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Tempo Ultra WP

Tempo Ultra WP is a pyrethroid-based insecticide that is highly effective at controlling a broad range of insect pests, especially those found on turf and landscape ornamentals. Tempo Ultra WP provides a fast knockdown and kill and leaves a residual that keeps killing insects for up to 30 days. Tempo WP has a no odor and leaves a clear, almost invisible residue. 420 gram tub.

Active Ingredient: Cyfluthrin 10%
Application: Tempo WP leaves a powdery film that is especially noticeable on dark surfaces.
Yield: Each tub contains 420 grams of powder. Makes approx. 21-42 gallons depending on the pest you are treating.
Manufactured By: Bayer

How Tempo Ultra WP Works

Tempo Ultra WP is a wettable powder concentrate that is mixed with water and applied with a sprayer such as the Chapin Premier 1 gallon hand pump sprayer. Once applied according to the label directions, Tempo Ultra WP dries and leaves a residual of active ingredient for pests to contact for 30 to 90 days. The active ingredient in Tempo Ultra WP is Cyfluthrin, a synthetic pyrethroid that attacks the central nervous system of target pests. Though Tempo Ultra WP is tough on insects, it is very gentle on people and pets when used correctly.

Tempo Ultra WP Target Pests

A wide variety of crawling, flying, and wood-infesting pests for indoor and outdoor applications, as well as insect pests of trees, landscape ornamentals, and residential and commercial lawns; general household pests, pantry and stored product pests, and food processing pests

PESTS CONTROLLED WITH TEMPO Ultra WP: ambrosia beetles, ants (except pharaoh), aphids, armyworms, azalea caterpillars, bagworms, bedbugs, bees, beetles, black vine weevil, black turfgrass ataenius, bluegrass billbug, boxelder bugs, bristly rose slugs, budworms, cadelle beetles, California oakworms, cankerworms, carpet beetles, carpenter ants, carpenter bees, casebearers, centipedes, chinch bugs, chiggers, cigarette beetles, clothes moths, clover mites, cluster fly, cockroaches, confused flour beetles, crickets, cutworms, darkling beetles, deathwatch beetles, dermestid beetles, drugstore beetles, earwigs, elm leaf beetle, elm spanworms, false powderpost beetles, fire ants, firebrats, fleas, flea beetles, flies, fruit flies, fungus gnats, gnats, granary weevils, grasshoppers, ground beetles, gypsy moth larvae, hide beetles, hornets, hyperodes weevil,  indian meal moths, Japanese beetles, june beetles, lace bugs, larder beetles, leaf-feeding caterpillars, leaf skeletonizers, leather beetles, lesser grain borers, lesser mealworms, mealworms, mealybugs, Mediterranean flour moths, merchant grain, midges, millipedes, mole crickets, mosquitoes, moths, old house borers, oleander moth larvae, orchid weevil, pear psylla, peppertree psyllid, phorid flies, pillbugs, pine shoot moths, pine tip moths, plant bugs, powderpost beetles, red flour beetles, redhumped caterpillars, rice weevils, sawfly larvae, sawtoothed grain beetles, scale insects, sciarid flies, scorpions, silverfish, sod webworms, sowbugs, spiders, spittlebugs, striped cucumber beetles, striped oakworms, tent caterpillars, thrips, ticks, tussock moth larvae, walnut caterpillars, wasps, webworms, whiteflies, termites (above ground subterranean, formosan, and drywood), warehouse beetles, yellow jackets, yellownecked caterpillars

Target Uses of Tempo Ultra WP

Tempo Ultra WP is a superior choice among outdoor perimeter treatments because of its rapid knockdown of a broad spectrum of insects. Equally effective at controlling structural, ornamental and turf bugs, Tempo can also be used in food-handling establishments.

Tempo Ultra WP leaves a white powdery film that may be visible on darker surfaces. For applications where this is a concern, consider using a liquid concentrate, such as Tempo SC Ultra.


