The active ingredient in TEMPO SC Ultra is beta-cyfluthrin, which is powerful against pests with no odor and less visible residue. TEMPO SC delivers the power of a powder formulation in a liquid, and allows for more even disbursement during application. Tempo SC Ultra effectively controls a broad spectrum of indoor, outdoor, and turf and ornamental pests.
TEMPO SC comes in three sizes:
32 mL: makes 2 gallons of finished solution and treats up to 2,000 sq. ft.
- Easy to use - mix with 2 gallons of water and spray
- 32 mL size is labeled for use in and around barns, horse stables and animal quarters - see label for details
- 32 mL is not labeled for use in and around residential areas
- 240 mL: makes up to 30 gallons of finished solution and treats up to 30,000 sq. ft.
- 900 mL: makes up to 112 gallons of finished solution and treats up to 112,000 sq. ft.
|Active Ingredient:||beta-Cyfluthrin 11.8%|
|Target pests:||indoor (crack and crevice) and outdoor pests, pantry pests. See label for detailed list.|
|Pet safe:||Yes, after product dries.|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||Can not be sold to NY, SC, AK, CT, VT|
Tempo SC Ultra effectively controls over 100 different types of indoor, outdoor, turf and ornamental insect pests. Tempo SC Ultra is a suspension concentrate that delivers the power of a powder formulation in a liquid. It's easy to use too-less messy to handle, needs less agitation and is more evenly dispersed during application than other products. Tempo SC Ultra has no odor, is non-staining, and has a long lasting residual of up to 3 months. Some microencapsulated formulas may seem less expensive than Tempo SC Ultra- until you actually use them. But Tempo SC Ultra has a higher insect mortality rate, so you don't waste time and money on retreating areas.
For indoor applications using a hand sprayer mix 8 ml-16 ml of Tempo concentrate into one (1) gallon of water and apply as a spot, crack, crevice, and perimeter spray wherever insect pests are found to nest, forage or harbor. (always completely read and follow product label)
For outdoor applications using a hand sprayer, mix 8 ml-16 ml of Tempo concentrate into one (1) gallon of water. Spray finished solution around perimeter of structure including door frames and window frames. For more complete instructions on outdoor applications for turf and ornamental insect pests please refer to the product label.
Tips for Use
* For maximum perimeter control of pests with Tempo Ultra SC, treat the soil, turf and substrate adjacent to buildings.
* Also treat the building foundation, walls, around doors, windows, and soffit areas.
* Because mulch and pine straw make control of perimeter pests more difficult, you should rake back before application with Tempo Ultra SC, wherever possible.
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44 of 46 people found this review helpful:
By Dwight on March 5, 2007
I use Tempo SC Ultra for general residential pest control. Have used for 4-5 years with terrific success. Great product!
26 of 28 people found this review helpful:
By Mary on August 5, 2010
I have used Tempo SC Ultra for 2 years now and I absolutely love it! It has no chemical odor, kills on contact and also has residual power. I hate spiders and spiders hate Tempo SC Ultra...That is my primary use for it but it takes care of all my insect problems. I live near a large lake and the insect population is high. I use it about once a month from March through November around the house foundation, in the garage and in the crawl space. I find lots of bugs - but they are DEAD ones! Mary Lou Gilbertsville, Ky
21 of 23 people found this review helpful:
Instant Results and Safe for Chickens!
By Jamie on October 19, 2010
We have chickens so we were trying to use whatever pet/environmentally friendly solutions we could to fight off the bugs. Some of these worked for a while but over time it got to the point where I couldn't even step onto the back patio without dodging roaches, crickets and all other assortment of pests. They were getting into our house through crevices and I just couldn't take it anymore! My dad recommended this stuff and we broke down and purchased it and sprayed the same day it arrived in the mail. We were careful to lock our chickens up before we did. In the morning we walked out onto our patio and found hundreds of dead roaches, crickets and spiders. It was really quite disgusting, but very effective. We cleaned them up before letting the chickens out so they wouldn't eat them. However after we let them out they still found several dead ones that we'd missed so we watched the chickens, fearing that they'd get sick but they never did. For the next several days we threw their eggs away until we felt like the pesticide had all passed. Now we're bug free and the chickens are fine. I highly recommend this product to anyone with bug problems, particularly if you have pets.
20 of 21 people found this review helpful:
Outstanding Product!!! NO MORE ROACHES!!!!
