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Tempo Dust is noted for a quick knockdown and long term control of many insects. It is particularly effective on stinging insects such as, hornets, wasps and bees. Simply dust into their harborages. It works well on other insects as well such as roaches 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 dusters such as hand duster or a power duster. It has excellent penetration into wall voids, securing equal coverage, and is odor-free and non-staining.




Tempo Dust -An All Around Dust

Tempo Dust is noted for a quick knockdown and long term control of many insects. It is particularly effective on stinging insects such as, hornets, wasps and bees. Simply dust into their harborages. It works well on other insects as well such as roaches 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 dusters such as hand duster or a power duster. It has excellent penetration into wall voids, securing equal coverage, and is odor-free and non-staining.

Tempo Dust 1% Cyfluthrin

Because Tempo 1% Dust is so effective, it makes the pest hiding places and harborages uninhabitable. This all around dust, used with a duster is perfect for using in hard to reach places. It can also be dusted in cracks and crevices and wall voids. According to Tempo's label, this dust 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. Tempo Dust goes a long way; 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.

Tempo 1% Dust Features

  • 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%
Additional Information

Additional Information

Pro Tips If you are trying to eliminate a wasp, hornet, or yellow jacket nest, then Tempo 1% Dust is the dust of choice. Apply Tempo Dust with the B&G 1150 Bulb Duster. It will give you a little extra reach and keep you farther from danger.
Packaging 1.25 lb
Manufacturer Bayer
Product Label Label
Target Pest Ants, Bed Bugs, Boxelder Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Centipedes, Clothes Moths, Cockoraches, Crickets, Earwigs, Firebats, Ground Beetles, Millipedes, Pillbugs, Scorpions, Silverfish, Sowbugs, Spiders, Bees, Hornets, Wasps, Yellow Jackets, Beetles, Cadelle Beetle, Cigarette Beetle, Confused Flour Beetle, Darkling Beetle, Dermestid Beetle, Granary Weevil Beetle, Hide Beetle, Larder Bettle, Leather Beetle, Lesser Grain Borer Beetle, Lesser Mealworm Beetle, Merchant Grain Beetle, Mealworm Beetle, Red Flour Beetle, Rice Weevil Beetle, Sawtoothed Grain Beetle, Warehouse Beetle, Indian Meal Moth, Mediterranean Flour Moth, Subterranean Termites, Formosan Termites, and Drywood Termites
Active Ingredient (s) Cyfluthrin 1%
For Use : both indoor and outdoor applications.
Yield Tempo 1% Dust has an application rate of 0.5 to 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft.
Mixture|Application by dusters
Application No
Retreatment No
Shipping Restrictions CA, CT, NY
More Instructions

Ants Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust

Apply Tempo 1% Dust to voids, cracks and cervices in and around doors and windows, baseboard cracks, and other places where ants enter structures.

Bed Bugs Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust

Apply Tempo 1% Dust 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 power thoroughly, dispose of the vacuum bag property, and place clean linens on the bed.

Carpet beetles Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust

Apply Tempo 1% Dust under edges of floor coverings, baseboards cracks, under rugs and furniture, and in cracks and crevices in closets.

Clothes Moths and Silverfish Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust:

Apply Tempo 1% Dust to cracks and crevices in closets and other storage areas. This is an adjunct treatment and will not control moth larvae already on the clothes. Do not apply to clothing.

Fire Ants (including Red Harvester Ants, and Pavements Ants) Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust:

Avoid disturbing the mount before applying. If possible, treat all colonies in the area. Distribute the product evenly over each mount and around the perimeter of the mound: use the higher rates for larger mounds. For best results, water mounds gently after applying. High water pressure will cause the ants to move the mound. Treat new mounds as they appear.

Bees, Hornets, Wasps, Yellow Jackets Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust:

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 Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust:

clean area thoroughly, removing infested foodstuffs and all utensils, uncovered foodstuffs, shelf paper and other objects. Apply Tempo 1% Dust in voids, cracks and crevices behind and under cupboards, food storage areas, and cabinets. Do not apply Tempo 1% Dust directly on food, utensils, or food storage shelves.

Termites and wood-infesting beetles Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust:

Apply Tempo 1% Dust to voids and galleries in damaged wood, in spaces between wooden structural members, and between the sill plate and foundation where wood is vulnerable. For inaccessible areas, drill into the damaged wood or wall voids and then inject dust using a suitable directional injector.

Termite carton nests Treatment with Tempo 1% Dust:

Termite carton nests in building voids may be injected with a pointed injection tool at varying depths. For best results, remove carton nests material when possible.

