Tempo SC Ultra - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Anonymous
    03/21/2010
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    Is Tempo SC Ultra safe to use around dogs and in the house?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is considered a general use insecticide and is labeled for outside and inside use. It is odorless, and very safe to use around children or pets. The general rule is that while spraying you keep children or pets in another room or outside to play. After about one hour it should be dry and it is perfectly safe to allow kids and/or pets back in the room. This product is only strong enough to kill tiny insects, and would have no effect on animals when used correctly.

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  • Asked by Brad from Florence, Az
    03/16/2012
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    Does Tempo SC kill bed bugs and bed bug eggs?
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    Tempo SC is labeled to for bedbugs and will kill active bedbugs but it is not labeled to kill bedbug eggs. Most products cannot penetrate the exterior of the egg and are not effective at killing bedbug eggs. We do carry a couple of products that are labeled to kill bedbug eggs. Bedlam and Sterifab are labeled to kill all stages of bedbugs including eggs. You should note that even products that are labeled to kill bedbug eggs are not able to kill 100% of the eggs and you will still be required to do follow up treatments every 7-10 days until no further evidence (bites, blood stains, cast skins, fecal deposits) of bedbugs is noticed.
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  • Asked by Fred from Dyersburg
    08/07/2015
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    How many ounces of Tempo SC Ultra do you mix with a gallon of water?
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    Tempo SC is mixed at a ratio of 8-16ml (1/4 to 1/2 ounce) per gallon of water, please follow the label for further instruction.

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  • Asked by Dennis
    08/08/2009
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    Does Tempo SC Ultra kill spiders?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled to kill spiders.  Spiders are very difficult to control and most residual insecticides like Tempo SC Ultra will kill any spider that it is physically sprayed on, but new spiders entering the area are very difficult for any insecticide to control.  This is because spiders bodies are high off of the ground and they do not groom their legs like other insects do.  How these products mainly control spiders is that they kill the spiders prey (other insects), and if there is no food around, then the spiders will either starve to death or move on.

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  • Asked by John
    08/08/2010
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    What is the shelf life of Tempo SC Ultra?
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    Tempo SC Ultra will last for about 3-5 years in the bottle. Insecticides should be stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
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  • Asked by Betty
    07/07/2011
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    Does Tempo SC Ultra kill mosquitoes?
    I live next to a creek and the mosquitoes are terrible. I cannot even leave the house because they swarm all over you. Help!!
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    Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for mosquitoes and will do a great job helping you control this pest. You will need to take special care that you do not get any Tempo SC Ultra into the creek as this product is toxic to fish and other aquatic animals. Apply Tempo SC Ultra according to page 6 of the product label on trees, bushes, shrubs and other foliage in your yard being sure that you are spraying the underside of the leaves where mosquitoes like to spend the heat of the day.
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  • Asked by David from Ma.
    03/30/2013
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    Is Tempo SC Ultra affected by heavy rain?
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    As long as Tempo SC Ultra has about 4 hours to properly dry before the rain happens, it will hold up great in rain.  Tempo SC Ultra will last for 60 to 90 days.
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  • Asked by Helen from Hertford, North Carolina
    03/22/2012
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    Does Tempo SC Ultra kill roaches?
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    Tempo SC Ultra would be a great choice to use as part of a roach control program. We also recommend using a roach bait gel and an insect growth regulator along with the Tempo SC Ultra to get rid of a roach infestation. A roach bait gel such as the Advion Roach Bait Gel can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. An Insect Growth Regulator such as  Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait and a quality insecticide is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals.
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  • Asked by John
    07/28/2010
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    Will Tempo SC Ultra kill grasshoppers, and does it have a residual effect?
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    Yes, Tempo SC will kill grasshoppers and it will leave a residual of about 4 weeks outdoors and about 3 months indoors. Be sure to read and follow the product label to be sure you are using the correct concentration in the areas you need to treat.
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  • Asked by Bob from Tx.
    06/19/2012
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    Does tempo SC Ultra kill scorpions?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra would be a good choice for scorpion control. Be sure to spray all of the areas where scorpions can harbor outdoors such as rock beds, landscaping timbers, rock walls around the bottom of the foundation, window frames, door frames, and places where other insects (the scorpions food source) harbor.
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  • Asked by Christy from Leonard, Tx
    05/28/2013
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    Is it safe for chickens to eat dead insects killed by tempo? Is it safe to eat their eggs?
    Will it hurt chickens to eat grasshoppers that were killed with Tempo? if so, is it safe to eat their eggs when they start laying? We have a grasshopper infestation, and bought chickens to help control. However, there are so many grasshoppers, we will have to also use tempo in areas away from the chicken coop. We plan to eat the chicken eggs when they start laying. We have friends who are interested in buying eggs from us.
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    Unless the chickens are consuming the Tempo directly there should be no effect on the bird or their eggs. Once the product has dried, it only has a toxicity level of that to kill something as small as an insect. The insect walks across it, picks up a little bit on their feet/bodies and ingests it as they groom themselves. For there to be even a chance of your chicken having any effect from the tempo on the grasshopper, they would have to eat at least their weight worth in grasshoppers that have died from it.
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  • Asked by Cindi from Glidden, Ia
    09/02/2013
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    Will Tempo SC kill fleas in the house and yard?
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    Yes, Tempo SC wil kill fleas. We do recommend that you mix in an IGR like Nyguard IGR to help break down the reproduction cycle.  You also may want to use Ultracide aerosol which contains an Adulticide and IGR and this product can also be broadcast over flooring indoors.
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  • Asked by Chad
    06/19/2011
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    Can I use Tempo SC Ultra to control garden pests? Is it safe? Is there a Tempo that is safe for a garden?
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    Tempo SC Ultra cannot be applied on any edible vegetation. As far as we are aware there is not a Tempo product that can be applied to edible vegetation. We do carry a full line of products that can be used on fruits and vegetables. Simply type the name of the plant into our search function (top left hand side of page) on our home page and click GO. The search will return the most relevant products and you will be able to compare the products and decide which would work best for your needs.
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  • Asked by Kevin from Green Bay, Wi
    08/02/2016
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    What is the difference between Tempo SC Ultra and Temprid SC Insecticide?
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    Tempo SC Ultra and Temprid SC do contain one of the same active ingredients, which is Beta-Cyfluthrin. Temprid SC has an additional active ingredient, which is imidacloprid for longer control of insects. The residual is similar for both products, and they will treat for the same types of pests.

