Wasps and hornets strike fear in many, but with TERRO® Wasp & Hornet Killer, you can kill these dreaded pests on contact.
TERRO® Wasp & Hornet Killer is an entrapping foam spray that coats nests for a complete kill. The entrapping foam not only kills wasps and hornets inside the nest, but it also remains on the nest and kills unsuspecting insects that have the misfortune of returning.
Going the Distance
Nests are often located in hard-to-reach places, so you’ll appreciate that this wasp and hornet aerosol spray delivers a powerful jet spray that reaches up to 20 feet away. This also allows you to keep a safe distance away from the nest while spraying.
When treating nests, spray at sunrise or dusk when insects are least active. Stand a safe distance from the nest - do not stand directly underneath it. Spray the nest opening until soaked. Then spray the rest of the nest. The insects will fall to the ground and die.
After spraying, wait up to 24 hours before removing the nest.
Safe for Indoor and Outdoor Use
Protect yourself from wasps and hornets, indoors and outdoors, with TERRO® Wasp & Hornet Killer. Here are some tips on where to spray:
- Use outdoors under eaves, near window frames, doorways, outdoor play areas and picnic areas.
- Use indoor in attics and anywhere nests are built. Do not spray around exposed foods.
- To prevent insects from entering home, use this wasp and hornet aerosol spray around areas where insects enter, such as gaps around outdoor plumbing and vents, cracks and crevices in foundations, and along sills and ledges.
View video for tips on how to get rid of wasps and hornets with TERRO® Wasp & Hornet Killer
- Foam spray coats nests for complete kill
- For indoor and outdoor use
- Powerful jet spray reaches nests up to 20 feet
- Water-based formula
- Spray nest at sunrise or dusk when insects are least active
- 1 lb 3 oz aerosol can
What’s in the Box
- 1 lb 3 oz aerosol spray can
- Contains Tetramethrin [(1-Cyclohexene-1,2-dicarboximido) methyl 2,2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylpropenyl) cyclopropanecarboxylate] 0.200%; Sumithrin (3-Phenoxybenzyl-(1RS, 3RS; 1RS, 3SR)-2, 2-dimethyl-3-(2-methylprop-1-enyl) cyclopropanecarboxylate 0.200%; other ingredients 99.60%
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Review RateAt a safe distanceThis is a great product. The foam spray has enough range, so you can safely spray wasp nests and make a speedy getaway if necessary. As far as I can tell, it also has a 100% mortality rate. Best. Products. Ever.
Review Rateexcellent productI sprayed a hornets nest that was larger than a softball 8 days ago and have seen a
hornet since then. I completely covered the nest with foam and after it dried it couldn't believe it worked so good. I'm 76 years old and if I can make it work anyone can
Review RateWish it sprayed further
I bought two cases and have used several cans so far. It does not spray as far as other brands and it sprays in too wide of a pattern. If there is any wind at all it goes all over instead of reaching the nest. Up closer 8 ft - 10 ft it will foam a nest over pretty good, but you still see the wasps crawling around for several minuets. I'm kind of disappointed in it. I am allergic to to bees, wasp, hornets and I wanted something that sprayed 20 ft or so and would encapsulate the nest killing them instantly. 8-10 ft makes me nervous spraying the nest. There was another brand that worked better that is no longer produced, if terro wants to know about it email me an I will give you the name of the discontinued competing product.Response From Terro®Patty : Consumer Relations Representative
Hello Gary, We appreciate the time taken to provide this feedback and apologize for the experience. This product should spray up to 20 feet away. If there is wind, make sure you are spraying with the wind to your back to avoid spray drift. Please give our Consumer Relations Team a call at 800-800-1819 x 458 for additional assistance.
Review RateShipping arrived on time.Great service. I know the active ingredient and sought it out.....finally found Terro. Bought two cans of the wasp and hornet..
Terro termite killer is great and I'm guessing this stuff will be too as they chose the correct active kill chemical.
Review RateRevision to prior statementWhen I initially was asked to write a review I said that I ordered a product but it was never received. So today I can say that TERRO sent my order very quickly. This is a fantastic product. Sometimes things happen that are beyond our control.
Thanks TERRO for honoring the sale and quickness of correcting......
