One of the most effective and quickest solutions to deal with hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and bees would definitely be the use of a spray.
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In our round up of the best hornet, wasp, bee and yellow jacket sprays, we’ve selected a list of sprays that are relatively cheap, provide instant kills, are powerful enough to destroy the entire nest and most of them are able to administer treatment from a safe distance away. We’ve also included an organic option from our trusted organic brand. Check it out.
- Ortho Home Defense Hornet & Wasp Spray
- HARRIS Wasp, Hornet, Yellow Jacket & Bee Spray
- Black Flag Wasp & Hornet Aerosol Foaming Spray
- Hot Shot Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray
- EcoSMART Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray
- Stinger Wasp, Hornet & Yellow Jacket Spray by Bonide
- SpectracidePRO Wasp & Hornet Aerosol Spray
- PT Wasp-Freeze II Insecticide Wasp & Hornet Spray by BASF
- Raid Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray
- CRC 14010CS Wasp & Hornet Killer Plus Insecticide Spray
1) Ortho Home Defense Hornet & Wasp Spray
The Home Defense Hornet & Wasp Spray by Ortho is formulated specifically to kill yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and mud daubers.The entrapping foam the spray creates, stops hornets and wasps instantly from entering or exiting its nest. What’s even better is that it kills any pests that try to return to the nest.
The jet spray nozzle is able to reach the nasty nest that is as high as 20 feet above the ground. This not only allows users to treat the nest from a safe distance, it also allows users to apply spray from the ground. This is important as being on the ground (instead of a ladder or chair) allows you to manoeuvres around quickly if things do get out of hand.
To Use – Simply shake the product well and apply it by spraying the nest from a safe distance. Start from the nest opening and try to cover the rest of the nest.
Tip: Apply spray treatment either at sunrise or sunset when these pesky pests are least active.
- Powerful killing effect
- Allows application of up to 20 feet high
- Works immediate to stop hornets and wasps
- Kills returning hornets and wasps
2) HARRIS Wasp, Hornet, Yellow Jacket & Bee Spray
The HARRIS Wasp, Hornet, Yellow Jacket and Bee Spray is a powerful jet aerosol spray designed to get rid of yellow jackets, hornets, bees and wasps.
It can each reach the pest nest for up to 20 feet above the ground and the foam created from the spray knocks out wasps on contact instantly and is able to cover the entire nest quickly.
This wasp and hornet spray is Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Registered and works both indoor and outdoor.
[May: Wasp and Hornet spray with strong spraying power is great not just for nests that are high up, they are also able to blast the nest apart when you do get close up.]
- Kills wasps instantly on contact]
- Works up to 20 feet above ground level
- Registered with the EPA
- Has the power to kill the entire nest
3) Black Flag Wasp & Hornet Aerosol Foaming Spray
The Black Flag Wasp & Hornet Foaming killer Spray is designed to produce blanketing foam layers that destroy mud daubers, yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and other pests on contact.
It is designed for outdoor application and the spray can reach nests that are up to 20 feet high or far. The foam created by this killer spray does not leave oily residue and is non-staining to most siding of houses.
- Works on many types of flying pests
- Reaches up to 20 feet
- Non-staining formula
4) Hot Shot Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray
This Wasp & Hornet Spray by Hot Shot features a water-based formula that gets rid of yellow jackets, hornets, wasps, tent caterpillars, mud daubers, scorpions and their nests.
This outdoor spray is non-staining to most house siding and the strong spray nozzle can reach targets of up to 27 feet away.
- Reaches wasps and hornets from up to 27 feet away
- Works on many species of pests
- Water-based and Non-staining formula
5) EcoSMART Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray
The EcoSMART Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray is an organic spray product that provides a safe and effective way to kill yellow jackets, hornets, wasps and spiders.
It is totally organic and made from essential plant based oils that effectively kills wasp and hornet without the use of any harmful chemicals. This environmentally friendly wasp and hornet spray works safe around animals, pets or kids.
- 100% Organic
- Safe to use around kids and pets
6) Stinger Wasp, Hornet & Yellow Jacket Spray by Bonide
The Stinger Wasp, Hornet and Yellow Jacket Spray by Bonide is designed to kill pests on contact and destroy their nest. Its foam content produced after application also kills returning pests.
On top of killing hornets, wasps and yellow jackets effectively, this product also works on spiders, ants (including fire ants), earwigs, scorpions, mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, flies, centipedes and more types of pests.
Its jet spray nozzle can hit targets as high as 20 feet above ground level.
- Works on many types of pests
- Residual killing effect
- Reaches up to 20 feet high
7) SpectracidePRO Wasp & Hornet Aerosol Spray
The Spectracide PRO Wasp and Hornet Killer Spray is an outdoor spray formulated to give a fast knockout to yellow jackets, wasps and hornets and yellow jackets. They are also effective in getting rid of mud daubers.
Its jet spray offers up to 20 feet range that allows treatment to be administered from a distance away. This spray is able to destroy the entire nest and is formulated to continue killing any returning stinging pests for up to 4 weeks.
- 47,300 volts of Dielectric breakdown voltage
- Gets rid of stinging pests and their nests
- Continues killing for up to 1 month
8) PT Wasp-Freeze II Insecticide Wasp & Hornet Spray by BASF
The PT Wasp-Freeze Wasp & Hornet killer Spray by BASF is formulated to instantly kill wasp, hornets and even bees and spiders.
This outdoor spray is able to administer treatment from as far as 15 feet and the residual killing provides a complete nest elimination solution.
- Fast acting formula
- Spray can travel up to 15 feet
- Residual killing effect
9) Raid Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray
Another household brand, this Wasp & Hornet Killer Spray by Raid kills wasps and hornets instantly on contact. It’s strong enough to get rid of the entire nest and can reach up to 22 feet of distance.
- Reaches up to 22 feet away
- Kills instantly on contact
- Kills entire nest
10) CRC 14010CS Wasp & Hornet Killer Plus Insecticide Spray
The CRC 14010CS Wasp & Hornet Killer Plus Spray is a strong and fast acting insecticide formulated to kill hornets, wasps, scorpions, black widow spiders and fire ants.
Its ergonomic trigger design makes for better application control even with the gloves on. The spray reaches up to 20 feet away to kill its target on contact.
- Kills various types of pests
- Reaches up to 20 feet away
- Ergonomic trigger design
So there you have it, our list of the best wasp, hornet, yellow jacket and bee sprays. Some of these also work on killing other pest species well. Do be mindful of a few things when battling a nest with a killer spray product.
Always shake the spray well before use, stand back facing the wind and apply treatment during sunrise or sunset when they are least active [May: We suggest sunrise, so that it is still bright enough for you to monitor what’s going on after treatment.].
As much as possible, consider wearing a mask, a pair of gloves and even goggles. Avoid standing on step ladders of ladders so that should there be any need to move around, you are able to do so.