area.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will kill and eliminate various types of ticks. It is recommended that you mix the product at the rate of 8-16 ml per gallon of water. This can be used every 21-30 days as needed outdoors. Be sure to focus on the areas where ticks would be, such as on and around brush.
Also, please check out our Tick Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent ticks.
Tempo SC Ultra cannot be sprayed on clothes or toys for any reason. Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to kill bed bugs.Our bedbug kits come with all top of the line products that are available on the market today, along with instructions to follow. When applied properly, our kits have a very high success rate. We recommend reading our article on How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs for more information on a treatment program using the products and non-chemical efforts.
Tempo SC Ultra could take a while to work because it is a residual product. It will provide a faster knockdown because it does contain two active ingredients that work together.
When combating roaches, we would recommend using Gentrol IGR (insect growth regulator) to stop the roaches from reproducing.
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
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to kill bed bugs. Our bedbug kits come with all top of the line products that are available on the market today, along with instructions to follow. When applied properly, our kits have a very high success rate. We recommend reading our article on How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs for more information on a treatment program using the products and non-chemical efforts.
The active ingredient in Tempo SC actually is also in the Temprid SC along with the active igredient from Merit, Imidacloprid. In Temprid SC, beta-cyfluthrin (Tempo) provides a quick knockdown for immediate control, while the imidacloprid (Merit) provides long-lasting results and far-reaching control through a transfer effect but kills closer to do so. The two active ingredients affect targets pests differently, offering complete and unique control for the toughest pests, even when resistance is a concern. For roaches it would be recommend to also use an IGR (insect growth regulator) and baits. We have a great guide here that can help.
Tempo SC Ultra is an insecticide labeled for use on turf, landscaping and ornamentals, so no, it would not harm your shrubs or any other plants as long as it is used properly and mixed per the labeled instructions.
The residual for Tempo SC Ultra is approximately 90 days indoors, and 30 days outdoors.
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to be used as a broadcast spray indoors across floors. When spraying around the baseboards, it should not leave behind any residue once dry or cause harm to the part of the floor that meets the baseboard. A fine spray is all you need, don't apply to the point of puddling or run off. If you have any concerns about your particular woodwork or wood floors, it is always recommended to do a small patch test on an inconspicuous area first.
Tempo SC Ultra would not be safe on soil that contains anything edible. This soil would need to be replaced before planting any vegetables in it.
Thank you for your question. First, which Tempo product are you wanting the mixing ratio for? Tempo SC Ultra or Tempo Ultra WP?