Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol 14oz

Model #: 5730-6

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  • Kills wasps and hornets on contact.
  • Comes with 1 aerosol spray.
  • Made from naturally occurring active ingredients.
  • Fresh citrus scent.
  • Sprays up to 15 feet.
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Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol 14oz – How It Works Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer eliminates stinging insects, including paper wasps, yellow jackets and hornets on contact. This convenient aerosol spray can also be sprayed directly into the nests of these insects for elimination of the entire colony. The spray reaches a distance of 15 feet, so you can stand a safe distance from the nest to avoid being stung while spraying.

The light citrus scent leaves no lingering chemical odor after spraying, and this unique formulation is non-staining on most surfaces. This wasp and hornet insect killer is compliant for use in organic gardening, so you can spray to eliminate nuisance stinging insects near your organic fruits, vegetables and flowers while staying true to organic growing principles.

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Kills Stinging Insects on Contact The ingredients in Safer® Brand Flying Insect Killer work together to target and eliminate stinging insects on contact. Stinging insects like wasps, yellow jackets and hornets are a nuisance outside and inside your home. They can quickly ruin outdoor family activities, and when found inside, it’s frustrating to track them down and kill with a rolled-up newspaper. Finding an aerosol spray solution that kills on contact helps to take the sting out of eliminating these insects for good!
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3 Active Ingredients, 1 Simple Solution D-Limonene, pyrethrins and potassium salts of fatty acids are combined into one easy-to-use insect killing aerosol solution. Extracted from citrus fruits, D-Limonene works quickly to penetrate and destroy an insect’s respiratory system. Plus, it leaves behind a fresh citrus scent after spraying. Pyrethrins attack the insect’s nervous system, rapidly paralyzing them. Potassium salts of fatty acids, which are derived from the natural fatty acids found in animal fats and plant oils, weaken the insect’s protective outer shell, causing them to dehydrate and die.
Target Stinging Insects Use Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer to target these stinging insects:
  • Hornets
  • Yellow jackets
  • Paper Wasps
  • Complete nests
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How To Use Wasp & Hornet Killer Wasp & Hornet Killer kills insects on contact, so be sure to hit insects directly with the spray. For best results, apply Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol at dusk or early morning when wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are least active. Stand approximately 12-15 feet from the nest at a safe location with the wind to your back. Hold the can upright, aim the nozzle at the nest, and spray upward into the nest opening. Continue spraying until the nest is completely saturated. Wait at least 24 hours before attempting to remove the nest. If wasps or hornets are still active in the area around the nest, repeat the treatment before attempting to remove the nest.
Sprays up to 15 Feet When insects like wasps, hornets and yellow jackets invade your home, trying to swat at these stinging insects is the last thing you want to do. An aerosol spray is a convenient solution that makes killing these nuisance pests easy. The unique sprayer head on our Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol allows the insecticide to reach up to 15 feet, so you can stand a safe distance away from the insects you’re targeting. Plus, our Wasp & Hornet Insect Killer is non-staining on most water-resistant surfaces, so you can spray on surfaces inside and outside your home. It’s best to always test an inconspicuous area before use to make sure that particular surface is water-resistant.
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Compliant for Use in Organic Gardening Growing an organic garden can take a lot of hard work and determination. That’s why it’s important to make sure the products you use in and around your garden meet organic gardening standards.

Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Insect Killer has been third-party reviewed for use in organic gardening, which means the ingredients used have been deemed compliant for use in organic gardening by the USDA’s National Organic Program.

Five Stars "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 & 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.” (Review from jazzebell)  Read More Reviews »
Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Product Details Do you want to know more helpful details about Wasp & Hornet Killer? Take a closer look at the in-depth specifications for this product. Complete Product Details »
Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol
Model # 5730-6
Size 14 oz
Active Ingredients D-Limonene 1%, Pyrethrins 0.05%, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1%
Eliminates Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets
For Use On Where stinging insects are present, indoors and outdoors
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Learn More About Insect Pests Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer eliminates many problem insects found buzzing around inside and outside your home. Check out our great resources to learn more about the stinging insects that Wasp & Hornet Killer eliminates as well as other problem insects.
About SAFER® BRAND Safer® Brand leads the alternative lawn and garden products industry, offering many solutions that are compliant with organic gardening standards. Safer® Brand recognizes this growing demand by consumers and offers a wide variety of products for lawns, gardens, landscapes, flowers, houseplants, insects and more! More About SAFER® BRAND »
Safer® Brand Wasp & Hornet Killer Aerosol
Model # 5730-6
Size 14 oz
Active Ingredients D-Limonene 1%, Pyrethrins 0.05%, Potassium Salts of Fatty Acids 1%
  • Hornets
  • Yellow jackets
  • Wasps
For Use On
  • Where any stinging insects are present, indoors and outdoors
Usage notes
  • Before use, shake well.
  • Apply to nests from a distances of 12 to 15 feet.
  • Do not apply on surfaces that can be damaged by water.
  • Test in an inconspicuous area before applying to any surface.
Q.Would the safer brand wasp Nd hornet aerosol spray be safe around my horses hay? Paper wasps are building multiple nest I. My gray storage building.

We apologize as we have not tested this product around hay for horses and would not recommend it.

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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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