Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for ticks, but it CANNOT be applied to humans or animals. We do offer flea/tick control products for dogs.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will work for stinkbugs. Stinkbugs are not listed on the 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, crevces and gaps as possible.
Tempo SC Ultra is only labeled to eradicate adult roaches. Please take a few moments to review our Roach Control Article for tips on treating roaches as well as our Roach Control Kits that offer the products needed for eradication. Please let us know if you need anything else.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for use on landscaping ornamental plants and is known to be very gentle when used as directed on the product label. That being said we always recommend that you test a new product on one or two plants before you spray them all just to be safe.
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 can be applied to lawns and is labeled to eradicate cluster flies. For more information on treating cluster flies, please take a few moments to review our treatment article for helpful tips.
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 can be used in any tank mix applicator such as a hand pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, or battery/gas powered sprayer or mist blower. It cannot be used in a true fogger like a ULV or thermal fogger that requires very specific fogging concentrates like the Commander Tri-Jet fogger we carry.
Tempo SC Ultra should NOT be applied to the lemon tree or any other edible vegetation. If the tree has been sprayed, you will want to discard any fruit. We do carry products that can be applied to edibles. Please let us know what you are targeting so that we can make a proper recommendation that will best fit your needs.
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled for bedbugs. Please be sure to review our Bed Bug Treatment Guide for additional tips and product recommendations for eliminating this pest. Please check out our kits here.
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to kill maggots. If you are experiencing maggots, we suggest locating the source and thoroughly cleaning the area where you are noticing activity.
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:
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be used for mosquito control. Be sure to follow the instructions on the product label.
Tempo SC Ultra has not been tested on fruit trees. Any fruit that has come from the sprayed tree should be discarded.
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.
Either Tempo SC Ultra and Cy Kick CS would work great for scorpions. One is not considered "stronger" than the other.
Tempo SC Ultra will not harm your tree or the bees if it was sprayed when they were not active. Once a product has dried, it is rainfast and water will not wash it off immediately. Since this was done outdoors, the product will break down within 30 days of application.