Year round Wasp control for residential and commercial customers in the Portland/Vancouver metro area. We use scientific information, not chemicals to create strategies that will fit any budget or lifestyle
There are over 30,000 species of wasps. Most of the time they are harmless, but if wasps feel threatened they can become a danger to passerby as they instinctively go into protection mode of their nest . Most people fear wasps because they believe they will sting but a majority are non stinging and solitary insects. Even more interesting is that wasps are actually beneficial as they feed off of other insects, thus providing a natural control within the insect kingdom. Wasps can be distinguished from bees by their pointed lower abdomen and thin centers. Some of the most commonly known wasps are paper wasps (also known as umbrella wasps), yellow jackets and hornets.
Signs of Wasps
Wasps flying near or around your home or yard is always a likely sign there may be a nest nearby. If you notice wasps flying close its a good idea to inspect your homes perimeter and check for nests. Most of time wasps build their nests away from damaging elements. Under siding, behind shutters, underneath roof eaves or overhangs, close to gutters and up in trees are typical places to find wasp nests. Although wasps nests start on the smaller end, when left alone they can grow to the size of a basketball. Most nests resemble a round like shape made from mud or paper looking material.
Concerns for Wasps
Because wasps are protective of their nests they can become very aggressive, posing risk to anyone who may walk by. Larger nests will naturally pose a greater threat as this means more wasps are likely to sting if they feel threatened and unlike bees, wasps will repeatedly sting. This causes the greatest concern as wasps can increase in population quite quickly, and you don’t want to come across an area that has an over abundance of wasps nests.
Wasp Control Solutions
We set out to identify the source of any wasp infestation so that all wasps inside and outside can be eliminated using our 5 step S.M.A.R.T. Process:
Through our S.M.A.R.T. process we determine all entry points, secure the wasps from entering in the future and dispose of all dead pests and contaminated debris. Once we are confident that your home has been safely cleared and secured we customize a plan, tailored specifically to your needs, to prevent any future infestations.
Our process encompasses the biology, anatomy, psychology and social systems of all pests and wildlife; designed to help you understand the ‘why’ behind your infestation. We specialize in elimination,sanitation, prevention and routine maintenance of your home or office so you can be rest assured your home is protected from future infestations.
Did You Know?
Wasp venom contains a pheromone that causes other wasps to become more aggressive. Try not to swat one near its nest or other wasps.