All bottles of Tempo SC Ultra have the same amount of active ingredient, 11.8% beta-cyfluthrin. The inert ingredients may be different in the 32 mL bottle. We must recommend to apply the product in accordance with the product label. The 32 mL bottle is labeled to be diluted in 2 gallons of water, which would be the higher strength dilution. The dilution rate for the larger sized bottles is 8-16 mL per gallon of water, which is 1/4 to 1/2 ounce, not 1 ounce.
Tempo SC Ultra cannot be used without water; it is a liquid concentrate. Tempo Ultra WP is a wettable powder but also needs to be diluted in water. If you need a powder/dust insecticide you can apply without diluting, you can use something like Tempo 1% inside wall voids. Once you're finished applying it inside wall voids or as instructed on the label and the area is cleaned up from any residue, you and your kids can be back into the area.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for Japanese beetles and can be sprayed on trees, shrubs and flowers. Avoid spraying any blooming flowers to minimize risk to beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies.
Tempo SC Ultra should not be applied to these items and the residual left behind would not be picked up by items that contact a treated area. Contaminated items or surfaces should be washed thoroughly using an appropriate cleaner for those items.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for bedbugs. You will use 16 mL per gallon of water. You will spray this around the baseboards and cracks and crevices in the rooms with bedbug activity every two weeks.
We would also recommend using Bedlam on the actual mattress and box spring. You will spray the seams and tufts where the bedbugs reside. You can also spray this on your headboard and bed frame. Bedlam can be used inside drawers, on the carpet, etc. You will do this every two weeks until you do not see activity for 30 days.
As a preventative, Cimexa Dust is very good to use inside the wall voids. You will do a few puffs behind each outlet and/or light plate with a hand duster. This dries the bedbugs out when they walk across it. Only do 1-2 puffs. This is enough dust to settle on the floor. You want them to walk across it.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
Yes, you can remove Tempo SC Ultra from kitchen counter tops if necessary by washing them with a warm soapy water solution.
Tempo SC Ultra should not be applied to edible vegetation. Please provide the targeted pest for a recommendation that will fit your needs.
No, Tempo SC Ultra cannot be used on animals at all.
We would recommend using something like Permethrin SFR for use on listed animals (do not use on cats). Be sure to check the label with regards to mixing ratios and how often the product can be used. Please refer to our new Animal Care Products section for more options.
If there are birds in the area that you will be treating, we recommend that you consult a vet before applying any products, as birds can be sensitive to many pesticides.
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled for Spider Mites. For spider mite control, consider Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect Disease & Mite Control.
You want to use 8 – 16mL of Tempo SC Ultra into 1 gallon of water.