Tempo SC Ultra - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Dave from Ripon Wi 54071
    11/06/2014
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    Is it safe to use Tempo SC Ultra for fleas inside the house? Will it harm anything in the house?
    If not how much Tempo SC Ultra per 2 gallons of water?
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    Tempo SC Ultra should NOT be used for flea control indoors! We would recommend our Indoor Flea Kit as the items in this kit are safe and effective for indoor flea treatments. The Indoor Flea Kit is designed to treat the interiors of homes, apartments, and similar areas with existing flea infestations. The Alpine Flea Insecticide with IGR Aerosol can be used on most floor surfaces and pet bedding, while the CimeXa Dust can be applied to carpets, other floor coverings, and in cracks and crevices where fleas may harbor. Both products are extremely low risk to pets and people and can, therefore, be used in sensitive treatment areas. The Indoor Flea Kit is safe, ready-to-use, and does not require additional application equipment. This kit is designed to treat areas up to 2,000 square feet.
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  • Asked by Linda from Hettinger
    08/01/2019
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    Can Tempo be sprayed on elm trees to kill carpenter ants and aphids?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra may be used safely on landscaped trees, bushes, and ornamentals for aphids and ants.

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  • Asked by Kevin from Idabel, Ok
    09/28/2014
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    Should I expect them to be gone instantly?
    We have two cats, but they never go outdoors. This last week we suddenly had a house full of fleas. Followed the instructions for Tempo precisely just last night. Not only are they not gone, but they seem almost just as rampant. Shouldn't they be gone by now? Ideas, anyone? Thank you.
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    Tempo is a great product, but since you cannot apply as a broadcast, we do not necessarily recommend it for fleas. Please review our Flea control page. We recommend using our Indoor Flea Control kit. This kit contains two cans of Alpine Aerosol which is one of the safest professional grade flea sprays for use indoors and was recently classified as a reduced risk product by the EPA. It provides excellent control of fleas and contains an IGR as well, which prevents adult fleas from being able to lay eggs, eventually halting the flea reproductive cycle.  You'll also get two bottles of CimeXa Dust which is a safe, odorless, non-staining dust that is perfect for spreading on carpets, floor coverings, in cabinets, under furniture cushions, and other areas where fleas tend to harbor.  As fleas come into contact with CimeXa, the dust literally dries the fleas out causing eventual death.  These two products together create a powerful double punch providing excellent, safe and lasting indoor flea control.
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  • Asked by Andrew from Bradford, Pa
    04/25/2018
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    How would I apply the Tempo SC Ultra to large ash trees to kill emerald ash borer beetle?
    If not could you suggest a liquid that could work?
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    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.

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  • Asked by John from Waco, Texas
    10/19/2016
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    Which is better for me Tempo SC Ultra Premise or Tempo SC Ultra?
    I have a house full of small grand kids.
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    We do not carry and therefore cannot comment on Tempo SC Ultra Premise. We do, however, carry Tempo SC Ultra and can tell you that the product is labeled for a large number of insects and is safe to spray indoors along baseboards, cracks and crevices. Kids, pets and everyone else needs to exit the area to be treated at the time of treatment and can return once the treated area is completely dry. Approximate drying time is about 2 hours.

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  • Asked by Stoney from Pleasanton, Tx
    05/20/2018
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    Will Tempo SC Ultra kill snakes?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is only labeled for insects so it will not kill snakes or other reptiles.? Please see our snake control page for the most effective prodcuts. 

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  • Asked by Frank from Pittsburgh, Pa
    02/09/2016
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    If Tempo SC Ultra is dry after application and gets wet again will it become reactivated?
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    Once the Tempo SC Ultra is applied and dried, it will not reactivate with water including rain, water hose, etc.

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  • Asked by Marc from Nassau, Bahamas
    07/26/2013
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    I have a young 18 month boy, I let him play outside when I BBQ, but I have a river rock band around my yard
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    We are unsure the questions you are asking. If you are referring to if Tempo is hazardous. it is not. People and pets are safe to come around the treated area after the treated area has dried.
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  • Asked by Nora from Merritt Island Florida
    05/13/2014
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    I have heard that Tempo is great for killing bedbugs and bed bug eggs. Is this true?
    Is this a powder or a spray?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is a liquid concentrate and it is labeled for eradicating adult bedbugs. Tempo also comes in a dust formulation called Tempo 1%. It can be applied to cracks and crevices. We do carry Sterifab and Bedlam that will eradicate the eggs. Below I have included the link to our bedbug treatment articles that are extremely helpful and offer a lot of detailed information for you.

     

    Bedbug Articles

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  • Asked by Shirley from Ashdown
    06/06/2016
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    Can you spray your yard with Tempo SC Ultra where dogs are?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is labeled as pet safe when used as directed. We advise to keep pets and animals from the treated area for 1-2 hours to let the residual dry sufficiently for a better control. 

