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Thrasher Termite & Pest Control
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Let Thrasher Termite & Pest Control know what’s bugging you… …termites, ants, bees, fleas, mice, bed bugs, birds, or more. With 40-years experience in termite and pest control, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is expert at identifying and exterminating pests. Find the relief that comes with taking action and call us today. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is a local family-owned business. You’re our neighbor, not a number. Let us help you reclaim your home from these and other household pests:

Structural Fumigation Tent on House

 Get Ready for Structural Fumigation

Structural fumigation with Vikane® gas fumigant is the most thorough treatment for drywood termites and bed bugs. The following information will help you prepare when structural fumigation is recommended:

Fumigation Planning Guide
What Needs to be Bagged
Frequently Asked Questions
All About Drywood Termites
All About Bed Bugs
Visit Fumigation Facts for More Information

Swish, Don’t Squish Yellowjackets

Squished yellowjackets emit an alarm pheromone that sends a signal to other yellowjackets in the area to attack--so DO NOT squish them! Gently wave your hand to swish them away or leave the area. Yellowjackets are very aggressive, swarm, and each wasp can deliver multiple stings. This is not a fight you want. It's normal to see one or two yellowjackets in a garden on the hunt for other insects. And it's normal to see up to a dozen yellowjackets swarming garbage cans, drinking fountains, and generally turning a picnic into a panic. However, when you see dozens of yellowjackets [...]

Frequently Asked Questions about Termites

What do termite droppings (AKA frass, poop, fecal pellets) look like? When you see small brown and tan piles of dry material, about the consistency of course coffee grounds, suspect drywood termites. (Subterranean termites do not leave such droppings and aren't discussed here.) See the photo attached. We also have a lot of photos on the Thrasher Termite & Pest Control website. Sometimes drywood termite droppings are dark, sometimes, almost white. The color depends on the wood the termites are eating. I swept up the droppings and they didn’t come back. Are the termites gone? Unfortunately not. When the tunnels [...]

Subterranean Termite Bait Study–Update

It's been three months since we last installed new subterranean termite monitoring blocks at Site 1 in San Jose. You'll be surprised by the difference 90 days make. Recap: Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is partnering  with University of California Cooperative Extension in a research study to evaluate subterranean termite bait systems over a two-year period. With the support of the homeowners, we selected three residential houses as  research sites. At each site we installed pairs of plastic below-grade stations around the perimeter of the house. One station in each pair contains a professional-grade subterranean termite bait, the other station [...]

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