Enjoy the Outdoors More Safely with Wasp Control Services Near Portland
Wasps are drawn to the Portland area by factors including weather, water, food supply, nesting, and mating opportunities. There are significant differences in the behavior of these pesky stinging insects versus their beneficial bee-pollinating cousins.
So the first step is wasp identification to ensure an appropriate treatment method.
Common Portland area wasps include:
Common Paper Wasp
European Paper Wasp
Get to Know Your Local Wasp Population
Wasps can be particularly aggressive when they deem a threat to their nest, above or below ground.
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 wasps, and dark colors resemble their predators.
- Tight-fitting clothing is less accessible to wasps 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 wasp. The movement makes it feel threatened. Stay calm and slowly, quietly move away.
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 or refer you to a professional beekeeper. Spraying honeybee nests is absolutely a last resort.
Swarms are large groups of wasps in flight, or hanging from branches or roofs. If you see a swarm, contact a local beekeeper for removal. Then schedule a free pest inspection and let us know you want to include wasp removal and prevention.
Wasps Nests vary in size and location depending on the wasp species.
For instance, paper wasps prefer umbrella-shaped nests that hang from rafters, eaves, and branches.
Yellow Jackets build nests underground or in hollow spaces.
Portland Wasp Removal by Croach®
Whether you are dealing with an established wasp nest or have a single interaction with wasps 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 wasps in the future.
Croach® Wasp Removal Solution
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.
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.
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