Sacramento Wasp Control
Reliable Sacramento wasp control and extermination services are always available from the pest control professionals here at Millennium Termite & Pest. Each of our wasp exterminators has the training, experience, and knowledge needed to handle any wasp control job they come across. From a small nest to massive, yard-encompassing infestations, we have you covered. Contact us to schedule an inspection from a licensed Sacramento wasp removal professional today!
Never Attempt to Handle Sacramento Wasp Removal or Extermination on Your Own
Wasp control in Sacramento is always best left to the professionals. They’re dangerous insects that sting and can cause a severe allergic reaction in some people. So, rather than risk life and limb trying to handle your own wasp problem, always leave it to our team of wasp exterminators in Sacramento instead.
Types of Wasps in Sacramento
There are several different species of wasps found throughout the Sacramento area. So, to help make things a little easier, we’ll discuss each common species, one at a time. So, let’s get started! Some of the more common species include:
While Yellow Jackets are technically hornets, they still deserve a spot on our list of invasive wasps. They are extremely common in Sacramento and the Central Valley, and they pose a significant threat to your health and well being. Yellow jackets are aggressive insects that never hesitate to defend their food or nest. They sting and bite, and a shocking number of people are allergic to their sting. They also have no qualms when it comes to invading your personal space.
Yellow jackets are yellow with black banding, little to no body hair, and are typically around 1 inch in length. They’re social animals (live in a colony), that make their nests in the ground. Yellow jackets sting and are known to have a preference for human food (especially lunch meat and sugary foods). If you notice one yellow jacket, there are likely several more on your property, and you should contact our team of Sacramento wasp exterminators right away.
Northern Paper Wasps
Northern paper wasps are a very social species of wasp. They live in colonies, which they defend borderline relentlessly. Additionally, they are quite good at determining the difference between other species of flying insects and their own kind. Unfortunately, however, they use that ability to determine which insects to murder mid-flight, all in an overzealous effort to protect their colony.
The northern paper wasp is brownish with yellow markings (some species have red markings), has six legs, antennae, and is typically between 5/8 and 3/4 of an inch long. They have smooth stingers and are capable of stinging multiple times without dying. Paper wasps live in nests constructed from wood pulp and saliva. Their nests look like they’re made of paper, hence their common name.
Signs of a paper wasp infestation include visible insects and seeing a nest. If you suspect a paper wasp infestation at your home or business, then contact us immediately. Remember, paper wasps can sting multiple times and defend their homes relentlessly. Do not attempt to remove a nest on your own. Always wait for our Sacramento wasp exterminators.
Mud Wasps (AKA: Mud Daubers)
Before we get into the signs of infestation and describing the appearance of mud wasps (mud daubers), we’d first like to discuss a few interesting things about their habits and lifecycle. Mud daubers go through four distinct life stages throughout their lifespan. The first stage is the egg, followed by the larvae, then pupae (cocoon), and finally, adult. Unlike paper wasps, mud daubers are solitary insects; they don’t build colony nests that house several adult mud daubers. There is no queen, workers, or drones. Instead, adult mud dauber females build nests out of mud, which is filled with little egg-containing tubes aptly called mud tubes. Once the nest is complete, the female wasp hunts down and paralyzes several spiders with her venom. Then, once she has enough spiders, she deposits a spider at the entrance of each mud tube and then lays an egg on the paralyzed spider. Once the egg hatches, it will use the paralyzed spider as its first meal.
Okay, enough about the spider-murdering habits of mud dauber wasps. Let’s talk a little about their appearance and what the signs of infestation include. First, mud daubers are typically black but may have pale markings or a sort of metallic sheen to them. They are long and slender, with a skinny waste separating their thorax and abdomen. Usually, mud dauber wasps are around 1/2 to 1+ inches long.
Signs of a mud dauber infestation include visible insects and finding a nest on your property. Even though mud daubers are relatively docile wasps, other species of more aggressive insects are known to take over abandoned nests. So, to be safe, always leave the wasp removal in Sacramento to us here at Millennium Termite & Pest.
While not incredibly common in Sacramento, tarantula hawks (spider wasps) do sometimes make their homes here. Typically, they’re black or bluish-black in color with orange wings and curled antennae. Adults usually eat plant nectars, but the larvae eat spiders. Yes, they eat spiders, specifically tarantulas. Female tarantula hawks hunt down an adult tarantula, paralyze it with a venomous sting, bring the carcass back to their nest, and then lay a single egg on it. After the egg hatches, the larva eats the tarantula (while it’s still alive and paralyzed) until it reaches its pupal life stage. After two or three weeks, a new adult tarantula hawk emerges from the nest.
If you find a tarantula hawk, avoid it at all costs. Out of all stinging insects in North America, the tarantula hawk has the most painful one. Contact our team of wasp exterminators in Sacramento if you find one in your area.
Contact Us for Wasp Removal in Sacramento Today!
Here at Millennium Termite & Pest, we pride ourselves on being the go-to Sacramento wasp control company in the area. From paper wasps to tarantula hawks, and every species in between, we have you covered. Remember, these insects sting and are considered dangerous to humans. If you have a wasp problem, then please don’t hesitate to contact us for fast and reliable wasp removal in Sacramento!