Temprid SC (suspension concentrate) insecticide offers a unique dual mode of action by combining two powerful and effective residual insecticides: beta-cyfluthrin and imidacloprid. The result is Temprid, which provides quick knockdown and long residual control of more than 50 pests, including ants, spiders, cockroaches and other key perimeter pests. The dual action works extremely well on pests like ants, making it one of the best ant control products on the market. While Temprid SC is labeled for indoor and outdoor use, we recommend spraying outside and around the foundation of the home -- spray about 3 ft. up the side of the house, and about 3-5 ft. out from the structure from the base of the foundation (spraying directly on the ground) -- this will give you a powerful contiguous barrier against pests.
|Active Ingredient:||Imidacloprid 21%|
|Target pests:||Ants, Bed Bugs, Beetles, Crickets, Fleas, Fruit Flies, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Roaches, Silverfish, Spiders, Ticks, Wasps, Yellow Jackets, Stink Bugs, Kudzu Bugs, and many more (please refer to label for full list)|
|Application:||0.27-0.54 oz. (8-16 milliliters) per gallon of water|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||AK, NY, PR, RI, CT|
How Temprid SC Works
Temprid SC Insecticide is a suspension concentrate formulation of two insecticide active ingredients, imidacloprid and beta-cyfluthrin. These two active ingredients affect targets pests differently, offering complete and unique control for the toughest pests, even when resistance is a concern. Imidacloprid is a patented neonicotinoid manufactured by Bayer Cropscience. Neonicotinoids refer to the class neuro-active insecticides that are modeled after nicotine. Imidacloprid works by disrupting inhibiting stimuli transmission within the nervous system of a given insect when that insect either ingests or absorbs the poison into its body. More specifically, imidacloprid blocks a certain type of neuronal pathways which are much more prevalent in insects than mammals. That is why the chemical is much more toxic to insects than humans or animals. Because of its slower kill time, imidacloprid is used when a transfer effect is desired for treatment of social insects such as ants and cockroaches.
Beta-cyfluthrin is a synthetic pyrethroid that attacks the central nervous system of target pests. Made to mimic the effects on insects of naturally occurring pyrethrum, man-made beta-cyfluthrin has the advantage of remaining effective far longer than pyrethrins. In Temprid SC, beta-cyfluthrin provides a quick knockdown for immediate control, while the imidacloprid provides long-lasting results and far-reaching control through a transfer effect. Temprid SC is a liquid concentrate made to be diluted with water and is best applied with a hand pump sprayer like the Chapin Premier 1 gallon sprayer.
Temprid SC Target Pests
Ants, bed bugs, beetles, crickets, fleas, millipedes, mosquitoes, roaches, silverfish, spiders, ticks, wasps, yellow jackets, stink bugs, kudzu bugs, wood-infesting pests, and many other common pests
PESTS CONTROLLED WITH TEMPRID SC: Ants, Bed bugs, Beetles (including Lyctid or powder post, Anobiid or deathwatch, False powderpost, Old house borers, Wharf borers, Ambrosia beetles, Bark beetles), Blue or Green Bottle flies, Boxelder bugs, Carpenter ants, Carpenter bees, Carpet beetles, Centipedes, Clothes moths, Clover mites, Cluster fly, Cockroaches, Crickets, Darkling beetles, Dermestids, Drywood termites, Earwigs, Elm leaf beetles, Fire ants, Firebrats, Fleas, Flesh flies, Flies, Fruit flies, Gnats, Ground beetles, Hide beetles, Hornets, House flies, Leather beetles, Midges, Millipedes, Mosquitoes, Moths, Multicolored Asian lady beetles, Phorid flies, Pill bugs, Sciarid flies (fungus gnats), Scorpions, Silverfish, Sow bugs, Spiders, Springtails, Stable flies, Ticks, Wasps, Yellow jackets
Target Uses of Temprid SC Insecticide
Temprid SC provides quick knockdown and long residual control of more than 50 pests, including ants, spiders, cockroaches and other key perimeter pests. The dual action works extremely well on pests like ants, making it one of the best ant control products on the market. While Temprid SC is labeled for indoor and outdoor use, we recommend spraying outside and around the foundation of the home -- spray about 3 ft. up the side of the house, and about 3-5 ft. out from the structure from the base of the foundation (spraying directly on the ground) -- this will give you a powerful contiguous barrier against pests.
