Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol 14oz

Model #: 5730

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  • Kills wasps and hornets on contact.
  • Comes with 1 aerosol spray.
  • Made from active ingredients.
  • Fresh citrus scent.
  • Sprays up to 15 feet.
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Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer

Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer has a fast knockdown rate to get rid of wasps and hornets on contact. Made from active ingredients, this aerosol has a fresh citrus scent, and does not persist in the environment! It sprays up to 15 feet to keep you at a safe distance from these stinging insects. Use as directed to wipe out entire nests.

Powered by Pyrethrin and Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids (insecticidal soap), Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer supplies you with the contact killer you have been looking for, and it is made from plant extracts.

Directions for Use:

  1. Shake well before each use.
  2. Apply at dusk or early morning when wasps, hornets, yellow jackets, and bees are least active.
  3. Stand approximately 12-15 feet from the nest at a safe location with the wind to your back.
  4. Hold can upright, aim nozzle at nest, depress actuator, and spray upward into the nest opening.
  5. Continue spraying until nest is completely saturated.
  6. Wait at least 24 hours before attempting to remove the nest.
  7. If wasps, hornets, or bees are still active in the areas around the nest, repeat treatment.
  8. This product is non-staining on most surfaces. Do not use on surfaces that may be damaged by water.

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Safer® Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer - Specifications

Product Features:

  • Kills wasps and hornets on contact
  • Use as directed to wipe out entire nests
  • Made from active ingredients

What's in the Box:

  • 1 aerosol spray can


  • 14oz aerosol can
  • Sprays up to 15 feet
  • Active ingredients by wt.: D-Limonene 1.000%, Pyrethrins 0.050%, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1.000%

Disclaimer: Safer® Brand does not endorse any information contained in product reviews. Please follow all label instructions for your specific use.

Most Recent Customer Reviews

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Review posted on
September 13, 2017
Great Wasp Killer Without Poisoning the Ground By Marshall

Safer Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer is definitely the way to go. I always hated spraying poison into or around my yard. Now, the last few times I've had wasp nests either hanging under eaves or underground, I've sprayed this mint-based product into the nest, and it has worked every bit as good as the awful poisons you can buy. The wasps disappear, and I don't have to worry about soaking my soil in poison.

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Review posted on
June 12, 2017
Highly recommend By Bashebabe

I use this on wasps that nest in my bluebird houses. It kills the wasps quickly and is safe for the birds (of course don't spray it on the bird itself, but the residue in the box is okay for the birds). Overall I recommend to anyone looking for a safer way to kill wasps and hornets.

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Review posted on
June 8, 2017
Did what it says By Sam

It kills the wasps! It doesn't seem to effect the nest and doesn't prevent them from returning (but I was able to knock an unguarded nest down!)

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Review posted on
June 5, 2017
It works on direct contact By demomof4

This definitely kills wasps, although it takes an awful lot pf the spray to take them down and it doesn't stop others from coming back. I do like that it's more natural since I have children. I'd buy it again.

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Review posted on
May 31, 2017
It works! By demomof4

This product definitely kills wasp. The only unfortunate thing is that it doesn't stop them from coming back. I was also surprised at how much it takes to actually kill one. But, it works and it's safer than mainstream products and their awful chemicals, so I would definitely buy it again!

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Review posted on
September 2, 2016
Still have wasps By Cheryl

Have used 2 of the 6 canisters of this stuff and no significant's easy to aim and use. Unfortunately not that effective...easy to keep distance between sprayer and all fairness, the wasps are located in an awkward space, under and between gutters and siding. Sprayed into cavity but wasps still entering and exiting...Seems direct contact is only way this works and that is difficult...

Response From Safer Brand®
Tara : Consumer Relations Representative

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we apologize for this experience. The wasp and hornet killer is designed to kill the wasps and hornets on contact. Once the nest is fully saturated wait at least 24 hours to remove the nest. If wasps, hornets, or bees are still active in the areas around the nest, we recommend to repeat the treatment.

Please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team directly at 1-855-7-ORGANIC (1-855-767-4264) for additional assistance.

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Review posted on
May 19, 2016
Effective at killing wasps By Deanne

Have used the mint Wasp and Hornet spray for years. Apparently this is the replacement. While it does the job, we do not feel it kills as instantly as the mint spray did. It will bring the critter down, but then you do have to swat it quickly before it recovers to send it on to its Maker. Still this seems to be the best alternative to harsh chemicals on the market.

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Review posted on
May 10, 2016
I like the distance it shoots. By granny

I have beams that are 15 feet above and can spray the spiders, etrc. that lay their eggs up there. I like it. The smell is good. .I don't want to be put on a dozen or more e-mail lists.

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Review posted on
August 13, 2015
Great Product By jazzebell 57
We had a HUGE bald face hornets nest in our tree in the backyard. We tried everything to get rid of it. I saw the Ad for Safer Brand Wasp and Hornet Killer the price was right.So I thought if it doesn't work, not much money lost. It worked fast and they haven't been back .I would highly recommend this !! Thanks Safer Brand.
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Review posted on
July 23, 2015
Great product and safe By safer
I have been buying quite a few different products from you and am happy with all my purchases.
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Q.will this product damage the panes of my Greenhouse? They are not glass, but the corrugated 8mm polycarbonate panels. also, can you recommend a wasp deterrent for next year?

This product is non-staining on most surfaces. We do not recommend use on surfaces that may be damaged by water. If unsure, first treat an inconspicuous area and check in a few hours for staining or damage.

We apologize, however, we do not manufacture any wasp preventative products.

Q.My Rangoon Creeper has a wasp nest. Can I use the Safer wasp and hornet spray on it without killing the plant? I must move the plant into our greenhouse very soon. 

We would suggest spot testing before fully applying. For best results, apply when wasps are back at the nest (early morning or dusk).

Q.How long is the shipping time of Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol 14oz to Hong Kong ? How long can I get the sprays after buying online by Air express or standard one? I would like to buy three sprays and get them as soon as possible. Thanks!

Our products are available in the US and Canada only.

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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 effects on the environment.


Natural Predators


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 at 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.


Environmental Controls


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%.

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