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  • Asked by Matthew from Hallock Mn
    07/23/2014
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    Can Tempo SC Ultra product be used outdoors for mosquitoes?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be used outdoors for mosquitoes. You will mix 8 mL per gallon of water. Once the product is dry, it is safe to have pets/children in the area. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Ruben from Lawndale, Ca
    01/18/2016
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    Does Tempo SC Ultra kill baby roaches?
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    Tempo SC Ultra will kill adult roaches. It sounds like you need to use an Insect Growth Regulator to break down that life cycle. We recommend using a Gentrol product like Gentrol IGR Concentrate or Gentrol Point Source. Both will stop pest larvae from progressing to the pupal stage of development, so the larvae die before they become breeding adults and prevents future infestations. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Roaches for a successful roach control program. We do recommend applying the products from one of our Roach Control Kits.

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  • Asked by Kerry from New Glarus, Wi
    02/10/2016
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    If I spray Tempo SC around my exterior windows, will it keep Asian beetles and boxelder bugs out?
    We have asian beetles and box elders in our house almost all year in WI. I vacuumed up 50 in our bedroom, alive in the middle of February. Will this kill them as they sneak into the house via the window cracks?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will work for Asian beetles and boxelder bugs. It is recommended that you spray in the areas where you have seen activity, around the perimeter of your home, around windows, doors, and around entry ways, etc. The mixing ratio is 8 ml per gallon of water. We would also recommend using a dust in the wall voids, such as Cimexa Dust, to stop them if they attempt tp come in through there.

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  • Asked by Toni from Marion
    07/27/2013
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    When do I vacuum if I am spraying Tempo SC on concrete floors where pet was kept?
    I was told that vacuuming the floor over and over will get rid of the fleas. Persistence is key, but will vacuuming keep the spray from working if I vacuum the floor when it dries?
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    Tempo SC is not labeled to be applied as a broadcast spray and when dealing with fleas on concrete floors you do not need to treat the entire floor.  Tempo SC is more of a crack and crevice treatment. You should use Tempo SC along baseboards and cracks and crevices, and those are the areas that you would also need to concentrate on vacuuming as well.  You would vacuum before the application and then every day or every other day after application.  Once the product dries it will adhere to the surfaces and vacuuming will not remove it.
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  • Asked by Donald from Carrington, Nd
    04/17/2017
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    Is there any long term health problems if Tempo SC Ultra is absorbed through skin while spraying?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is safe when used as directed and should pose no long term effects if small amounts of skin contact happen but it is best to avoid skin contact during application. Per the product SDS: Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician or poison control center immediately. Notes to Physician Treatment: There is no specific antidote. Appropriate supportive and symptomatic treatment as indicated by the patient's condition is recommended.

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  • Asked by Ginger
    09/30/2014
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    How long does Tempo SC Ultra stay in the ground?
    I have a flower bed that is currently being treating with Tempo SC Ultra for white flies. Is it safe to plant tomatoes in this bed next spring?
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    You will have to wait one complete growing season after treating your soil with Tempo SC Ultra. Per the manufacturer, it would not be safe to plant tomatoes in the spring if you sprayed sometime this year.

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  • Asked by Jodi from Little Rock, Iowa
    08/28/2016
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    Can you spray Tempo SC Ultra on breed cows for flies?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to be used on breed cows for flies. Martins 10% Permetherin is labeled to be used on cattle. Please refer to page 20 & 21 of the product label for dilution rates.

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  • Asked by Txartist from Gainesville, Tx
    05/08/2012
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    Can I use Tempo SC on petunias? Will it effect hummingbirds if they come to the treated plant?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is quite gentle on plants but we always recommend that you test the product on just one plant before you spray them all. Tempo SC should not harm hummingbirds as long as you apply it when they are not actively foraging in the area.
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  • Asked by Bob
    09/09/2015
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    Will Tempo SC Ultra kill stink bugs?
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    Tempo SC Ultra will work for stinkbugs.  Stinkbugs are not listed on the product label of most insecticides yet because they have only started becoming a problem for homeowners and property owners in recent years. Be sure to spray eaves, soffits, window frames, door frames, areas where cables, pipes or wires enter into the structure and any other crack, crevice or gap where insects can harbor. We also recommend starting applications in early August to prevent having the stink bugs move in with you and sealing up as many cracks, crevices and gaps as possible.

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  • Asked by Bryce from Coleman, Ok
    06/23/2014
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    Can I spray Tempo on my small pastures to kill grasshoppers without harming the existing grass or cattle?
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    No, Tempo SC Ultra cannot be used in pastures or areas of food crop production.

    We would recommend a product called Stryker Multi-Use Insecticide. This product is labeled for use in pastures and is specifically labeled for grasshoppers.

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