Temprid SC is also a powerful option for bed bug control in residential and commercial properties, even when resistance is a concern. Temprid SC is also labeled for many challenging ornamental pests and has low phytotoxicity on a variety of ornamental plants.
Temprid SC Application Instructions
Temprid SC can be used indoors as a spot treatment or as a void injection by mist, foam, or crack and crevice spray, and outdoors as a perimeter treatment, general surface spray, or foliar application to established landscape ornamentals. Always read the product label completely before use.
Mixing Instructions - Shake concentrate before using. Mix the appropriate amount of Temprid SC Insecticide with water. Add product when filling spray tank with water; shake or agitate mixture. Diluted spray mixture can be stored overnight. Agitate before using.
*Re-apply every 7 to 10 days, if needed.
Each 400mL bottle yields 25-50 gallons of finished solution using standard application dilution rates. Each 900mL bottles yields 56-112 gallons of finished solution.
Standard Application Dilution rates / Mixing Ratios for Temprid SC:
*0.27 fl. oz. (8 mL)/gal. of water – 0.075% total a.i. – maintenance or preventative treatments
*0.54 fl. oz. (16 mL)/gal. of water – 0.15% total a.i. – severe infestations, faster knockdown, or longer residual needs
*One gallon of finished solution covers approximately 1,000 square feet. For high volume applications for outdoor treatments, dilute at lower concentrations and apply in greater volumes of water.
Temprid SC is for use in the following areas:
In and around buildings and structures; On established landscape ornamentals around residential and commercial properties; buildings, structures, and modes of transport including: apartment buildings, bakeries, bottling facilities, breweries, buses, cafeterias, candy plants, cereal processing and manufacturing plants, correctional facilities, dairies and dairy product processing plants, factories, frozen food plants, grain mills, granaries, greenhouses (structures only), 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 and similar structures; food processing facilities (non food/feed areas), transportation vessels such as buses, trucks, trailers, rail cars, and marine vessels.
Use 8-16 mL per gallon of water in a low-pressure system such as a hand pump sprayer. Treat where pests have been seen or found, or can find shelter. Use only as a spot spray, crack and crevice or void treatment. Treat entry points such as around water pipes, doors, windows, and eaves. Treat around where pests normally feed or hide such as baseboards, corners, around water pipes, behind or under refrigerators, cabinets, sinks, and stoves.
Temprid SC for Bed Bug Control:
-Use at a rate of 0.27 fl oz (8 milliliters) of Temprid SC per gallon of water.
-Controls bed bug populations that are resistant to pyrethroid insecticides. Spray bugs directly wherever possible following site directions below:
-For infested mattresses, remove linens and wash before reuse. Apply to tufts, seams, folds, and edges until moist. Allow to dry before remaking bed.
-Apply to bedsprings, box springs, and the interior of bed frames or headboards, including all cracks and joints.
-When bed bugs are found in upholstered furniture, apply only to the infested tufts, seams, folds and edges, but do not apply to flat surfaces where prolonged human contact will occur. If bugs heavily infest furniture (inside cushions and/or batting) apply a labeled insecticide dust.
-Apply as a crack and crevice treatment to all baseboards, moldings, beneath floor coverings and carpets, closets, shelves, curtains, furniture and picture frames that may provide harborage to bed bugs.
-Temprid SC is not repellent to bed bugs, can withstand up to 8 hours of bed bug heat treatments (140 F), and prevents bed bug infestations for up to 6 months.
*Do not apply as a broadcast treatment to floors or floor coverings or as a space spray.
Use 8-16 mL per gallon of water; always use the higher dilution rate for fire ants, hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets. Apply to surfaces on buildings, porches, patios and other structures, around doors and windows, eaves and attic vents, utility entry points, soffit areas and other exterior openings where outdoor/perimeter pests enter the structure or where they have been seen or found, or can find shelter. To prevent infestation, treat the outside of the structure to include walls to a height of 2 to 3 feet and treat the soil, turf, or other ground covering adjacent to the structure in a band up to 10 feet wide.
