Tempo SC Ultra is not a true "repellent," so it will not keep insects such as ticks away. The only way to do this would be to seal up all cracks and crevices that allow them access inside. Tempo can be used as a barrier spray to help kill ticks that come into contact with treated surfaces. Please take a few moments to review our article on How to Get Rid of Ticks for more detailed information on how to implement a successful control program for this pest.
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 is safe to use indoors when applied as a crack and crevice treatment according to the instructions on the product label. This is a residual insecticide that should not be applied to personal items like bedding or resting areas of furniture. If you think clothing or bedding may be contaminated, then you would want to wash these items before use. It is fine for people and pets to re-enter the treatment area after the application is dry.
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 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.
You would want to apply Tempo SC Ultra when it is not going to rain for about 3 to 4 hours so it has time to dry and set.
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.
You will still see insects including spiders after applying Tempo SC Ultra as it is not a repellent meant to keep them away. It is designed to leave a long residual that will continue to kill insects that contact a treated surface. After application you may notice an increase in activity as they are able to detect something has been applied and may be more irritated. It can be applied once a month outside and once every 90 days outside.
You want to use 8 – 16mL of Tempo SC Ultra into 1 gallon of water.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra may be used safely on landscaped trees, bushes, and ornamentals for Japanese beetles.
Turtles are considered an "exotic" animal and Tempo SC Ultra has not been tested around turtles (most have not been). We highly recommend you contact your vet for the best recommendations of products that can be used safely around your turtles.
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.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for earwigs and will do a great job controlling them.