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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.
* Commercial Use Only
|Active Ingredient:||beta-Cyfluthrin -11.8%|
|Target pests:||Ants, Bed Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Clothes Moths, Cluster Flies, Cockroaches, Crickets, Millipedes, Pillbugs, Silverfish, Spiders, Gnats, Wasps, Yellow jackets and others
See label for detailed list
|For use in:||Commercial & Residential Indoors & Outdoors, Turf-grass, Recreational areas, Landscaping Ornamental Plants, Interior Plantscapes and others
* See label for complete list
|Application:||0.025% -- 8 ml (0.27 fl oz) per gal water
0.05% -- 16 ml (0.54 fl oz) per gal water
* See label for complete application instructions
|Pet safe:||Yes, If used as directed on label - Safe when Dry|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, CT, NY, SC, VT|
|Shipping Weight:||0.69 lbs|
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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137 of 144 people found this review helpful:
Outstanding Product!!! NO MORE ROACHES!!!!
By Lou in Louisiana on 02/24/2011
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!!!!
89 of 95 people found this review helpful:
By Dwight on 03/05/2007
I use Tempo SC Ultra for general residential pest control. Have used for 4-5 years with terrific success. Great product!
81 of 83 people found this review helpful:
By Mary in Gilbertsville, KY on 08/05/2010
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
79 of 81 people found this review helpful:
Instant Results and Safe for Chickens!
By Jamie in Southern Nevada on 10/19/2010
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.
52 of 55 people found this review helpful:
Tired of Carpenter Ants in Oklahoma
By Chris in Owasso, Oklahoma on 05/19/2010
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 !!!!!!!
35 of 37 people found this review helpful:
BED BUGS AND ANTS - INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
By in Chillicothe, Mo. on 08/17/2013
INSTRUCTIONS: for those of you who cant figure out this funny bottle.....remove cap on large section of the bottle, remove saftety cover,replace this cap but leave a slight looseness to allow for breathing. Do this for the small bottle section too. SQEEZE this large section an the small section will fill with the insecticide. Use 8ml for regular use (light infestations) use 16 ml for heavy infestations. Add this amount to a 1 gallon sprayer, and fill with water to fill line, spray per other reviewers guidance, it's all here. BED BUGS: ........ready for this......get this......had some stuff in storage at a storage unit. When we got it out we brought home bed bugs! There is NOTHING on the market but Tempo that will ELIMINATE these little blood-sucking demons. They were not biting me, only my husband, nothing we tried worked, i sprayed the mattress,boxsprings, CARPET, baseboard, walls, etc. Did every room in my house. Basically i went berserk with the sprayer. And i did it at 16ml per gallon. I did wash bedding and clothes in HOT and dried them on HIGH. I "cooked" pillows in the dyer for 30 minutes, 2 pillows at a time. JOB DONE! No more bed bugs! ANTS: We had one of those huge old satelite dishes removed from our yard which turned inside-out the largest ant hill IN THE WORLD and they were PISSED! Their "road" thru our house (1st to the bathroom then later to the kitchen) went across our NECKS when we were in bed! I had 5 products goin at once to try to get rid of the little black ants! None of them made any difference, we were INFESTED! When I sprayed for BED BUGS I "accidentally" killed what I believe seemed like 1/3 of the world's ant population! FLIES: If you have a fly problem this is your solution. We have animals and of course their poop draws flies. Clean and clean with all our might but there were still flies. I HATE FLIES..! With Tempo flies can come BUT THEY WILL DIE......bah ha ha ha HA HA! (she laughed wickedly) PRICE: I bought this product locally for $62 plus tax, never again, THIS is the place to buy this product. BEES: PLEASE don't kill bees! Get a Bee Keeper to come and get them, we need them on this planet. They'll do it in a HEARTBEAT! BUTTERFLIES: I did not spray my flower beds because I wanted to see butterflies and of course FEED BEES? REVIEWS: These reviews are the reason I used Tempo in the 1st place. Thanks for the review process!