Ants – Locate and treat ant nests, if possible. Follow trails of foraging workers, check under objects near the structure, and inspect other likely nest sites. If ants are nesting in the soil, thoroughly drench or inject the nest and surrounding soil. Treat ant trails around windows and doors, along sidewalks, or other areas where seen. Apply a perimeter treatment as described above. Temprid SC contains a systemic insecticide (imidacloprid), so foliar application to landscape ornamentals provides locally systemic control of aphids, scale insects, and other plant-sucking insects and limit the production of honeydew (an important food source for ant populations). Apply a very light mist of the dilute spray, and do not allow excess run-off. Treat thoroughly for good coverage including the underside of leaves as these pests often feed or rest there.
Wood-Infesting Pests – Dilute at a rate of 0.27 oz. (8 mL) per gallon of water. Apply as a spray or foam to galleries, structure voids, or soil or wood surfaces where target pests may be found. Treatment dilutions may also be applied to wood surfaces by paint brush or rollers. Do not apply directly to firewood. See product label for complete instructions.
Temprid SC Features
*Two modes of action for optimal control of target pests.
*Low odor and non-staining formulation.
*Low phytotoxicity on a wide range of ornamental plants.
*Delivers unsurpassed ant control, and also eliminates aphids, scale and mealy bugs.
*Can be applied indoors and outdoors (please refer to label for special precautions regarding indoor use).
*Can be applied outdoors as a perimeter spray 3 ft. up and 10 ft out from the structure.
*Labeled to control some perimeter pests that other products don’t.
*Controls pests fast.
*Combines fast-acting beta-cyfluthrin with the systemic residual control of Imidacloprid to provide premium performance.
*Low dilution rate means more finished solution from each bottle.
Extra Tips for Using Temprid SC
*Shake well before using. Product may separate if stored for long periods of time, but this will not diminish its efficacy.
*Do not contact treated surfaces until dry. People and pets may re-enter after the treated area is dry.
*Store concentrate out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures for maximum shelf life.
*Use in conjunction with other formulations and products, such as insecticide dusts and aerosols, for optimum bed bug control.
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38 of 40 people found this review helpful:
Temprid is the ONLY choice for Bed Bugs
By Rick on August 9, 2011
I used Suspend for Weeks on my bed bug problem. It helped and killed some but wasn't really doing the job I needed. I tested the suspend directly on some of my bugs and realized it was very slow to act or even if directly prayed still did not work at all. After consulting with the Bayer Rep I bought the Temprid and all I can say was WOW this stuff killed the bedbugs residually and immediately Overnight it was like my problem was gone and I still find one or two dead under the bed every few days as they try to make their way out for a meal. I think they are all gone now and all I can say is Temprid all the way.
34 of 35 people found this review helpful:
Bed Bug Nightmare
By Deneene on June 14, 2011
I had bed bugs in my home that were resistant to the Suspend SC product. I did some research and found the Temprid SC is the product to use for resistant bed bugs. I used this product along with the Gentrol and Diatomaceous earth dust and it worked great. I have not seen anymore bugs. I am a very pleased and happy customer!!!
