Tengard SFR containing Permethrin provides fast, effective, long lasting control for over 75 different types of pests both indoors and outdoors. Tengard SFR is professional grade, low-odor product. One Qt. makes up to 20 gallons of finished solution.
|Active Ingredient:||Permethrin 36.8%|
|Target pests:||Subterranean termites, and a broad range of general and ornamental insect control.|
|For use in:||Residential, commerical, and recreational areas.|
|Application:||Perimeter treatment of lawns, ornamentals, recreation areas and athletic fields. Indoor spot, crack and crevice treatment.|
|Pet safe:||when dry|
|NOT FOR SALE TO:||NY, SC, AK, CT, VT, MA, HI|
|Manufactured By:||United Phosphorus Inc.|
Tengard SFR is a Permethrin based product that acts as an insecticidal barrier against a broad range of insects such as ants, bees, fleas, aphids, beetles, ticks, roaches, and chiggers. Also used to control and prevent subterranean termite infestations in and around structures. For effective control, the insecticide emulsion must be adequately dispersed in the soil to establish a barrier between the structure and the termites in the soil. The manufacturer and DoMyOwnPestControl DO NOT warrant or guarantee against termite infestation or termite damage with the use of Do-It-Yourself termite control products. If you are not willing to accept these risks, PLEASE contact a reputable Termite Control company for a professional termite treatment. (NOT FOR SALE IN AK & HI) (1 quart bottle makes 20 gallons of finished solution).
Tengard SFR is a broad label insecticide as well as a very effective termiticide, for use in and around homes, on lawns and shrubs.
Tengard SFR is professional grade, low-odor product that is labeled to include everything from pre- and post-construction termite treatment, indoor and outdoor pest control, and turf and ornamental applications. More homes are treated with Tengard SFR by professional pest management companies than any other product.
- Indoor Treatments: for fleas, roaches, ticks, ants and other indoor pests, only 1 to 1.6 ounces is needed per gallon.
- Outdoor treatments: for fleas, ticks, ants, mole crickets, chinch bugs and other insects, 1 ounce will treat 1000 square feet of lawn.
(for other specific solution mixing instructions please refer to product label)
Tengard SFR is safe for children and pets when used as labeled. Areas treated as labeled are safe to return to after area is completely dry. Product should not be sprayed or applied directly to animals, feed, or drinking bowls. Tengard SFR is considered safe for carpeting, furniture and flooring when used as directed on the label instructions.
Tengard SFR containing Permethrin provides fast, effective, long lasting control for over 75 different types of pests both indoors and outdoors. Tengard SFR is professional grade, low-odor product. More homes are treated with Tengard SFR by professional pest management companies than any other product.
Tengard SFR may be used to control pests inside and outside of homes and buildings, lawns, shrubs, bushes, ornamentals, outside surfaces of buildings, post-construction (termites), pre-construction (termites)
May be applied inside homes and businesses on most nonfood areas, carpeting, pet beds, upholstered furniture, basements, attics, crawlspaces, wall voids, cracks and crevices around sinks and appliances and flooring. For outdoors on siding, wood, grass, bushes, shrubs, ornamentals.
Tengard SFR is pet safe when dry and used as directed on the label instructions. (Please read instructions and use caution when using around all aquatic life)
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15 of 15 people found this review helpful:
This stuff does the job No Need to hire anyone to come out!!
By Sandra on July 17, 2010
This product works GREAT. I bought this 2 years ago and still have some left. A little bit goes a long long way. I spray maybe 3 to 4 times a year. With AZ heat & Monsoons this stuff does the job. I have a neighbor who sprays for a company and he offered to do my yard front and back. I figured ok why not, I will try once and I noticed critters within a week. I pulled out my trusted Tengard and the critters were gone and haven't been back for 3 months. I love this product!!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Cru on October 2, 2010
This is a great product...just not great for the problem I am having. I am having issues with some type of biting mite. I have not been able to capture one to positively identify it because I don't see them! I applied Tengard to every area of my home and experienced immediate relief. But three days later the problem was back. I can only surmise that the product does not kill the eggs and when they hatch the problem starts up again. The reason I ordered this product is because of the residual killing ability - it is supposed to last for 90 days. Hopefully after a while the newly hatched mites will be killed by the Tengard as well. I suspect there areas in the upholstery they can "hide"!
