|Active Ingredient:||Cyfluthrin 1%|
|Target pests:||wasps, hornets, bees, carpenter bees, ants and roaches and many other pests|
|Yield:||Tempo 1% Dust has an application rate of 0.5 to 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, SC, CT|
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
Please follow product label instructions to insure proper application for particular insect pest infestations.
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20 of 25 people found this review helpful:
Tempo Dust Works Great
By Matt on September 18, 2009
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!
12 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Tempo 1% Dust Did It!
By Jon on August 21, 2009
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.
10 of 12 people found this review helpful:
The ONLY thing that worked.
By Jeremy on September 23, 2010
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!
8 of 10 people found this review helpful:
By Dennis on September 19, 2010
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.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful:
By Brad on August 12, 2010
If you have found the nest, this is the product to use. Within minutes of use, the ants were crawling (stumbling) from the nest and dying. I noticed immediately that ants which were once exploring areas in the house were no longer present. Product is very strong, one may want to use a respirator and goggles.
IT REALLY WORKS!
By Ken on May 25, 2013
This dust is amazing! We live in the woods/densly forrested area and have had a CONSTANT fight with wasps, bees and hornets making their home under the eaves of our home. We would have to fight to just get in the door without a wasp or two following. We used the dust all along the eaves. We've seen the pests fly back to their beloved eaves only to turn and fly away! It's a miracle dust. We are the perrrfect examples to try this stuff on. We rid ourselves of all the sprays and yellow hanging plastic bee/wasp containers, which did no good; except for the ones we caught. This dust is the best!
By Roy on May 16, 2013
Tempo 1% Dust is damn good product, although it doesn't provide a quick knock down it still works great.
I love this Tempo dust!
By Sean on April 13, 2013
This is my second year to use this product and it provides results and more importantly, peace of mind. I apply this product....no wasps...no worries. Thanks...again!
Great for Mason Wasp and Yellow Jackets
By Josh on March 20, 2013
I had a large amount of Red and Black Mason Wasp and Yellow Jackets building nests in my exterior wall through my wood siding. I used this Tempo dust in every hole or crack I could find and within a day I saw dead Wasps everywhere. This is highly effective stuff. It's been several days and I haven't seen any live Wasps or Yellow Jackets around. Now, I just need to calk the holes in the siding shut to prevent them from ever moving back in. I also used this to stop ants from entering through a small crack near my door. Stopped those little guys too. I highly recommend this product if you have a problem with pests entering through a hole or crack. One will get the powder on them and then carry it back to the nest and get the rest. I would suggest getting a bulb duster to apply this. I just used the bottle end and it can make a mess.
By Craig on February 28, 2013
My wife told me there was a hornetís nest in the shed by her garden. While I was looking to see where they were my wife decided to show me where by throwing a rock at the shed near me. She was right it was a big hornetís nest and they found me before I found them. I got my hand on some of this and when my wife wasn't around to help I let 'em have it. The hornets were dead the next day. Lots sooner than it took me to recover. Great stuff.
bees in block wall
By Steve on October 26, 2012
Great stuff ....3 puffs about half gram each and no more bees ....must have used 10 cans of all the sprays ....what a great product
By Ronald on October 3, 2012
tempo 1% dust does a very good job in conjuction with wasp spray.
Massive Hornets nest vs Tempo 1%
By Ed on September 28, 2012
Discovered a massive hornets nest in a porch attic, they were chewing through the wood ceiling and getting into a screened in porch. I orderd Tempo 1% since it was the only thing that would possibly work after lots of research. I drilled a hole in the ceiling inserted the end of the dust applicator (was scary) pumped the thing a few times, then put duct tape over the hole. I did this at night, nothing seemed to happen. After about 30 min we noticed the whole outside of the house was covered and seemed to be atttacked by the hornets, (like a scary movie "BIRDS") was very scary, there were constant thumps on all the windows from the hornets ramming into them. We turned off the lights in the house, turned on some outside flood lights, after about a hour the activity stopped. The next day thousands of hornets were found on the ground and stuck in spyder webs dead, there was still a little activity around the nest opening, so again I re applied Tempo 1%, I heard buzzing in the attic when I applied this. The next day there was still some activity, but the second day the hornets were defeated, Yay! I haven't pulled apart the ceiling to remove the the nest but I estimate it to be a well over a thousand colony. I will always have Tempo 1% in my arsenal from now on-Good Stuff! MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL ACCESS INTO YOUR HOME WHEN USING THIS STUFF AND TURN OFF UNNESSARY LIGHTS!
By Deborah on September 24, 2012
Two applications did it! Puffed it in the entrance at night three days apart....didn't take much either and I had a huge, huge amount of yellow jackets. Highly recommended product. By the way, the company got the stuff here super fast!! I am impressed all the way around. Thanks!
By John on September 19, 2012
All it took was a few puffs underneath the siding, and the yellow jackets were gone within a week. They stopped being a threat the next day.
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April 11, 2010 Amy asked:
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.
May 10, 2011 Bonnie asked:
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.
July 17, 2011 Doris asked:
QWill Tempo Dust work on Cicada Killer Wasp?
I have Cicada Killers in my backyard and I need to get rid of them - will this work? What is best - using in tandem with Cynoff WP or alone? This is year number three battling these wasp and I can no longer enjoy my backyard because of them. HELP!
ATempo Dust is great for Cicada Killers or any other flying insect. In the evening when they are in their burrow you can treat each individual burrow with 2 quick puffs of Tempo Dust using a hand duster. For overall prevention you can apply Cynoff WP over landscaped areas where they like to nest to deter future burrows from being made.