33 of 34 people found this review helpful:
Murders Bed Bugs
By Christie on April 24, 2012
Bottom Line - FAST SHIPPING and PRODUCT WORKS We had an infestation in one bedroom and a few in the bedroom next to it. My wife was devastated and took the whole episode pretty hard. We had taken my son to the doctor three times for a "rash" and was told it was eczema. She had to tell people at church and friends to make sure they had not spread to friends. My office at work shut down my office for two days to exterminate after I told them about it. I had to take about a week off to get all this done. This is the steps we took to get rid of the bugs. 1.Threw out the mattress, box spring and headboard/foot board in the most infested room (sons). 2.took all clothing out of the infected rooms and washed in the hottest water out water heater could produce. 3. Sprayed a gallon of sterifab between the two rooms on everything. Walls, carpet, cracks, furniture....everything. 4. Put 3 pounds of FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous earth powder on the carpet throughout the house. We left this down for 3 days because we had to wait for the carpet cleaners to have an opening. I found a live bug on a mattress and put it on the dusted carpet and it was dead in an hour. I can't say it wasn't some other step that helped to kill it but it was cheap and animal friendly and I had the time. BTW I got it from a local pet store for 15.00. I also took off outlet covers and dusted in there. I feel like this helped keep them from spreading from the most infested rooms because the rooms were not really livable for a few days and I didn't want the bugs to spread seeking out a meal. I'm just an armchair exterminator so who knows...but it did make us feel better even if it was a bit messy. I did find it dried out your skin and airway but is pet safe. 5. We had all the carpet steam cleaned and the mattress in the lesser infected room. 6.Ordered temprid from here and had it sent two day air. At this point we had moved back into the lesser infected room and had an air mattress in the most infected room. I slept in the most infected room and my wife and son slept in the lesser. I didn't seem to have any bites but my wife and son did have a few. 7. My order arrived on time with easy tracking and the instructions were easy to follow. I mixed up the insecticide per the instructions and sprayed down the two rooms including the remaining box spring, mattress sides and bottom, carpet that wasn't in constant contact with people, and all cracks. We moved back to our normal sleeping arrangement. Mom and dad in lesser and son on air mat in the more infected room. Wife had a few bites, son had none and I found one large bug on me when I woke up in the night. We would search our bed every morning and found a couple dead bugs in the metal frame railing. After the first week of temprid my wife still had a couple bites but no one else. I reapplied temprid as before after 7 days. During the second week we found maybe two dead bugs on the mattress/frame but no bites. I reapplied temprid one more time after 7 days. WE purchased a new mattress/box spring for my sons room and encased it with covers....just in case. After four weeks no bites and no dead bugs found thanks to hard work, Temprid, and DoMyOwnPestControl.com Bottom Line - FAST SHIPPING and PRODUCT WORKS
28 of 39 people found this review helpful:
This products sucks on roaches
By Rey on April 17, 2010
Treated various homes for German roaches. Followed up a week later and the roaches were walking over it like nothing was there. Also please note this product is not tank mixable with other products so you would have to use a new or chemically neutralized tank for it to be effective. Also it is not labeled for use with insect growth regulators. Also tested product on variety of ants, it is effective against household ants. I would still go with Termidor outside once you find the trail and Phantom on the inside. Especially for roaches, Phantom is your best option. Also phantom can be mixed with insect growth regulators, which will maximize effectiveness.
25 of 27 people found this review helpful:
Temprid Insecticide Control
By Gregory on June 4, 2009
We have been using Temprid SC for one month now, and have not had any call-backs with the technicians who are using it. I am truly amazed, since we use it on Odorous House Ants which are extremely difficult.
temprid w deltadust used by me n exterminators
By Gerald on November 10, 2013
selong story short had bedbugs used temprid sc n deltadust now havent seen any for 2 months. have plenty for any future problems. also have igr on hand just in case of bed bug war.same stuff exterminator used. thank you for selling me the good stuff stores wont sell.now to get refunds from a store that sold me bd bg bombs that didnt work. peace.