20 of 20 people found this review helpful:
Tempo SC Ultra
By in Petersburg,IN 47567 on 06/17/2013
SUPER powerful insecticide!! I have used this product for years and am still amazed at how effective it is. My neighbor was preparing to tear down an abandoned house next to his but it was completely overrun with roaches THOUSANDS of roaches. He tried everything to kill the roaches but nothing would wipe all of them out. I told him about Tempo SC and volunteered to spray the house. Next day ALL roaches and ALL other insects were dead. No ants, nothing! He is now a beliver.
32 of 34 people found this review helpful:
Best Product on the Market
By Carole in Florida on 08/28/2010
Nothing beats this product from ridding the house of any and all kinds of pest, from ants and roaches to mites and fleas. It is very economical as it only takes a small amount to make one gallon of spray. Highly recommend it to all.
21 of 22 people found this review helpful:
Works on Japanese Beetles!
By Laurie in Iowa on 08/02/2010
We have a problem with Japanese Beetles consuming our small tree in our front yard. Hundreds of them would camp out in this tree and they had the top 1/3 of the leaves gone before I discovered Tempo. Once we used Tempo, the beetles have moved on. I was seriously amazed! It's been over about a month now and while the neighbor's tree has been destroyed, ours is making a comeback. The beetles are still around, but they aren't in that tree or any other flowers that we've sprayed. This stuff is amazing!!!
27 of 30 people found this review helpful:
Tempo SC Ultra
By Brian in South Lyon, MI on 07/17/2010
We had Carpenter Wasps burrowing into our wood soffits of our Michigan home. After mixing it with water according to the directions, I sprayed the upper and lower exterior perimeter of our home. I then went into the attic and sprayed downward into the soffit vent areas. It's been over a month - and no bees, wasps, or anything wants to land on our house. Pest control contractors wanted $200-$350 to spray one time with a need for additional applications, and they won't enter the attic space except through drilling holes. Do it yourself and get it done right. Just be sure to wear eye and skin protection and use a good quality sprayer.
36 of 39 people found this review helpful:
Great for Bird Mites
By Anita on 06/29/2010
I have been plagued with bird mites for over two years. After trying numerous sprays, including the much-tauted Onslaught, Tempo SC FINALLY got rid of the things!
32 of 35 people found this review helpful:
Tempo SC Ultra is Great for use around the home
By Bert in El Paso, Texas on 06/12/2010
I have been using it for at least 6 years & it has been very effective in keeping my home bug free - including small one inch long scorpions. After I sprayed the inside & outside my home (also along rock walls) the first time, my neighbor told me that his home was being invaded by bugs...the bugs that did not die on my property packed up their belongings and left. I did not have the heart to tell my neighbor that he was now the proud owner of the bugs that left my property. Also, when I spray inside my home, it does not stain the walls, carpet, furniture and it does not stink like other pest control sprays. This company sells it at a very, very good price.
33 of 34 people found this review helpful:
Tempo SC Ultra
By Rick in Greenwood, SC on 06/11/2010
I have used this product for several years and have found to be exceptional in stopping bugs from getting into my home. It is very concentrated so a little goes along way and lasts for 6 months or more. The special container is very easy to use. As with any poison follow the instruction carefully. I have never had any issues with contact causing any personal effects.
26 of 29 people found this review helpful:
This stuff is awesome
By Gary in Shippensburg PA on 06/02/2010
This is the best insecticide around. It will kill all insects. I have sprayed around the out side of my house a week ago and there has not been one insect in the house since. Although I did not directly spray this stuff on my rose bushes, but sprayed around the base of the house behind the roses, whatever insects that were eating holes in my roses bush leaves have left and my roses are even looking a lot better.
16 of 18 people found this review helpful:
By Mark in Newto, Kansas on 05/15/2010
This is the second season I will have used Tempo. I live on a farm with livestock and this is the first product I have found that works for more than a few hours. I spray the perimeter of my horse and cattle barns inside and out and they remain fly free for about a month. I also use it in my yard and it stays flea and spider free for the same amount of time. It sounds pricey until you realize that the bottle will make up to 32 gallons of spray. I highly recommend Tempo to anyone.
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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.
03/16/2012 Brad from Florence, Az
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.
QDoes Tempo SC Ultra kill spiders?
AYes, Tempo SC Ultra is labeled to kill spiders. Spiders are very difficult to control 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.
QWhat is the shelf life of Tempo SC Ultra?
