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Terry writes,

Will Tempo SC hurt my fish or my dog?

I have elm beetles on my trees and I was going to use Tempo SC Ultra on them. I have a coy pond under the tree so I am worried about contaminating run-off. Will Tempo SC Ultra hurt my fish or my dog?


Yes, Tempo SC Ultra like any other insecticide can be very lethal to fish.  It would be advised to apply the product on a day that is not windy, and possibly even holding up a sheet of plastic on the other side of where you are spraying to protect overspray from going towards the pond.  Also, apply on a day when it is not going to rain so the product has time to dry and bond to its surface so it does not run off.  As far as your dog, this product is very safe to use around children and pets such as dogs or cats.  Just make sure to allow the product to dry which usually takes 30 minutes before letting the dog or children back into the yard or wherever you are spraying.

Answer last updated on: 08/25/2009

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