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  • US Flag Flowers and Ladybugs

Stars and Stripes Forever

By |July 2nd, 2015|

US Flag Photo Collage Featuring California Native Flora and Fauna.
Stars are California native wildflower “Baby Blue Eyes,” red stripes are native California ladybugs; white stripes are mostly native California wildflowers* with a few immigrants thrown in to mirror the diversity of […]

  • no termites, no residue from drywood termite fumigant. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control

Does Termite Fumigation Leave Residue?

By |June 25th, 2015|

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control answers commonly asked questions about termite fumigation.
Is residue left on surfaces after termite fumigation?
Read on for a full explanation of this commonly asked drywood termite fumigation question.

Sulfuryl fluoride is the gas used to fumigate for drywood […]

  • Inaccessible Areas Hide Termites

The Most Important Words in a Termite Report

By |June 11th, 2015|

The most important words in a termite report may be, “the area was inaccessible for inspection. An unknown further inspection is recommended.” Here’s why:

Have you ever purchased a piece of fruit with a tiny blemish? After you trim off […]

  • Which Wasp Nest is the Most Worrisome

Wary of Wasp Nests

By |June 11th, 2015|

Which wasp nest is the biggest worry?

Wasps don’t attack unless threatened, but what constitutes a threat to a wasp? Sometimes it is our unintentional actions such as stepping on a hidden wasp nest. That is why the yellowjacket wasp nest in […]

  • Don't let the ticks bite

Talk to Kids About Ticks

By |June 3rd, 2015|

The California Department of Public Health is concerned about ticks and you should be too. Kids are at special risk of tick bites. They are more likely to play in areas where ticks live and are less likely to notice if […]

  • Picnic Pest Prevention

7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Ants, Flies, Yellowjackets and Other Picnic Pests

By |June 3rd, 2015|

Summertime in California means picnics, barbecues, and pests. As you plan your next outdoor extravaganza, follow these simple, low cost tips for picnic pest prevention from Thrasher Termite & Pest Control. If you need additional help, call Thrasher Termite & […]

  • Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Ants

Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Ants

By |May 29th, 2015|

Concentrated sugar water used to feed hummingbirds attracts ants. Then the ants then drive the hummingbirds birds away and you have an ant problem. In the past, mineral oil, Vaseline or a very fine fishing line inserted between the branch […]

  • Oriental Cockroach

Oriental Cockroaches Invade Garages

By |May 28th, 2015|

What place is dark, cool, and often damp? Your garage: the favorite location of the oriental cockroach. Oriental cockroaches are large, with adults topping 1.25 inches in body length. They are dark brown, almost black, and reside in cool damp, dark places […]

  • carpenter ant worker on damaged wood

Recognize these Two Signs of Carpenter Ants

By |May 28th, 2015|

Carpenter ants are sometimes confused with termites because of the amount of wood damage they cause. Carpenter ants feed on sources of protein and sugar. Outdoors, carpenter ants feed on living and dead insects. They are also very attracted to honeydew, a […]

  • Avoid Bed Bugs when You Travel

Prevent Bed Bugs when You Travel

By |May 28th, 2015|

Reduce the likelihood of encountering bed bugs and bringing bed bugs home from vacation by following these four steps from Thrasher Termite & Pest Control–the bed bug experts.
Prevent Bed Bugs when You Travel
1. Inspect the Bed & Headboard. In a hotel […]

  • Perimeter Treatment

Subterranean Termite Treatment Explained

By |May 26th, 2015|

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control treats subterranean termites by…
…applying a liquid termiticide around the foundation of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The termiticide Thrasher uses is a professional termite defense product not available to homeowners. It uses an advanced nonrepellent, or “undetectable,” […]

  • Woodpecker Damage

Pesky Woodpeckers

By |May 18th, 2015|

Woodpeckers out of control.
Thrasher Termite & Pest Control inspectors were surprised by the extreme woodpecker damage found in one suburban home. Woodpeckers had drilled holes directly under the roof fascia board around the entire house. Besides being unsightly, such extensive wood damage can have many […]

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