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How to Mix Tempo Insecticide

By Alicia Bodine ; Updated September 21, 2017
Insects.
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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.

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.

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.

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

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

Use a garden sprayer to apply the Tempo insecticide.

 

Things You Will Need

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

Tip

  • If you use the Tempo insecticide indoors, you must cover up all of your kitchen items that are used for making food.

Warning

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

About the Author

 

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for 13 years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, GoBankingRates and WiseGeek. Bodine is passionate about gardening, travel, education and finance. She has received awards for being a top content producer.