Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be used safely on and around bushes.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for bed bugs. We would not recommend this being the only item you are using when doing a bed bug treatment though. We would recommend taking a look at our Bed Bug Kits. They are put together for homeowner use with everything inside of it that you will need to do a complete bed bug treatment.
Also, please take a moment to check out our Bed Bug Guide. This gives tipes on how to treat and prevent bed bugs.
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.
Tempo SC Ultra should only be applied to baseboards and cracks and crevices around the perimeter of a room. It is not labeled for use on a bed, mattress, or any other furniture.
No, Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to be used inside of cabinets. This product should only be used around baseboards, cracks and crevices.
For fruit flies, we do have a contact kill called PI Aerosol that can be used inside of cabinets. Be sure to take everything out the cabinets when you are spraying. Once it is dry, it is safe you to put everything back inside the cabinets. For this and any other fly, it is crucial to identify the source where the flies are breeding in order to eradicate the insects. Please see our Fruit Flies Treatment Guide for more information.
The recommended rates for Tempo SC Ultra is between 8 mL to 16 mL per gallon of water. For bed bugs I recommend using the maximum mix rate of 16 mL per gallon of water. Use high rate for severe infestations, faster knockdown, and longer residual. Because Tempo SC Ultra will not eliminate a bed bug infestation alone, we highly recommend one of our Bed Bug Kits. If you have any questions on treating for bed bugs, our Bed Bug Guide will help you with a step-by-step process.
Tempo SC can be mixed with an IGR or Exciter but not with another insecticide concentrate such as Talstar. We recommend spraying crevices and dusting voids after areas sprayed nearby are completely dry.
Yes, you can use Tempo SC Ultra to treat for chiggers outside. You will use 8 mL per 1000 sq ft. Be sure that you still wear protective clothing including long pants, long sleeves, socks and shoes, and gloves when treating for this pest.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will work for stinkbugs. Stinkbugs are not listed on the label of most insecticides yet because they have only started becoming a problem for homeowners and property owners in recent years. 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. We also recommend starting applications in early August to prevent having the stink bugs move in with you and sealing up as many cracks, crevces and gaps as possible.
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.