7 of 7 people found this review helpful:
Flea and Tick control
By Dagmar on August 1, 2011
I used the product recently and am happy to say that it really works. This has been a very bad season for fleas and ticks. A CSR recommended this product while I was ordering Precor and I'm glad she told me about it. It is easy to prepare and spray, leaves no aftersmell, residue and any tell tale signs that my home has been sprayed. I could not detect any on the floor, carpet or furniture.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
By Rick on September 14, 2010
This is the BIG GUN, a highly effective product but also rather expensive. if you have a pesky pest problem, this is the one to shoot it with. If you're a pro, I'm sure you already know that, but for the average homeowner doing their own general pest control, it's a great product. I use this to control lawn pests like biting ants, chiggers, fleas, etc. and have rarely needed to reapply. I recommend using this when all others have failed, because this one very rarely fails.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Surprise a product that works!
By Lynne on June 8, 2010
I have a problem with wood wasp living in my siding. I've had exterminators here and tried self applied products that didn't work. I've been battling this for 3 years. I found this web site and asked for help. Michael is a saint! Knowledgeable and helpful, he had me try this, and daily more are dying. I am thrilled and hopefully this time it is working. Tengard is easy to use and effective! Less expensive than the others I have tried. Easy to apply with sprayer, I also used it to kill wasp nests around the outside of my house.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful:
not effective against bird mites
By Jsearcie on April 17, 2013
tried it against bird mites only effect was the insect growth regulator but tenngard does not effect bird mites
One shot worked
By Michael on April 3, 2013
This stuff is great. I have a trerrible flea issue in my yard 2 acres. I spent hundreds on other products with no results. I used Tengard with one application ...issue resolved. Now going on 1 1/2 month later and no fleas.
Did the Job..!!
By Gabe on April 1, 2013
No more spiders, webs or eggs around my windows anymore. Sprayed a nice barrier around all my openings on the house and haven't seen a spider since.
By Derrell on March 30, 2013
Very good pesticide . I am very pleased with the results . Low odor is a plus when using .
By Ken on December 6, 2012
I live in the North Phoenix / Cave Creek area of Arizona. I noticed no one seems to mention scorpions! I've been using the product for along time. I spray around my shop, house, and garage. This really kills scorpions. I sometime find at least five and depending on the season as many as twenty dead ones every month or so. I highly recommend this product.
Tengard SFR Termiticide
November 29, 2012
Great for removing red ants on beach property in Southwest Louisiana. This product need to be handled with care, read the directions and follow all safety instructions. Great !!!
By William on October 20, 2012
Pleased with order,would order agian, wish price was a little lower
By Brad on July 31, 2012
It seems to be taking care of the problem...I had the spiral white flys on my palm trees and it seems to be killing them
Tengard SFR Termiticide-1.25 gallons
By Cwmiller on July 27, 2012
Insecticide was delivered on time and the cost of the insecticide was at a competitive price
By Gabe on June 17, 2012
This is a very powerful, long lasting termiticide, usually used by professional exterminators. Because it is highly concentrated it must be handled very carefully prior to dilution. The one gallon container is very convenient, allowing measuring out 1/2 to 2 ounces which is sufficient for 1 to 2 gallons of spray, depending on whether it is used indoors or outdoors, with little danger of getting on one's hands. Nevertheless, it is advisable to use throwaway gloves. The spray leaves no visible amrks on baseboards or carpet and appears to be effective for several months.
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February 3, 2011 Tara asked:
QIs Tengard SFR really safe to use around cats?
