How to Mix Tempo Insecticide

Overview

Tempo is a brand of insecticide created by the Bayer Corp. Its active ingredients include cyfluthrin, cyano, methyl and dimethyl-cyclopropanecarboxylate. Because Tempo is a chemical insecticide, you must properly mix it for it to be effective. You also want to practice appropriate safety precautions when handling Tempo.

Step 1

Protect your body while using Tempo. This means you need to put on gloves, long clothing and a pair of boots to protect your skin. A pair of goggles will protect your eyes and a mask can protect your lungs.

Step 2

Remove pets and family members from the area where you are going to mix and use the Tempo insecticide. If you have a fish tank, you need to cover it completely, and shut off the aerator.

Step 3

Mix 8 ml of Tempo insecticide with 1 gallon of water for small infestations. This will cover 1,000 square feet of space.

Step 4

Mix 16 ml of Tempo insecticide with 1 gallon of water for large infestations. This will cover 1,000 square feet of space.

Step 5

Use a garden sprayer to apply the Tempo insecticide.

Tips and Warnings

  • If any of this product comes in contact with your body, or is swallowed or inhaled, call 1-800-334-7577 immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Gloves
  • Long clothing
  • Boots
  • Goggles
  • Mask
  • Tempo insecticide
  • Water
  • Garden sprayer

References

  • Tempo: Insecticide Manual
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