Tempo SC Ultra is labeled only to use as a crack and crevice spray around the perimeter of the room. It is not labeled to be used on mattresses, furniture or other items that will be coming in prolonged skin contact. You can use Tempo SC Ultra on your box-spring. We have linked the Tempo SC Ultra product label in this answer so you can review the label for complete usage instructions. We recommend using Bedlam Plus for spraying your mattress.
Please take a look at our How to Treat for Bed Bugs Article for step by step insructions on how to do a full treatment.
Yes, you can use Tempo SC Ultra for mosquitoes.
For a roach infestation we would recommend our Roach Control Kit #1 in addition to the Tempo SC Ultra. The Tempo will work very well for spiders as well.
The kit contains enough of each product to effectively treat an average home but severe infestations may take several months to eliminate and may require multiple treatments. Sanitation plays a key role in eliminating roach infestations as well. Be sure to wipe out sinks to remove moisture at the end of the night, vacuum and mop under and behind appliances to remove food debris, take out trash every night, limit food consumption to one room.
Please take a few minutes to read the hints and tips in our German Cockroach article to learn more about roach elimination.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for powderpost beetles. It is recommended that you apply the product at a rate of 16 ml per gallon of water. This can be reapplied every 7-10 days as needed.
Another option would be to use Boracare. This product will last for the life of the wood The rate is 1:1. This should only be used on raw wood.
Tempo SC Ultra and Dominion 2L should not be tank mixed.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for bed bugs. The mixing ratio is 8-16 ml per gallon of water. This product can be applied to your mattress on the tufts, seams, etc. It should not be sprayed on the surfaces where you lay or sleep. Be sure to treat every 10-14 days until you do not see activity for 30 days. Please see our Bedbug Treatment Guide for additional information.
Tempo SC Ultra is applied every 30 days outdoors.
While you can potentially mix an insecticide such as Tempo SC Ultra with an herbicide like 2,4-D, be sure that you are needing to apply these products in the same areas before mixing and spraying. We always recommend you do a small jar test for compatability when mixing products for the first time before you mix a full tank.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for boxelder bugs and gives specific instructions for treating them. Apply directly to boxelder bugs that have congregated around doors and windows and similar areas where they may enter structures. Apply perimeter treatment as described above. For best results, treat infested trees early in the season.
The treatment should begin before temperatures drop and pests start searching for places to harbor for the winter. Once the bugs have moved into your attic to overwinter you will have limited results with sprays as they will hide in cracks and crevices there and getting to all of these is rare. Your first treatment should be in August, before the weather begins to cool, and continue through November or until the first frost of the Fall. The best treatment for overwintering pests is preventative treatment.
Any temperature between 40F and 85F is fine to apply Tempo SC Ultra.
The mixing ratio of Tempo SC Ultra for bed bugs is 8-16 ml per gallon of water. This product can be applied to your mattress on the tufts, seams, etc. It should not be sprayed on the surfaces where you lay or sleep. Be sure to treat every 10-14 days until you do not see activity for 30 days. Please see our Bedbug Treatment Guidefor additional information.