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Natural Wasp Removal

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Wasp & Yellow Jacket Control

It’s hard to forget the painful sting of a wasp…  But there’s no need to spray toxic chemicals to control wasps & yellow jackets.

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Natural Ways to Kill Wasps

Getting rid of hornets, paper wasps & yellow jackets nests naturally can be a bit risky. They live in a colony, and will defend aggressively it if they sense the colony is in danger.

But, by targeting the nest with the right natural products & techniques for wasps, you can forget about pesticides and go back to your picnic on the porch.

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Nate Wilson-Traisman
Nate Wilson-Traisman
Keith was wonderful to work with. He understood our concerns about traditional pesticide use and worked with us to find a solution that solved our carpenter ant issue without jeopardizing the health of our garden and pollinators. He's also a down-to-earth guy and wasn't pushy at all. Highly recommend.
Max Macdonald
Max Macdonald
I’ve had wasps living in my hot tub mechanisms for two years. I’ve tried opening it up to find their nest and using other at home remedies to no avail. I contacted pest and pollinators, and Keith come out and took care of the wasps in the same day, without needing to even take apart the hot tub. Would 100% recommend.
Kristl Bridge
Kristl Bridge
Pest & Pollinator has been taking care of our home and business for years - they’re the best!
St. Stephen Catholic Church PDX
St. Stephen Catholic Church PDX
Thank you Keith. You were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Norah Jean
Norah Jean
Keith has been great in helping me defeat the ever annoying and prevalent little black ants in my new unit. Keith is friendly, communicative and answers all of my questions. Definitely recommend!
Tasha Stanion
Tasha Stanion
I love this company as an option for pest control in Portland. I’m working on getting my Backyard Habitat certification and wanted a company that does the IPM pest control method. Let’s protect our local pollinators while still keeping pests out. Additionally, Keith is great. He’s responsive and professional. I recommend using this company’s services!
Emily Sandstrom
Emily Sandstrom
Great and helpful experience with Keith. He was very knowledgeable and thorough and respectful of my specific needs.
Deanna Schindler-Ord
Deanna Schindler-Ord
Keith is fantastic! He was on the same page as me when I asked for help with the ants, but wanted to be sure the spiders, bees & butterflies would be safe. We recently had a random infestation of moths that he helped identify & treat. Highly recommend!
Brandon Loveland
Brandon Loveland
Keith is excellent, thorough, and I highly recommend him for any pest control needs. Very nice guy and extremely professional.

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Wasp Home Treatment

If you’re looking for help to eliminate wasps naturally, give Pest & Pollinator a call. We create custom Integrated Pest Management strategies for wasps around your home, designed for safety for people, pets, and wildlife.

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Wasp Control Info

Wasps in Eaves

When paper wasp nests in eaves grow large in summer, that’s when Portland wasp control gets busy. Paper wasps (Polistes sp.) are known for building nests under soffits and becoming a nuisance at picnics.

Paper Wasps

Inspect regularly and take early action to prevent paper wasps nests from bugging you.

  • Set traps early in the Spring, so you can try to catch the Queen before they build a troublesome nest.
  • Wasps can smell the colony’s pheromones, so they will often return to an old nesting site, even if the nest is destroyed.

In general, paper wasps are less aggressive than yellow jackets & bald-faced hornets.

Yellow Jackets

Yellow jackets are more common inside soffits voids, utility & fence poles, and nests in the ground.

The best way to get rid of an underground yellow jacket nest is to dig it up and destroy it. As you can imagine, they will be very upset and try to sting you repeatedly, so this is best handled by a professional with the right equipment & training.

For yellow jacket nests in holes in the house or poles, use a natural wasp repellent spray to deter them and treat the nest. Repeat as needed.

Natural Yellow Jacket Removal

Yellow jackets and paper wasps are opportunists. They love the chicken wings and sodas at our barbecues. We can use this to our advantage. Placing raw meat, cat food, jelly or even sweet & sour sauce inside a store-bought wasp or yellow jacket trap can increase the trap’s effectiveness.

Get Rid of Wasps Naturally   

Organic Wasp Control

Whether it’s a wasp nest under your eaves, or a yellow jacket nest underground, let us take care of it for you naturally. We even offer completely chemical-free and non-toxic wasp removal in the Portland Oregon area. Get in touch today.

Pest & Pollinator LLC is committed to our mission of helping the Portland OR community solve pest problems while reducing pesticides and protecting biodiversity.

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We're Oregon's–and the PNW's–only Green Shield Certified pest control company by the IPM Institute of North America. We're committed to our mission to protect your health, safety and sustainability. You can feel confident when choosing Pest & Pollinator that we're protecting your family, pets, and planet better.

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Nate Wilson-Traisman
Nate Wilson-Traisman
Keith was wonderful to work with. He understood our concerns about traditional pesticide use and worked with us to find a solution that solved our carpenter ant issue without jeopardizing the health of our garden and pollinators. He's also a down-to-earth guy and wasn't pushy at all. Highly recommend.
Max Macdonald
Max Macdonald
I’ve had wasps living in my hot tub mechanisms for two years. I’ve tried opening it up to find their nest and using other at home remedies to no avail. I contacted pest and pollinators, and Keith come out and took care of the wasps in the same day, without needing to even take apart the hot tub. Would 100% recommend.
Kristl Bridge
Kristl Bridge
Pest & Pollinator has been taking care of our home and business for years - they’re the best!
St. Stephen Catholic Church PDX
St. Stephen Catholic Church PDX
Thank you Keith. You were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful.
Norah Jean
Norah Jean
Keith has been great in helping me defeat the ever annoying and prevalent little black ants in my new unit. Keith is friendly, communicative and answers all of my questions. Definitely recommend!
Tasha Stanion
Tasha Stanion
I love this company as an option for pest control in Portland. I’m working on getting my Backyard Habitat certification and wanted a company that does the IPM pest control method. Let’s protect our local pollinators while still keeping pests out. Additionally, Keith is great. He’s responsive and professional. I recommend using this company’s services!
Emily Sandstrom
Emily Sandstrom
Great and helpful experience with Keith. He was very knowledgeable and thorough and respectful of my specific needs.
Deanna Schindler-Ord
Deanna Schindler-Ord
Keith is fantastic! He was on the same page as me when I asked for help with the ants, but wanted to be sure the spiders, bees & butterflies would be safe. We recently had a random infestation of moths that he helped identify & treat. Highly recommend!
Brandon Loveland
Brandon Loveland
Keith is excellent, thorough, and I highly recommend him for any pest control needs. Very nice guy and extremely professional.