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Portland Property Owners' Helpful Guide To Effective Wasp Control

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Portland is a beautiful city, but residents already have enough to worry about without wasps buzzing around. The behavior of these bugs is often misunderstood, and those who try to remove wasp nests without careful preparation put themselves at significant risk. So what do you need to know for effective wasp control in Portland?

Big Blue Bug Solutions offers premier wasp removal service in Portland. Our experts have come together to share their experiences with you in this blog post. Read on to learn the ins and outs of wasps on your property, and reach out to Big Blue Bug Solutions for the best pest control in Portland.

The Types Of Wasps Commonly Found In Portland

The three most prominent types of wasps found in Portland are yellow jackets, the paper wasp, and the deceptively named bald-faced hornets. Thankfully, when it comes to these three, proper wasp identification is easy if you look at their colors; yellow jackets are black and yellow, paper wasps are black and brownish-red, and bald-faced hornets have a black and white pattern. Their markings and patterns are clear enough to be seen from a safe distance.

But regardless of what type you encounter, they have one thing in common; they are incredibly defensive of their nests. Let Big Blue Bug Solutions remove wasp nests from your property quickly and safely to keep yourself protected. Our residential pest control program can keep your home safe all year long.

Common And Uncommon Symptoms Of A Wasp's Sting

Wasp stings, though incredibly rare, are painful. People sometimes mistakenly think bees and wasps share similar stings, but wasps are capable of stinging multiple times in succession, whereas bees can only sting once. If you find yourself a victim of a wasp sting, look out for these symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Vomiting
  • Redness
  • Dizziness

Some people may enter shock following a sting, albeit this severe reaction isn't as common as those listed. Immediate medical attention is required to treat shock.

Of course, you don't have to risk harm just to get rid of wasps. Technicians from Big Blue Bug Solutions Technicians will use products and techniques to safely remove wasps and their nests without putting you at risk.

Five Naturally Effective Wasp Prevention Tips

There are a variety of powerful wasp prevention methods at your disposal that won't break the bank. Follow these tips to lower the chances of wasps nesting on your property:

  • Clean up outdoor eating areas to remove remnants of food and drinks
  • Keep trash cans sealed tight 
  • To keep wasps out of your home, repair holes in your window and door screens
  • Seal cracks in your home's foundation to prevent wasps from building nests.
  • Repair roof damage that could serve as entry points

Prevention is key to any pest treatment plan. When you hire the pros at Big Blue Bug Solutions, we'll show you the most effective ways to deter wasps from nesting on your property. We want to help every customer keep their homes pest-free.

Contact Us For The Best Wasp Control For Your Yard

Wasps can become aggressive when they feel threatened, so approaching a nest without an effective control method is more likely to end in disaster than success. Why put yourself at risk? Instead of taking matters into your own hands, you should rely on the expertise of Big Blue Bug Solutions.

We have over 80 years of pest control experience throughout New England. And while our awards and accolades speak for themselves, we still strive to put our customers first by working closely with them to develop the best solutions to their pest problems.

Reach out to us today to learn more about our services.