Tempo SC Ultra could harm lightning bugs/fireflies if they land on a treated surface long enough to receive a lethal dosage.
Tempo SC Ultra is safe when used as directed and should pose no long term effects if small amounts of skin contact happen but it is best to avoid skin contact during application. Per the product SDS: Take off contaminated clothing and shoes immediately. Wash off immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician or poison control center immediately. Notes to Physician Treatment: There is no specific antidote. Appropriate supportive and symptomatic treatment as indicated by the patient's condition is recommended.
Temprid SC would be a great product for you. You can apply it indoors cracks and crevices and outdoors. Temprid SC (suspension concentrate) insecticide offers a unique dual mode of action by combining two powerful and effective residual insecticides: beta-cyfluthrin and imidacloprid. The result is Temprid, which provides quick knockdown and long residual control of more than 50 pests, including ants, spiders, cockroaches and other key perimeter pests.
Tempo SC Ultra will kill grasshoppers and can be used on and around rose bushes (do not spray the blooms directly).
Tempo SC Ultra is usually best mixed with 1 gallon of water since it has such low dilution rates. You would use 8-16 ml or 0.27 to .054 fl oz per gallon of water, so for a quart sprayer (be sure it is not a trigger sprayer; it must be a pump sprayer) you would just divide that by 4 (since there are 4 quarts in a gallon), which would equal 2-4 ml or 0.07 to 0.14 fl oz. Please refer to the product label for the rate based on your target pest.
Unfortunately, Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to treat for grain beetles. We would recommend a product like Onslaught Insecticide. Onslaught produces no odor, is easy to use, and can be used both indoors and outdoors, including food handling areas (please read directions carefully when using in sensitive environments). It is micro-encapsulated, meaning that after the product is sprayed, the active ingredient is released slowly over time, producing long-lasting residual control of insect pests.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled to be used to treat for boxelder bugs to be applied directly to them that have congregated around doors and windows and similiar areas where they may enter the structure. Apply a perimeter treatment as described. For best results, you must treat the infested trees early in the season.
Tempo SC will not actually repel mosquitoes, but using it in target areas will help reduce the number of mosquitoes in your yard. Tempo SC Ultra should be sprayed on the underside of leaves on trees and bushes to help control mosquitoes. Mosquitoes like to hide on the underside of leaves during the heat of the day so spraying there will help the mosquitoes come into contact with the Tempo SC.
Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately, there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps.
We also like to let our customers know that the Cicada Killer wasps are beneficial insects that provide free pest control for a couple months each year. Cicada killer wasps paralyze and provision their burrows with other insects to feed their young. The beneficial Cicada killer wasps, while large and intimidating to see, are mostly harmless and there have been very few reports of anyone getting stung by just being near them. In most cases where a sting was reported, the wasps were being held or molested in some way. Cicada Killer Wasp stings are also reported to be almost painless.
You should be careful to avoid spraying Tempo SC Ultra in a way that would contaminate a swimming pool. You should not apply this or other residual insecticides directly onto pool decks or similar hard surfaces like walkways. We would recommend waiting at least 24 hours to swim if insecticide has gotten into the pool. You should also contact the emergency number on the product Safety Data Sheet if people or pets were in the area at the time.
The mixing ratio of Tempo SC Ultra is 8-16 ml per gallon of water for bed bugs. Be sure to treat every 10-14 days until you do not see activity for 30 days.