Wasp, Yellowjacket & Hornet Removal Services, Portland Oregon
Yellowjacket and wasp pest control prevents lots of folks from being stung. While we’re carefully removing wasp, hornet and yellowjacket nests from our yards and homes, we want to make sure we’re cautious of safety for non-aggressive honeybees and other pollinators.
How Do I Safely Control Wasps Around the Home?
In Portland paper wasp and yellowjacket control begins in fall when nests grow to a noticeable size. Inspecting regularly and taking early action can prevent nests from becoming a nuisance. Using traps can be an effective way to control paper wasp pests, especially if you capture the queen.
Yellowjacket wasps are opportunists. They love the chicken wings and sodas at our barbecues.
For ground nesting yellowjackets & hornets, a vacuum can be used to physically remove the workers. However, a bee suit should be used. Hot soapy water poured into the entry hole can also reduce ground wasp numbers and provide some level of pesticide free wasp control.
If you’re interested in pollinator safe wasp and yellowjacket removal contact us now for a free wasp control inspection today.
Wasp & Yellowjacket Control Facts & Tips:
- Yellowjackets have an excellent memory for food sources, and will return to forage even if there is no food there.
- Both paper wasps and yellowjacket nests start from a single queen, every year.
- Queens do not reuse the nest, but will sometimes build a new one right next to the old nest.
- Any yellowjacket and wasp control actions are best at night, while temperatures are lower and wasps are less active.