By Fel on November 2, 2013
I'm extremely happy with this product as of today November 2, 2013. It's been almost a month since I started using Temprid SC and it has rid my family of the unwanted pest. I followed all instructions and apply it accordingly. I would definitely recommend this product! Thank You!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By s. on October 10, 2013
after a pro - company came out & scammed me [claiming to use temprid sc - my previous pest control company used it & it worked great, leaving a whitish residue - there was no residue with the second company & the roach & bed bugs only got worse, so i decided i had been duped & so went online & bought it myself - wow - i am so impressed - it's like magic
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Temprid SC - good product
By Frank on September 23, 2013
A very effective product, though pricey. It's two classes of chemicals mixed together to fight pyrethroid resistance. Very good results with bed bugs when used as directed.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
relief from bedbugs
By Keisha on September 11, 2013
Moved into a new apartment found out I had bedbugs the apartment manager sent pest control to spray and I had to pay $200. Went without bites for about two weeks then started getting bit again. Couldn't afford to keep paying $200 each time for pest control. Did some research came across temprid sc sprayed my house down and it seems to be working haven't been bit in about three weeks. No signs of bb so far. Also notice I don't see any ants or flies around my apt anymore
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
Finally free of bed bugs
By Don on September 8, 2013
We tried dry steam and other non chemical methods, but were not able to completely eradicate the bed bugs. We used Temprid SC and Delta dust together for a one two punch. I mixed the Temprid to the 16ml strength and sprayed the under part of a chair and the base of the bed. I also took the plates off the outlets and switches and used the Delta Dust. It was obvious that this was a necessary part of success. We are now 14 day out and we have not even seen one live bed bug.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
By Flo on September 6, 2013
My husband had hella bed bug bites on him. I search all the reviews and this was the best. After one treatment NOT A TRACE. I exterminated again on the 7th day and will do so once a month for maintenance. I will order this for the rest of my life......THANK U
0 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Used every other week (+ Gentrol) for bed bugs
August 26, 2013
Used every other week per instructions. Weeks in-between used Transport. Temprid sprays on as a milky film. Did not see a decrease in bites. Will not purchase again. Will now have to purchase a dry air steamer and packtite since still have bed bugs.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
July 31, 2013
I have used the product and have seen evidence that it does kill on contact. Now sure if it has a lasting effect..
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
My new favorite product.
By Christopher on July 16, 2013
I own a pest control company and have used nearly every product on this site. Temprid is probably one of the best you can buy. I had yellowjackets going through a crack in my roofline in large numbers I sprayed the crack with Temprid at 8:00 am and by the time I got home at 4:30 There were zero yellowjackets. it's been 5 days now and there are still no yellowjackets. I have never had a product work this well. Most of the yellowjackets in my area are resistant to many other products including Demand cs which makes the results even more impressive. I would highly recommend this product.
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April 1, 2011 Shawn asked:
QHow long does Temprid SC stay active as a residual?
ATemprid SC will stay active for up to 90 days indoors and for about 30 days outdoors.
July 22, 2010 Tom asked:
QIs Temprid SC a repellent or non-repellent like Phantom and Termidor SC?
ATemprid SC has beta-cyfluthrin in it which is not a non-repellent product. It is a repellent insecticide. However, repellent these days does not mean the insect can sense that it is there and avoids the area. The insect actually walks over the barrier and gets the insecticide on its tiny microscopic hairs on its body and eventually dies.
October 31, 2009 Dave asked:
QIs Temprid SC labeled for bedbugs?
A Yes, Temprid SC is labeled for Bed Bug control. Please see the supplemental label link under the product picture on the Temprid SC page on our website for more information. Temprid SC can be applied to the tufts, folds and seams of mattresses, boxsprings and upholstered furniture. It can also be applied as a crack and crevice treatment to all baseboards, moldings, beneath floor coverings and carpets, closets, shelves, curtains, furniture and picture frames that may provide harborage areas for bed bugs.
Yes, Temprid SC is labeled for Bed Bug control. Please see the supplemental label link under the product picture on the Temprid SC page on our website for more information. Temprid SC can be applied to the tufts, folds and seams of mattresses, boxsprings and upholstered furniture. It can also be applied as a crack and crevice treatment to all baseboards, moldings, beneath floor coverings and carpets, closets, shelves, curtains, furniture and picture frames that may provide harborage areas for bed bugs.
September 24, 2010 Gerard asked:
QHow many gallons of spray will a 400 ML bottle of Temprid SC make?
ATemprid SC can be mixed at a lower concentration of 8 ml per gallon of water and a higher concentration of 16 ml per gallon of water. There is a total of 400 ml in a bottle. So at a lower concentration of 8 ml per gallon of water, Temprid SC will make 50 gallons of finished solution. If you mixed all gallons at the higher concentration of 16 ml per gallon of water, you would get 25 gallons of finished solution.
June 25, 2011 Marie asked:
QI read that Temprid SC can make 50 gallons. Is there a smaller bottle available?
50 gallons is an awful lot for people who are just treating their own home. This is probably why Temprid costs so much more than other insecticides. Do the makers of Temprid plan to market a smaller amount, or make an aerosol that would be useful to people who would never use up what is in the bottle they currently sell?
