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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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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
Level of expertise: Beginner
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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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If I spray a ground nest of yellow jackets in my strawberry patch, can I still eat the strawberries, or will the plants absorb toxins from the ground?

State: Illinois
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Carbondale
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You should not spray this one on or allow spray to drift to edibles.
State: Missouri
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can you use under large propane tank lid

State: Wisconsin
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:minong
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Sure, you can use under the lid of your propane tank.
State: Missouri
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Will the wasp spray stain red cedar siding?

I have a house with red cedar siding, even the flashings, where a couple small wasp nests have formed. I was wondering, since your product said it was non-staining, if it was safe to use on my siding.
State: Massachusetts
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Boxboro
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It's probably fine, but we always advise testing on a small, inconspicuous area of your siding first, just to be safe.
State: Missouri
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Will this stain vinyl siding?

State: New Hampshire
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It's a non-staining product on most types of home siding, but we do recommend testing it first on an inconspicuous area before spraying a large area.
State: Missouri
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Safe for plants

I can't find the wasps nest's in our yard. It sounds like I'm going to have to spray the wasps while they are in the trees and flowers. Will this harm our flowering trees and flowers?
State: California
Age: 55 to 64
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:San Diego
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We would try to minimize directly spraying your ornamentals, but overspray or drips won't hurt these plants (you shouldn't spray on evergreens or holly or around edibles, though). We should mention that this spray is designed to be sprayed onto the nest and not to knock down flying wasps, however. Spot treating individual stinging insects can be dangerous to you if you don't get a direct hit, and treating the entire nest offers much better control.
State: Missouri
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Inhaled some Spectracide fumes while spraying

I started coughing while spraying Spectracide on Sunday. I stopped spraying immediately and I cleaned up. Have been drinking tons of fluids too. I have a sore throat and a low grade headache since the incident. What should I do?
State: Georgia
Age: 45 to 54
Gender: Female
Level of expertise: Beginner
City:Peachtree City
asked 9 months ago
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Please call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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is this product safe to all my flowering plants?

having problem with wasp in my backyard and my father-in-law recommends this product. i'm afraid it might damage my roses, geranium, lilies and petunias. is this product safe to all my flowering plants?
State: California
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We would try to minimize directly spraying your ornamentals, but overspray or drips won't hurt these plants (you shouldn't spray on evergreens or holly or around edibles, though). We should mention that this spray is designed to be sprayed onto the nest and not to knock down flying wasps, however. Spot treating individual stinging insects can be dangerous to you if you don't get a direct hit, and treating the entire nest offers much better control.
State: Missouri
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Can this product be used to spray a wasp nest in a Crimson Queen Japanese maple tree?

The nest is presently about the size of a golf ball and appears to have just been started in the last week by yellow jackets. The Crimson Queen Japanese maple is desiduous and was fully leafed out before the nest was started. As this is a very expensive plant I don't want to take any chance on damaging it.
State: Texas
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
City:Garland
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Product sprayed as mist and not 27 foot stream.

I sprayed at 6:00 AM with no wind and mist hit me. I immediately stopped but some still hit me. What symptoms should I expect if there is a problem with a small amount of spray. Product used was WASP & Hornet Killer
State: Colorado
Age: 65 or over
Gender: Male
Level of expertise: Intermediate
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Please call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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What can I use to clean up the area I sprayed with Spectracide?

State: California
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There is no need to clean up the area you sprayed outdoors. Once the spray has dried, people and pets can re-enter the treatment area and use it as usual.
State: Missouri
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Will this product's fumes be harmful indoors?

I sprayed this product in my house to get a rather large wasp. The room it was sprayed in has poor ventilation, I was wondering if I should be concerned about the fumes.
State: Pennsylvania
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You should never use indoors (please read the entire label before using). Please call our first aid hotline at 1-800-633-2873 if you have concerns.
State: Missouri
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My pet licked an area where I knew some drops dried, what should we do? The area had been sprayed two days and was dry

State: North Carolina
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If the spray was completely dry, it's probably ok. Please call our first aid hotline for people and pets for advice, however: 1-800-633-2873.
State: Missouri
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