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Spectracide SpectracidePRO ® Wasp & Hornet Killer

SpectracidePRO Wasp & Hornet Killer is designed to kill wasps, hornets and yellow jackets and eliminate the nests where they live and breed. This product also kills mud daubers.  Dielectric breakdown voltage of 47,300 volts Fast knockdown  Jet spray reaches nests up to 20 feet away Kills the entire nest Kills returning wasps and hornets for up to 4 weeks
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Can I use the Commercial Wasp spray to spray up (literally up) a hole / nest under a window?

I see YJs entering a small hole under a window that is about eye level or a bit higher. I am worried whether I should spray from straight below, or should attempt to insert nozzle into hole or if I should spray from a more horizontal approach which wouldn't enter hive probably at all but could saturate the entry point.

My thought is maybe the second choice? Nozzle as close to hole as I can but I am worried that the can will be sideways and may not spray or that I will get badly stung as nozzle is not as big as hole
State: Missouri
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Yes, as long as you're spraying outdoors. If you feel you can safely insert the nozzle into the hole to saturate the entry, we recommend doing so. Be sure to treat at dusk when the insects are least active. Good luck!
State: Missouri
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Overspray went into swimming pool

I sprayed a nest by our pool and a little got into pool. Could see small amount of the sheen on the water in the pool.
Approximately less than a second of spray amount. One quick squirt but mainly the wind blew some in. Did not directly or on purpose spray into pool.

Is it safe to swim?
How long or what do I do to make pool safe to swim in?
State: Michigan
asked 4 weeks, 2 days ago
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You should shock your pool and wait a day or two before using it.
State: Missouri
answered 3 weeks, 4 days ago
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Can I use Spectracide Wasp and Hornet Killer right on the wasp itself and kill it quickly?

I am working in a garden and I don't know where the nests are but I am tired of getting chased away from the flower beds I am working on. And yes I run because I am terrified of wasps can’t help it. It is just an irrational fear! Plus it doesn’t help that they seem to love my brightly colored uniform t-shirts.
State: South Dakota
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We don't recommend it because of the high risk of stings and because it can be difficult to contact individual flying insects with a jet stream spray. If you encounter wasps often, you likely have a nest nearby.
State: Missouri
answered 1 month ago
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how long will it last on plants if you get overspray on them? possibly got some on some stawberry plants

State: Minnesota
City:Forest Lake
asked 1 month, 1 week ago
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You should not eat the strawberries that you think might have been sprayed. We hope some of your plants were spared!
State: Missouri
answered 1 month ago
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Cicacda Wasps

I have Cicada Wasp infestation. I have used the product SpectracidePRO ® Wasp & Hornet Killer with no success killing them after a direct application. Is there a product I can use to kill them beside by tennis racket? :-)
State: Georgia
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asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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We recommend Spectracide Carpenter Bee and Ground-Nesting Yellowjacket Killer Foaming Aerosol. Spray to the nest itself (it will be more effective and safer!). Good luck!
State: Missouri
answered 1 month, 1 week ago
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Will this kill grass? Have a nest in a tree, under our front lawns grass.

State: Maryland
asked 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Is the nest in the tree's roots? We would advise spraying the grass directly, but spray drift is ok.
State: Missouri
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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Are carpenter bees the same as wood borers?

We have what we have always referred to as wood borers that bore holes in the wood and eventually destroy the wood decking. They leave wood shavings all around the hole. We tried wasp and hornet sprays but it doesn't seem to be affective.
State: Tennessee
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 3 months ago
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No, a woodborer is a type of beetle (powderpost beetles are a common variety). Give Spectracide Terminate Termite & Carpenter Ant Killer a try instead (it will control woodborers and carpenter bees as well): http://www.spectracide.com/Products-and-Solutions/Wood-Destroying-Insect-Killers/Spectracide-Terminate-Termite-and-Carpenter-Ant-Killer2-Ready-to-Use.aspx
State: Missouri
answered 3 months ago
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does any of those products kill roaches /german roaches

please waiting for an answer/also can i order it from you
State: Florida
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:boynton beach
asked 3 months, 2 weeks ago
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SpectracidePRO Wasp & Hornet Killer won't control roaches, but we have several products that will. We don't sell our products directly, but you can find them locally at Walmart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Target and other retailers.
State: Missouri
answered 3 months, 1 week ago
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Our oversized yellow jackets have built ground burroughs covered with large ant type hills.