Above-ground termites and carpenter ants: for control inside tree, utility poles, fencing and decking materials and similar structural members, drill to find the interior infested cavity and inject dust.

Please follow product label instructions to insure proper application for particular insect pest infestations


Customer Reviews 39 item(s)

Works very quickly and effectively.
Works great. One application is all it takes. Had to take care of three different hornets nest and the dust took care of business.
Review by Andy / (Posted on 8/31/2016)
Really does the job
After 4 cans of spray trying to rid my siding of yellow jackets, one good dose of Tempo and problem solved.
Review by Paddyo / (Posted on 8/17/2016)
Worth every dollar
Worked great! Had to do my roof over and get rid of wasp & yellow jacket nests all inside the drip edge and in the eaves. Two days and they were completely gone
Review by Will / (Posted on 8/12/2016)
Worth every dollar
Worked great! Had to do my roof over and get rid of wasp & yellow jacket nests all inside the drip edge and in the eaves. Two days and they were completely gone
Review by Will / (Posted on 8/12/2016)
Bought two more bottles for this year.
We have a tile roof and were invaded with paper wasp, last year we paid $300 for a pest control to spray the roof, two months later the bees were back, I bought Tempo dust and dusted hundreds of nest. Didn't have any more problems the rest of the year.
Review by Pat / (Posted on 5/12/2016)
Great item.
Excellent product. Front porch has steps on three sides and is inaccessible. Had wasps under it. Sprayed one night and haven't seen them since. Perfect!
Review by Big Mac / (Posted on 4/9/2016)
Great for carpenter bees
Been 2 hours since dusting bee holes and now have over 10 gorgeous bee carcass laying on the ground.
Review by Medic0960 / (Posted on 4/8/2016)
No more bugs
This product works great. One application and the problem was taken care of. Be sure to wear protective mask during application!
Review by Linda / (Posted on 1/8/2016)
It really worked!
I was battling carpet beetles that had set up housekeeping under the surround of my Zacuzzi bath tub. Many over the counter bug bombs later, they were still thriving.

I used this product with a huge duster and they are gone. I know I will have to continue monitoring for many months, but the application was so easy that I don't mind.

Great product.
Review by Lois / (Posted on 1/6/2016)
Great for killing bed bugs
Highly recommend for bed bugs. I read on a blog that tempo dust dries out the bed bugs and kill them within 24 hours upon contact. I bought this along with a duster and dusted lightly around my bed and entire apt. I was rid of bed bugs within 24 hours however i didn't have a bad infestation either. If your situation is bad, you will notice a difference immediately but it will take some time to completely get rid of them bc the bugs have to actually crawl thru the dust. So dust lightly on and around all cracks, crevices, mattress, bed posts and box springs . Too much dust and they'll avoid it
Review by Monalisa / (Posted on 11/15/2015)
Great service good product
Happy with the results. The service was quick and order was easy.
Review by rjwronbo / (Posted on 11/11/2015)
Eliminates Hornets Fast and Easy!
European Hornets built an enormous nest in the 2nd floor soffit of my roof. They're big, nasty hornets that will fly at night toward lights and hit your windows so hard it sounds like stones hitting the glass. Their nest was in a difficult location to reach and I didn't want to go anywhere near it. I applied the Tempo Dust with a home made air powered applicator all around where they were entering. Killed the entire nest within an hour. Worked fantastic! Climbed up 15ft extension ladder, pulled open the soffit and removed a basketball sized nest, no hornets to be seen, they were dead. Saved a lot of money, the cost of a professional exterminator would have been well over $150 to handle the problem.
Review by Denver Dave / (Posted on 10/2/2015)
Had a hornets nest in the siding of my house and could not get them out. I got some Tempo Dust and squirted in some of the openings, and like magic they were gone the next day.
Review by olegoat45 / (Posted on 9/30/2015)
Worked great!
Used this on 3 nests of ground dewelling wasp? That had not been bothered by several other products. Dusted the nest in the evening. Checked next day, no action to date.

