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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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