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 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:
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.
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.
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.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for earwigs and will do a great job controlling them.
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 does not kill any type of parasitic worms. We do not currently carry any insecticides that would do so.