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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80 of 83 people found this review helpful:
Outstanding Product!!! NO MORE ROACHES!!!!
By Lou in Louisiana 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!!!!
62 of 67 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!
55 of 57 people found this review helpful:
By Mary in Gilbertsville, KY 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
52 of 54 people found this review helpful:
Instant Results and Safe for Chickens!
By Jamie in Southern Nevada 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.
35 of 38 people found this review helpful:
Tired of Carpenter Ants in Oklahoma
By Chris in Owasso, Oklahoma 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 !!!!!!!
Very good product!
By 0351rocket in OKC on June 15, 2015
I've used this now for 2 years...around house/shed foundations. Excellent residual throughout the seasons. Gets them all including this earwig epidemic!! Thanks.
By John in el dorado on June 14, 2015
Great product. I used it to eliminate cockroaches at a friends house. We have used it around our home for a number of years and never have had a bug or insect problem.
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By Tom in defiance ohio on June 12, 2015
i have been using this for about two years. it seems to work really good. kills flies and ants. and hundreds of other critters. you can buy it here for half the price as tsc stores. really good stuff. not sure if there is a better product out there so will stick to this on for now.
By Diane in kaufman tx on June 10, 2015
great product at a great price and free shipping!!!
By Jim in White Bird, Idaho on April 19, 2015
Received the product in just a few days from the purchase date. Have been using this product for a few years to prevent ants from entering my home. I had a perpetual problem with them until I started spraying Tempo around the perimeter of the house every 2 weeks. The label indicates the residual will last longer than that but I don't take any chances. Haven't had an ant in the house since and as a side benefit has practically eliminated any spiders as well.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Dennis in Casa Grande, AZ on March 26, 2015
An excellent product with excellent results!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
best that I have found
By Raymond in Longdale, Ok. on March 11, 2015
I have used this product for over a year and have had great results . I highly recommend it.
By Joe in Kerrville, TX on January 22, 2015
Got my package quickly and accurately. Great seller!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
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By Dena in Baltimore City, Maryland on January 17, 2015
I thought the product was really good. Certainly time will tell but the exterminator came yesterday and gave us the all clear. I mixed it spray container, the sprayed bedboard, boxspring, base of floor, enterance only to room. Did the head board of bed. cease in side table. He saw no signs of bed bugs and that is what I wanted to hear. I used it twice since he was original here. The instruction were good once I found them because they looked like the label to me but you pull it off and unfold it.
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By Bob in Carrollton, Texas on December 17, 2014
I sprayed our entire first floor as well as the outside concrete foundation of our house. I obtained the product to use primarily in our kitchen for water bugs and cockroaches. Within 30 minutes of spraying as per the directions I had water bugs were coming out of places I didn't know they could hide. The chemical penetrated their bodies and they were rolling over on their backs and barely moving and eventually died. The next day there were approximately 30 more on the floor and all were dead. I sprayed the entire first floor again a week later as per instruction suggestions and not a live bug was found during the spraying or after. So apparently the 1st application did its job well. I doubled the dosage both times at my discretion. Probably didn't need to do this, but the instructions suggested to increase dosage to insure a quicker kill. I am 66 years old and have never used a chemical that killed bugs that quickly and lasts!
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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.
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.
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 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.
August 8, 2010 John asked:
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.
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.
May 29, 2015
Mike from Bradley, Okla asked:
QCan Tempo SC Ultra be used on hay?
May 19, 2015
Tina from Muncie asked:
QI got Tempo SC Ultra all over my hands.
A According to the label if you get it on your skin you must rinse your skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes and take off any contaminated clothing.
May 19, 2015
Tina from Muncie asked:
QWhat if we did not wait for this to dry ?
A According to the product label for Tempo SC Ultra, people and pets should stay out of the treated area until the product has dried. If you did re-enter the area before the product had a chance to dry, we recommend that you contact the manufacturer at 1-800-842-8020 to see what action needs to be taken.
May 17, 2015
Karen from Bratenahl, Ohio asked:
We have swarms of millions of midges that look like massive clouds. they stick to your house get into the house th rough the screens and cover the car. Is there anything I can spray to destroy this mass invasion before it happens besides keep lights down. It is awful.
Biting midges do generally not enter structures, but midges are small enough to get through 16 mesh screens. Getting mesh screens with a higher number can keep these and other very tiny insects out of your home. Since non-biting midges are attracted to lights, draw your shades at night and wait as long as possible to turn on exterior lights to keep them away from your home. It is nearly impossible to affect the habitat of these pests, and pesticides are not recommended to control these pests in water or mud.
Our experts recommend using a pyrethrin spray such as 565 Plus or Microcare to get rid of the adult midges in or around your home. Spraying a product such as Tempo SC Ultra on window screens, doors, bushes, and plants around your home can act as midge repellant to keep midges away. Citronella candles or oils can act as a midge repellant, but aren’t as effective when used alone.
May 12, 2015
Rob from Donalsonville Georgia asked:
QWill Tempo SC Ultra kill termites?
Tempo SC Ultra will eradicate those above ground termites but will not replace a soil applicaiton or wood treatment. If you are treating for termites we recommend a soil treatment for subterranean termites with a non-repellent termiticide such as Termidor SC. Bora-Care can be applied to raw wood for treating drywood termites. Please read our Termite Treatment Article for more information.
May 8, 2015
Tracy from Clinton, Oklahoma asked:
QWill the Tempo SC still work if it was mixed in the sprayer and left outside to freeze?
I had the tempo already mixed up in the sprayer, it got left outside and froze, I'm wondering if it will still work?
May 2, 2015
Josh from Justin Tx asked:
QHow many ml of Tempo SC Ultra per gallon for outside use?
April 28, 2015
Aaron from Tx asked:
QI've experience an abundance of rain. Does the ground near the home need to be completely dry before applying?
I'm using this to control red imported fire ants. I'd like to spray directly on mounds as well but the rain hasn't stopped much.
A It states directly from the label to apply this product in calm weather when rian in not predicted for the next 24 hours that will help to ensure that wind or rain does not blow or wash pesticide off the treatment area.
April 25, 2015
Debbie from Florence Wi asked:
QDoes Tempo kill grubs?
A Tempo is not labeled to treat grubs. Please see our Grub Contol page for products to treat for Grubs.
April 22, 2015
Latrice from Douglasville, Ga asked:
QCan you use Tempo SC Ultra for carpenter bees?
I've used this product in the past for wasp, but not sure what to use for carpenter bees and where you should spray for carpenter bees.
A Tempo SC Ultra will help to kill and deter carpenter bees from nesting in a treated area. Apply directly to areas where the bees have been seen or found and other resting areas as a residual surface treatment.