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Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer is an aerosol insecticide formulated for fast, safe outdoor control of dangerous stinging pests. Kills wasps, hornets and yellow jackets and eliminates the nests where they live and breed Also kills tent caterpillars — before they can damage your trees and shrubs Kills dangerous pests on contact A 27-foot jet spray lets you keep a safe distance while you eliminate wasps and hornets in their hard-to-reach nests Also ideal for long-distance spraying of destructive tent caterpillars
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is product safe to use on fifth wheel campers, fiberglass and rubber?

is product safe to use on fifth wheel camper slide outs?
State: Alabama
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:opelika
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Yes, as long as you let treated surfaces dry completely before packing up. We recommend testing for staining on a small, inconspicuous area before spraying all over.
State: Missouri
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BIRDS

the question of if this product to birds was not answered. is this harmful to birds. my husband's kid sprayed right where the birds eat at the feeder and also at the plants they visit and also the deck where birds and squirrels eat seed..
State: Illinois
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:MOUNT ZION
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Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer is generally not harmful to birds. We don't recommend spraying directly into the area where any animal eats (including into a bird feeder) without washing afterward. Spraying around areas where birds visit or onto your deck is ok.
State: Missouri
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My husband was downwind from where I was spraying and it got in his eyes. Should we go to the hospital?

State: Ohio
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Lorain
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Call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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Had to use this indoors!! Help!

A wasp nest broke through our indoor wall in the middle of the night while it was raining. With a few hundred wasps in the house, I grabbed the Spectracide wasp killer (27ft reach) and sprayed the window they were coming in at. I used the spray twice for a few seconds each, mostly hitting the window, though some foam did rain down on the carpet. I closed the room off and waited the day out, and several hours later almost all of them were dead. Sprayed outdoors, outside the window too, but in my panic, I didn't realize until later that I may have done the wrong thing. Sure enough, the label says "outdoors only". The house smelled of fumes all day (though not strongly) but no one went in there for about 7-8 hours. The room was not ventilated, since I couldn't get in there to open a window. How long until the room is safe to enter? Have I harmed any of us by using this in the house? What do you recommend for clean-up?
State: South Carolina
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
 
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Wash all contacted surfaces thoroughly with soap and water. At this point, you can enter the room long enough to enter the room and open windows and turn on fans if still necessary. Continue to ventilate until any odor has dissipated.
State: Missouri
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Ingredients

Your label and MSDS sheet do not fully describe the "other" ingredients in detail. Less than 15% of the ingredients are shown on the MSDS. What are the other ingredients? What are the most toxic ingredients in the spray of both the active and other ingredients?
State: Texas
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Our formulas are proprietary, so we don't post that information online, but if you're inquiring about possible allergens in our inactive ingredients, please give us a call at 1-800-917-5438 and we'll be happy to help.
State: Missouri
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Spraying the soil

Hello

I sprayed a nest that had been made in the base if my raised bed garden. Are the plants safe to eat? Will it get into the soil? Non got on the plants.
State: Connecticut
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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As long as you're sure none got on the plants, your vegetables will still be ok to eat.
State: Missouri
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Will this spray also kill roaches and/or water bugs?

State: Georgia
Age: 17 or under
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Dacula
 
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No, it won't work against those types of insects.
State: Missouri
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Safe Distance for spraying yard with Edible Plants

We had a couple of nests (around 10-15 feet away from some herb plants). We sprayed the nests directly, but how can we be sure that there wasn't any mist that drifted onto the plants?

Is there a recommended distance?
State: Texas
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There's no recommended distance, but at 10 to 15 away, it's unlikely that spray drift got on your herbs unless it was windy.
State: Missouri
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I found a hornets nest inside my barbeque right on the grill. Can I spray this on the grill to kill the nest? Will it still be safe to cook on it?

Or what if I use aluminum foil to cover the grill, is it still safe to cook food on?
State: New York
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
 
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Will this harm the paint on my car as there is a nest in the door cavity?

