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Ruben writes,

Will Termidor SC kill wasps?

I have a pesky wasp that just started flying around my kids wooden swing set. Will it damage the wood or leave a residue that can hurt my kids?


Yes, Termidor SC will kill wasps and it is labeled for wasps. However, Termidor SC is also labeled to only be used on a structure or immediately around the foundation of a structure. So, while it will not damage or harm the wood of the swing set it is not labeled to be used there. You can use a pyrethrin product such as Wasp Freeze to knockdown the wasps that are currently buzzing around. We do not recommend spraying anything directly onto swing sets as the children will come in repeat contact with the insecticides. Finding the wasp nest and treating it directly would be the most effective treatment. Some species of wasps can also be baited. You can set out an empty tuna fish can and see if the wasps are attracted to it. If the wasps are attracted to it, you can try baiting with our Yellow Jacket Bait Station Kit.

Answer last updated on: 04/01/2010

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