Review by Sherm / (Posted on 9/29/2015)
tried the product after everything else failed.1st day just sprayed the opening,where the hornets were coming and going, and they seemed not to like it.2nd day drilled a 1/4 inch hole thru the garage wood, and sprayed more dust into the hole ( in which was above the nest) within 8 hours, they were all gone and haven't been back. 2 thumbs up on this product.
Review by mike / (Posted on 9/17/2015)
Finally found this stuff!
After years of trying the aerosol sprays that don't work on yellow-jacket nests that you can't see and hiring the pros to come eradicate them with their "magical yellow powder", I am so glad to have found the same stuff the pros use! I used the Tempo Dust on eight nests, six of which were not exposed/visible and the next day - not a yellow-jacket in sight (didn't even see any dead ones). Great stuff! You don't need to use much and I certainly have a lot left over for use over the next several years. Spent less on the Tempo Dust and bellow-duster than a single visit from the pros. Highly recommend!!!!! Apply it at night.
Review by Handyflan / (Posted on 8/26/2015)
This stuff is incredible
I have used this on two inaccessible yellow jacket nests in different parts of my house. In both cases, all I had to do was put the powder in and around the crevices that the insects were using to get into their nest, and two days later I had zero activity. All insects were gone. I love this stuff.
Review by Brian D / (Posted on 8/24/2015)
Super Yellow Jacket Death Dust!!
We're having a horrible year for yellow jackets in Oregon. It's all over the news. I got stung multiple times and I'd finally had it. The stuff from the home center didn't do anything. I tried Tempo one time on two different underground yellow jacket nests in the back yard, and BAM! Both of them gone overnight in one shot. It was really easy to apply with the bellow duster; just wait until evening when nest activity is low and shoot it in the hole as best as you can. I figure is used about 1-2 tablespoons on each nest (rough estimate). It worked like a charm. This is the stuff!!!
Review by DG / (Posted on 8/23/2015)
Excellent product
The Tempo Dust kit (dust and stick) is absolutely the best product to get rid of bee/hornet/wasp nest, no matter where it is located. Just a couple of applications and you can rest assured you solved a major problem. I highly recommend this product. It may seem expensive, but it is definitely worth it.
Review by Handy man / (Posted on 8/22/2015)
Another Satisfied Customer
Took care of the bees I needed to get rid of !
Review by Boaziggy / (Posted on 8/22/2015)
Effective product at a great value
I used the Tempo Dust as a 2nd step behind the FenvaStar EcoCap and together they provided a long term solution I was looking for at a much lower cost than hiring a professional pest control company.
If you are concerned about getting stung or bitten, call the professionals, if not this is the perfect one-two punch the carpenter bees (the ones with the shiny black bottoms (bumble bees have hairy black behinds)) in the big wooden play sets.
Review by Bye Bye carpenter Bees / (Posted on 6/28/2015)
Great product
It worked perfectly to get rid of carpenter bees
Review by Chuck / (Posted on 6/24/2015)
Good Products
It was cooler. So the bees were in their nest. I use the purchased bulb and poofed in the dust well. Then sealed with caulk. No more bee problem.
Review by Snuuzy / (Posted on 6/10/2015)
It works
I moved into my house in late August of 2014 and after moving in we saw a lot of wasp. Every time I went outside they would fly at my head and every where I looked I saw them. Winter came and they went away. Then Spring arrived and they came back. I was finding at least one a day in my house and all over the place outside. I decided to try Tempo dust. My fiance dusted in the attic, the window shutter and behind the gutters. At first I didn't think it would work because later that day I saw wasp flying around covered in the dust and they seemed fine. It has been a month since he has dusted and I haven't seen any wasp not even one in my house or around my house. I am so happy. Also i bought two bottles and I only have used half of one bottle so a little dust goes a long way and it is so much cheaper then calling pest control.
Review by Sandy / (Posted on 5/4/2015)
WASPS in the house!!!
We moved into a "new to us" house on the same day they finished the roof. First day we had 2 wasps in the family room, next day 19, we had a problem. Local professionals were willing to treat, but no guarantees since we didn't know where they were. Others were happy to start tearing out the cathedral ceiling to find them. So we started out on a process to find where the nest was and the access to the inside. Once we figured that out we used the TEMPO dust in the little entrance hole they had at the roofline and then about 4 feet below where we estimated the nest to be. Within an hour we had 84 dying wasps on the ground. ( I had killed apx 150 in the house during the several months) While we continued to redust every week, for 6 weeks (I more to go) we have not seen anymore. We plan to seal the access hole they had after that. The TEMPO saved us a lot of money and a ceiling. However the process we took did require some patience.