Tempo Ultra WP Application Instructions

To mix Tempo Ultra WP: Fill sprayer tank ½ full with water. Add appropriate amount of Tempo Ultra WP, then allow 1-2 minutes for product to dissolve. Stir, agitate, or shake applicator tank to mix. Finish filling applicator tank with water and agitate again before use. If tank rests for 30 minutes or more, agitate again to ensure adequate mixing and proper application.

Use Tempo Ultra WP as a general surface, spot, mist, or crack and crevice treatment in and around buildings and structures, or as a broadcast application to turf and foliar application to ornamental plants.

*Reapply after 7 to 10 days as needed. For turf, do not apply more than 6 times per year.

*Always read the product label completely before use.

1 Tempo Ultra 420 gram tub yields about 21-42 gallons. (Enough to treat the average home and a lawn 5-10 times.) 1 420 g tub treats up to 84,000 square feet outdoors.

Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Tempo Ultra WP:

*2 scoops (10 g)/gal. of water – 0.025% -- maintenance or prevention, more frequent applications; turf pests

*4 scoops (20 g)/gal. of water – 0.05% - severe infestations, faster knockdown, longer residual; bees, wasps, yellow jackets, hornets; wood-infesting pests; fire ants

*For turf pests – Use 1-2 scoops (5-10 g)/1,000 square feet or 7.7-15.4 oz. per acre

*High volume applications for ornamental pests – Use 55 to 190 g/100 gal. of water

Tempo Ultra WP is for use in the following areas:

Apply where pests have been seen or found, or can find shelter in and around buildings and structures; on residential, commercial and recreational areas of turf; on ornamentals in landscapes and interior plantscapes; including, but not limited to, apartment buildings, bakeries, bottling facilities, breweries, buses, cafeterias, candy plants, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, frozen food plants, grain mills, granaries, non-commercial greenhouses, hospitals, hotels, houses, industrial buildings, kitchens, laboratories, livestock housing, pet kennels, manufacturing establishments, mausoleums, meat and produce canneries, nursing homes, pickle factories, poultry houses, processing and packing plants, restaurants, schools, spice plants, stores, warehouses, wineries, transportation vessels (such as aircraft, buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars, marine vessels; food/feed and non-food areas of food and feed handling establishments; landscape and recreational turfgrass such as home lawns, airports, cemeteries, parks, playgrounds, recreational fields, athletic fields, and institutional grounds; trees, shrubs, foliage plants and flowers in outdoor landscaped areas and interior plantscapes


Use 10-20 grams of Tempo (measuring scoop is included) per gallon of water in a hand sprayer. Use the higher concentration (20 grams) for severe infestations, faster knockdown and longer residual and also for control of bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. Apply spray onto baseboards, window frames, door frames, and cracks and crevices where insects are known to harbor (such as under the refrigerator, sink, cabinets, or stove, around pipes, etc.). You may also spot treat floor areas under furniture or in closets and storage areas. Do NOT treat entire floor area. Do NOT use as a space spray.

*Reapply every 7 to 10-days if needed. Tempo Ultra WP will last up to 90 days indoors.

Pantry and stored product pests – Clean area before treating. Remove and destroy infested food. Discard food accidentally contaminated with spray. For cupboards, sheling, or food storage areas: remove utensils, exposed food, shelf paper, and other items before spraying. When dried, cover shelves with clean paper before replacing items.


Use 10-20 grams of Tempo (measuring scoop is included) per gallon of water in a hand sprayer. Use the higher concentration (20grams) for severe infestations, faster knockdown and longer residual and also for control of bees, wasps, yellow jackets and hornets. Apply spray in a 3 ft wide band around the base of structure and also around door frames, window frames and soffits. Spray a band 3-10 ft wide around the structure on the ground. Spray cracks and crevices around foundation where insects may harbor.

Cluster Flies and similar over-wintering pests – Treat in late summer or fall, just before flies begin looking for winter shelter. Spray siding, eaves, around windows and doors, window screens and attics. To help reduce infestations, treat cracks and crevices, attics and other indoor winter hiding places. Note: Pests may appear during warm winter spells, while snow is still on the ground.

