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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Wary of Wasp Nests

By |June 11th, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control, Pest Control San Diego, Pest Control Silicon Valley|Tags: , , , , , , |

Can you identify 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 [...]

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Talk to Kids About Ticks

By |June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Crawling Pests, General Pest Control|Tags: , , |

Don't Let the Ticks Bite. Image courtesy of California Department of Public Health. The “Don’t Let the Ticks Bite!” Toolkit from CDPH contains tick bite prevention information for youth and is suitable for use in the classroom, with scouting [...]

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7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Ants, Flies, Yellowjackets and Other Picnic Pests

By |June 3rd, 2015|Categories: Ants, Bees, Crawling Pests, General Pest Control, Mosquitoes|Tags: , , , |

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

Protect Hummingbird Feeders from Ants 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 [...]

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Pesky Woodpeckers

By |May 18th, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control, Pest Control San Diego, Pest Control Silicon Valley|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

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Insects Named After Presidents

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control|Tags: , , , , , |

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: __________ [...]

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Thrasher Named One of the Top Rated Pest Control Companies

By |February 2nd, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control|Tags: , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Backyard Chickens Attract Pests

By |January 26th, 2015|Categories: General Pest Control|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]