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  • Zika Virus

Zika Virus in the U.S.–Pest Control Response

By |January 28th, 2016|Categories: Mosquitoes|Tags: , , , , |

DOWNLOAD THE ZIKA VIRUS ALERT HERE ZIKA VIRUS BACKGROUND The news of Zika virus, a disease causing pathogen spread to humans through mosquito bites, being found in the U.S. is quickly gaining momentum and receiving national attention from the [...]

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Cutting Down a Tree? Leave these Pests Behind

By |November 30th, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control|Tags: , , , |

Ticks in the forest, mice in trees. Read this before you put a tree in the car! Ticks are active year round in temperate California. After you return home from cutting down a tree, or taking a hike, be sure to [...]

  • Cricket Snack

Creepy Crawly Halloween Party Snacks

By |October 19th, 2015|Categories: Halloween|Tags: , , , |

To celebrate Halloween, think edible insects. Edible insects make great and creepy Halloween party food. If you're not up to preparing live insects for consumption, you can purchase food insects from the sources below. At least two companies now make protein [...]

  • Thrasher Termite & Pest Control Mosquito Prevention

One Simple Way to Protect Yourself from this Deadly Disease

By |October 19th, 2015|Categories: Mosquitoes|Tags: , , , , |

Simple Mosquito Prevention. Mosquitoes that spread deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever have been found in Los Angeles County, and are poised to make their way north. If you do only one thing to protect yourself, do this: Dump Standing Water! Dengue fever or "yellow [...]

  • Termite Weather

How to Identify Winged Termites

By |October 1st, 2015|Categories: Termite|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: Bees, General Pest Control|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: Termite|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

  • Condominium Fumigation

What does it take to fumigate a condominium?

By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: Termite|Tags: , , , , , |

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|Categories: General Pest Control|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

  • Termites Eating Wood Trim

Watch Termites Eating Wood Trim

By |July 24th, 2015|Categories: Termite|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Stars and Stripes Forever

By |July 2nd, 2015|Categories: beautiful insects|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

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Does Termite Fumigation Leave Residue?

By |June 25th, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control, Termite|Tags: , , , , |

  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 [...]