I've read that permethrin is toxic to cats. Is this only if the product is used directly on them? Can they get sick by coming into contact with permethrin after it has dried? My concern is the cats (and dogs) will possibly get some on their paws and lick them, causing them to get sick. I'm also concerned if I spray the grass and they eat it. What is the difference between Tengard SFR and Permethrin SFR?
AMost synthetic pyrethroids can be toxic to cats if they are applied directly to them or if they are allowed to walk on treated areas before they are dry. That being said, most cats do not have an issue being in a home that has been treated with a permethrin (as long as they stay out of the treated area until it is dry). Most treatments are limited to cracks and crevices indoors, limiting a pets exposure. Also, once the product has been diluted with water there is a very minute amount of the actual insecticide that will be available, usually just enough to kill a very tiny insect, not enough to have any effect what so ever on a mammal of any size. Permethrin used to cause a lot of problems when it was diluted with oil because the application would stay wet and available to the animals. In most cases today, the permethrin is diluted with water, which of course dries very quickly. Permethrin products are used in homes with cats everyday across the country.
June 26, 2010 Haley asked:
QDoes Tengard SFR hold up in rain?
Also, how often does this product need to be applied?
AYes, Tengard SFR can hold up to rain. It is important to have 24 hours before the application and 24 hours after the application rain free. As for how often Tengard SFR needs to be applied, that will depend on what type of pest you are treating for and where exactly you are treating. Please read the product label for more information.
August 18, 2010 Jeff asked:
QShould I use Tengard SFR to treat a large area for ticks and chiggers?
We are looking to get rid of the ticks and chiggers in a 50 acre grassy area. There is going to be a lot of foot traffic and pets in the area. We are starting to develop the land from pasture into a home and work area.
ATengard SFR would be a great choice for your needs. You will want to concentrate on areas where you have dense brush and long/tall growth. It is also helpful to keep grass and brush cut short to eliminate the habitat of ticks and chiggers.
August 1, 2010 Bobby asked:
QWhich product is better for subterranean termites, Tengard SFR or Bifen IT?
I know Termidor SC is the best, but I have pets and those two will not hurt pets when dried. I found termites next to my house, and I checked for termite damage. There was no damage. so they must have just started.
ATermidor SC will not hurt animals when it is dry. As a matter of fact, Termidor SC contains the same active ingredient, Fipronil, as the most popular spot on flea treatments for dogs on the market. We recommend using either Termidor SC or Dominion 2L for the most effective termite treatments. Both of those products are non-repellent and both have a transfer effect meaning that the termites cannot tell that the product is in place and will readily walk through it and transfer it back to the colony. Both the Tengard SFR and the Bifen IT will work pretty much the exact same way since they are both synthetic pyrethroids that are somewhat repellent. Neither of these products have a transfer effect.
June 4, 2010 Wendi asked:
QCan I use Tengard SFR on tomatoes to get rid of aphids? If so when will it be safe to eat the tomatoes?
Most of the tomatoes at this stage are still green.
January 12, 2013
Craig from St Petersburg, Fl asked:
QCan Tengard SFR be used in a fogger?
I WANT TO FOG MY ATTIC WITH TENGARD SFR. CAN IT BE USED IN A FOGGER IN AN ATTIC?
ATengard SFR cannot be used in a residential home as a fogging application. Vector Ban Plus can be used in residential homes in a cold/mechanical fogger (do not use in a thermal fogger).
July 9, 2012
Bruce from Atlanta, Georgia asked:
QIs Tenfgard safe to apply to my log home to stop carpenter bees
AYes, you can use Tengard on your log home to help eliminate carpenter bees. Be sure to review the product label for complete instructions.
June 27, 2012
Clyde from Tallahassee, Fl asked:
QCan fleas be resistant to Tengrard SFR + Nyguard IGR?
I am using Tengard SFT + Nyguard IGR for fleas. I sprayed baseboards and the tile floors and vacuum every few days. I am still seeing fleas. Do you think the fleas might be resistant to this insecticide?
