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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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Can you spray Wasp & Hornet killer near a pond and waterfall

Will it harm the Koi ?
State: Washington
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You should not spray near your pond -- this spray is toxic to fish.
State: Missouri
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It stated above that Spectricide Wasp & Hornet Killer kills dangerous pests on contact. Is it effective on spiders to any extent? Thank you.

State: Louisiana
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Prairieville
 
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No, it's not listed for spider control. Give Spectracide Bug Stop Flying & Crawling Insect Killer aerosol a try instead: http://www.spectracide.com/Products-and-Solutions/Home-Insect-Killers/Spectracide-Bug-Stop-Flying-and-Crawling-Insect-Killer.aspx
State: Missouri
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Wasps were swarming the pool and I sprayed half a can into the pool while killing them all. How do I make sure the pool is ok to get into?

State: South Carolina
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Spartanburg
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We don't ever recommend spraying this product into a swimming pool. Chlorine will destroy the active ingredient, though -- shock the pool and then wait a day or two before going back in.
State: Missouri
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Does the spray kill larvae?

State: Connecticut
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Yes, it will kill the entire nest.
State: Missouri
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Does this product contain silicone?

We own a body shop in Hendersonville, TN and I was curious if this product contains silicone. Silicone can cause fish eyes in our paint, and they are extremely hard to get rid of. We have to be sure to not use any products with silicone around the shop.
State: Tennessee
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Hendersonville
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Hi Brandi. No silicone in this product. We should point out that it's only for use outdoors, though.
State: Missouri
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Got some of the spray on my clothes...are there specific washing directions?

State: Pennsylvania
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
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No, launder as usual but keep separate from the rest of your laundry.
State: Missouri
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Will this deter the wasps from returning?

I shop vacuumed up a new nest that appeared this morning but the wasp is right back at it rebuilding. It's right in front of my front door, I'd like it to not return... Ever.
State: Alaska
Age: 25 to 34
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Hi Kelly. Yes, you can expect the spray to continue to kill wasps returning to the treated area for the next few days.
State: Missouri
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The can says it will spray up to 27 feet. Just bought a can and it only sprays about 3 feet.

State: Arkansas
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We're sorry you're having a hard time with the jet spray. It's important to shake very well to disperse the propellant throughout. If you have done so and are still having trouble, please call us at 1-800-917-5438 and we'll be happy to help.
State: Missouri
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how to get a 27' jet spray

As others have noted in reviews, I too wasn't able to get a spray more than about 8 feet. Am I (and everyone else) using it incorrectly, or is the 27 foot jet spray label false advertising?
State: Washington
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We're sorry you didn't get an extended jet spray when you used this product. Generally, we don't get many complaints about the jet spray, but the problem is usually solved when the can is shaken very well to distribute the propellant throughout. We'd be happy to talk to you about your experience; please give us a call at 1-800-917-5438.
State: Missouri
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Will this product destroy asphault shingles?

I just had a new roof put on and now my house was being painted and we found bees so that painter sprayed them and then I noticed my shingles looked like they were warn off.
State: Colorado
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Aurora
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Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Killer is generally non-staining, but we do recommend that you spray on a small spot before treating large areas. Using a good outdoor house cleaner, like Simple Green, should take care of the mark left behind.
State: Missouri
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Will Spectracide Wasp & Hornet Spray kill Orchids?

Sprayed a HUGE nest and a lot of spray dripped down on some orchids below? Is this going to kill them? What can I do?
State: Florida
 
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If possible, rinse thoroughly with water. Generally, some spray drift or dripping onto ornamentals is ok, but orchids are sensitive and it sounds like they got more than a little drip. Good luck!
State: Missouri
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will the wasp and hornet killer damage human hair

i sprayed a few nests at work and a little bit of the foam blew back and hit my hair.
State: Pennsylvania
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Probably not, but we do recommend washing it out as soon as you can to avoid contact with your skin.
State: Missouri
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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
asked 11 months ago
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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
asked 11 months ago
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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
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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

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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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