Tempo SC Ultra - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Jon from Huntington Beach, Ca
    05/04/2016
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    What is the difference between Tempo and Temprid?
    I'm mainly using it for cockroaches indoors. Mostly kitchen and dining area. What's the difference between Tempo and Temprid and what are the advantages/disadvantages
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    The active ingredient in Tempo SC actually is also in the Temprid SC along with the active igredient from Merit, Imidacloprid. In Temprid SC, beta-cyfluthrin (Tempo) provides a quick knockdown for immediate control, while the imidacloprid (Merit) provides long-lasting results and far-reaching control through a transfer effect but kills closer to do so.  The two active ingredients affect targets pests differently, offering complete and unique control for the toughest pests, even when resistance is a concern.  For roaches it would be recommend to also use an IGR (insect growth regulator) and baits.  We have a great guide here that can help.

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  • Asked by Jose from Bayamon, Pr
    07/19/2017
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    How long does Tempo SC Ultra take to dry?
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    How long Tempo SC Ultra takes to dry can vary depending on factors like how heavily it was applied and the humidity level in the area.  In general, it will take a couple of hours to dry completely.  

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  • Asked by Mark
    02/19/2017
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    What is the residual time Tempo SC Ultra lasts?
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    Tempo SC Ultra will provide a 4 week residual outdoors, and about 90 days indoors. Be sure to read and follow the product label to be sure you are using the correct concentration in the areas you will be treating. 

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  • Asked by Victor from Pasco, Washington
    07/27/2018
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    At what temperature can I spray Tempo SC Ultra?
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    It’s recommended when applying any chemical like Tempo SC Ultra to apply during the cooler times of the day. In the morning or evening when temps are likely below 85 degrees. 

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  • Asked by Brad from Bricelyn, Mn
    07/05/2013
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    How long does Tempo take to work?
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    You didn't specify what insect you are using the Tempo to treat for, so we cannot give you an exact answer. The time it takes to eliminate an insect is determined by multiple factors: how long did the insect stay on a surface that is treated with Tempo? How healthy is the insect? How large is the colony? All of these play a factor in how long it will take for you to see a drop in the population of insects in your yard and around your home. It can take weeks and even up to months to eradicate the entire colony depending on the insect. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Daniel
    05/16/2018
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    How often do I spray Tempo SC for cockroaches?
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    If you are dealing with an active cockroach infestation you can spray Tempo SC Ultra as often as every 14 days.  If you are using the product for prevention and maintenance you would spray every 30-60 days. 

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  • Asked by Lisa from Little Falls Mn
    06/25/2014
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    Is Tempo SC Ultra harmful for frogs?
    I would like to spray our pasture, but there is a pond, with many frogs, will it kill the frogs?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is should not harm frogs after the treated area has dried. It will kill the insects they are preying on, so the frogs may leave the area. Please keep in mind, Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to be used in pastures or near ponds. Let us know if you have any more questions.
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  • Asked by Rich from Manassas, Va
    04/22/2012
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    Red Mites all over my patio
    I have what looks like a major infestion of tiny red spider mites all over my patio. I get them every spring and have been trying to figure out what can kill them so that i can use my patio during the spring time. I heard TEMPO kills them on contact? Any help would be apprecited.
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    Tempo SC Ultra would be a good choice for spider mites control on your patio. You should note that synthetic pyrethroids like the one contained in Tempo SC Ultra does not offer an instant kill but will eliminate insects within a few hours of contact.
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  • Asked by Jesse
    06/30/2018
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    How long will Tempo SC Ultra kill after drying?
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    The residual for Tempo SC Ultra is approximately 90 days indoors, and 30 days outdoors. 

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  • Asked by Rwelle from Sauk Centre, Mn
    05/24/2016
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    What about rain before or after spraying area with Tempo SC Ultra?
    Have used for 3 or 4 years always wondered if it rained shortly after.
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    Tempo SC Ultra is best applied when rain is not expected within 24 hours of application so it has time to dry and adhere to the surface it is applied to.  Rain before would not effect it just be sure the area is not soaked so it makes contact with the surfaces applied to.