Scorpions – Treat around piles of firewood and other areas where scorpions may hide. When possible, remove piles of materials that can harbor pests. Apply a perimeter treatment.

Turf and ornamental pests – Use an accurately calibrated sprayer. Apply uniformly. Apply when pests first appear. Reapply as needed based on pest reinfestation. Do not treat more than 6 times per years. Consult your Cooperative Extension for specific timing in your area.

For complete application instructions please read and follow product label

Tempo Ultra WP Features

*Low odor


*Quick knockdown and residual control

*No phytotoxicity on a wide range of ornamentals

*Easy to measure with enclosed scoop

*Broad and comprehensive label of pests and locations make for a versatile product

*Pet safe when used correctly

*Tempo Ultra WP may be tank mixed with other pesticides registered for similar uses.

*Tempo Ultra WP may be used as a foam for treating structural voids.

*May be used in food and non-food areas of food handling establishments

Extra Tips for Using Tempo Ultra WP

*Upon standing without agitation for more than 1 hr., the applicator tank should be agitated, stirred or shaken again to achieve satisfactory suspension.
*Make up only amount of application volume as required.

*Tempo Ultra WP should not be applied with oil.

*Do not use Tempo Ultra WP as a space spray or with equipment such as misters, foggers, or aerosol equipment. The product will clog or damage the equipment and is not labeled for this use.

*Store out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures for maximum shelf life of 3+ years

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  • 22 of 25 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Tempo Ultra WP
    By Rick in Yucaipa, CA. on April 4, 2011
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    This is my second purchase of Tempo WP. I was paying $70.00 a month for a pesticide service to spray for bugs and I finally asked the guy; What do I get to do this myself because the stuff you buy from Lowe's or Home Depot is crap and it is not as strong as this stuff. One jar of Tempo WP has done great around one house that is 2400 sq ft and another at 2200 sq ft and inside and outside of a 2200 sq ft garage. All this I spray liberally and it has lasted me 1 year. Everything and I mean everything dies and is no match for this product. This product kills Black Widows, funnel spiders, wolf spiders, brown recluse spiders, all types of ants, centipedes, millipedes, earwigs, springtails, silverfish, just to name a few. Do not drench the area that you want to treat; just get it wet enough to where you can see a gloss from it. Do not spray around your family pets. Once this wettable powder is dry you are good to go. Once you spray thoroughly, within a day or two you are going to see so many dead bugs, you didn't know you had. I have saved sooo much money with this product and will not buy from any other site except www.domyownpestcontrol.com. They have extremely fast shipping, I live in CA and I had my product within 3 to 4 days. I highly recommend this for ALL your pesky bug needs.

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  • 16 of 17 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Tempo Ultra WP
    By Merlene in Grand Prairie, TX 75050 on June 9, 2010
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    We recently purchased a house in the country and could not believe how many wasp and dirt dobbers and just bugs in general that lived in the country, so we asked a professional about what to use and he said this is the best. We have used it only 2 times to really get rid of the bugs on the patio and to keep the dirt dobbers from building their nest on the patios and this stuff is THE BEST. It really has worked and arrived in just a couple of days after ordering it, since then we have purchased other items from this same company. Wish I had found out about this place a long time ago.

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Tempo Ultra WP
    By Angel in Philadelphia, PA on July 28, 2010
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    Well I am a first time buyer and they say Fast Shipping, they are not playing. I ordered on Friday, got it on Monday - wow talking about fast shipping. I use the Tempo Ultra WP, I follow the instructions, and I can be honest about this the roaches went crazy. This is better than any thing that you buy in Home Depot or any other store. If you are going to spend money on junk that does not work, better buy this product.  Yeah, it costs more than a can of roach kill, but it works. Thanks!

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  • 12 of 13 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  This stuff works!
    By David in Delaplane, VA on January 14, 2011

    This is a follow up after the season. I used Tempo Ultra extensively in August-October. There were hordes of Stinkbugs, then piles of dead stinkbugs. This stuff works! Last year we killed between 50 and 100 stinkers each day inside the house from mid October until April. No exaggeration. This year we have found 10-15 total so far. That is a huge difference. I have recommended this product to everyone who has asked, and everyone asks…I ought to get a commission. They are an enormous problem here, affecting everyone. Anything that kills large numbers at once attracts interest. I have also passed on your website as a good source.