Thanks for a great product.
Review by Hazel / (Posted on 4/8/2015)
killer dust
I had yellow jackets building a nest in a wall of my house. Came straight to this site where I buy all my pest control supplies. By the way, Bifen IT is awesome on mosquitoes. But back to the yellow jackets. DIY suggested Tempo Dust and man were they right. Waited till dusk and pumped some dust (with a bellow duster purchased from here) into the crack outside that they were using for access. Also drilled a couple of small holes through the sheetrock and pumped in some dust. The next day the access point, which looked like LAX with yellow jackets coming and going the day before, was deserted. I saw one yellow jacket. One! Nothing else I need to say!
Review by rollo / (Posted on 10/24/2014)
got rid of the bees
when we first used it we had a lot of bees dropping dead outside the house where there were going in. It was a corner by the eaves. We continued to see bees going in and out but sprayed it again when it was very cool and that is the last we have seen of them. None going in none going out. We have had trouble before and called an exterminator decide to do it ourselves worked great worth the money
Review by kathy / (Posted on 10/17/2014)
very good
This product was very good compared to anything we could buy from a local store. We tried several other 'proven' products first and got almost no response at all from them. We used this product just once, and we are still finding dying wasps or hornets (never determined which it was) several weeks later. It was unfortunate that they had chosen a spot to make their nest right above our main entrance door, so we had to find something that really worked well.
Review by Alli / (Posted on 10/9/2014)
Much better results than I expected.
I was trying to paint my house but the wasps had made nests everywhere in the facia areas and were giving us fits. Countless cans of spray did little more than make them madder. The day after the dust and duster arrived the morning weather was cool so I took the opportunity to do as many areas as I could reach with a ladder. I not only blew the dust into the areas with the duster but left a film on the exit areas. The results were immediate. Wasps were dropping everywhere. Even if they made it out of the nest areas they were unable to fly and just hung on to the siding until they dropped to the ground. But, best of all, is the lasting effects that have continued to kill all of the new hatches. More than a week later we were still seeing dead bugs on the gutters and grounds. The dust is VERY fine so it reaches areas that you can't even see. Because of this, be sure to read ALL warnings, stay upwind, and wear appropriate protective gear. A little goes a long way!
Review by good riddance wasps / (Posted on 10/8/2014)
Tempo Dust worked great
I used the Tempo Dust in combination with the B&G Bulb Duster. I dusted the entrance to a yellow jacket nest in my sofit at night and the yellow jacket activity was gone within 24 hours. This was after I was unsuccessful fogging the cavity with another product. Great results.
Review by Indiana4 / (Posted on 9/30/2014)
great for yellow jackets
I've been in pest control for over 10 years and this is the best product for yellow jackets. Always amazed how well it works
Review by tom / (Posted on 9/6/2014)
worked as expected
I had yellow jackets entering under a basement window sill that is only a few inches from the ground.. Puffed the dust in the best I could and left some around the area. Repeated two more times and haven't seen any for two weeks. So far so good.
Review by ao / (Posted on 9/2/2014)
Excellent product!
I had yellow jackets under a gutter cap and in a soffit that the wasp sprays couldn't get at. I used this powder and three (3) days later they were gone!!! I will defiantly tell friends about this product!! Can't wait till next year to let them have it again!!!
Review by Fred / (Posted on 8/29/2014)
good stuff
Worked great on the spider problem on my boat. Only problem was finding a way to spray the duct "up" in crevices. ducting "down" no problem. Virtually ELIMINATED massive spider problem at dock.
Review by boater / (Posted on 7/7/2014)
great product
I had a bee colony in the wall of my house that was not exposed other than a small hole in the exterior. I used this product with a bulb duster that cost less than 10 dollars. I sprayed one time into the hole and haven't had a bee since the next morning.
Review by paulie / (Posted on 4/21/2014)
Bee's are gone.
A hive of bee's found a way into an exterior wall. Applied at night and the next morning no more bee's. Very effective.
Review by Larry / (Posted on 3/20/2014)
Works like a charm
I had a wasp nest that was located through a foundation joint opening. I tried D-Dust but that was not effective. When I received the Tempo Dust I applied it at dusk when the nest activity was minimized using a duster bulb to get the powder into the crack. One application did the trick. It put down the nest completely. Next day, not a single wasp to see where previously there was one every few seconds. great product!!
Review by SAM / (Posted on 10/25/2013)
excellant product
First time we sprayed the hornets we didn't use enough but the second time we sprayed a lot more and it worked real good. We're
waiting for cold weather to remove the nest. It was in the attic and was hard to get to,but my son managed. He wore coveralls boots and a bee hat with duct tape on all seams.The hornets had a hole in the wall in our dining room & he put gorilla tape on that to keep them out .
he poked a small hole in the wall and sprayed in there too! What a relief to have them gone!

Review by bubblet / (Posted on 10/24/2013)
Great Carpenter Bee Dust
The Tempo Dust is great stuff. Drops Carpenter bees fast and stays in the hole for bees to track it in and out.
Review by David / (Posted on 5/11/2012)

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