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Tempo Dust Insecticide

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Tempo Dust is a ready to use insecticide that contains 1% cyfluthrin and can be used to kill bedbugs and pests. Labeled for indoor and outdoors, this product has effective residual control of ants, cockroaches, wasps, and other pest in difficult, hard to reach sites. This dust has a low odor and is non-staining.

Target Pests

Ants Bees Carpenter Bees Hornets Roaches Wasps and others

For Use In

Buildings Structures Non-Food/Feed Areas of Food/Feed Handling Buildings and Transport Houses Hotels Non-Food Areas of Stores Warehouses Hospitals Food Processing Facilities


Apply directly into voids, cracks, and crevices using hand or power dusters or other suitable equipment. Apply lightly and uniformly.


Ants Apply to voids, cracks and crevices in and around doors and windows, baseboard cracks, and other places where ants enter structures.

Bedbugs Apply to areas such as mattress folds and tufts, spring coils, cracks or hollow places in bed frames, furniture upholstery, and picture frame moldings. Let powder remain on treated surfaces for 4 to 6 hours, then vacuum the powder thoroughly, dispose of the vacuum bag properly, and place clean linens on the bed. Carpet beetles Apply under edges of floor coverings, baseboard cracks, under rugs and furniture, and in cracks and crevices in closets.

Clothes moths Apply to cracks and crevices in closets and other storage areas. This is an adjunct treatment and will not control moth larvae and silverfish already on the clothes. Do not apply to clothing.

Bees Hornets Wasps Yellow jackets Thoroughly dust nests and entrances and surrounding areas. To treat nests in wall voids, drill a hole in the area, dust entrance and surrounding areas. Wear protective clothing if necessary to avoid stings. You may also help avoid stings by treating wasp and bee nests in the evening when the insects are less active and are inside the nest. For best results, check nests within one or two days to ensure complete kill. Remove and destroy treated nests to prevent emergence of newly hatched insects, secondary pest problems, and possible staining from honey. If removal is not possible, retreat the nest, if necessary.

Beetles and Moths Clean area thoroughly, removing infested foodstuffs and all utensils, uncovered foodstuffs (or any with opened package), shelf paper and other objects. Apply in voids, cracks and crevices behind and under cupboards, food storage areas, and cabinets. Do not apply directly on food, utensils, or food storage shelves.

Coverage Area

One 1.25 lb bottle treats up to 2,500 sq.ft.

Time to Kill

Tempo Dust starts to kill immediately upon contact.

Mix Rate

Each pound of Tempo Dust will cover 1000 square feet.

Active Ingredient

Cyfluthrin 1%

Tempo Dust Insecticide

Tempo Dust - A Versatile Insecticide Powder

Tempo Dust is noteworthy for its rapid knockdown and long term control of a variety of problematic insects. Aside from common pest problems like roaches, ants and bed bugs, Tempo Dust is also effective against stinging insects such as, hornets, wasps and bees. The easy to use dust can be simply puffed into their harborages. It works well on other insects as well and many other perimeter pests.


Tempo Dust is a pyrethroid dust that can be used inside or outside in dusting applications. Tempo Dust can be dusted into voids, cracks and crevices, and in and around structures using a convenient dusting instrument such as hand duster or a power duster. It is successful in penetrating into wall voids, securing equal coverage, and is odor-free and non-staining.


Tempo Dust Contains Cyfluthrin

Because Tempo 1% Dust is so effective, it makes the pest hiding places and harborages uninhabitable. The active ingredient of cyfluthrin is a powerful chemical that is lethal to target insects while being relatively safe to non-target animals. 


This all around dust is best used with the help of a hand duster to better apply in hard to reach areas. It can also be dusted in cracks and crevices and wall voids. According to Tempo's Dusts information label, Tempo can be used as a crack and crevice treatment or general surface spot treatment. Always dust in areas that are inaccessible to children and pets. Just one package of Tempo Dust can go a long way; you can use 0.5 lb to 1 lb per 1,000 square feet. Tempo Dust remains effective in high humidity and is not absorbed into pourous surfaces like concrete, making it ineffective.


Features of Tempo Dust

  • * Can be used both indoors and outdoors
  • * Effectively controls stinging insects, particularly bees and wasps when used as directed
  • * Provides a long residual and can remain active up to a year if left undisturbed
  • * Little to no odor
  • * Non -corrosive
  • * Non- staining
  • * Active Ingredient - Cyfluthrin 1%

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Do you need a duster to apply tempo dust?
A shopper on Sep 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You probably wouldn't need to but, if you have annual problems with this sort of thing get yourself a duster that mounts on a adjustable length pole as i did and you will be able to stay far enough away and conquer any task especially yellow jackets. Works great!
Will it kill fleas ?
A shopper on Feb 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Tempo dust will be used for application to voids cracks and crevices where insect-like to hide. For fleas, it is best to apply as a broadcast with products like the Novacide for inside and Reclaim I/T with Precor IGR for outside.



Does this kill roaches?
Deborah G on Feb 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will! Its great stuff!

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I have had success in using this product. It does seen to do exactly what it suppose to do.
November 8, 2017
5 months ago
Good Stuff
I had yellow jackets inside wall of house coming in from outside next to window frame.10 to 20 killed every morning on window.I dusted outside in crack where they were going in,4 days later,yellow jackets dead !!!
October 12, 2017
6 months ago
-Just Plain Works
Definitely recommend this product. I used this for x2 carpenter wasp nests under house wood siding. Other foams and sprays didn't work. This was a one-time apply solution. Get the hand bellows offered here on the site, wear a mask, and apply dust liberally.
Open a beer and enjoy your patio once again. The website, service, and shipping were issue-free; what more could you want? Highly Recommended.
September 28, 2017
6 months ago
I had huge carpenter bees under me deck
I received my product quickly. I had huge carpenter bees under me deck. I put tempo dust where I saw them coming in and out and between the boards and haven't seen them since. It works great!
September 22, 2017
6 months ago
yellow jacket nes
i went through 4 cans of spray to kill the yellow jackets that made a nest inside my wall for over 2 weeks nothing would work until i bought this powder and the next day after i used the powder it was done there were no more yellow jackets. this stuff is great
August 22, 2015
Easy to follow the instructions we will see how well product worked in a few months.
July 7, 2015
I use this dust for my wasp. I dust right as spring is around the corner and I haven't encountered any since! Highly recommend!
February 19, 2015
great product
The product came in quickly and it is easy to use. It is working excellently with cutting down on unwanted pests. So far the product is excellent and will continue to buy more when I need it. Would recommend to everyone.
November 18, 2014
Bees are gone!
Tempo 1% did the job on the first application, all the other spray attempts were worthless. We've now sealed off their entry point up under the siding. Great stuff & very easy to use.
October 31, 2014
cockroach control
Excellent product... I recommended it to my parents,and I'll keep recommending it to all my friends, family and acquaintances .... really work
August 29, 2014

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