Per the Tempo SC Ultra Product Label: For Mosquito control, when using roughly 5 gallons of water per 1000 sq/ft, you will use 40-80 ml per 25 gallons of water. At the lower rate, this comes out to 800 ml of Tempo per 500 gallon tank.
An alternative product that is one of our top mosquito control insecticide concentrates, that will be typically cheaper per gallon of finished solution would be our Bifen IT. You would use 1.5-3 gallons of Bifen per 200 gallons of water. For your rig you would need at the lower rate, 3.5 gallons of Bifen.
We recommend that you continue to check any items brought into the home. Anything that has been opened should be inspected and sealed in airtight containers during the treatment process. Wipe down shelving, etc. with hot, soapy water to remove any potential larvae. Tempo SC Ultra will only leave a residual to eradicate adult pantry pests that come into the treated surfaces. It will not take care of unhatched eggs. We suggest that you apply the products in our Pantry Pest Kit including the pantry traps (included in the Panty Kit) to disrupt the breeding cycle.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for treating fleas and ticks on the exterior of the structure. If you are treating indoors, you can apply the products in our Indoor Flea and Tick Control Kit. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Fleas and How to Get Rid of Ticks for more detailed information on how to implement a successful control program for these pests.
Tempo SC Ultra contains a pyrethroid called beta-cyfluthrin, which behaves similarly to natural pyrethrum, except with much longer residual activity. While the product label does not specifically list kissing bugs, this is a non-selective insecticide and would likely affect any insect that would contact it. Please see the following articles from Texas A&M for more information regarding kissing bugs in Texas:
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.
It is recommended that you wait 1-2 hours after applying Tempo SC Ultra to allow animals back into the area. Be sure the area is completely dry before they return.
Yes, you could use Tempo SC Ultra to treat caterpillars on mountain laurels, just be sure to get thorough coverage of all sides of the leaves. Control will be most successful when larvae are young. You can also use products containing Bt or Spinosad to target caterpillars. You can read more information about the genista caterpillars in this article from your Texas A&M Extension.
An indoor application of Tempo SC Ultra is completely safe to the touch and any other aspect once dry. The residual time indoors is typically 3-6 months on any surface its applied to and can be removed by either shampooing carpet if need be or washing down with a scrubber and water and soap.
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.
Tempo SC Ultra does not kill any type of parasitic worms. We do not currently carry any insecticides that would do so.
Yes, you can use Tempo SC Ultra for mosquitoes.