Janet Thrasher in front of Thrasher Headquarters

Owner of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control Receives State Appointment

Janet Thrasher has been appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the Structural Pest Control Board of California.  Ms. Thrasher is president of Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc., headquartered in Los Gatos, California.  For over 40 years, Ms. Thrasher has been involved in the day to day operations of her customer service-oriented pest control business, while contributing to the pest control industry on local, state, and national levels.

“I am honored and proud to serve on the Structural Pest Control Board,” said Ms. Thrasher. “Pest control is essential to protecting public health, food, and property.  By providing clear direction and oversight to pest control operators, the Structural Pest Control Board enables the industry to conduct its vital mission while giving consumers confidence in pest control services.”

Janet Thrasher photoLeadership and volunteerism is not new to Ms. Thrasher. For over ten years she served as director, and then, chairperson of the Santa Clara Valley District, Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC). She currently serves at the state level on the PCOC insurance committee. She is also founder and president of The Duff Thrasher Memorial Youth Fund, a non-profit organization, established in the memory of company co-founder, Duff Thrasher, for charitable, educational, and youth sports-oriented purposes. She is a member of the National Pest Management Association, Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, Los Gatos Chamber of Commerce, Saratoga Chamber of Commerce, and Diamond Certified.  Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is accredited by QualityPro, the industry’s leading credentialing program.

The mission of the Structural Pest Control Board is to protect the general welfare of Californians and the environment by promoting outreach, education, and regulation of the structural pest management profession. The Structural Pest Control Board strives to be the national regulatory leader of pest management. The board is composed of seven members of which, by law, four are public members, and three are members of the pest control industry. Each serves a four-year term. Topics that come before the board include pesticide use, regulations, licensing, enforcement, and examinations for licensing.

About Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, Inc. 

For over 40 years, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control has served its neighbors in the bay area, from Redwood City to Gilroy, from Los Altos to Fremont. The company is recognized for its focus on the customer and for its team of experienced pest control professionals. Thrasher provides inspection and control of all structural pests, including termites, ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, mice, rats, and others.

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