Review RateAmazon ReviewWe used this to completely soak a large paper wasp nest outside our house in the late evening, and by the next morning there were no wasps to be seen, except for a few dead ones on the ground beneath the nest. Can sprayed a long distance as label indicates. Despite the advertised claim of safety as long as it is kept away from areas where food is eaten or prepared, I'm not sure that I would want to use *any* wasp spray indoors.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe spray does not project as far as promised, or even as far as some of the competing brands. But it did help kill yellow jackets.
Review RateAmazon ReviewI have used a few types of wasp killers in the past. Most project a stream of spray anywhere from 10 to 20 feet away from the nest. I usually use Raid or Spectracide. I don’t think any of the sprays reach their claimed distance. Spectracide claims 22 feet. The best I ever achieved was about 15 feet. I am sure it varies in their controlled tests and from can to can, climate, etc. For my use, which is typically near my deck or house or in my yard, 15 feet is plenty.
This brand, Terro, claims to be able to be applied from 20 feet away. I have used it at about 6-8 feet, and as much as 15 feet. Beyond that I don’t think it reaches, and loses accuracy (hits a wider area than the intended target).
It appears to be just as effective as the other brands. I do think this is a better “day time” spray. Most sprays tell you to use it in early evening, after wasps have returned to the nest. Sometimes there are a lot of wasps about and you want to use your deck or areas right outside your home though, so you may find the need to use a spray in the daytime. This spray forms a foam over its target, so it traps wasps, while also killing those who try to escape.
As far as effectiveness on contact, I have found that Raid will usually result in an immediate kill, with many wasps falling out of the air as the spray touches them. With Terro, it seems a few who made it through the foam died soon after, but maybe hung on for a few seconds, more so than with Raid or Spectracide.
While the encapsulating foam is a great way to instantly “lock down” the nest and destroy its inhabitants, like any other spray, it does leave you with some clean up afterward. Nothing that you can’t hose away afterward. Depending on how heavy you apply it (it doesn’t take much to kill the wasps), you have a white foamy clump for 5 to 15 minutes.
Terro says this product may be used indoors. I would avoid using any spray of this type indoors.
I have used it on my deck (pressure-treated wood) and against my house, near mortar and my vinyl siding (a tan “Cedar Impressions” shake style vinyl). It doesn’t appear to stain. It leaves some residue until it is hosed away.
I would recommend this product. I don’t know that it performs any better or worse than others, but again, if you plan to use it during the day when there is a lot of activity around the nest, you may prefer this over other brands.
Review RateAmazon ReviewIt did get rid of my wasp problem, so I was happy about that, but the range of the spray was much shorter than conventional wasp and hornet spray, so you do have to get closer to the nest to spray. The foam does seem to help if you get a direct hit on the wasps themselves, but if you are spraying the outside of the nest, do not expect the foam to stay up there, it will fall right back down.
Review RateAmazon ReviewThe foaming action does an excellent job of covering the nest and catching any wasps heading back to the area. The spray distance is only about 12’ and a bit more difficult to direct your aim than the liquid sprays. Used on painted wood and metal with no ill effects. Killed all wasps that came in contact.
- All About
There are more than 30,000 identified species of wasps, which fall into one of two categories: solitary or social. The majority of these species are solitary wasps that live and operate alone. There are only about 1,000 of the social wasps species, yet they are the ones people encounter the most. Social wasps such as hornets, yellow jackets, and umbrella or paper wasps, live and work together in colonies.
I’m terrified of wasps! Where should I spray your Wasp & Hornet Killer to keep them away?To prevent wasps and hornets from entering your home, we recommend spraying TERRO® Wasp & Hornet Killer in outdoor areas such as cracks and gaps around outdoor plumbing and electrical penetrations, cracks in foundations and along window sills. It’s also a good idea to spray under eaves around doorways and near play areas. Indoors, the spray can be used in attics and anywhere nests are built.
What is the best time of day to spray wasp and hornet nests?Spray nests with at sunrise or dusk when insects are least active. TERRO® Wasp & Hornet Killer’s entrapping foam shoots up to 20 feet away which allows you to keep a safe distance away from the nest when spraying. To use, spray the nest opening until it is soaked and then spray the rest of the nest. After spraying, wait up to 24 hours before removing the nest and discarding.