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  • Asked by Daniel from Austin, Texas
    12/19/2017
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    Can I use Tempo SC Ultra for German roaches?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for roaches, including German roaches.  Please take a moment to read over our Roach Control Guide for more tips and information on treating and preventing this pest. 

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  • Asked by Marilyn from Ca
    08/07/2017
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    Will Tempo SC Ultra hurt or kill Geckos?
    I have many geckos that live in the yard. I don't want to hurt them.
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    Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled for geckos but will eliminate their food source which could drive them away naturally.

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  • Asked by Gosia from Pensacola Fl
    05/23/2013
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    Does it controll fire ants in my back yard?
    Will it work on fire ants? How much to put on 1 gallon of water for fire ants? How long between aplication to have fire ants free back yard?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for Fire Ant control. You should mix 16 mL per gallon of water. Be sure to spray the mounds directly while broadcasting the spray all over your lawn for complete coverage. Also, you want to spray 2 to 3 feet up the side of the house and 2 to 3 feet out on the ground, along with window frames, door frames, and any other possible entry point. Performing a treatment every moth outdoors and every 3 months indoors will ensure continued protection. 
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  • Asked by Johnette from Strasbourg
    09/27/2013
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    How much Tempo SC Ultra concentrate is needed in a 1 gal sprayer to kill stink bugs?
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    Tempo SC Ultra can be mixed at .54 oz/gallon of water to control Stink Bugs. Be sure to spray eaves, soffits, window frames, door frames, areas where cables, pipes or wires enter into the structure and any other crack, crevice or gap where insects can harbor.
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  • Asked by Peter from Stettler Alberta
    05/28/2018
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    How long does it take flies to die after spraying Tempo SC Ultra?
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    Tempo SC Ultra is not a contact kill product.  It is a residual product that can take a few day to start killing insects.  You need to give the product time to work.  If the infestation of flies is extensive then you may treat again after 7-14 days.  For more information on fly control, please read our article on How to Get Rid of Flies.

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  • Asked by Autumn from Tilden, Nebraska
    10/17/2013
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    Can I use the 32ml bottle of Tempo SC Ultra for home use?
    I see that the leaflet says not for residential use but other sizes you can.
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    The Tempo SC Ultra 32ml bottle is not labeled for use in and around residential areas.  It is only for use in and around barns, horse stables and animal quarters.  The Tempo SC Ultra in the 8 oz and 900ml can be used in and around residential areas.
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  • Asked by Ed from Hayward, Ca
    01/08/2015
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    Is Tempo SC Ultra safe to use in & around shower/tub area?
    After it dries can we use the shower/tub normally for a shower or wash?
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    Tempo SC Ultra should not be applied to the inside of the shower and/or tub. It is labeled to be applied to the cracks and crevices only indoors.
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  • Asked by Jolene from Corinne
    08/08/2015
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    Will Tempo SC harm plants if it is sprayed on them?
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    Tempo SC Ultra will not harm plants or flowers if sprayed on them and is labeled for use in those areas for a variety of pests. It is not, however, labeled for use on any type of edible plants in a garden or on a fruit tree. 

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  • Asked by Veronica from Parchment, Mi
    04/27/2012
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    How should you handle Tempo SC Ultra?
    My landlord gave me a bottle of tempo sc ultra to treat a bedbug problem in our Apt. My boyfriend has gone crazy with the stuff. Spraying every few day's in hopes of getting rid of the problem. I am worried for our safety breathing it in all the time.
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    Tempo SC Ultra should not be used any more often than every 7 days for bedbug control. We have linked the Tempo SC Ultra product label in this answer so you and your partner can learn how to use the product properly. Tempo SC Ultra is labeled only to use as a crack and crevice spray around the perimeter of the room. It is not labeled to be used on mattresses, furniture or other items that will be coming in prolonged skin contact. When Tempo SC Ultra is being applied only the applicator should be in the room. Everyone can return to the space after the application has dried and the room has been vented.  Over use of a product can cause insects to become resistant to the chemical you are using so care should be taken to follow the product label instructions.
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  • Asked by Pam from Moorhead, Mn
    03/08/2016
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    Can you use Tempo on indoor plants?
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    Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be used on indoor plants. The mixing ratio is 8 mL per gallon of water.

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