PestXpert Wasp Jet Long Reach Wasp Spray
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PestXpert Wasp Jet allows you to control wasps with confidence. With the 6m spray jet allowing you to spray from a distance and the "instant immobilisation" formulation killing wasps in seconds, wasp control has never been easier or safer!
Control all types of wasps...
- Paper wasps
- European wasps
- Mud dauber wasps
To learn more about wasps, please visit our wasp page
Pestxpert tip: Spray wasp nests in the early morning or evening when all the wasps are back in the nest and the wasps are less active
- Power Jet can reach up to 6m
- High volume spray to coat the nest and immoblise wasps
- Dual insecticide formulation for rapid kill
- Special low conductivity formulation to reduce risks around electrical equipment
- Pro-Trigger makes spraying safe and easy...
- Easy to target nests
- Less chance of accidental skin contact
- Safety catch to prevent accidental spraying
- Large 400g size for DIY use
How to use Wasp Jet long reach wasp spray
When treating wasp nests, safety is a key priority - check out the safety tips below.
Always shake the can well before use. As the formulation uses carbon dioxide propellant to reduce flammability, it has different characteristics to a standard aerosol. When you spray Wasp Jet, its powerful jet lasts several seconds but then starts to lose power (this is normal). When that happens, stop spraying, wait 5 seconds and shake the can thoroughly. The power will be back to normal and you can continue spraying.
Paper wasps / Mud dauber wasps
Hold the can upright and target the nest, ideally with the wind coming from behind. Spray the nest with a 2-3 second burst in a sweeping motion, making sure all the wasps and nest are coated. This will ensure the wasps are immobilized immediately and don’t have time to escape or get alarmed. Back away to a safe distance until all the wasps are dead.
Once the wasps are dead you can knock down the nest and sweep up the bodies. The product may leave a temporary stain on brickwork / rendered finishes but this should disappear in a couple of hours as the product evaporates.
Extreme care needs to be taken when attempting to control European wasp nests (see safety tips below). The control technique is very much dependent on the location and size of the nest. A confident homeowner, wearing the correct safety equipment (see safety tips) can tackle small, exposed European wasp nests. Generally such nests are only around in spring when the nests are young. Coating the nest rapidly with insecticide, from a distance using PestXpert Wasp Jet Long Reach aerosol (which can spray up to 6 meters!), is a good option.
However, when the nests get bigger (as summer approaches), they become enclosed in an outer layer of "paper" with only a single entrance. In such cases it is difficult and risky to try and treat with aerosol products, as you need to accurately spray through the small opening. For such nests and for wasp nests in the ground or other enclosed areas, it is recommended that you contact the local council or professional pest controller as specialised equipment will be required, to safely remove the nest.
The PestXpert range has been specifically designed for use around homes, where there will be children and pets present. When used in accordance with the label, the products can be applied safely with minimal impact on the environment (see point 9 below). In fact, the professional quality packaging allows the products to be applied more safely that standard consumer products, as they can be applied more accurately with less chance of accidental contact with the insecticide.
Nevertheless, safety should always be the number one priority and so before carrying out a wasp treatment follow the these key steps
- Read the label. Make sure you understand application instructions and safety information.
- When to spray? The best time to deal with wasps is in the evening when all the wasps are back at the nest and they are generally less active.
- Wear appropriate safety clothing. Wear protective clothing including long trousers and a long sleeved top. Wash hands, arms and face after use. For native paper wasps, ideally a bee net should be worn over the head, but if one is not available, a hat and goggles should be worn. For European wasps, fully safety equipment (bee net, thick overalls with sealed joins and thick gloves and boots) should be worn.
- Prepare the treatment area. The area to be treated should be clear of obstacles. Do not stand on a ladder when spraying a nest and ensure you have a safe escape route to allow quick evacuation from the area in case the wasps become alarmed.
- Keep pets and children clear during application and until the treatment is dried
- Wind alert. Take into account any wind direction, as it can affect the accuracy of the spray and may cause the product to hit unintended targets. Ideally the wind should be coming from behind when spraying.
- Where not to stand! Do not stand underneath the area to be sprayed and do not spray whilst standing on a ladder.
- Electrical safety. Although the formulation has low electrical conductivity and should not short out well maintained electrical systems, care should be taken when spray near electrical areas and directly spraying electrical equipment should be avoided.
- Fish and bee alert. Although PestXpert products are designed to have minimal impact on the environment, they will kill bees (as they are insects) and fish are also very sensitive to the insecticides used in PestXpert (and most other consumer products). To minimise bee deaths, avoid spraying flowers. To protect fish, cover fish tanks and ponds and avoid spraying or disposing of product into waterways
If poisoning occurs, contact a doctor or Poisons Information Centre. Phone Australia 13 11 26; New Zealand 0800 764 766
Material Safety Data Sheet
Additional information is listed in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Also available from Sumitomo Chemical Australia Pty Ltd.