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2110, 2018

Dia de los Muertos Rat Coloring Page

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Awesomeness|0 Comments

Week 3: The Rat.


Click the link above to download a pdf of the rat Dia de los Muertos coloring page, or open the image below in a new tab for a full-size jpeg coloring page of the rat (or is it a creepy mouse? you decide). Please share your colorful results with us.

Rat coloring page free download JPEG for adults and kids. Dia de los Muertos style Rat Coloring Page. Sugar skull Rat Coloring Page.

1510, 2018

How Many Termite Swarmers are Too Many?

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Termites|0 Comments

Does finding termite swarmers inside your house mean that you have a termite infestation? Thrasher Termite & Pest Control staff are often asked about termite swarmers inside the house. Knowing the quantity of winged termites you find is essential for Thrasher to determine whether or not this is a sign of an active termite infestation in your home.

Termite swarmers are reproductive, winged termites whose only goal is to form a new colony and reproduce. A healthy, robust termite colony will seek to expand once or twice a year by producing these aerial explorers.  When the temperature and humidity are just right, winged adults (alates) emerge from the mature colony and are soon airborne. Their fluttery wings are not made for prolonged flight. Instead, it appears that the long thin wings act more as wind catchers, much like the fluff on a dandelion seed.

Termite swarmers are at the mercy of the breeze. If you leave windows and doors open during swarming season, you will find some of these reproductive adult termites in your house. Finding