Who We Are, What We Believe
Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is a local, family owned business with offices in Silicon Valley and in San Diego County.
The company was founded in 1979 by Duff and Janet Thrasher with the mission to provide value to its customers, and a fair, stable workplace for its employees. During its early years, the Thrashers operated the business out of their home, first in Santa Clara and later in Los Gatos. By 1996, the success and growth of the company led to the construction of the company’s current Los Gatos headquarters and warehouse. From this facility, the company’s territory has grown to encompass residential and business customers throughout Silicon Valley. In 2009, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control opened a branch office in San Diego under the leadership of son, Garrett Thrasher. This successful branch follows the same customer and employee centered business principles as those established when the company was founded.
A member of both the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the company is well recognized in the industry. We are also a member in good standing of QualityPro, the mark of excellence in pest management. Janet Thrasher is a Santa Clara Valley District Director of PCOC; Garrett Thrasher is a San Diego District Director of PCOC. The Los Gatos branch was named the 2011 Affiliate of the Year by the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors.
The company’s services are divided into two divisions: Termite and Pest Control. The Termite Division performs residential and commercial termite inspections, treats structures for infestations of wood destroying organisms, and repairs damage to decks, porches, bathrooms, and more. The Pest Control Division provides residential and commercial integrated pest management, including prevention, exclusion, and pest control treatments.
We believe that–
- A commitment to exceptional service and to strong business ethics make us a great company to do business with, a great company to work for, and a great example to other small businesses.
- Pest control licensing and regulations protect our customers, our employees, and our environment. That’s why we are proud and active members of Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) and National Pest Management Association (NPMA). It is also why we are committed to the continuing education and training of our staff. We encourage customers to verify our licenses with the California State Structural Pest Control Board (License No. 5009 and 5186) and to verify the license status of of any service company they invite into their homes.
- When a company does business in a community, it should give back to that community. We actively support local organizations (Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, Coronado Chamber of Commerce, Los Gatos Saratoga Girls Softball Association, and others. Additionally, we’ve established the Duff Thrasher Memorial Youth Fund (in loving memory of our founder) to raise much-needed funds to help children in our community and beyond. Typically, we provide scholarships, books, uniforms, counseling, summer camps and more.