AUnfortunately, there is only one size of Temprid SC and that is the 400 ml bottle. Remember that we only sell professional products and they are produced and intended to be used by professionals. For a professional that may treat 10 homes in one day, this bottle does not last very long. You can mix 8 ml per gallon of water or 16 ml per gallon of water for most insect problems. If you use it at the 16 ml per gallon of water rate, which many professional do, the bottle will only make 25 gallons of solution. The product has a shelf life of at least 5 years as long as you keep the lid on and keep it out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
November 19, 2013
Ed from Springfield, Il asked:
QCan Temprid SC be used in a hand held propane fogger?
We have old fashioned ceiling tiles, the kind with hundreds of little "holes" crevices and such. We have caulked every thing in sight, bleached walls down, steamed, used: Demand, Gentrol, Phantom, Raid for Bed Bugs, bed bug fogger (early on... and found out the hard way they don't work), and Dusted. We soon realized the ceilings had to be infested. Whenever we would be sitting in one place, they would drop down from the ceiling and start biting away. We called in a well know exterminator service to knock these things out. They came in, supposedly treated... using 3 (THREE) ounces of Phantom spray and dusted two of the four bedrooms. They claimed they didn't see any evidence of bed bugs though. We provided several tape specimens which they agreed were bed bugs. We told/showed them where they were caught and seen. We didn't have the money to hire an exterminator, so we financed the services. Here we are, over $2,000 spent to eliminate these things and treatment didn't seem to make a dent. We came back to DoMyOwn and purchased Temprid. This HAS made a difference. We know the ceiling is still harboring them due to all the perfect hiding and gripping aspects. We need something we can use to cover these areas. Since we have seen such great results with Temprid (in spray cans), we would like to use a hand fogger to apply Temprid SC to the ceilings. Will the fogger affect the Temprid in any way or make it ineffective? How would we mix to use in fogger?
November 10, 2013
David from Norwalk Ct But For Use In New Jersey asked:
QIs it a good idea to use both Temprid SC and Phantom for bed bugs?
A Temprid can be used as a perimeter treatment in the rooms and Phantom Aerosol would be a great choice to spot treat mattresses, boxsprings, and treat other cracks and crevices. You may also want to add a dust insecticide into your treatment such as Cimexa Dust.
October 24, 2013
Tony from Barrington, Il asked:
QWhat dilution to use for killing cockroaches with Temprid SC and where to spray indoors?
Temprid SC would be mixed at 16 ml per gallons of water and applied at a low-pressure setting along baseboards, window and door frames, on the underside of furniture, behind bookshelves, and in other problem areas as listed on the product label. Residual sprays need to be reapplied every month to every 3 months, depending on the level of infestation. It is also a good idea to alternate products with different active ingredients each application. This will help prevent the roaches from quickly building up a resistance to any single active ingredient. Please take a moment to read How To Get Rid Of Roaches for more tips and advise.
October 14, 2013
Reza from Boxford asked:
QCan I use a fogger to apply Temprid SC?
A No, Temprid SC is not labeled to be applied in a fogger. Temprid SC can be used indoors as a spot treatment or as a void injection by mist, foam, or crack and crevice spray, and outdoors as a perimeter treatment, general surface spray, or foliar application to established landscape ornamentals. Always read the product label completely before use.
October 6, 2013
Dave from Winter Haven, Florida asked:
QWhat external and internal products are recommended for both exterior and interior application for ants, roaches and spiders? We also have Cypress Beams on our outside porch (central FL) and something is eating them. How do we determine what it is and how do we get rid of it?
We carry many great liquid insecticide concentrates for interior and exterior applications to eradicate ants, roaches and spiders. We would recommend applying Temprid SC monthly outside and once every three months indoors. I have included some great articles for treatment of the insects that you are treating. Baiting is key with ants and roaches. I have also included the link to get a pest identification of the insect in the beams. Once we know what insect you are treating in that area, we will be able to make a product recommendation. Extension Office for Pest Id or by local pest control company
We carry many great liquid insecticide concentrates for interior and exterior applications to eradicate ants, roaches and spiders. We would recommend applying Temprid SC monthly outside and once every three months indoors. I have included some great articles for treatment of the insects that you are treating. Baiting is key with ants and roaches. I have also included the link to get a pest identification of the insect in the beams. Once we know what insect you are treating in that area, we will be able to make a product recommendation.