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  • 11 of 12 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Tempo Ultra WP
    By Andy in Hebron Indiana on October 20, 2010
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    Tempo Ultra WP I had bought & used this before Tempo Ultra WP and it still work great fighting box elder bugs! This container will last about eight years like the last container I bought. Yes I used the fast, free shipping and I had the Tempo Ultra in three days and that is fast! Andy from North West Indiana

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Best on the market
    By Mitch in Gainesville, Fl on December 4, 2014
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    I was told powder forms of pesticide work better than liquid. I always used the liquid mixtures before. Now I am never going back to liquid. Tempo powder was more effective and lasts longer.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Best on the market
    By Mitch in Gainesville, Fl on December 4, 2014
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    I was told powder forms of pesticide work better than liquid. I always used the liquid mixtures before. Now I am never going back to liquid. Tempo powder was more effective and lasts longer.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Great Stuff!!
    By Andy in Louisiana on May 18, 2014
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    This is really good bug killer. Especially on fire ants and spiders!!! Soak a fire ant bed and soon you'll just have a pile of dead ants on top of the mound and they don't come back or just move over.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Tempo Termite
    By Nuss in Paradise Valley on February 25, 2014
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    Can't vouch for how it works yet, destined for vacation home in Baja. DoMyOwnPestControl delivered quickly at best price, so no complaints.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 Stars  Just what I needed
    By J.r. in Metropolis IL on December 5, 2013
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    Great product. Tried every other product on the shelves at stores for Brown recluse issues, ants, and more. None of them hold a candle to the Tempo Ultra WP. Followed stated instructions and worked well! Applied solution with my sprayer, by next day started seeing insects dead around foundation. My Home was really bad with Brown recluse spiders. Thanks to this site I have a professional grade insecticide as the pros use at my disposal. Saved alot of money, and kept privacy to home not having to call pest control.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  TEMPO ULTRA
    By Glenn in MT. PLEASANT, TN on November 18, 2013
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    Great product. Easy to mix and remains in solution. Killed the brown recluse spiders in my barn.

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  • 4 of 5 Stars  Killer Stuff
    By James in Farmerville LA on October 9, 2013
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    I live on a lake with a bad spider and ant problem. Tempo Ultra WP is the only thing I found that keeps the ants and spiders away for weeks. The down side is you can't spray inside because it leaves a milky looking residue.

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Tempo Ultra WP
    By Karen in Dent, Minnesota on September 20, 2013
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    I have used Tempo before. I ordered on line because I was unable to get it locally. All they had was the liquid Tempo. I prefer the powder. It takes such a small amount of powder to make a gallon. Before using Tempo, I tried many different brands of insect killers. Nothing can hold a candle to Tempo. It really works. I don't have to spray as often as the lesser sprays. It's a one stop product. Ordering it was a snap. The delivery was very prompt. I am very satisfied. Thank-You

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  • 5 of 5 Stars  Temp Ultra WP
    By Linn in San Diego, CA on September 13, 2013
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    We moved into a house with a black widow and brown widow infestation. We've used the Tempo Ultra twice now and it has made an unbelievable difference. Fantastic product.

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 Stars  tempo ultra wp
    August 18, 2013
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    Appreciate that you replaced first shipment that broke open in shipment with new container and that the second one was packaged correctly. On line support was very helfpul and did not give me the run around after I recieved damaged package. Made the on line experience good.

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April 15, 2012Amber from Rush, Ky asked:

QWhat is the difference between Tempo Ultra WP and Tempo SC Ultra?
I live in the country and need something for general bug control, but mainly for wasp.

ATempo SC Ultra is a  concentrated water based liquid insecticide that will need to be mixed with water  while the Tempo Ultra WP is a wettable powder that will need to be mixed with water. Both products contain the same active ingredient and will provide similar results. Tempo WP will do a better job on porous surfaces as it will stay on the surface and be more available to insects. Tempo Sc on the other hand will dry clear and will not leave behind the powdery residue that Tempo WP can.

