Tempo SC Ultra will kill carpet beetles that come in contact with it, but Tempo SC Ultra is really designed as a crack and crevice spray. You could use Nyguard Plus, which is safe to use on carpets. Please be sure to keep these tips in mind as well.
Carpet beetle larvae like to feed in dark, undisturbed locations like closets, attics, basements, and storage areas. The wide availability of food sources for the larvae (including dust and lint, and pet hair) makes vacuuming the best way to ensure there is minimal food for the larvae to feed on. Vacuuming can also help to remove the larvae and adult beetles already in the home. Regular vacuuming and laundering of rugs, furniture, and linens can help to ensure the beetles are removed and have no food source. If you find a contaminated item, bag and remove this item from your home, if possible.
• Proper storage: Before storing silks, woolens, or furs, dry clean as the beetles are attracted to stains and soiled garments. Store in a well-sealed container, using mothballs. Mothballs can limit the beetle’s attraction to the wool or silk. Store pet food, dried meat, and other dried animal products in a well-sealed container.
• Insecticides: For things that cannot be washed or dry cleaned, insecticides are the best bet for prevention and eradication.
Insecticides can be used for spot-treatments, as a boundary at the edges of rugs, under rugs, under furniture, walls and floors of closets, shelving, cracks, and lint or dust accumulating areas. Be careful around oriental rugs or other fabrics, as some insecticides can stain. Never spray clothing or bedding with insecticide, and always read instructions.
It is recommended that people and pets be out of the area during a treatment with Tempo SC Ultra until dry. Typically 30 minutes to 1 hour is safe to return to the treated area.
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.
Any temperature between 40F and 85F is fine to apply Tempo SC Ultra.
Tempo SC Ultra and Suspend Polyzone have two different active ingredients. The active ingredient in Tempo SC Ultra is beta-cyfluthrin. The active ingredient in Suspend Polyzone is deltamethrin. Suspend Polyzone also has an added polymer that protects the active ingredient from weather, irrigation and mechanical abrasion. The residual for Tempo SC Ultra is approximately 30 days outdoors, while the residual for Suspend Polyzone outdoors is approximately 90 days. They are both general insecticides that are labeled for most of the same pests.
Tempo SC Ultra cannot be applied to mattresses.
If bedbugs have been found in the home you will want to follow our detailed bedbug guide which will take you through each step necessary to completely eliminate the population. As you go through the guide linked below you will see the non chemical steps (such as washing and drying clothes and linens) as well as chemical steps including where and how to use each product. Our Bed Bug kits are the best route to make sure you are using the best products on the market and without breaking the bank. Each kit is designed to treat a different size home or number of rooms, so you can choose the one best suited to the areas you have effected by the pest problem. The kits come with all the products need to do a complete treatment in all the places bed bugs can hide and enough product to complete roughly 4 repeat applications. Since every home and infestation is different you will want to do diligent and meticulous treatments with the products every 7-14 days until you can go 30 days in a row with no signs of live bed bugs and no new bites on the occupants of the home. If you have any questions regarding info you see in our guide or the products within the kits please let us know and we would be more than happy to assist you.
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Yes, Tempo SC Ultra can be applied at a rate of 8 ml of Tempo per 1000 square feet for chiggers. The amount of water depends on how much you need to apply the 8 ml over the area. It can be mixed with a few gallons of water, or 10 gallons of water, just as long as the 8 ml is applied over the 1000 square feet. Treatments for chiggers should begin in April/May and could need to continue through the summer as new chiggers move into the area. Treating the entire lawn is of little benefit because chiggers avoid direct sunlight and normally will not infest areas that are mowed or otherwise well maintained. Focus treatment on the unkept areas of the lawn and lawn edge. You can also use Tempo SC Ultra as a barrier treatment around the outside of your home and in your crawl space to stop pests from moving indoors.
The mixing ratio of Tempo SC Ultra is 8-16 ml per gallon of water. When treating for spiders, be sure to treat the areas that they are going to come in contact with. Indoors, the residual is approximately 90 days. Outdoors, the residual is approximately 30 days. Be sure to keep pets and/or childen out of the area until the product has dried completely.
Yes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled to eliminate flies. Apply low-volume mist or spray to outside surfaces of buildings, porches, patios, garages, fences, and other areas where flies rest. The mixing rate is 8-16 ml per gallon of water. Please refer to our Fly Treatment Guide for more tips and necessary steps to managing flying insects.