State: California
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Oroville
 
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We don't recommend treating in your door cavity. It's non-staining but should only be used outdoors.
State: Missouri
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can wasp and hornet killer be used in attics

State: New Jersey
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:forked river
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No, you shouldn't use it indoors. You can use Spectracide Commercial Wasp & Hornet Killer (http://www.spectracide.com/Products...) inside, though. Be very careful when treating for wasps or hornets indoors -- treating in more confined spaces can increase your risk of stings.
State: Missouri
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Sprayed on ceiling over swimming pool and it got in the pool. Is this harmful?

Sprayed the wasp nest outside on a ceiling that hangs over our swimming pool. The spray went on the ceiling but also in the pool. This is a small pool, maybe 800 cubic foot of water and maybe only a 3 or 4 burst of spray. Is this a hazard to swimmers?
State: Florida
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Palm Beach Gardens
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Likely not -- the chlorine will probably destroy the active ingredient. Shock the pool and then wait a day or two before going back in.
State: Missouri
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What's the lifespan of this product?

I have a can from last year and cannot find an expiration date on the can. I just found 3 new wasp nests under our patio eaves and would like to go out and spray, but will this year old can still be effective?
State: California
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As long as you have stored as directed on the can, it will last indefinitely.
State: Missouri
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I have read the product is not harmful to birds and we did spray the nest in the birdhouse.

When we went to remove the wasp nest, there were eggs in the two bird nests. Will it harm the eggs? Should we remove them? The birds have been back in and out of the birdhouse today. No need to rinse out the birdhouse?
State: California
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I had a huge wasp infestation in my chimney and fireplace cap. After spraying heavily, how long should I wait before burning my fireplace?

State: Texas
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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You can use Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer in a chimney, but it must be applied from outside (not sprayed up into the chimney). Wait 24 to 48 hours to remove the nest, then you can use your fireplace as usual.
State: Missouri
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What's the difference between Spectracide Commercial Wasp & Hornet Killer and Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer? Do they have the same strength?

How do I decide when to buy the Commercial or Non-Commercial Wasp Killer if both are available?
State: Louisiana
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Prairieville
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Both will kill on contact but they use different formulas. Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer (green can) has a longer jet spray (27 ft) and is non-staining for use on siding, etc. It should only be used outdoors and can't be used around electrical equipment.

The commercial formula has a jet spray that reaches up to 20 ft, but it can be used inside where nests are built, as well as around electrical equipment (it has a dielectric breakdown of 47,100 volts). You'll want to test that one for staining before spraying.
State: Missouri
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What happens if you use this indoors?

I accidentally sprayed this to kill ants indoors. I did not read the bottle saying for outdoor use only. I've aired out the room but the smell is still strong.
Are inhaling the fumes dangerous and should something else be done?
State: Kansas
Age: 18 to 24
Level of expertise: Beginner
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Ventilate very thoroughly and wash any surfaces sprayed with soap and water if possible. Although you should always avoid breathing in fumes, there are no inhalation-related health hazards associated with this product.
State: Missouri
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Can you eat apples that were sprayed if you remove the skin?

State: New York
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You should not.
State: Missouri
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how long does it usually take to dry?

State: Colorado
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
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It depends on how heavily you have sprayed. We would allow for a couple of hours of drying time.
State: Missouri
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my can of killer only sprayed about 7'

I almost got stung because I had to get a lot closer and I had to go on a roof to do this ,it came out of the can more like a foam than a spray ,If you are going to say 27' I want it to spray 27',I almost fell off my roof doing this and I could put a vidio on UTUBE of how this sprays only 7' so please get back to me .
State: Minnesota
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:AppleValley
 
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We're sorry you had trouble with the jet spray on Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer. We'd like to hear more about your experience using this product and see what we can do to help; we will be in contact by e-mail soon.
State: Missouri
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