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  • Asked by Cynthia
    01/13/2010
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    Does Tempo SC Ultra kill biting mites?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is one of our most popular products for mite control.  However, you do need to take other measures when treating mites such as vacuuming and cleaning up harborage areas.  You have to find and get rid of the source before you can start controlling them.  Please read our article on Mite Control.
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  • Asked by Debbie from Great Falls, Mt
    10/02/2011
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    Does Tempo SC Ultra spray have an expiration date?
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    Tempo SC Ultra does not have an expiration date from the manufacturer, but most liquid concentrates usually have a shelf life of 5 years.  You should try to use it within this time frame because the concentrates do settle over time.  You should always keep the lid on tight and not place the bottle in direct sunlight. Also, you should agitate the bottle every couple of months if you are not using it to prevent the concentrate from settling.
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  • Asked by Stacy
    09/21/2010
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    How long does it take to kill stink bugs with Tempo SC Ultra?
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    How long it takes to eliminate the stinkbug after they come into contact Tempo SC Ultra will depend on a couple of different factors. The longer the Tempo SC Ultra has been in place, the longer it takes the insect to die. For instance, if a stinkbug were to land on an area that had been treated within a day or so the insect would be dead within a few hours. If another insect were to contact that same area a couple of weeks later, it could take 24 hours for it to die. Another factor is how long the insect stays on the treated area. The insect has to be there long enough to pick up a lethal dose which could take several minutes or longer depending how long the product has been in place. You should treat once a month through November for the best results.
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  • Asked by Anonymous from Oklahoma
    11/29/2013
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    How long can Tempo SC Ultra be stored once mixed with water?
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    Tempo SC Ultra should be used within 24 hours after it is mixed with water.
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  • Asked by Delila from Glencoe, Mn
    08/01/2015
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    How many mL of Tempo SC Ultra do I use per gallon of water?
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    Tempo SC Ultra can be mixed at 8-16 ml per gallon of water depending on the insect that you are treating. Please read the product label for specific application instructions.

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  • Asked by Terry
    08/25/2009
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    Will Tempo SC hurt my fish or my dog?
    I have elm beetles on my trees and I was going to use Tempo SC Ultra on them. I have a coy pond under the tree so I am worried about contaminating run-off. Will Tempo SC Ultra hurt my fish or my dog?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra like any other insecticide can be very lethal to fish.  It would be advised to apply the product on a day that is not windy, and possibly even holding up a sheet of plastic on the other side of where you are spraying to protect overspray from going towards the pond.  Also, apply on a day when it is not going to rain so the product has time to dry and bond to its surface so it does not run off.  As far as your dog, this product is very safe to use around children and pets such as dogs or cats.  Just make sure to allow the product to dry which usually takes 30 minutes before letting the dog or children back into the yard or wherever you are spraying.
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