Get Ready for Warm Weather in Sacramento: Yellow Jacket Season has Arrived

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Warm temperatures will be reaching the Sacramento region in the coming weeks, rising between the mid 70’s up to the 80’s. Local pest control company Specialized Pest Patrol reports yellow jacket queens will be emerging from hibernation and starting new colonies, much to the chagrin of homeowners everywhere.

Local pest control company, Specialized Pest Patrol, has reported numerous phone calls from homeowners who don’t feel safe with the do-it-yourself solution of yellow jacket nest removal. “For your personal safety, it is recommended to hire a professional. If one yellow jacket stings you, the sting gives off pheromones which can create a chain reaction causing the entire colony to come after you,” warns Rob Smith, part of the father-son team of Specialized Pest Patrol.

While flying insects overall are harmless, yellow jackets are by far the most troublesome group, prone to an aggressive disposition and are very territorial. One resident, Carol Young, says, “Yellow jackets terrify me and I am glad to be able to have someone deal with it for me.” If you or a family member may be allergic to bee stings, now is the time to call a pest control company to keep your home safe.

Inspect your home for baseball-sized nests in areas such as the roof eaves, sheds interiors, near pool pumps, and often around garage areas. The larger a colony grows, the more aggressive the yellow jacket colony behaves. Do-it-yourself methods are often ineffective, as only 20% of the hive are out foraging at any given time, and can travel from as far as 3 miles away.

With the coupling of Sacramento’s mild winter and hot weather throughout summer, it is not uncommon for a colony of yellow jackets to reach between 4,000 and 5,000 workers by the end of summer.

Jon Smith, of Specialized Pest Patrol is quick to advise, “We have more than 20 years of experience working with yellow jackets. We are able to educate and advise our customers on the best solution for yellow jacket removal, prevention, and control. Our company is experienced and capable of working with large properties with extensive colonies."

For more information about yellow jacket removal or other pest control services, please call 916-987-9559 or visit

About Specialized Pest Patrol
Specialized Pest Patrol provides pest control services for both residential and commercial throughout the Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, and Yolo counties. Technicians are full licensed, bonded, and insured, with a minimum of 5 years field experience. The highest quality hospital grade chemicals are used, safe for both pets and children.

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