Tempo 1% Dust


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Tempo 1% Dust

Tempo Dust formulation contains one of the most effective compounds available for quick knockdown and long-term residual control of bees, wasps, hornets, ants and cockroaches, among numerous other pests. Tempo Dust is the dust we recommend for any type of bee, wasp or hornet control that requires the use of an insecticide dust.

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Tempo Dust formulation contains one of the most effective compounds available for quick knockdown and long-term residual control of bees, wasps, hornets, ants and cockroaches, among numerous other pests. Tempo Dust is the dust we recommend for any type of bee, wasp or hornet control that requires the use of an insecticide dust.

Tempo 1% Dust is a ready-to-use pyrethroid dust that can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications. It can be applied using a hand duster or power duster directly into voids and cracks and crevices, in and around structures. Tempo 1% Dust has excellent penetration into wall voids, ensuring equal coverage, and is odorless and non-staining.

Tempo 1% Dust makes pest harborages uninhabitable, and is an ideal solution for penetrating cracks, crevices, and other hard to reach areas. Tempo 1% Dust is an "all around" dust that provides a long residual against a variety of perimeter pests, especially stinging insects like bees and wasps. Use a hand duster to make application easy in those hard to reach areas like cracks, crevices, base boards or wall voids.

Tempo 1% Benefits:

  • Can be used both indoors and outdoors
  • Effectively controls stinging insects, particularly bees and wasps when used as directed
  • Provides a long residual and can remain active up to a year if left undisturbed

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  • 79 of 87 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Tempo Dust Works Great
    By Matt in McSherrystown, PA on 09/18/2009
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    I also had yellow jackets up in my soffits. The local Pro service wanted $140 to get rid of them. I found this awesome website and ordered the Tempo 1% dust and the $14.95 bellow hand duster. I dressed up like a space alien for protection and gave them a few good shots of dust late last evening. I was a little worried at first because it did not kill them instantly on contact like a jet spray. They were swarming around the opening (and me) pretty well even after I dusted them. But today after work I looked and they are all gone! Plenty of dead ones on the ground and none flying around anywhere. I saved around $100, I now own the hand duster, and I have plenty of the Tempo dust left over. Glad I found this place!

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  • 63 of 65 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  The ONLY thing that worked.
    By Jeremy in Washington State on 09/23/2010
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    I saw this product online with these great reviews. I had to try it as it was my last hope. I had a huge yellow jacket problem. At first I tried to let them coexist. I then tried to control them by eliminating the nests as I spotted them with OTC sprays. I hung a OTC trap in an effort to control them. This year, they got especially aggressive and stung myself and my father in law. Their stings were very very painful. I now know why they are called the devil's insect. The final straw was them building a nest under my shed. This was a nest I could not physically get too. I knew it was getting bigger and bigger as more and more activity continued around an opening. In a matter of weeks I would see constant swarming yellow jackets going under the shed floor through a crack. I tried dousing with spray and spraying into the crack. This just made a few die and get the rest extremely angry. I tried sealing it with bricks and preventing entry. They still found a way through the tiniest of cracks and actually moved gravel. They were VERY motivated. I ordered the dust and crossed my fingers. After the first dusting I wasn't sure if it did anything. I waited 2 days and still saw activity. On the 3rd day, I waited until nightfall and planned my second dusting. I pulled back a brick to examine the hole and sure enough there were probably about 50+ dead yellow jackets all on the ground. They were still getting in but dying on the way in/out. I applied more dust. This time getting all of the perimeter of the shed. Next day, no yellow jacket activity. They got the hint. I even spotted a dead yellow jacket about 25-30 feet away from the opening! The devil's insect terrorized me for a good 3 months and kept me from even going into my shed. Thank you so much it is such a relief to finally be able to enjoy my own yard. Use Tips for Yellow Jackets: Apply at nightfall. I can't stress this enough. You are less likely to be stung at this time. Activity is way less. Still be VERY careful. Even at night, one of the worker friends didn't appreciate the forceful dusting and popped his lovely head out to say hello and chase me. Buy a duster. Only way to make it work. I used the cheapest bulb duster I could find here. It dispersed it pretty dang far. A little goes a long way and I probably went overkill a bit with 2 dustings. I wanted to be sure though as I can't see the nest and wanted to cover the perimeter for permanent treatment. Even then I didn't even use much compared to what they send you. Don't count on it killing on contact like the spray. Remember this is a permanent fix. Not just a "spray them they are dead." The sprays are good for visible nests. Spray and knockdown. If you are dusting and they come out to say hello, you should make a hasty exit and try back another time. Service here was great. If I ever need anymore, I will always by from domyownpestcontrol.com!

