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  • Termite Weather

How to Identify Winged Termites

By |October 1st, 2015|

It’s termite weather in Northern California. Rain followed by warm weather signals termite colonies to swarm. Those critters that look like ants with wings…termite swarmers. When you see one or two termite swarmers, they probably flew over from a neighbor’s yard. […]

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What to do if Attacked by a Swarm of Africanized Honey Bees

By |October 1st, 2015|

Now that Africanized honey bees have been found in Northern California, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control wants to remind you how to protect yourself if you are attacked by a swarm of bees, and why “do-it-yourself” bee removal is a very bad […]

  • Prepare for Fumigation

Fumigation Safety Measures

By |September 4th, 2015|

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control staff is broken hearted by the news account of the 10-year-old boy suffering from brain damage after fumigation of his family’s Florida home. What went wrong?

Until the results of the investigation are published, we won’t know. If […]

  • Condominium Fumigation

What does it take to fumigate a condominium?

By |August 19th, 2015|

So, your condo or townhouse has drywood termites. What to do? The best solution according the California Structural Pest Control Board is fumigation, yet in Thrasher Termite & Pest Control’s experience, it’s really challenging to get neighbors in the adjoining units […]

  • DIY Fruit Fly Trap

DIY Fruit Fly Death Trap

By |July 24th, 2015|

Got Fruit Flies?
Here’s an easy fruit fly trap that really works. While we’d love your pest control business, getting rid of fruit flies does not require a professional.

Get rid of the source of the problem: overripe fruit.
Follow the steps in […]

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Watch Termites Eating Wood Trim

By |July 24th, 2015|

Watch this video to see what termites are doing inside the wood of your home. We took this video of drywood termites eating their way through the wood trim surrounding a window. The termites had cleaned out the wood to […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]