Professional Stinging Insect Exclusion Services

Abra Kadabra Environmental Services

Keep Stinging Insects Away

Stinging insects can present a life or death situation for those that are allergic to their bites & stings. Remediation of active nests and proactive prevention are both vital to limiting the dangers these pests pose. 

It is standard in the pest control field to treat and remove nests, and to complete preventative applications. Prevention can be taken a step further by eliminating the routes these insects take to create nests/hives inside your home or business. 

We feel a responsibility to provide this service to help protect our community, especially in light of the dangers stinging insects pose to allergic individuals. Some stinging insects that may need to be excluded for include:

  • Honeybees
  • Bumble bees
  • Yellow jackets (most common)
  • Hornets
  • Wasps
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Common Nesting Locations

Primary nesting locations we encounter during wildlife assessments are within voids such as  inside outlet covers or outdoor lighting, in siding gaps, junctions, rooflines, attics, structural ingress points like vents and incoming lines, structural gaps, and builder’s gaps. 

These kinds of gaps can make for an easy entry point for insects. Once an insect creates a nest inside a structure, it will typically ingress and egress the structure from it’s “front door” or main point of entrance.

In some instances, when temperatures on the exterior are colder than that of the interior, they may exit the colony and find their way into the home’s interior. This scenario can be particularly distressing, whether or not allergies are a factor. 

Certain actions can make insect intrusion into your living space more likely, and should be avoided: 

  • Application of over the counter insecticide products can repel them from their exit route
  • Exclusion/sealing measures taken while the insects are still nesting inside

An incorrectly completed exclusion or treatment can force entire colonies of stinging insects to push further into the home in pursuit of a new exit route. If an active nest remains inside of a structure when the outside temperatures drop, these insects will naturally gravitate towards the warmer interior living areas for the winter.

 

Our Process

Abra Kadabra utilizes the Integrated Pest Management approach to wildlife and pest control. In addition to treating a pest issue, we look at how to modify the environment that creates the problem. This means making recommendations regarding harborage areas, food and water sources for local pests and wildlife.

Performing exclusion is an effective form of long term pest prevention, and is more environmentally responsible than repeated or excessive pesticide applications. 

Process Elements:

  • Treat the active problem
  • Exclude to prevent a recurrence
  • Habitat modification (examples include cleaning gutters, moving wood piles away from the structure, cleaning up food and water sources

Benefits:

  • This method of prevention has the added benefit of being more environmentally friendly than traditional control, as it limits the chemical applications that will be necessary in the future. There may still be instances of exterior nesting, such as in standard soffit overhangs or other locations conducive to insect harborage, but we are highly effective in eliminating intrusion locations into your home itself.

Exclusion For Other Wildlife

Wasps and squirrels need very different opening sizes to enter your home, but the locations they use tend to be the same. Our exclusion team can also assist in exclusion for Carpenter ants, mice, rats, snakes, squirrels, raccoons, bats, birds, woodpeckers and more. 

If you’re needing an effective insect exclusion and prevention service to address the needs at your home or business in the Twin Cities, MN area, contact us today and schedule an inspection.

Licensed in Minnesota

Licensed in Minnesota, Matt and Michael have their Master Technician Certifications and continue to update their knowledge by earning credits each year in the latest information, statistics, methods and industry trends. Their goal is to help homeowners, apartment owners, landlords, and business owners eliminate pests with as little human exposure to pesticides as possible. They work on single event issues and provide year-round packages, featuring quarterly treatments. They have learned that monthly treatments are unnecessary since it takes 90 days for the chemicals to break down.

To request a consultation, call Abra Kadabra at (763) 537-0330. We’re happy to discuss your concerns with you.
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