Will wasp spray corrode metal building panels?

Old 02-22-23, 08:12 AM
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Will wasp spray corrode metal building panels?

I recently had a steel building put up, and the wasps have found a new home. I've read that some chemicals can interact with the steel causing corrosion...
Do you think walmart wasp spray would leave any residuals or do any harm?
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Old 02-22-23, 08:41 AM
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I'm assuming you're referring to an aerosol? That so, I doubt it would cause metal corrosion. They dry so quickly. I would be cautious about using it on vinyl siding unless the label says it's safe; even then I might do something else. I've seen it stain/etch vinyl. If you can find the label on the internet, sometimes there is a section pertaining to staining, damage, using near electricity, etc.
Old 02-22-23, 10:23 AM
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I have never had corrosion or even staining from spray wasp killers. Yes, any liquid containing water can promote corrosion on bare metal but I don't think there is anything in the can that "causes" corrosion.
Old 02-22-23, 10:27 AM
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Wasp spray has a fair amount of petroleum product in there, corrode no, stain possibly. Aim well!!
Old 02-22-23, 10:50 AM
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Supposedly a brown paper bag crumpled up is supposed to deter new nest. I never tried it. BUT I did remove residents from some large nest but did not remove the actual nest, never repopulated. I think the paper bag s supposed to do the same thing.

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