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  • 40 of 42 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  UNBELIEVABLE!
    By Dennis in Saginaw, MI on 09/19/2010
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    I had (key word is HAD) a yellowjacket problem under the aluminum siding of my house. I could see where they were entering, but couldn't get to the nest, so I drilled a hole through the siding into the space just under the window and tried using a straw to inject liquid and foam insecticides. It proved ineffective, so I mixed up a batch of seven (the hardware store assured me it would kill the bees), stuck my sprayer wand into the hole and drenched it with about a half gallon of the mix. I'm sure I must have killed a few of them (perhaps they drowned), but I was unimpressed and still had a bee problem. Then I found this website and what they said made sense to me. I bought Tempo 1% dust and a duster and went after the wasps. I dusted the openings and dusted in the hole I had drilled in the siding. It took a day or two for the yellowjackets to track the dust back into their nest, but it did an excellent job of eradication! There was a marked reduction in wasp activity within 24 hours and a complete kill in 48. Best product I have ever used. Make sure to use a breathing mask and gloves as the dust is so fine you will undoubtably breath in some of it and it's a bit rough on the lungs. I had a 10 minute coughing fit after using it, but I'll be smarter next time. After all it really is harder on the bees than on me! LOL! I only used a few ounces of the dust so there is alot left over for future needs. Thanks guys, I appreciate you site and products.

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  • 30 of 34 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Tempo 1% Dust Did It!
    By Jon in Elgin, IL on 08/21/2009
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    I just wanted to let you all know how well the Tempo Dust got rid of the hornet and yellow jacket problem in my soffits. I had tried so many things to get rid of them – OTC jet sprays, Delta Dust, foggers, and even paint thinner! The problem was I did not know exactly where the nest was in my soffit. I just puffed Tempo Dust around all the crevices to my soffits where they were getting in last night and now there is no insect activity this morning! Thanks again for your products and prompt delivery.

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  • 18 of 19 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Best Product for Cockroaches and BED BUGS
    By Jesus in Canoga Park, CA on 06/18/2014
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    This product has saved my life from bedbugs. When the product arrive, I couldn't wait to use it. I ordered this product and the bellow duster. Before using it on bedbugs, I went on using it on cockroaches in my kitchen. I live in a apartment where the manager doesn't really do much. She has only fumigated the kitchen for cockroaches maybe 3 times in my 20 years of living. The exterminator didn't do a good job. Cockroaches aren't my big concern since they aren't the ones biting me at night but once I puffed around the kitchen, cockroaches started to appear out of their hiding areas. This product is amazing! I puffed under the stove, under the refrigerator, under the cabinets and in the crevices where I would see them flee. The cockroaches kept coming out and coming out. They would climb up the ceiling and then fall right straight down on the floor. It has gotten rid of a lot of cockroaches. And the plus side to this product is that it stays active up to a year. I do recommend buying IGR since cockroaches make eggs and this can't kill the eggs. Once I started seeing the cockroaches crawling up to the ceiling and then dying, I didn't want to be near the kitchen. So I started my bed bug extermination. I began my room. I puffed in the crevices of the wall. I opened up the outlets and puffed in the walls too. I put the pipe of the duster between the wall and the carpet. I puffed the whole room against the carpet and the baseboard in order to get any bedbugs underneath the carpet or in the baseboard. I did the same thing to the rest of the apartment. Later on in the evening, I found a bedbug crawling up the wall with some white dust on it. It was wobbling. I have left the dust around for 2 months now and I have been able to sleep. Haven't seen any bedbugs or bedbug feces. I gave this thing a week to say if it worked or not because having bedbugs has been traumatizing. I even bought tempo sc ultra and IGR just incase it didn't work. IT WORKS!!!! Thank GOD!! I have been living with them for 2 years and now I thank GOD and Domyownpestcontrol for this product!!!. I'm planning on using this product for a year since the building is having bedbug problems. Forgot to mention that before using this product, the building sent an exterminator a total of 8 times in 2 years. I noticed that the exterminator was just not doing his job, he cared more about making a bigger profit than having the customer happy. That's when I decided to do research on doing my own extermination and I found this website.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  German Was Go Poof!
    By Pam in Nashville, TN on 09/22/2017

