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Yellow Jackets

There are several species of yellow jackets in Sacramento. These flying insects typically have a yellow and black head/face and patterned abdomen. Many say, the pattern resembles stripes.

Paper Wasps aka Umbrella Wasps

Paper wasps are 3/4 to 1 inch long, slender, narrow-waisted wasps with smoky black wings that are folded lengthwise when at rest. Body coloration varies with species: Polistes exclamans is brown with yellow markings on the head, thorax and bands on the abdomen; Polistes carolina is overall reddish-brown. Paper wasps should not be confused with yellowjackets and baldfaced hornets. Paper wasp nests are open and cells are not covered with a cap.

Carpenter Bee

Adult body length is about 1/2 to1 inch (12.5 to 25 mm). They are robust, resembling bumble bees, but larger, with the top surface of abdomen mostly bare and shiny. The male has a yellow face. The female's is black. They can resemble bumble bees, but the upper surface of their abdomen is bare and shiny black, while bumble bees have a hairy abdomen with at least some yellow markings. Bumble bees don't nest in the wood, but rather on the ground. They are perfectly round, about 3/8 " in diameter. The female carpenter bee will bore a channel or main corridor in the wood from 6 " to as long as 4 feet to lay their eggs in "galleries". She will deposit an egg, bring in a mass of pollen for the newly hatched larvae to feed on, and then seal it all off to ensure it's development before she repeats the process for the next egg. Although, they are a wood boring insect, they are not considered a true structural pest. They do not spread through out the entire structure, but prefer unpainted or finished wood.


Pest Control Davis chooses not to kill these very useful bees. Please call Sacramento bee keeper supply to get the name of a bee keeper who will come capture the bees so that they can continue to be userful to the environment. Sacramentro Bee Keepers Supply's phone is (916) 451-2337. Honey Bees are usually very gentle creatures who mind their own business. They polinate flowers and crops and produce honey. so they are too busy to worry about harming people or other animals. Honey Bees are normally about 3/4 of an inch long. Most bees are workers, which are female, but some are male, called "drones." Workers are slightly smaller than drones. All Honey Bees are reddish brown and black, with orangish-yellow rings on the abdomen (back part of body). The head, antennae, and legs are black. Honey Bees have thick, pale hair on the thorax (middle part of body).

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