Portland Bee Removal and Control

Stay Away from Wasps, Yellow Jackets, and Hornets

Yellow Jacket - Bee Removal and Control - Portland, OR - CroachA lot of people use the word bee interchangeably for wasp, yellowjacket, hornet, and other species of the bee family.

But there are significant differences in the behavior of pesty stinging insects and beneficial pollinators as it affects your time spent outdoors.

Bees are drawn to an area by factors including weather, water, and food supply, nesting, and mating opportunities.

Common Portland area bees include:

Bumble Bee
Carpenter Bee
Sweat Bee
Yellow Jacket
Bald-Faced Hornet
Mud Dauber
Cuckoo Bee

Cuckoo Wasp
Digger Wasp
Horntail Wasp
Leaf-Cutter Bee
Potter Wasp
Braconid Wasp
Spider Wasp

Bee Stings

Wasps and their cousins can be particularly aggressive when they deem a threat to their nest, above or below ground.

Honeybees pose less aggression but may nest in areas dangerous to people, especially those with a bee venom allergy. If honey bee removal is necessary, Croach® will always physically relocate the nest when possible. Spraying honeybee nests is a last resort.

Follow these tips to reduce your chances of a wasp sting when enjoying the outdoors:

  • Wear light-colored clothing like white, khaki or beige. Bright colors attract bees, and dark colors resemble their predators.
  • Tight-fitting clothing is less accessible to bees than loose-fitting shirts and pants.
  • Eliminate the use of strong smells such as fragrant shampoo, perfumes or even chewing gum.
  • Avoid swatting at a bee. The movement makes it feel threatened. Stay calm and slowly, quietly move away.


Swarms are large groups of bees in flight or hanging from branches or roofs. If you have a swarm, contact a local beekeeper for removal. Then set up your pest control services.

Portland Bee Removal by Croach®

Whether you are dealing with an established wasp nest or have a single interaction with bees on your property, our technician will recommend and perform the best treatment. We will also offer prevention tips so that your property is not as desirable to bees or wasps in the future.

Croach® Pest Control Solution

Initial Inspection
A Croach® licensed pest control technician will perform a thorough inspection of your property and discuss potential problems. A customized plan for extermination and ongoing management is presented. Then your home’s interior and exterior are treated to begin pest control services.

Regular Services
Ongoing pest control and management are in your best interest for the health and safety of your home, family, and pets. We will fortify a protective barrier around the outside of your property and apply exclusion methods as needed. Your technician uses environmentally-friendly products whenever possible.

Free Retreats Guarantee
If you experience pest activity in between regularly scheduled services, Croach® will return and retreat the affected areas free of charge. If we have not fixed the problem after two retreats, we will refund your last full payment.

Contact Croach® for safe bee removal and wasp control in the Portland area.

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Portland, Oregon Service Area

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