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August 13, 2009David asked:

QIs Tempo Ultra WP harmful to animals?

ATempo Ultra WP is not harmful to animals or pets as long as you follow the product label instructions.  You should only apply this product to appropriate areas, and of course you would not want to apply it on childrens or pets toys.  You should keep pets out of the room while you are applying the product, then wait 30 minutes for it to dry.  Once the product is dry, it is perfectly safe to allow pets back into the room.

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May 2, 2010Kenneth asked:

QHow do I mix Tempo Ultra WP correctly?
Tempo Ultra WP says to mix 3 scoops/3 gal water then says 2 scoops/ gal water which would be 6 scoops/3 gal water for a 0.025% solution . confusing table 1

ATo get a .025% solution of Tempo Ultra WP you need to mix 2 scoops of powder per gallon of water.

7 of 9 people found this answer helpful.
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June 28, 2010Barb asked:

QDoes Tempo Ultra WP help control mosquitoes?

ATempo Ultra WP is labeled for mosquito control. The product label recommends spraying areas where mosquitoes may rest such as landscape plants, ground cover, beneath decks, around foundation and other areas where mosquitoes may rest.

7 of 8 people found this answer helpful.
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July 20, 2010Sue asked:

QDoes Tempo WP have an expiration date?

ANo, most insecticides do not have an expiration date. We recommend that the Tempo WP be used within 3 years of the date of purchase.

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June 22, 2010Ruth asked:

QCan I apply Tempo directly to garden plants where it will land on our produce?

ANo. Tempo Ultra WP is not labeled for use one edible vegetation. For areas that have edible vegetation please consider using Cyonara Lawn and Garden or Malathion 57%.

6 of 6 people found this answer helpful.
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May 16, 2011Lucy asked:

QWe have a flea infestation in our yard (2 acres). Will Tempo Ultra WP kill them?

ATempo Ultra WP is labeled for fleas and should do a great job eliminating this pest from your yard. You can find the directions for treating your yard for fleas on page 7 of the Tempo Ultra WP product label.

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July 12, 2011Cody asked:

QI see you often recommend Cyper WP (Cypermethrin 40.0%) for spider problems. The reviews on Tempo Ultra WP (Cyfluthrin 10%) seem to be very good regarding spider and scorpion killing power. Can you explain the difference in the two active ingredients or the pros/cons of both?

ABoth Tempo WP and Cyper WP contain active ingredients that are synthetic pyrethroids. Tempo WP and Cyper WP are both excellent choices for scorpion and spider control and will provide very similar results. We often recommend Cyper WP over other WP products because our customers are not only looking for a quality product but they want it at the lowest price point possible.

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May 12, 2011Max asked:

QDoes Tempo Ultra control Springtails?
We have a major springtail problem and nothing seems to be working. We have a monthly pest spray, but it is not working.

ATempo Ultra WP can help you control springtails but you will not get complete control until you locate the source of the springtails and correct the conditions that are allowing them to thrive. Please take a few minutes to read our article"How to Get Rid of Springtails" to learn more about springtail elimination.

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January 10, 2013Kelley from Cedartown, Ga asked:

QDoes Tempo Ultra WP help control box elder bugs & lady bugs?

AYes, Tempo Ultra WP will control boxelder bugs and lady bugs that come into contact with treated areas.

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September 21, 2013

QTempo 20 WP (Wettable Powder) ant spray used in kitchen. What are health risks?
What are the health risks to young children and pregnant women?

AWhen Tempo WP is used as directed on the product label (all children and non applicators out of the room during the application and until it has dried) and only applied in the areas that are outlined in the product label there really are not many risks associated with using the product.

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July 13, 2014Akbar from Leaguecity Texas asked:

QTempo Ultra WP after you mix with water how long its last?

ATempo Ultra WP should be used within 24 hours of mixing. Conentrate in original bottle if stored in cool dry area will last 3 years.

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