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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The residual for Tempo SC Ultra is approximately 90 days indoors, and 30 days outdoors.
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.
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.
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled for geckos but will eliminate their food source which could drive them away naturally.
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.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be used on indoor plants. The mixing ratio is 8 mL per gallon of water.