Can You Use Wasp Spray Indoors? {What Will Happen?}

It’s always a pain in the you-know-what when you see a wasp inside your home. Can you use wasp spray indoors?

You might have a bottle of insecticide or wasp spray in particular, and use it around the periphery of your home. What if you spray this inside your home? Are you poisoning yourself for your loved ones? Is wasp spray harmful?

What are the dangers of wasp spray to humans and pets? In this article, we will discuss and figure out if it’s possible for us to use wasp spray indoors.

Can You Use Wasp Spray Indoors?

Don’t use wasp spray indoors. If you look at the fine print on many of these cans or bottles, they will say that it is meant for outdoor use only. If there is a wasp inside your house, look to use a flyswatter instead.

There are also rackets with electric circuits inside them that can fry any type of insect that is near you. We do not recommend that you use wasp spray indoors unless the bottle itself indicates that it is possible to do so.

In the end, there are too many risks involved with these chemicals (pyrethroids) spreading around your home that could affect you, your loved ones and your pets. Your lungs and nervous system will thank you for not using wasp spray indoors.

Can Raid Wasp Spray Be Used Indoors?

Raid wasp spray has been developed and used for indoors and outdoors. The company boasts that they can apply this spray inside homes as well. They have created a pleasant scent to a make it more attractive for you to spray it in your home.

Keep in mind that Raid Flying Insect Killer is still loaded with chemicals and you may not wish to use indoors. They are intended for killing flies, mosquitoes, wasps, hornets and many others.

Use it at your own discretion in your home, or save it for outdoors and use a flyswatter in your home instead.

Is Wasp Spray Harmful to Humans?

Most bug sprays contain harmful active ingredients that we should not be inhaling including pyrethroids, for example. They will kill insects in flight and can interfere with our nerve signals as well.

It can lead to uncomfortable sensations and in rare cases, paralysis or seizures. We could feel:

  • nauseous
  • stomach upset
  • vomiting

Our pets and children will also be at risk if applying wasp spray indoors and they end up inhaling the harmful chemicals located inside.

Always make sure that you point the wasp spray bottle towards the direction of the wind and do not allow it to spray backwards towards you, your face or anybody else around you.

What Happens if You Inhale Wasp Spray?

Inhaling wasp spray could be very dangerous for your house. The effects could be minimal or at worst it can lead to seizures or temporary paralysis. Some of the symptoms include:

  • nose, eye and throat irritation
  • weakness
  • nausea,
  • vomiting
  • difficulty breathing
  • cough
  • restlessness
  • muscle twitching
  • seizures

You will have to inhale fresh air, douse yourself with water or take a shower if possible. The nausea should wear off if you had minimal exposure to wasp spray inhalation.

If you notice that these symptoms persist and get worse, you should seek medical attention immediately.

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Can I Use Outdoor Bug Spray Indoors?

Using bug spray indoors involves spreading chemicals throughout your home. Many of these chemicals are dangerous to use in your home and can linger with their toxic effects for quite some time.

For outdoor use, the elements, including rain and wind will help it dissipate over time. In your home, the items that you use, touch and cook with could end up making contact these chemicals. Then you can involuntarily spread them to your with your nose eyes and mouth.

There are too many safety concerns that would make us hesitate to use outdoor bug spray indoors. Use a flyswatter instead.

Have you ever seen an electric tennis racket looking device? You simply wave it in the air and press the button for an electric circuit to make contact with a wasp or any other type of insect to zap it in the air.

What Is the Best Time of Day to Spray a Wasp Nest?

If you have the courage to spray a wasp nest and are covered up head to toe, then the best time to spray a wasp nest is early in the morning.

Wasps are usually still inside the nest and their activity level is at a minimum. You should arrive near their nest at the sign of dawn. Use two cans of aerosol spray and begin spraying if you are sufficiently covered and you are sure that this is something that you wish to do.

I myself can recommend this action and will usually resort to calling a professional pest control service to do this task for me. Hats off to you for your courage and I hope you do not get stung.

Do Wasps Suffer When Sprayed?

The chemicals inside wasp insecticides are known as pyrethroids and pyrethrins. Wasps are going to suffer when they make contact with it.

Their nervous system is going to shut down and they will be paralyzed. In a very short amount of time, they will be killed. If a wasp has dropped out of the air right away after being sprayed, their suffering is minimal.

What if a Dog Licks Wasp Spray?

Are insecticides safe for pets? Is wasp spray poisonous for dogs? I wonder these questions all the time when I spray insects outdoors near my dog. It is very rare for a dog to become seriously ill after making contact with wasp spray.

It depends on how much they end up absorbing. The spray can cause a dog to drool excessively, vomit or have an upset stomach. If symptoms persist and get worse you should seek medical attention from a veterinarian as soon as possible.


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Jason Barrett

Hello, I'm Jason. I have 11 years of experience in dealing with pests. I try to provide you the best information that'll help you to make the pest control process easy & affordable