Temprid SC Insecticide has a shelf life of 3-5 years if stored in a cool dry place. Most chemicals do not provide expiration dates. Instead, they provide the date of manufacturing on their bottles.
After treating a home with Temprid SC you will want to wait until the product has had time to completely dry, or at least 1-2 hours. Once dry you can return to your home and resume normal activity safely.
Temprid SC is not labeled to kill bedbug eggs. Most products cannot penetrate the exterior of the egg and are not effective at killing bedbug eggs. We do Bedlam and Sterifab, which are labeled to kill all stages of bedbugs including eggs. You should note that even products that are labeled to kill bedbug eggs are not able to kill 100% of the eggs and you will still be required to do follow up treatments every 7 – 10 days until no further evidence (bites, blood stains, cast skins, fecal deposits) of bedbugs is noticed.
Temprid SC Insecticide is a concentrated procuct that you mix with water and apply with a pump sprayer following the rates listed on the product label. We have a great video that shows where to spray for perimeter and interior spraying. Please click here to see the video. Steaming is commonly used as a first defense for insect pests since it will kill any life stages on contact. It is best to perform this treatment before applying insecticides so that the steam does not reduce the residual of your insecticide.
It is recommended that you keep pets out of the area when Temprid SC is wet. Once it is dry, it is rainfast and does not reactivate when it gets wet. If the product did not have time to dry before it rained, the effectiveness will decrease.
With regards to the animals, we would recommend contacting your vet and/or poison control if they are displaying unusual symptoms.
Temprid SC Insecticide is a suspension concentrate formulation of two insecticide active ingredients, imidacloprid and beta-cyfluthrin. These two active ingredients affect targets pests differently, offering complete and unique control for the toughest pests, even when resistance is a concern. Imidacloprid is a patented neonicotinoid manufactured by Bayer Cropscience. Neonicotinoids refer to the class neuro-active insecticides that are modeled after nicotine. Imidacloprid works by disrupting inhibiting stimuli transmission within the nervous system of a given insect when that insect either ingests or absorbs the poison into its body. More specifically, imidacloprid blocks a certain type of neuronal pathways which are much more prevalent in insects than mammals. That is why the chemical is much more toxic to insects than humans or animals. Because of its slower kill time, imidacloprid is used when a transfer effect is desired for treatment of social insects such as ants and cockroaches.
Beta-cyfluthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that attacks the central nervous system of target pests. Made to mimic the effects on insects of naturally occurring pyrethrum, man-made beta-cyfluthrin has the advantage of remaining effective far longer than pyrethrins. In Temprid SC, beta-cyfluthrin provides a quick knockdown for immediate control, while the imidacloprid provides long-lasting results and far-reaching control through a transfer effect.
Temprid SC Insecticide does have two powerful active ingredients that work very well on the dozens of pests list on the product label. Residual insecticides, however, should not be the sole treatment for flying insects since it often difficult to apply the insecticide in areas where the flies will come into contact with it. We do have excellent Pest Guides on several different types of flies, and we would be happy to offer additional advice with information about what specific kind of fly you are treating and in what area (inside, outside, residential, commercial, etc.).
While, Temprid SC is the best liquid insecticide to use for treating bedbugs, it will not treat an infestation alone. Please take a look at our Bed Bug Kit #2 or Bed Bug Kit #3 . These kits contain all the necessary products to fully treat and eradicate a bedbug infestation.
Temprid SC or Fenvastar EcoCap is mixed in a 1 gallon sprayer and applied around the perimeter of the room(s) along baseboards, floorboards, headboards and walls.
Cimexa Dust is applied to wall voids, inside box spring, crack and crevices where bedbugs can't go (behidn picture frames, under furniture, cracks of dresser drawers, join cracks and hollow tubing of bed frames, etc) - Only need a fine coating, do not over dust. Using 2oz of dust per 100sq ft, 1/4oz of dust to each wall void. How to Apply Dust Article here
Bedlam - Spot Treatments on mattresses, upholstered furniture, drawers, bed frames, carpeted areas, and curtains. Provides contact kill and leaves 2 week residual.
Steri-Fab - Alcohol based contact kill that does not leave any residual after it is dry making it safe for comforters, mattresses, sheets, cushions, dog beds etc.
Bellow Hand Duster - used to apply dust to crack & crevice, under baseboars, box springs. Fill 1/2 way with dust, not to the top b/c it needs air to pump the dust out.
Temprid SC is labeled for fleas outdoors. Generally, we recommend that you use the higher rate of Temprid SC for your first application to help knock the fleas down. We would also recommend using an IGR, such as Archer IGR, to stop the lifecycle of the fleas. These products can be used inside of a hose end sprayer. Be sure to check the settings on your hose end sprayer for the correct dosage you are using.
Temprid SC Insecticide can be used on ornamental plants for listed insects. Temprid SC is not safe to use on any edible plants such as vegetables, fruit trees, or herbs.
Temprid SC Insecticide can be tank mixed with Gentrol IGR. You will mix 8ml of Temprid SC and 1 fl oz of Gentrol IGR per gallon of water. Temprid SC can be applied once a week and Gentrol can be applied once every two weeks. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Bedbugs for a successful eradication program.
If you are using a 1 Liter capacity sprayer, then you would need 2 mL of the Temprid SC Insecticide.