    Had tried everything on German Wasps in soffits. Found Tempo and within 2 hours they were gone! Fast shipping and good product!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works as advertised!
    By Al in Cleveland, OH on 09/09/2017

    Tried this after being held hostage by a yellowjacket nest under the kitchen doorsill. Used the hand bellows thingy to blow dust in on Thursday night and by Saturday morning no signs of life. Very satisfied with products. GREAT customer service too. When my order arrived it had the wrong insecticide. I called customer service, got through in a couple minutes, and the rep couldn't have been more helpful. She issued me an RMA for the incorrect product so I could ship it back prepaid, and sent the correct item 2nd day air. Hope to not need any more of these products, but I sure can recommend the company!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  great anti-bee and wasp product
    By Rob in Plainfield, il on 09/01/2017

    This stuff really works. It's a dust that gets into the cracks and crevices where wasps love to hide. After a couple of days...all gone! Make sure you buy the bulb duster for easy application.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  This stuff is great
    By Gregg in No. IL. on 08/27/2017

    I tried the brand name hornet spray and it works on contact but, won't kill all the hornets in the ground. I just puffed the powder around the opening and in 1 day they were all dead. Be careful, very lite, wind will blow it around before it hits the ground.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Great Stuff
    By Norm in Madison on 08/27/2017

    Rather than pay the $200 + exterminator bill to rid a yellow jacket nest in the bottom hollow of a standing flower box like I did last year, thought I'd try this stuff with a bellows duster also purchased at this site. Waited until it was dark, put the nozzle in the entrance crack the jackets were using, squeezed the bellows can two times quickly and ran. Checked back about an hour and a half later, no activity, no dead ones near the entrance. Next morning, the same....nothing. The nest had been completely annihilated. More than two weeks later and I still have a hard time believing that it was so easy. Saved nearly $200 over the exterminator!

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Eliminated our yellow jacket nest
    By Duane in IN on 08/22/2017

    A very simple task to eliminate a dangerous situation with yellow jackets. Applied as directed, it helped get rid of the nest in one application.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Best ever
    By Sally in Greenville SC on 08/22/2017

    I had bees take up living in my siding and used this once and they were gone. Easy to use

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  • 4 of 5 stars  Stuff works
    By R in Stamps arkansas on 07/27/2017

    My mom's house is old and it has aluminum siding.Through the years I have used cases of wasp spray to deter red wasp but I couldn't reach the nest in the siding.They would be back in the same place every time I visited.Used this stuff to try something different with the larger squeeze bulb.you could see a small dust cloud coming out 3 or 4 feet from the area that was being injected with the bulb and hear upset wasp in the siding.Visited there weeks later and they were gone.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Fast acting
    By Jc in Richmond Virginia on 07/19/2017

    Dusted for a European Hornet problem in a crawl space. Within two hours, activity was none existent. Highly recommend.

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  • 5 of 5 stars  Works as directed
    By John in Austin, TX on 07/18/2017

    kills wasps hiding in various openings of homes. It doesn't take much and the wasps are gone the next day. Meaning, I don't see them anymore. What sure makes the process easier though is buying a puffer housing that attaches to the end of an extension pole so you could get to higher places MUCH easier and faster. What I found though is that it will keep the wasps away for just over a month and then they eventually come back. So you either puff again or close the openings of where they nest. Note: puffing at night sure makes the job safer, if you can puff at night.

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04/11/2010 Amy

QIs this the best insecticide dust to use on our bee wasp hornet or yellow jacket problem?
We have a bee/wasp/hornet/yellow jacket problem. In other words, we are not sure about the critters, We believe they are wasps. Some of the hives appear to be in the ground, and others in the usual areas. Will this product work on all of the above, in case we are wrong about our assumption? Also, will it work for the hives that are underground?

AYes, this is our most popular dust for bees in general.  Wether they are in the ground or in your home going under a roof shingle, or a paper nest out in the open, one to two quick puffs from this dust will knock them out.  You should get a hand duster to apply the product.  Also, it is best to apply the dust late at night or very early morning when the bees are less active.  Night usually works best. 