Extension Office for Pest Id or by local pest control company
September 15, 2013 Cathy asked:
QHow long do I have to wait before vacuuming after Temprid SC treatment?
I had Temprid SC applied along the floor/wall edges, corners, baseboards, etc., for cockroach control. I have hardwood floors in my apartment, and know I probably shouldn't mop or wash the floors so as to not eliminate the residual pesticides. But for general cleaning purposes, when can I vacuum the areas? I want to make sure I'm not removing any residual pesticide.
A As soon as the Temprid SC has dried you are free to vacuum normally. Only mopping, steaming or scrubing will pull the product off the baseboards once it has dried.
August 30, 2013
Stella from San Jose Cal.95111 asked:
QHow long before i can go inside after using temprid sc?
A After treating a home with Temprid SC you will want to wait until the product has had time to completely dry, or at least 1-2 hours. Once dry you can return to your home and resume normal activity safely. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
August 21, 2013
Ankur from Fort Worth, Tx asked:
QCan I mix Temprid SC and apply using a spray bottle?
According to the product label, it is recommended to mix and spray Temprid SC using at least a one gallon pump sprayer. You will mix 0.27-0.54 oz. (8-16 milliliters) per gallon of water per 1,000 sq ft depending on the insect you are treating.
July 30, 2013
Ellis from Brooklyn, Ny asked:
QCan I spray Bedlam and Temprid SC insecticide in the same cracks and crevices?
While Bedlam and Temprid SC are labeled to be applied in some of the same areas we would not recommend that this be done. The products are best used in conjunction with each other to treat different areas. Bedlam would be applied to the mattress folds and seams and spraying in cracks and crevices such as drawers and runners of drawers, bed frames, picture frames, underneath baseboards, bookcases corners etc. Temprid SC can be applied as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas including crevices, along baseboards, behind bed frames and headboards, beneath beds and furniture, and to box springs and bed frames. Please take a few minutes to read over the Bedbug Treatment guide so that you may better understand what is needed to eliminate bedbugs in your home
While Bedlam and Temprid SC are labeled to be applied in some of the same areas we would not recommend that this be done. The products are best used in conjunction with each other to treat different areas. Bedlam would be applied to the mattress folds and seams and spraying in cracks and crevices such as drawers and runners of drawers, bed frames, picture frames, underneath baseboards, bookcases corners etc. Temprid SC can be applied as a coarse, low-pressure spray to harborage areas including crevices, along baseboards, behind bed frames and headboards, beneath beds and furniture, and to box springs and bed frames.
Please take a few minutes to read over the Bedbug Treatment guide so that you may better understand what is needed to eliminate bedbugs in your home
June 27, 2013
Doug from San Diego, Ca asked:
QWhy can't Temprid SC be used as a broadcast spray to carpets for bed bugs?
When I am treating for bed bugs, I tend to see them on the carpets walking around (on heavy infestations). The label for Temprid SC states to not fan spray or broadcast the entire carpet area. I feel like it would kill the wandering bed bugs on the carpet if it were allowed. I am wondering if it has been proven to get people sick or why it cannot be applied this way. thank you. Ps. Do you have any recommendations for a product to use to kill bed bugs on large carpeted areas?
A Temprid SC, along with many other bed bugs products, are not labeled to be used for treatments across carpet as these are not areas that bed bugs harbor. Although you may see them in heavy infestations crawling across carpets, they are only using those surfaces to get from Point A to Point B to hide in another crevice where the products will be waiting for them. Bed bugs do not like large open areas and will normally only be found in those areas when moving from one crevice to another to get closer to a food source. Vacuuming and steaming carpets is the best treatment for those areas as the bed bugs will come into contact with the places you have treated with the Temprid. If you have questions as to the safety concerns of the Temprid being sprayed on carpets, you can contact Bayer at 1-800-331-2867.