How We Started

Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc. (Lic. PR5009) was founded in 1979 by Duff and Janet Thrasher with the mission to provide value to its customers, and a fair, stable workplace for its employees. During its early years, the Thrashers operated the business out of their home, first in Santa Clara and later in Los Gatos. By 1996, the success and growth of the company led to the construction of the company’s current Los Gatos headquarters and warehouse. From this facility, the company’s territory has grown to encompass residential and business customers throughout Silicon Valley. In 2009, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control opened a branch office in San Diego under the leadership of son, Garrett Thrasher. In 2016, Garrett and Lauren Thrasher incorporated this thriving business under the name, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control of So Cal, Inc. (Lic. PR7462) Both companies remain committed to excellence in customer service.

What We Believe

  • A commitment to exceptional service and to strong business ethics make us a great company to do business with, a great company to work for, and a great example to other small businesses.
  • Pest control licensing and regulations protect our customers, our employees, and our environment. That’s why we are proud and active members of Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) and National Pest Management Association (NPMA). It is also why we are committed to the continuing education and training of our staff. We encourage customers to verify our licenses with the California State Structural Pest Control Board (License No. PR5009) and to verify the license status of  of any service company they invite into their homes.
  • When a company does business in a community, it should give back to that community. We actively support local organizations (Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, Los Gatos Saratoga Girls Softball Association, and others. Additionally, we’ve established the Duff ThDuff Thrasher Memorial Youth Fundrasher Memorial Youth Fund (in loving memory of our founder) to raise much-needed funds to help children in our community and beyond. Typically, we provide scholarships, books, uniforms, counseling, summer camps and more.

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