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07/31/2013 Steven from Holt, Mi

QHow can I kill wasps that are nesting behind soffits or shutters?
I've seen several wasps going behind the ribbed gaps between the aluminum soffit and the facia. I've also seen several going behind decorative window shutters. It appears that we have a fair amount of wasp actvity in our area. I'd also like to know how to prevent them from nesting in the furnace inlet/exhaust pvc pipes or the chimney flue. Thanks for your help!

AWe recommned that you use a hand duster and apply a dust such as Tempo dust to the holes where the wasps are going in and out. The dust will help eliminate the wasps in the nest and any other wasps returning to the nest. Tempo dust will stay effective for several months as long as it is dry. We are not aware of a product that would eliminate the wasp pheromone to help stop wasps from returning to a particular area.  After dusting in the void where the wasps have a built a nest you can try spraying the siding with a product such as Talstar P. You can spray once a month and any wasp that lands on treated areas will be eliminated within about 24 hours which should stop new wasps from being able to build a nest.

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02/08/2011 Sue

QHow long does Tempo 1% dust stay active inside a closed wall?

ATempo 1% dust can remain active up to a year if left undisturbed in a wall void.

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10/04/2009 Douglas

QHow do I use Tempo Dust to get rid of a bee or wasp nest?
Is the Tempo 1% Dust effective if the nest cannot be found and it is assumed the bees are either in the wall or ceiling? If dusted in the openings, will the bees take the dust into the nest to kill all off?

AYes, the Tempo 1% Dust is our best selling product to eradicate bees.  If you know where the opening is where the bees are going in and out, and you dust that opening, the bees will get the dust on the hair on their legs and carry it back to the nesting area.  Usually this will eradicate a bee colony within 24 - 48 hours depending on the size.  It is best to treat the opening late at night or very early morning when they are all inside and less active.

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05/10/2011 Bonnie

QI know you do not recommend killing honey bees but they are under our trim and coming in the house.
What do you recommend? Thank you for your time.

AThe first thing you can do is contact your local cooperative extension office and ask for the phone number for your local honey bee farmer. Many bee farmers will come remove honey bees free of charge because of the recent decline in the honey bee population. If this is not an option for you, you can use a hand duster to apply a dust product such as Tempo Dust into and around the area where the bees seem to be gaining access to your home. Over a period of a couple of days to a week (timeline will depend on how many bees are contacting the treated area) this will kill off the colony that has taken up residence in your home. Any insecticide applications should be done very early in the morning or very late in the evening when the bees are less active. After the bees have been eliminated it is important to remove the bee hive from the void where the bees were nesting. Failure to remove the hive can lead to mold issues and secondary infestation from hive beetles and other insects. If the bee hive is in an area that is not easily accessible you may want to consider hiring a professional pest control operator.

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11/29/2016 My

QWhat should I do if I think I may have accidentally gotten Tempo 1% Dust in my mouth?
My exterminator came. He placed a bottle of Tempo dust on my counter near my makeup products. When I later used a makeup pad I noticed a sweet taste on my lips. And I washed it off. I couldn't think of what the taste could have been until I remembered this bottle. Could it be that ? And what should I be concerned about?


It would be unlikely there was Tempo Dust on your personal items unless whomever was using the product in the area was extremely careless. You can view any safety precautions and first aid measures on the product SDS label.

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10/26/2016 Star from Oh

QWill Tempo 1% dust kill or keep out wolf spiders?
also do you have anything to help with mice i dont think this dust helps with them does it?


Tempo 1% Dust†is labeled for spiders. When treating for spiders please keep in mind that spiders need to come in contact with a product in order for it to work. They pick up the product on the pads of their legs, and a good bit of the time will avoid area where a product had been applied. If that is the case, we recommend you make sure that all the webbing is cleaned out so that they have no habitat in the area, and that you get rid of their food source which is other pest that are in the area as well. These are the two most important things you can do when treating for spiders.†

As for you for your questions regarding mice, we have several different products that can help with that isse. Please vist our page on Rodent Control to see what is available, and should you have any further questions about anything please let us know.

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10/20/2016 Paul from Tigard, Oregon

QWill Tempo 1% Dust work if it is raining or if the ground entrance is wet?


