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 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:
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.
Normally you want to mix 8 ml-16 ml of Tempo concentrate into one (1) gallon of water. So you want to mix approx. 48 ML (1 1/2 oz) Tempo SC Ultra? into 6 gallons water. The Tempo SC Ultra can be used at 384 ML or 12 oz per 50 gallons of water. The Tempo SC Ultra 8 oz bottle will make up to 30 gallons of finished solution. Please take a few minutes to review the Tempo SC Ultra product label find the correct usage rate for your needs.
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 is not labeled for use as a systemic insecticide. To help you find the correct product for your needs, please give us a call at 866-581-7378, M – F 9 am to 5 pm. You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.