Originally Posted by BostonBull
The synthetic we spray at work is called Tempo. ........
Yes Tempo will kill ticks. It is a broad range insecticide that will also kill many beneficial insects, too. It makes you look good by killing the bad guys. But it also kills the good guys. In NJ, it is required to call registered bee keepers before an application of this pesticide is applied within several miles of a hive so bee keepers have the opportunity to keep the bees in. The reality is that this regulation is not enforced and only a very few applicators are aware of the law and those who are, don't make the call due to scheduling problems and bad PR.
"This pesticide is highly toxic to bees exposed to direct contact or residues."