Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be applied to the cracks and crevices on the inside of the home for clover mites. Tempo SC Ultra is mixed at 8ml to 16ml per gallon of water. Vacuuming frequently would also beneficial for getting rid of clover mites that have migrated to the inside of the home. Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag immediately after.
Tempo SC Ultra has the ability to kill on contact and also leaves a residual. Repeat treatments can be done every 7-10 days as needed.
Yes, you can plant shrubs after using the Tempo SC Ultra as it doesn't affect plants unless they are edible.
Tempo SC Ultra should not be applied to edible garden areas/crops. Current insecticides useful for this treatment would include products that contain bifenthrin (Talstar), cyfluthrin (Tempo SC Ultra) or permethrin ( Tengard SFR). Rates of use should be to the high-end of what is labeled, such as for bark beetles or borers. Timing is very important but difficult to determine. Sprays should be applied shortly before adults begin to feed on the terminal and lay eggs. You can contact your local cooperative extension office and speak to the master gardener on staff who can help you determine the correct timing.
Tempo SC Ultra cannot be sprayed into sink drains. Instead we would recommend to use the Drain Fly Kit and you could also use Gentrol Aerosol to help disrupt the life cycle as well. Please take a few minutes to read over the article on How to Get Rid of Drain Flies: https://www.domyown.com/how-to-get-rid-of-drain-flies-a-517.html.
Tempo SC is not specifically labeled for noseeums therefore cannot be recommended for soley treating noseeums.
Talstar P or Onslaught Insecticide would be a better alternative to for noseeums and to treat other insects such as mosquitoes, midgegs, chiggers, fleas, ticks, etc. Applications should be focused on spraying the undersides of leaves on bushes, trees, shrubs, and the exterior perimeter fountation of the home.
For the exterior foundation of the home, spray 2-3 ft up and 2-3ft from the foundation as well as spraying around window frames, window screens, door frames, and cracks and crevices that may be used as points of entry. including around windows. PT Microcare CS Pressurized Insecticide can be used as a contact kill/repellent around windows frames, screens and other entry points to the home.
Please view our Article on How to Best Treat No-see-ums for more information.
Tempo SC Ultra can kill pollinators like bees if you spray them directly or they contact treated surfaces. To reduce risk to pollinators, we recommend that you avoid spraying flowering plants and that you treat in the morning or evening when they are less active.
Additionally, for fly control near livestock we recommend using traps such as the Flies Be Gone. These traps are easy to use and can each catch thousands of flies. Be sure to hang in a sunny area away from where you spend time. We have more tips in our Fly Treatment Guide here.
Tempo SC Ultra for outdoor perimeter applications is mixed at 8ml to 16ml per gallon of water and can be applied 2-3ft up and 2-3ft out from the foundation, spraying cracks in the foundation, where cables and utilities enter the home, the undersides of eaves, soffits, around the edges of doors & windows protected from rainfall by a covering, overhang, awning, etc.
For indoor appplications, Tempo SC Ultra is also mixed at 8ml to 16ml per gallon of water as a crack and crevices or spot treatment along baseboards, corners, around water pipes, behind and under refridgerators, cabinets, sinks and stoves. This product can be applied to walls, floors, ceilings, in and around cabinets, between, behind and beneath equipment, around floor drains, window and door frames, etc.
For more complete instructions on outdoor applications for turf and ornamental insect pests please refer to the product label.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for bagworms and will be effective on them up until they form the bag.Once the bags have formed, there is little you can do for control other than to physically remove them.
Please refer to the Ornamental Pests Section on page 14 of the product label for application rates and more information.
No, Tempo SC Ultra does not need to be applied directly on armyworms to be effective. Once armyworms and other labeled insects cross the treated area, their bodies will pick up the active ingredient.
Per the product label for Turf Pests, apply 4ml to 8ml per 1000 sq ft or 6 to 12 fl oz per acre. Use high rate for heavier infestations or longer residual.
The amount of active ingredient in Tempo SC Ultra that is lethal to insects such as a flies, ants, roaches, etc is minimal than what would be harmful to larger animals such as a dog or cat. Generally speaking, a cat would have to consume double its' body weight in flies in order to have any affect. If you have concerns regarding your pets health, it is always recommended to contact your Veternarian for their medical advice.
When using insectiides, you want to keep kids and pets out of the treatment areas until the application has completely dried. Once dry, it is safe for them to re-enter.