Columbia Pest Control Offers Safe, Effective Pest Solutions

When bees and wasps begin swarming in spring, homeowners typically reach for hoses and insecticides to douse pesky colonies. But research indicates that these remedies actually cause more harm than good.

A local pest control company serving Portland and Vancouver is offering assistance managing bee swarms safely and effectively. Columbia Pest Control offers safe solutions to bee and wasp infestations.

When a homeowner sprays pesticides or water at a swarm of bees or wasps, it can cause them to become agitated and dangerous. The team at Columbia Pest Control is advising the community to avoid risky measures at all costs in favor of hiring professionals to handle swarms.

“When you see a swarm, you should not spray it with a hose or insecticide,” said Mike Giskaas, owner of Columbia Pest Control. “That will just get the bees riled up. Instead, call a pest control professional. They know how to handle bees in these situations so that everyone remains safe and the situation is kept under control.”

The most common household wasps can be the most dangerous. When disturbed, they can sting repeatedly and can be extremely threatening – even deadly – to anyone with bee or wasp allergies. The team at Columbia Pest Control is knowledgeable about bee and wasp behavior and knows exactly how to deal with pesky infestations of wasps like Yellow Jackets, Paper Wasps and Mud Daubers.

Yellow jackets may be small, but they’re very aggressive, which makes them even more frightening. Most yellow jackets build their nests in the ground, hidden from view, so when an adult or child walks on them, a mob of angry, swarming predators seek their vengeance in repeated stings. These aggressive bomb divers can be beneficial to nature, but they can be dangerous in a home.

The best way to handle a yellow jacket problem is to seek the help of a professional who has the appropriate protective gear to do the job safely. Professionals using Integrated Pest Management methods use insect-specific ways to eliminate the problem in the most environmentally friendly manner possible.

To see how Columbia Pest Control can provide pest control and maintenance services in a home or place of business safely, visit their website at or call the team at 503-254-1606.

For more information on common bees and wasps, read Columbia Pest Control’s informative article at

About Columbia Pest Control, Inc.

Columbia Pest Control Inc. provides pest control, extermination and maintenance services. The company was established in 1989 by Mike Giskaas, who serves the company as its president. The Portland-based company offers fast, dependable and environmentally safe pest control, eradication services and maintenance plans throughout greater Portland and Vancouver areas. Columbia Pest Control is a community leader in the pest control industry and prides itself on having some of the most experienced licensed technicians who can handle the toughest problems in pest control. Columbia Pest Control provides unparalleled customer service and wants to continue to foster strong relationships with its customers and the community.

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Company Name: Columbia Pest Control Inc.
Contact Person: Mike Giskaas
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Phone: 503-254-1606
Address:1722 Northeast 119th Avenue
City: Portland
State: OR
Country: United States