By Lou on February 24, 2011
Our house had a cockroach problem for about 4 years. Tried two different national name exterminator companies, paying approximately $350 a year. Roaches would be found dead after exterminator visit, but after about 2 months live roaches would come back and I didn't understand why. I heard about this product from a retired exterminator friend and he told me how to use it. I ended my exterminator contract and decided to do my own exterminating. I mix between 8-16 mls in a 1 gallon sprayer (can get sprayer at any garden center for about $15.00). I spray completely around the foundation of my house; approx 6-8 inches high and 6-8 inches out from the house. I also spray the cracks in the windows and doors and use a lower concentration in my house. I started using this in 2006 and have not seen a live roach in my house since!! I spray 2 times a year, usually June (when roaches come out) and January. I pay approx $45.00 per bottle and have only gone through 2 bottles in 5 years. That's $90.00 in 5 years versus $350 each year. You can't beat this product!!!!
16 of 18 people found this review helpful:
Tired of Carpenter Ants in Oklahoma
By Chris on May 19, 2010
I used different kinds of ant killer with no success. I tried Tempo SC Ultra one time and the ants are gone. I spent more money on insecticides that didn't work than 1 bottle of Tempo cost. This stuff is AWESOME !!!!!!!
LOVE this product
By Diane on May 9, 2013
I have been using Tempo SC Ultra on my ranch for at least six years. In my barns in my house and guest house. Great Product. Live in Florida and i'm terribly afraid of spiders. Using this product I rarely see one. I could'nt get along without Tempo. I spray every 3 months without fail. Love it, love it love it. Diane Brooksville, Fl
By Luther on May 5, 2013
Keeps those eight legged bastards from invading my home. I have used this product many times and I love it. With no spiders alive I am one happy guy.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Neil on April 22, 2013
It works plenty of them are dead.. happy customer.
By Matt on April 19, 2013
Easy to mix, works. Sprayed my house two weeks ago and have not seen a spider or any kind of bugs since.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Duane on March 26, 2013
I use this product at my home and rental properties . I spray every two months during the warm seasons , and once every three months during the cold seasons . This works on everything from roaches to bedbugs . This year i'll try it on stink bugs . If it doesn't work i'm sure they have something that will.
By J on March 26, 2013
I love this pesticide because I can spray the house and once it dries it won't hurt my cat. Also the fact that it doesn't have a strong odor is great.
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By Barbra on January 1, 2013
I was complaining about our Pest Control Service to a couple years ago and the recommended Tempo. WOW! what a difference no more occasional, spiders, flies, etc. The annual Termite inspector was under our house yesterday and ask did we vacuum under it because there were no spider webs at all. I just grinned and said no we use Tempo. He ask for you web information? Can you believe that? Now why did I write commission as the title review? I Sent my 91 yr old mother a bottle, have given your name to at least 10 people that I know have ordered the product. It is a wonderful insecticide and have and will continue to recommend it to family and friend and any one else that will listen to me rave about this product.
By Abbie on December 3, 2012
We had tried every product in the big box stores. We started having sugar ant problems along with our neighbors. We previously had no bug problems. Since using Tempo, we've had no ant problem at all. So happy this product works!!
Awesome product and company
By Ron on December 3, 2012
Great Product, Great customer service. I ordered this product and, the post office lost it. However, I contacted customer service and they immediately shipped another one out to me and it arrived two days later. I have had a terrible millipede, cricket and scorpion problem at this house but, not one insect has been in the house since spraying. Many dead ones outside though.
Tempo SC Ultra
By Bill on November 26, 2012
What a great product....the word needs to get out about how well it works.
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March 21, 2010
QIs Tempo SC Ultra safe to use around dogs and in the house?
ATempo SC Ultra is considered a general use insecticide and is labeled for outside and inside use. It is odorless, and very safe to use around children or pets. The general rule is that while spraying you keep children or pets in another room or outside to play. After about one hour it should be dry and it is perfectly safe to allow kids and/or pets back in the room. This product is only strong enough to kill tiny insects, and would have no effect on animals when used correctly.
August 8, 2009 Dennis asked:
QDoes Tempo Sc Ultra kill spiders?
AYes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled to kill spiders. Spiders are very difficult to control however and most residual insecticides like Tempo SC Ultra will kill any spider that it is physically sprayed on, but new spiders entering the area are very difficult for any insecticide to control. This is because spiders bodies are high off of the ground and they do not groom their legs like other insects do. How these products mainly control spiders is that they kill the spiders prey (other insects), and if there is no food around, then the spiders will either starve to death or move on.
July 28, 2010 John asked:
QWill Tempo SC Ultra kill grasshoppers, and does it have a residual effect?
AYes, Tempo SC will kill grasshoppers and it will leave a residual of about 4 weeks outdoors and about 3 months indoors. Be sure to read and follow the product label to be sure you are using the correct concentration in the areas you need to treat.
March 16, 2012
Brad from Florence, Az asked:
QDoes Tempo SC kill bed bugs and bed bug eggs?
ATempo SC is labeled to for bedbugs and will kill active bedbugs but it 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 carry a couple of products that are labeled to kill bedbug eggs. Bedlam and Sterifab 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.
April 7, 2010 Jj asked:
QCan Tempo SC Ultra be used on vegetation?
March 30, 2013
David from Ma. asked:
QIs Tempo SC Ultra affected by heavy rain?
AAs long as Tempo SC Ultra has about 4 hours to properly dry before the rain happens, it will hold up great in rain. Tempo SC Ultra will last for 60 to 90 days.
March 28, 2013
Izzy from South Dakota asked:
QIs Tempo SC Ultra good for bedbugs?
ATempo is labeled for bedbug control but it must be kept to cracks and crevices only and cannot be used on furniture or mattresses. Transport Mikron would be a better choice for bedbug treatment as it can be applied in all of the needed areas and it non-repellent (bedbugs cannot tell it has been applied and will readily walk over treated areas) and combines two of the most powerful insecticides on the market, Bifenthrin and Acetamiprid which will overcome and insecticide resistance.
February 6, 2013
Helen from Kingston, Ok asked:
QHow do I get rid of Ground Wasps? Regular wasp sprays don't phase them.
AIf you know where the nest is you can use a dust such as Tempo dust puffed into the nest using a hand duster and around the opening of the nest. This type of application usually will kill the nest of wasps over the course of a few days.
January 8, 2013
Kayla from Donnelly, Mn asked:
QDoes Tempo SC Ultra work on spider eggs?
I understand that it will kill the spiders already there, but the eggs are our problem because I vacuum up all the spiders and in a few days the house is full again!
AThere are no insecticides that will kill spider eggs. Spiders eggs are in a protected shell (much like a chicken egg) and will remain unaffected by insecticides. That being said, as spiders hatch they will walk through the residual and be killed by the Tempo SC. Be sure you are spraying all of your window and door frames, baseboards and also around the exterior of your home to stop new spiders from moving in and also to kill other insects that spiders can prey on. By helping to remove the food source you will also be removing the spiders motivation from moving in to your home.
December 8, 2012
Mike from Dallas, Texas asked:
QTempo sc ultra mixed with demand cs
I'm thinking of mixing both products in a sprayer together 8 oz of each into 2 gallons of water. Or maybe spraying one product first then Coming back with the other slightly above each other. Thanks
ASynthetic pyrethroids such as Tempo SC and Demand CS are the man-made versions of natural pyrethrin insecticides such as Exciter or Pyganic Pro. There is no valid reason to mix Tempo SC and Demand CS together, it would not make either product work better or produce better results, though it could make treated areas repellent to bedbugs lessening the effectiveness of the treatment. You should choose one product, read the product label and follow it closely.
October 14, 2012
Larry from Madison, Wi asked:
QDoes Tempo SC Ultra kill boxelder bugs?
ATempo Sc Ultra will kill boxelder bugs that contact the areas that have been treated with Tempo.
August 1, 2012
John from Texas asked:
Qcan I use tempo Sc Ultra on fruit trees post harvest or on new trees that are years from bearing
I understand about edible vegiatation
ATempo SC Ultra is not labeled to be used on any fruit trees at all no matter the timing. We do carry another product called Bayer Advanced Vegetable and fruit spray which contains the same active ingredient Cyfluthrin but in a different formulation which allows it to be used on edible vegetation.
July 22, 2012
Betty from Pierz, Mn asked:
QCan I spray tempo to kill potato bugs?
AWhile Tempo Sc will certainly kill potato bugs it cannot be used on edible vegetation. Instead we recommend using Bayer Advanced Vegetable and Garden Spray which contains the same active ingredient as Tempo but a different formulation which allows you to use it on edible vegetation.
July 1, 2012
Leslie from Mesquite, Texas asked:
Qcan i spray tempo se 30 on my mattress and box springs?
i think I might have bed bugs again, I had and extermintor out here 3 times then I used tempo 3 times and de, I brought my bed in not infected and now I am istchy when I wake up, but my dog has fleas too.
ATempo SC Ultra is labeled only to use as a crack and crevice spray around the perimeter of the room. It is not labeled to be used on mattresses, furniture or other items that will be coming in prolonged skin contact. You can use Tempo SC ultra on your box-spring. We have linked the Tempo SC Ultra product label in this answer so you can review the label for complete usage instructions. We recommend using Bedlam Plus for spraying your mattress.
June 29, 2012
Robert from Stratford, Ok asked:
QWhat product can be used on squash, okra, corn and cantaloupe ?
AWe carry a full line of products you can use on edible plants depending on your needs and you can see them by clicking on this link: Edible Garden Products. Be sure to click on the "product label" link located in the product description box of each product to see what plants can be treated by each product.