A Guide to the Worst Pests in Sacramento, CA | Part 1

In Sacramento, we have to deal with a lot of pest problems throughout the entire year. It is always advised to have a regular pest control subscription in order to keep your residential or commercial property pest-free. All pests are not created equal, some are dangerous and can put our loved ones at risk, while others are just merely unpleasant to have around. Here we will walk you through a guide on the worst pests in Sacramento, Elk Grove, Lincoln, and Roseville.

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Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are one of the most common and horrible pests found across the United States. Not because they are dangerous, but because eliminating a bed bug infestation can be incredibly difficult. A bed bug myth is that they are associated with places of uncleanliness but that is not true. Bed bugs care very little for hygiene and are only after one thing; blood. These little vampire bugs can gain entry into your home via you or your pets. They are excellent travelers that can latch on to your clothing or luggage at any moment. Common places that you can pick up bed bugs in hotels, cinemas, and dressing rooms in retail stores. The signs of a bed bug infestation are the following:

  • Small itchy bites commonly found on the back, chest, neck, and feet
  • Small blood spots on your bedsheets
  • Rust-colored spots on bedding or furniture from a bed bugs fecal matter
  • A musty smell that they leave behind is produced from their sweat glands.
  • Small shells or exoskeletons that they shed through their growing/molting process

Bed bugs are extremely difficult to get rid of and hiring an experienced pest control company is your best bet when it comes to being free from these unpleasant little critters.


Another worthy contender for the worst pests in Sacramento is the cockroach. These pests fall under the disgusting category. Cockroaches are associated with places of filth which is why it is never nice to get a reputation for one who resides with them. Roaches will infest a place that has an ample supply of food and water. At the first signs of a cockroach infestation, we would suggest that you take more care in stowing away food. Roaches can have a negative impact on a human’s health as well as just being gross. They don’t generate their own diseases, but they are carriers of bacteria and infectious agents. Horrible facts about cockroaches include:

  • They will contaminate food by excreting fecal matter on it in addition to shedding their skin, hair, and empty eggshells.
  • Small cockroaches have been known to crawl into a sleeping persons ears or nose. The best thing to do is to drown them in olive oil before trying to extract them. Here is an account of someone who went through the experience of having a roach invade their ear.
  • A cockroach’s saliva and skin excretion contain numerous allergens that can cause a spike in asthma attacks for you or your loved ones.
  • Roaches have also been known to attempt to eat the dead skin on humans which we are sure is an unpleasant experience to go through.

Roach infestations in Sacramento are common, especially among college dormitories and homes with young families. We at Pegasus Pest Control advise you to keep food stored away in airtight containers and thoroughly discard any crumbs. Cutting off a cockroach’s food supply will deter them from sticking around. You can call us at (888) 885-5017 for a free roach inspection.

Yellow Jacket

Yellow Jackets fall under the dangerous category when it comes to the worst pests in Sacramento. A Yellow Jacket wasp is a highly aggressive and territorial creature that will not think twice about attacking if they perceive their nest to be in danger. You are particularly susceptible if you have curious pets or young children who do not know the danger that is present. The Yellow Jacket has the ability to sting repeatedly. These winged terrors have a distinct nest which they create from a wood pulp substance and can be found in underground burrows, eaves in an attic or porch, and in trees. The most peculiar place that a massive Yellow Jacket nest was found in was an old 1955 Chevy, the size of which was absolutely terrifying. That is one wasp nest that you wouldn’t want to go near. These winged nightmares have trouble seeing in the dark so attempting to get rid of them is best done during those times. We would advise hiring the best pest control company in Sacramento to exterminate these wasps as it can be extremely dangerous to attempt the task yourself. The colony can be exterminated by either a slow steady stream of liquid control material or else a dust control material. Be careful to not apply it too quickly in case it causes collapse and doesn’t breach the entire nest. Our wasp exterminator services are available at (888) 885-5017.

Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants are a dangerous pest to have in your home primarily because they are a form of WDO (wood destroying organism). So much like the termite, a carpenter ant can cause the structural integrity of your home to become compromised, putting you and your loved ones at risk. Not only do they cause havoc to the internal structure of your property, but they also have the ability to bite humans. Carpenter Ants are a large species of ant, and their strong mandibles have the ability to puncture human skin. They also have a never-ending battle with the drywood termites, although they are much larger they can be outnumbered. They are extremely difficult to get rid of as the use of satellite nests within your home and are on the move constantly. In addition, they will have a main nest somewhere nearby, usually in the form of a dead tree stump. An experienced pest control technician would need to perform a pest inspection both inside and outside of the home if there are signs of a carpenter ant infestation. 

Worst Pests in Sacramento

This is the first of a 2-part series on the worst pests in Sacramento. If you have come across any of these pests and would like help in exterminating them you should call us at (888) 885-5017 and we will come out and give you a free pest control inspection. We want to make sure that Pegasus Pest Control is your one-stop-shop for all things pest control!

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