1617–The Year Bed Bugs Settled North America

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Bed Bugs, General Pest Control|Tags: , , , |

On a recent visit to the James Fort archaeology site in Jamestown, Virginia, we learned one source of bed bugs in North America. Danny Schmidt, one of the archaeologists at the site, explained that remains of bed bugs were found in a colonial timber-lined well [...]

Wild Wednesday: Dragonfly

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects|Tags: , , |

The red dragonfly about was photographed by Thrasher Termite & Pest Control in a local garden.

How Long Before Drywood Termites become Trouble

By | May 19th, 2016|Categories: Termite|Tags: , , , , , , |

Did you know that it takes approximately three years from the time a pair of drywood termites establish a new colony in your home, before they've grow and eaten enough to clear out their galleries. When they do, they kick [...]

Wild Wednesday: Black Faced Bumblebee

By | May 18th, 2016|Categories: beautiful insects|Tags: , , |

We found this beauty in a local garden. The black faced bumblebee (Bombus californicus) is not aggressive. They are far more interested in collecting nectar and pollen than in you! In gardens, bumblebees tend to nest in relatively undisturbed areas [...]

Black Widow Spiders

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Crawling Pests, General Pest Control, Pest Control San Diego, Pest Control Silicon Valley, Spiders|Tags: , , , |

Even the homes of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control staff are not immune from black widow spiders. The photo of this spider was taken outside of the front door of Sue's house. It's difficult to tell from the photo, but [...]