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.
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled for greenhouse or nursery use.
We would recommend using Talstar P (Talstar One). It is labeled for use in a greenhouse as well as for thrips and various other pests. It is also safe to use on the orchids.
Please keep in mind it does take time to eradicate Fleas. While Tempo SC Ultra will kill fleas that contact it, we also recommend to add in an IGR like Nyguard IGR to break down the reproductive cycle.Tempo is not an immediate kill, but can take several minutes to kill. Also, it is not labeled to be broadcast. If you need to broadcast over the floors indoors, we recommend something like the Indoor Flea kit found on our Flea Guide.
Tempo SC Ultra is really selective, so if a dragonfly were to land on a treated surface, it could be killed.
Leaf cutter ants can be a difficult pest to get rid of. The colonies are large and the ants make their own food so poison baits only have limited effects on this species of ants. According to several university websites, Maxforce Complete Granules containing hydramethlynon are some what effective, though they will usually eliminate only about 30% of a large colony in one treatment and will need to be reapplied several times. DeltaGard granules is one of the only products actually labeled for leaf cutter ants. The product label recommends treating the mound directly and lightly watering the granules in. Again, it may take several treatments to get the desired results. We also recommend contacting your local cooperative extension office to see if they have any recommendations for products that have worked for other people in your region.
Tempo SC Ultra is labeled for fleas and chiggers and is safe once dry for pets to return to the area. Typically a few hours is best.
Tempo SC Ultra can be used in any tank mix applicator such as a hand pump sprayer, backpack sprayer, or battery/gas powered sprayer or mist blower. It cannot be used in a true fogger like a ULV or thermal fogger that requires very specific fogging concentrates like the Commander Tri-Jet fogger we carry.
Tempo SC Ultra should NOT be applied to the lemon tree or any other edible vegetation. If the tree has been sprayed, you will want to discard any fruit. We do carry products that can be applied to edibles. Please let us know what you are targeting so that we can make a proper recommendation that will best fit your needs.