Tempo SC Ultra contains a pyrethroid called beta-cyfluthrin, which behaves similarly to natural pyrethrum, except with much longer residual activity. While the product label does not specifically list kissing bugs, this is a non-selective insecticide and would likely affect any insect that would contact it. Please see the following articles from Texas A&M for more information regarding kissing bugs in Texas:
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will kill flies. Please make sure to pay close attention to entry points and areas that contain moisture (undersides of leaves, bathroom, laundry room). Also, spray outdoors around the perimeter of your home 2-3 feet up and out. It is a residual product that can take a few day to start killing insects. 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
Tempo SC Ultra is not labeled to be used as a broadcast spray indoors across floors. When spraying around the baseboards, it should not leave behind any residue once dry or cause harm to the part of the floor that meets the baseboard. A fine spray is all you need, don't apply to the point of puddling or run off. If you have any concerns about your particular woodwork or wood floors, it is always recommended to do a small patch test on an inconspicuous area first.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will work to control ants that come in contact with the treated areas.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can safely be broadcast in your lawn.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra will kill and eliminate various types of ticks. It is recommended that you mix the product at the rate of 8-16 ml per gallon of water. This can be used every 21-30 days as needed outdoors. Be sure to focus on the areas where ticks would be, such as on and around brush.
Also, please check out our Tick Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent ticks.
Tempo SC Ultra has not been tested on fruit trees. Any fruit that has come from the sprayed tree should be discarded.
No one other than the applicator should be in the area you are treating with Tempo SC Ultra until the area is dry but we cannot recommend applying in an area that someone with possible sensitivities would be exposed to it.
Tempo SC Ultra will not harm your tree or the bees if it was sprayed when they were not active. Once a product has dried, it is rainfast and water will not wash it off immediately. Since this was done outdoors, the product will break down within 30 days of application.
Normally you want to mix 8 ml-16 ml of Tempo concentrate into one (1) gallon of water. So you want to mix approx. 48 ML (1 1/2 oz) Tempo SC Ultra? into 6 gallons water. The Tempo SC Ultra can be used at 384 ML or 12 oz per 50 gallons of water. The Tempo SC Ultra 8 oz bottle will make up to 30 gallons of finished solution. Please take a few minutes to review the Tempo SC Ultra product label find the correct usage rate for your needs.