Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer - 12 Cans
A fast knockdown and contact killing aerosol, the performance of Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer is comparable to poison synthetics. This organic pest control formula is CFC Free and has a fresh citrus scent, so there is no chemical odor! It sprays up to 15 feet. Use as directed to wipe out entire nest.
Powered by Pyrethrin and Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids (insecticidal soap), Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer - 12 Cans provides you with the contact killer you have been looking for, but in an organic formula!
Directions for Use:
- Shake well before each use.
- Apply at dusk or early morning when wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and bees are least active.
- Stand approximately 12-15 feet from the nest at a safe location with the wind to your back.
- Hold can upright, aim nozzle at nest, depress actuator, and spray upward into the nest opening.
- Continue spraying until nest is completely saturated.
- Wait at least 24 hours before attempting to remove the nest.
- If wasps, hornets, or bees are still active in the areas around the nest, repeat treatment.
- This product is non-staining on most surfaces. Do not use on surfaces that may be damaged by water.
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Flying Insect Killer Ant & Roach Killer Wasp & Hornet Killer Model # 5710 5720 5730 Kills on Contact Best Used for Flying Insects Best Used for Crawling Insects Sprays up to 15 ft (to Reach Stinging Insects) No Lingering Chemical Odor OMRI Listed and Compliant for Use in Organic Gardening
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Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer - 12 Cans - Specs
- Kills wasps and hornets on contact
- Use as directed to wipe out entire nest
- CFC free - fresh citrus scent, no lingering chemical odor
What's in the Box:
- 12 aerosol cans
- 14 oz. aerosol can (12 cans)
- Sprays up to 15 feet
- Active ingredients by wt.: D-Limonene 1.000%, Pyrethrins 0.050%, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1.000%
- All About
All About Wasps and Hornets Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer, Aerosol Controls
Wasps, yellow jackets and hornets can be found throughout North America in meadows, orchards, woodlands, playgrounds, cemeteries, and urban and suburban backyards. They vary in their nesting preferences. Although they all chew wood pulp to build their nests, yellow jackets generally locate their nests below the ground surface while hornets and other wasps build their large nests up in the trees. Giant hornets will also build their nests in attics or house walls.
Learn more about wasps and hornets as well as other flying insects:
- Control Options
Controlling Wasps and Hornets in Your Yard and Garden
Natural & Organic Controls
Yellow jacket/Wasp traps and wasp and hornet aerosols containing pyrethrin, d-limonene, palmarosa oil or mint oil appear to be the most effective control methods for these insects.
Pesticide-free traps contain food attractants instead of harmful chemicals. These traps should be placed along the borders of your lawn. When checking on them, be very careful not to get stung. Carefully read and follow all instructions completely for safe and effective trap usage. A non-poisonous aerosol spray that contains mint oil can be a very effective instant spot control product - and it has a pleasant mint scent!
Pyrethrin, d-limonene, and/or palmarosa oil sprays can also be used for instant spot control. In addition, they can be used to drench the nest or hive.
If you are attempting to spray a nest of wasps, be sure to wear a bee veil and very protective clothing which is closed at the cuff of pants and sleeves as well as the collar and belt areas so wasps cannot crawl under your clothes and sting you.
Spray from approximately 10-15 feet away or as far away as you can manage based on the position of the nest. Spray with the wind at your back. Carefully read and follow all instructions completely for safe and effective application.
Once a trap is set up, it will take about 24 hours to fully lure wasps & yellow jackets, so plan ahead if you're having a backyard party or outdoor event.
When treating a full nest, spray aerosol solutions after dusk or before dawn since these insects are dormant at night.
Why Choose a Natural Solution?
Natural solutions break down quickly to their natural elements. They are preferable to chemical pesticides that leave residuals where they are sprayed causing long-term detrimental affects on the environment.
Birds and other insects eat wasps and hornets, helping to control their populations.
Birds that eat both insects and birdseed may be able to be attracted to your yard through the use of birdfeeders.
Place bird feeders in the yard anytime throughout the year, although the main time for attracting birds in hopes they will also go after the wasps and hornets would be during the late spring and summer when these insects emerge and are active.
Secured window screens and doors, tightly lidded garbage cans, and well-maintained orchards are all important in controlling wasps, whether they are yellow jackets, hornets or other types of wasps. Cold weather is a natural environmental control in itself, killing off the colony and possibly even the queen.
Check window screens and doors to make sure they are secure so wasps will not be able to invade your home. Once inside the home, they can enter the walls or attic and either overwinter or build their nests depending on the time of year.
Garbage cans without lids firmly attached can be a huge source of attraction for yellow jackets. Make sure that your garbage cans are firmly covered.
Remove any fruits that have fallen from your fruit trees, being very careful not to step in or disturb any yellow jacket nests in the ground.
Check windows, screens and doors in the spring and fall to check for nests or for overwintering female wasps. Every time you open and close your garbage can, make sure you have placed the lid on the can very firmly.
Pick up fruit when you find it on the ground under your fruit trees in your yard or orchard.
Aerosols - FAQs
Q: How do the Safer® Brand aerosols work to kill insects?
A: The products are made from ingredients which put tiny holes in the insect's exoskeleton so the active ingredients can get into the insect's nervous system to paralyze the insect and cause death.
Q: What are the active ingredients of your aerosols?
A: Active ingredients by wt.: D-Limonene 1.000%, Pyrethrins 0.050%, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1.000%, Other ingredients 97.950%.