No Tempo 1% Dust would not work if it got wet.†You would need to re-apply if it came in contact with any water source.†

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10/08/2016 E from Everett, Washington

QWill Tempo 1% Dust work on springtails?


No, Tempo 1% Dust is not labeled for springtails. Please refer to our How To Get Rid of Springtails guide for further information and product recommendations. †

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08/13/2016 Sue from Damascus, Md

QHow do you know when it's safe to plug a wall void after using Tempo 1% dust for yellow jackets?
I applied Tempo dust with a bulb duster to the exterior of my home where they were entering though a void in the siding. The next day I found 2 yellow jackets in my home that presumably entered through former curtain rod holes. 1 dead, the other dying. So, I applied Tempo dust inside my home to the only holes I could find which were old curtain rod anchor holes. I never heard any activity in the wall. If I don't see any more entering the exterior of my home, can I safely plug both sets of holes? I fear them just continuing to live in the walls. How do I know the gueen is dead? I have not found any dead yellow jackets on the exterior of my home. Where are they? Do I need to find and remove the nest?


When treating for yellow jackets and using Tempo 1% Dust, †the yellow jacket colony will remain active for only one summer, after which the queens will move away to start up new colonies. The remaining yellow jackets will die at the end of the season, and the nest will not get reused. So during the meantime while they are active the Tempo 1% Dust that you have applied should kill the ones that are in the void that you have placed it in. That does not necessarily mean that there is a nest in that particular void. The nest could be elsewhere, and they could be foraging for food or these could just be the remaining yellow jackets that are left behind after the queens have left already.†

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08/13/2016 Sue from Damascus, Md

QShould I use the bulb or hand duster for a void for Yellow Jackets?
I have a yellow jacket nest in my walls coming through a void by my gas pipe. I purchased the yellow jacket kit that suggested the use of the bulb, but upon reading reviews, I'm wondering if I should have purchased the hand duster instead. What's the pro and cons of each?


Basically, the biggest con to the Bulb duster is that you would be closer to the nest and stinging insects, than if you used a hand duster like the Long Shot Puffer duster. The dust works great when applied by either. Be sure to apply in the cooler times of the day when the Yellow Jackets are less active. †

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08/08/2016 Bruce from Erie, Pa

QIs Tempo Dust safe for plants like evergreen shrubs if you have to eliminate a colony of wasps in a shrub?


Tempo 1% Dust† will work great for wasp and will not harm Evergreen Shrubs.

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08/05/2016 Chuck from New Waterford, Oh

QWhat is the best way to get rid of wasps under siding?
Wasps are nesting under the vinyl siding of my home, where the foundation meets. I've tried sprays but find I must invert the can to reach the nest. When I invert the can and spray, all I get is the aerosol, no poison. I've tried pumping diatomaceous earth into the area, but I'm not getting to the nest and the powder is obviously missing at least some of the wasps. I need an effective poison with a delivery system I can use close up and spraying upward under the siding at about 3-4 inches off the ground.


Our most popular dust† for bees/wasp is Tempo Dust.† You will need a hand duster to apply it with.† It usually works within 24 to 48 hours, and will provide a better transfer effect that diatomaceous earth.†You want to go up to the opening where they are flying in and out of at dusk or at night when they are not active and puff twice directly into the hole.† Then pull the duster out and puff directly at the hole to cover the opening from about 5 inches away.† This is the most efficient and fastest way to eliminate a bee/yellow jacket/wasp nest.†

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07/28/2016 Cherie from Bellevue

QHow do I exterminate a hornets nest from a rock retaining wall?


If you are seeing hornets coming in and out through cracks in the retaining wall, then a great product to use would be Tempo 1% Dust. You should apply the Tempo 1% Dust with a duster such as the B&G Bulb Duster 1150 and direct the dust into the cracks in the wall where you are seeing the insects enter and exit. You may also want to have Wasp Freeze on hand for quick knockdown of flying insects in the area.

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07/23/2016 Pats from Nj

QCan I use Tempo 1% Dust on a crack where yellow jackets are entering? Can I just dust there or do I need the puffer?
Yellow jackets in concrete steps and cannot see nest. Spray useless as they are probably far from crack


Yes, we would highly recommend to apply†Tempo 1% Dust†to that area where you think the nest is. The adults will carry the dust into the larvae.†We also recommend to use a duster like the Long Shot Puffer Duster.†

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