Our wasp products are designed without the use of pesticides, sprays or chemicals. Both the Raid® Yellow Jacket, Wasp and Hornet Trap and the PIC® Yellow Jacket and Wasp traps are intended to lure and trap wasps before they establish their nests in and around your home. These traps utilize a design that once lured into the trap; the wasps cannot get out. This method aids in controlling the population and possibly reducing the risk of adult wasps seeking out their next sugary meal near you. The purpose of these traps is to hang or place traps away from where you anticipate pet or human activity. By placing the traps away from these areas and near flowers, trees and other plants, wasps will be attracted away from you. The Raid® trap and PIC® trap (when use as directed) are effective against common wasp species; especially the Northern and European paper wasps.
Wasp stings can occur when nests are distrubed or your presence irritates them. Stings from social wasps are particularly common. Unlike bees, wasps have the ability to sting you multiple times without losing their stinger. The pain associated with wasp stings is due in part by the venom they inject into your skin with their sting. Common wasp sting symptoms include pain in the sting area, swelling and redness that extends out of the sting site, itching, heat at the site of sting, and potentially hives if your body has a reaction to the sting. For more information about treatment options, please consult your local physician or healthcare provider.