Should we just spray the hill or get close enough to inject the entry of hole?
State: Maryland
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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If they're nesting in the ground, you'll need to treat the nest directly with a product that has an extension tube. We recommend Spectracide Carpenter Bee & Ground-Nesting Yellowjacket Killer Foaming Aerosol: http://www.spectracide.com/Products...
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Safe around animals

I have use this spray before and it works great! However we now have a dog and I am afraid that she will try eating the dead hornets or lick the residual on the ground. Will this hurt the dog?
State: Arkansas
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Fort Smith
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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We do recommend that you keep your dog inside until the spray can dry completely. Although it's unlikely that your dog would eat enough dead hornets to hurt her, it's still a good idea to clean them before she comes back outside.
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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I have purchased your wasp & hornet killer to rid myself of a wasp nest developing in a prize staghorn fern. Is your product harmful to plants?

State: California
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Santa Barbara
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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We wouldn't recommend it. You should not directly spray ornamentals, and we would use particular care around sensitive plants.
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Is this product safe to use on vinyl siding?

State: Iowa
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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It's not a non-staining product. Before you use it, test on an inconspicuous area of your vinyl siding and recheck for staining a few hours later.
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Can this product be used to treat the overall exterior of the house before nests are established?

State: Michigan
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Yes. If you spray under eaves and around doors and windows and other common nesting sites, SpectracidePRO Wasp & Hornet Killer will prevent wasps and hornets from congregating in these locations.
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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Can this product be used safely in an attic to spray several red wasp nest? The attic is well ventilated and filled with fiberglass insulation.

If this product cannot be used in the attic, what product could be used to safely kill the wasps?
State: Missouri
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No, you shouldn't use it indoors. There are no restrictions against using Spectracide Commercial Wasp & Hornet Killer (http://www.spectracide.com/Products...) indoors. You should not spray around food or in food-handling areas or when people are in the area, however. Be very careful when treating for wasps or hornets indoors, as well -- treating in more confined spaces can increase your risk of stings. This is not a non-staining product.
State: Missouri
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How do I get the residue off my vinyl siding?

The spray leaves a greasy residue on my vinyl siding. Will this come off?
State: Maine
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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Yes -- if it doesn't come off with water, try a little soap (if you can reach the treated area).
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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what is the residual effect of spectracide pro. I have wasps in a nest in a slate roof and would like to spray a liquid or powder into the nest

I would like to spray the product into the entrance during the dormant season while it's safe to be on the roof near the nest. thus I need a product that will still be effective in a month when the wasps become active. I could use a spray or a powder with a puffer / injector.
State: Michigan
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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This product will kill returning wasps and hornets for up to four weeks. If it's not currently in use by nesting insects, we recommend removing the nest now, however (spray first and wait 24 hours before removing it if you're not sure if the nest is active).
State: Missouri
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
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Will this product work if you dont spray directly on the nest if you just spray on the hole where the yellow jackets are going in to the nest?

State: Alabama
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
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Yes, you can use it that way. Spray one to two seconds until surface around the hole is moist.
State: Missouri
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What are the dangers of use indoors ?

I had a massive nest in the basement of my home. The yellow jacks made a nest in the insulation in between sill and outer joist. I had no choice but to use this spray immediately. I didn't realize or read the can until after I sprayed. It killed about 300 yellow jacks. What can / should I do since I already sprayed indoors ? There is no smell except when you are about 3 feet from the area. 90 percent of the spray is on the insulation which will be removed along with the nest in about 24 hours.

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Tony
State: New Jersey
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Freehold
asked 2 years ago
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Ventilate thoroughly and wash sprayed surfaces well with soap and water.
State: Missouri
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yellow jackets in retaining wall

We used 3 cans of regular spectracide wasp and hornet killer, but the yellow jackets are still coming out of our retaining wall 3 days later, not as many, but they are still there. Does this "pro" version work more effectively. It says it kills the wasps up for up to 4 weeks after application, how does that work?
State: Wisconsin
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It's just a different formula. The SpectracidePRO formula has a longer-lasting residual -- the green can will keep killing insects that return to the nest for several days. SpectracidePRO can also be sprayed around electrical equipment. We're guessing that you have a large nest and, because it has been built inside your retaining wall, you have not been able to thoroughly soak it. If you are still noticing yellow jackets several days later, we recommend our foaming aerosol designed to treat hard-to-reach places with an expanding foam: Spectracide Carpenter Bee & Ground-Nesting Yellowjacket Killer (http://www.spectracide.com/Products...). Good luck!
State: Missouri
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will spray work upside down?

There's a nest very near where the bottom row of siding meets the ground - will the can spray if I hold it upside down?
State: Minnesota
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:victoria
asked 2 years ago
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Sorry, it will not spray upside down very effectively.
State: Missouri
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