ATempo SC Ultra will last for about 3-5 years in the bottle. Insecticides should be stored at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
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.
08/07/2015 Fred from Dyersburg
QHow many ounces of Tempo SC Ultra do you mix with a gallon of water?
03/30/2013 David from Ma.
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.
06/19/2012 Bob from Tx.
QDoes tempo SC Ultra kill scorpions?
AYes, Tempo SC Ultra would be a good choice for scorpion control. Be sure to spray all of the areas where scorpions can harbor outdoors such as rock beds, landscaping timbers, rock walls around the bottom of the foundation, window frames, door frames, and places where other insects (the scorpions food source) harbor.
03/22/2012 Helen from Hertford, North Carolina
QDoes Tempo SC Ultra kill roaches?
ATempo SC Ultra would be a great choice to use as part of a roach control program. We also recommend using a roach bait gel and an insect growth regulator along with the Tempo SC Ultra to get rid of a roach infestation. A roach bait gel such as the Advion Roach Bait Gel can be applied up high in the kitchen in the corner of cabinets and in cracks and crevices in kitchens and bathrooms. The bait contains a slow-acting poison that attracts and kills feeding roaches, who also spread the bait to other roaches by contact or by sharing food. An Insect Growth Regulator such as Gentrol Point Source stations provide an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) that will stop roaches from laying eggs, helping to halt the infestation. The combination of an IGR with roach bait and a quality insecticide is a highly effective roach control strategy that is widely used by pest control professionals.
QDoes Tempo SC Ultra kill mosquitoes?
I live next to a creek and the mosquitoes are terrible. I cannot even leave the house because they swarm all over you. Help!!
ATempo SC Ultra is labeled for mosquitoes and will do a great job helping you control this pest. You will need to take special care that you do not get any Tempo SC Ultra into the creek as this product is toxic to fish and other aquatic animals. Apply Tempo SC Ultra according to page 6 of the product label on trees, bushes, shrubs and other foliage in your yard being sure that you are spraying the underside of the leaves where mosquitoes like to spend the heat of the day.
QCan I use Tempo SC Ultra to control garden pests? Is it safe? Is there a Tempo that is safe for a garden?
ATempo SC Ultra cannot be applied on any edible vegetation. As far as we are aware there is not a Tempo product that can be applied to edible vegetation. We do carry a full line of products that can be used on fruits and vegetables. Simply type the name of the plant into our search function (top left hand side of page) on our home page and click GO. The search will return the most relevant products and you will be able to compare the products and decide which would work best for your needs.
QHow long does it take to kill stink bugs with Tempo SC Ultra?
AHow long it takes to eliminate the stinkbug after they come into contact Tempo SC Ultra will depend on a couple of different factors. The longer the Tempo SC Ultra has been in place, the longer it takes the insect to die. For instance, if a stinkbug were to land on an area that had been treated within a day or so the insect would be dead within a few hours. If another insect were to contact that same area a couple of weeks later, it could take 24 hours for it to die. Another factor is how long the insect stays on the treated area. The insect has to be there long enough to pick up a lethal dose which could take several minutes or longer depending how long the product has been in place. You should treat once a month through November for the best results.
QCan Tempo SC Ultra be used on vegetation?
QDoes Tempo SC Ultra kill biting mites?
ATempo SC Ultra is one of our most popular products for mite control. However, you do need to take other measures when treating mites such as vacuuming and cleaning up harborage areas. You have to find and get rid of the source before you can start controlling them. Please read our article on Mite Control.
QWill Tempo SC hurt my fish or my dog?
I have elm beetles on my trees and I was going to use Tempo SC Ultra on them. I have a coy pond under the tree so I am worried about contaminating run-off. Will Tempo SC Ultra hurt my fish or my dog?
AYes, Tempo SC Ultra like any other insecticide can be very lethal to fish. It would be advised to apply the product on a day that is not windy, and possibly even holding up a sheet of plastic on the other side of where you are spraying to protect overspray from going towards the pond. Also, apply on a day when it is not going to rain so the product has time to dry and bond to its surface so it does not run off. As far as your dog, this product is very safe to use around children and pets such as dogs or cats. Just make sure to allow the product to dry which usually takes 30 minutes before letting the dog or children back into the yard or wherever you are spraying.