AFleas are most likely not resistant to the chemicals you are using. Flea elimination can take several weeks and it is normal to keep seeing fleas even after the initial spray. Flea eggs and pupa are protected from all of the insecticides that you can use and they will not be exposed to the application until they reach the adult flea stage. Once the adult fleas are exposed to the application they will usually die within 24 hours. You should only treat once every 14 days and continue to vacuum every day. It is also very important to treat all pets and all outside areas where pets frequent to avoid reintroducing fleas to the indoor areas.
June 21, 2012
Brian from Maine asked:
QCan Tengard SFR be safely sprayed around gardens if not sprayed directly on the plants?
Can Tengard SFR be safely sprayed around gardens if not sprayed directly on the plants? Also is Tengard effective for mosquitoes?
ATengard can be sprayed near gardens as long as you keep the product off of the plants and out of the drip-line/root zone of the plants. You should not actually use Tengard inside the garden plot. Tengard is only labeled to eliminate mosquitoes inside barns or animal holding facilities. For outdoor mosquito control Talstar P is our most popular product. The key is to mosquito control is to apply the selected product to all shrubs, trees, and other foliage around the house or patio where you are trying to provide relief. Sprays should be directed not only on top of the leaves and plants, but on the underside of the leaves as well which is where the mosquitoes hang out. Talstar should be applied every 30 days for optimum control.
June 7, 2012
Deb from Prescott, Az. asked:
QIs this product harmful to flowers?
I have a 3ft. above ground block wall flower bed with wood chips and a drip system.
ATengard SFR is not harmful to flowers when used as directed on the product label. We do recommend that you avoid spraying the blooms directly to avoid any bruising.
April 16, 2012
Julie from Florida asked:
QHow long should it take for ticks to die?
We're hoping to not have to call a professional. We are hoping the Tengard will kill the ticks in our home. We followed the instructions and treated the house, cracks, crevices and floor spaces. How soon should it start to take effect? There's many testimonials about other pests, but very little on ticks.
AOnce the ticks come into contact with treated areas they will usually die within 24 hours. Ticks can be a bit harder to control because they have a habit of staying in one place for a long time which of course can be a problem when the place they are sitting is not a treated area. Be sure to do a repeat application in 14 days for best control.
April 15, 2012 Ramses asked:
QCan you mix Tengard or Dragnet with any IGR product?
Can you mix Tengard or Dragnet with any IGR product?
AYes, you can mix any IGR product with Tengard SFR or Dragnet. You can actually mix IGR with any insecticide, or it can be applied by itself.
August 31, 2011
Nils from Morganton Nc asked:
QWhere can we buy Dursban or Thiodan for peach tree borers?
We understand that these are not available for home use and also that Thiodan is sold under another name. What do you have that works as well. We want to spray our trees at the end of August or first of September as this is the time to do this.
AAs long as the peach trees are not already infested with peach tree borers you can use a product that contains permethrin such as Tengard SFR. Unfortunately once the beetles have already infested the bark of a peach tree there are not any viable treatment options. In cases of infestation the general recommendation is to simply protect the surrounding trees with preventative sprays with permethrin products. We do not have any access to Dursban or Thiodan.
August 19, 2011
Roger from Caldwell Id asked:
QHow long does it take to kill termites with Tengard SFR?
I applied tengard sfr as per instructions,10 days ago ,I just found live termites .How long does it take to kill them.
ASince Tengard SFR only kills the termites that actually come into contact with treated areas it is possible that you will see live termites from time to time. Once the termites come into contact with treated areas they will usually die within a day or two.
August 16, 2010 Jeff asked:
QWould Tengard SFR work on a very large area?
I'm looking for something to treat about 50 acres. Would this be the best product, or is there a better one you would recommend?
ATengard SFR is a great product and can be sprayed over very large areas for may insects pests. We would really need to know what type of pest your are trying to eliminate and what type of area you are treating to tell you the best product to use. In most cases, it is not necessary to treat the an entire piece of land to get rid of a specific insect pest, but instead treat the target area where the specific insect pest harbors or forages.