“Pest Control Saves Lives!” is not something most people think about; but, Thrasher Termite & Pest Control knows that what we do can make people more comfortable, homes more hospitable–and can prevent deadly illnesses.

Here’s an example of the positive impact of pest control from the news: a recent Science Friday broadcast promo stated, “Freshwater snails take more lives than sharks each year.” Okay, we had to hear more.

In a little over nine minutes, we learned that freshwater snails carry a parasitic disease called schistosomiasis, which infects nearly 250 million people, mostly in Asia, Africa, and South America. Schistosomiasis ranks second only to malaria as the most common parasitic disease. Symptoms are painful and can lead to death. In a new study, researchers at Stanford University discovered that countries that used a creative ecological approach to snail control—such as introducing a predator to the environment—greatly reduced infection rates in those communities.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the leaders in eradicating schistosomiasis and other neglected tropical diseases. Find out more here.


At Thrasher Termite and Pest Control, we make homes healthy through effective pest control, termite inspections, and termite control.  No gimmicks, no nonsense, and when we’re done, no pests. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We’re licensed, bonded and insured. Our family owned business has offices in Silicon Valley

[408-354-9944] and in San Diego [619-955-5121].

SERVICES: Termite Inspections, Termite Treatments, Termite Repairs, Pest Control and Eradication: control of Ants, Bed Bugs, Bees, Beetles, Cockroaches, Rats, Mice, Rodents, Flies, Mosquitoes, Wasps, Hornets, Yellow Jackets, Fleas, Ticks, Pantry Pests, Earwigs, Crickets, Flies, Scorpions, Spiders, and more.

Members of both the Pest Control Operators of California (PCOC) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is well recognized in the pest control industry. We are members in good standing of QualityPro, the mark of excellence in pest management. Janet Thrasher is a Santa Clara Valley District Director of PCOC and a member of the state insurance committee; Garrett Thrasher is San Diego District Chairman of PCOC.