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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 & […]

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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 […]

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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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Insects Named After Presidents

By |February 13th, 2015|

In honor of President’s Day, a…
List of Insects Named After Presidents
Can you match the president to the insect?

Fill in the blanks below with: a. lincolnanna, b. roosevelti, c. bushi, d. barackobamai

1. ANT: Pheidole __________

2. BEETLE:  Stenomorpha __________

3. BEETLE: Agathidium __________

4. SPIDER: Aptostichus __________

5. WASP: __________ malpighii

Yes! One lucky president has TWO insects named […]

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Thrasher Named One of the Top Rated Pest Control Companies

By |February 2nd, 2015|

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc. is one of the top rated pest control companies according to a Consumers’ Checkbook survey, as reported in Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine Fall 2014/Winter 2015 issue.
Consumers’ Checkbook compiled consumer ratings of pest control companies […]

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Backyard Chickens Attract Pests

By |January 26th, 2015|

How to Keep Backyard Chickens from Attracting Pests
A well built coop and good sanitary habits will keep your backyard chickens from attracting pests. Our clients with backyard chickens complain that their coops are magnets for rats, mice, and flying insects. Rats […]

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Things You Absolutely Do Not Want To Know About Pumpkin Pie

By |November 17th, 2014|

Some of the ingredients in pumpkin pie are not found on any label–for good reason. WARNING! Do not read further unless you are ready to be grossed out. 

As a pest control company we wondered what, if any, pests would be […]

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Dangerous Things for Sale on Craigslist

By |November 10th, 2014|

Sandwich baggies of rat poison, old containers of insecticides with missing labels, illegal pesticides smuggled in from China and Latin America, and products containing EPA regulated chemicals have all been found on Craigslist. These items are dangerous and all belong either […]

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Five Signs You Should Fire Your Pest Control Company

By |August 25th, 2014|

Do you know the five signs you should fire your pest control company?
Unless you understand best practices in pest control, you might not realize you’ve been receiving sub-par work. If you’ve noticed any of the following five warning signs of […]

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