October 4, 2009 Douglas asked:
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.
February 8, 2011 Sue asked:
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.
February 5, 2013
Lisa from Camarillo, Ca asked:
QCan Tempo Dust be used on Citrus?
Can I use this on Citrus for psyllid control? Should I harvest fruit first? How long will this persist on the plant?
ATempo dust is not labeled for use on edible vegetation and has not been tested for this type of use.
September 2, 2012
Jeff from Overland ,missouri asked:
Qwill tempo 1% dust help in the elimination of brown recluse spiders
ATempo dust will help in the elimination of spiders, including brown recluse spiders when used as recommended on the product label.
July 11, 2012
Todd from Claremore,ok asked:
QTempo vs Delta Dust for brown recluse
Will the tempo or delta dust be more efective agaist the brown recluse? Thanks
ABoth dusts would work very well for spiders. Delta dust does have an advantage if you need to treat in damp or moist areas though as it is waterproof and will work even if wet. You should note that dusts do not offer a quick knockdown.
June 26, 2012
Josh from Co asked:
QIs this safe to use in a yard that has pets and kids?
ATempo 1% Dust is safe to use in places where pets and children will be as long as you follow the product label and only apply the dust in allowed places.
April 10, 2012
Mary from Ozark, Mo asked:
QIs Tempo 1% safe to use around cats?
AAs long as you follow the Tempo 1% product label and only apply the product in cracks, crevices and voids it should be safe to use in a house with cats.
December 3, 2011
Charles from New Holstein, Wi asked:
QWhich product is better for getting rid of Yellow Jacket Wasps, Delta Dust or Tempo 1% Dust?
I have Yellow Jackets under my cedar siding of my home. I also had to kill a couple inside my house.
A 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. 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.
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. 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.
October 8, 2011
Buzz from Erlanger, Ky asked:
QHow can I get rid of cicada killer bees?
ATempo dust would be a good choice to help control the cicada killers. Tempo dust offers a pretty fast knockdown though you should note that it does not offer an instant knockdown. You may want to consider using a instant knockdown spray such as Eco PCO Jet-X. Eco PCO Jet-X provides instant knockdown and kill of stinging insects. The Jet Spray can be sprayed up to 15 ft. Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps.
September 9, 2011
Mary from Phoenix, Az asked:
QIs Tempo dust good for puffing into wall voids for bed bugs? Also how does it kill? Do bugs ingest it?
I've done two complete treatments Suspend SC with Gentrol everywhere and Phantom aerosol between carpet and the baseboard. Thought it wouldn't hurt to drill holes in wallboard and puff into voids, too before doing another complete spray.
ATempo dust is a great product for bed bug control and your plan of action would be advised because dust can last up to a year inside wall voids. The Bed Bugs do not ingest the dust. If you were to look at a dust product under a microscope, it would look like shards of glass. When an insect, including bed bugs, walks over dust, the jagged edges cut the insects exoskeleton which results in the insect dehydrating and dying. The exoskeleton of an insect holds in moisture and if compromised, the insect will die very quickly.
July 26, 2011 Jill asked:
QWill Tempo Dust work on trees for yellow jackets?
I have a couple of crape myrtle trees outside my door but one of them has at least 25-50 yellow jackets on it/flying around it all day. I live on an acre wooded lot, thus not knowing where the nests are. Would the dust be effective or should I try something else?
AThe dust will not harm the trees, but the yellow jackets will only be affected if they land on the dust that is applied on the tree. Dust is typically meant to be applied in cracks and crevices and openings to the nest of the bees/yellow jackets/wasps. When applied to a tree it will be exposed to the weather and can be washed away by rain or blown away by wind. If yellow jackets is your main issue and you do not know where the nest is, we recommend our yellow jacket baiting system. The yellow jackets will take a bait that you provide mixed with the insecticide, Onslaught in the kit, and take it back to the nest wherever it may be and spread the product around killing the nest.
July 24, 2011 Tony asked:
QIs Tempo Dust 1% a good product against Cicada Killers?
I get holes in my lawn. These CK's dig in leaving a thumb width trail of dirt (soil) outside the hole. I have a contract with a insect pest control outfit, the "technician" shows up once a week to squirt powder in the holes. By the time he comes back, I have 15 to 30 more holes to deal with. I need an insecticide that I can use on a daily bases to control and rid these annoying flying two and a half inch "Killer Cicadas" around me, and they are destroying the appearance of my lawn. This is the second year in a row I'm having this problem. Will this Tempo Dust 1% help me rid these Cicada Killers.
A Tempo dust would be a good choice to help control the cicada killers. Tempo dust offers a pretty fast knockdown though you should note that it does not offer an instant knockdown. You may want to consider using a instant knockdown spray such as Eco PCO Jet-X. Eco PCO Jet-X provides instant knockdown and kill of stinging insects. The Jet Spray can be sprayed up to 15 ft. Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps.
Tempo dust would be a good choice to help control the cicada killers. Tempo dust offers a pretty fast knockdown though you should note that it does not offer an instant knockdown. You may want to consider using a instant knockdown spray such as Eco PCO Jet-X. Eco PCO Jet-X provides instant knockdown and kill of stinging insects. The Jet Spray can be sprayed up to 15 ft. Cicada Killer wasps thrive in disturbed environments, such as landscaped yards and places where bare soil is exposed. You can discourage the wasps from nesting in your yard by cutting your grass on the highest setting and by adding a thick layer of mulch to flower beds during the Cicada Killer Wasp season. These wasps do not like over saturated lawns either, so over watering during their season will help prevent them. Unfortunately there is no fool proof way to prevent cicada killer wasps.