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California AB 551 – Rental Property: Bed bugs affects all landlords, tenants and any pest control company that performs bed bug work. Thrasher is happy to provide a brief, in-person presentation about this law to interested groups or associations. Call our office to schedule a guest speaker.
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It takes training and experience to find and control bed bugs. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control has relaunched our website specifically about bed bugs. Learn how to identify bed bugs, the options for treating bed bugs, how to prevent bed bugs, and learn about the special issues bed bugs […]
How well do bed bug furniture interceptors work? Really well. That’s why Thrasher Termite & Pest Control installs them as part of a comprehensive bed bug eradication plan. Bed bug furniture interceptors go under furniture legs. Bed bugs climb in, but can’t climb out. Watch this 60-second video of a bed bug trapped […]
Garage sale gems, free-cycle finds, and thrift store treasures promise the creative DIYer hours of enjoyment and, sometimes, unwanted invaders. Prevent bed bugs from making a home with you by following these 3 simple steps before you start your free furniture transformation.
Step One: Inspect
Did you know that your vacuum can harbor fleas and bed bugs? Our Thrasher Termite & Pest Control service technicians often include vacuums in their pest inspections! Think about it, vacuums suck up small particles, including fleas, bed bugs and bug eggs. Vacuums have lots of crevices for bugs and bed bug […]
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 at the James Fort site. The bed bugs ended up […]
Ignoring Bed Bugs Costly for Landlords, No Solution for Tenants–
Landlords, are you ready to do jail time for failing to get rid of bed bugs? How about facing fines of half a million dollars or more? Ignoring […]
Which of these items have NOT been used as a DIY bed bug heat treatment: camp stove, blow dryer, propane heater, heat gun, stove, or space heater?
Yes, they’ve all been used and all have caused home fires. Heat kills bed bugs–proven fact. Do-it-yourself heat treatment causes house fires–also, proven fact. That’s […]
When your baby suffers from bed bugs, would you spray her with insecticide?
Of course not, but some people would! That’s why DIY poison is number 4 in Thrasher Termite & Pest Control’s bed bug bad ideas. The […]
While homeowners may occasionally misapply pesticides, the shocking news is that some pest control technicians (who should know better) have used […]
Actually everyone tastes the same to a bed bug; however the most vulnerable people are among the most likely to experience chronic bed bug infestations. Bed bugs […]
The five most useless products (aside from water) for bed bug control–
These five “natural” oil products do little more than make your home smell good while bed bugs flourish and you waste time and money: Cedar Oil, Cinnamon […]
I’ve said it before, one of two things usually happen when someone attempts DIY bed bug extermination: either they poison themselves and their family, or they start a fire intentionally or not. Using flammable chemicals to fight bed bugs […]
Throwing out your bed bug infested furniture is like throwing out money. It won’t get rid of your bed bug problem, just make you poorer. Throwing out your mattress, couch or chairs is one of the worst things […]
The Bed Bug Prevention Kit is possibly the worst Christmas gift you can give your college student. It rivals socks and fruitcake as the least desirable present under the tree, but it is a gift that keeps on giving…to […]
Bed bugs can lead even the most sensible, level headed person to try the most preposterous extermination measures. One of two things usually happen when someone attempts DIY bed bug extermination: either they poison themselves and their family, or they start a fire. Using fire to fight bed bugs is […]
According to the Associated Press in May, several people in a group of 40 chaperones and students visiting Penn State’s main campus said they came home with bed bug bites. This is far from an isolated incident. When college students arrive home for the holidays, many will bring bed bugs […]
In 77 A.D., the Roman philosopher Pliny wrote that Egyptians used bed bugs as an ingredient in a potion to heal snakebites. Evidently, no one lived to verify the success of this treatment. Despite 3,500 years of having our blood sucked by bed bugs, humans have yet to find any […]