Have a Wasp, Hornet or Yellow Jacket Problem?
All stinging, flying insects are not equal. Take for instance wasps and bees. Wasps, hornets and yellow jackets are often predatory and many of them can sting multiple times, often without provocation. Bees, on the other hand, are mainly pollinators who sting only when they have to. While both may frighten you, wasps are the ones that you should be most concerned about if they invade your home or yard.
There Are Advantages to Having Wasps Around
While the sight of yellow jackets, hornets and wasps may concern you, you should stop to consider whether the wasps will bring benefits to you. For instance, like bees, wasps are pollinators. They also act as a natural pesticide, as their predatory or parasitic nature eliminates plant-eating pests and other insects. But to know which ones are beneficial and which ones are more likely to cause harm requires you to first identify which wasp species you are dealing with.
At All Pest Control in Portland, we are knowledgeable of the wasp species that live in Oregon, including: