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Pest Control Blog

Read on for helpful tips and important information about pests in San Diego and pest control issues
108, 2018

Formosan Termite Timeline in La Mesa

By |August 1st, 2018|Categories: Formosan subterranean termites|Tags: |0 Comments

Formosan subterranean termites introduced in La Mesa (estimated date)

Formosan subterranean termites identified in La Mesa and confirmed by University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources. Seven homes infested. Treatment and monitoring begins in surrounding area.

Monitoring expanded to include 69 properties

Monitoring devices installed ½ mile from affected homes.

Formosan subterranean termites eradicated in original area

Monitoring devices installed 1 mile from original area.

Formosan subterranean termites infestation found in secondary area in La Mesa affecting five homes. Treatment begins.

University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources research program in La Mesa discontinued due to lack of funding.

Formosan subterranean termites rediscovered in La Mesa by Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, ½ mile from original, 1992 infestation.

1907, 2018

Heroic Pest Control

By |July 19th, 2018|Categories: Awesomeness|Tags: |0 Comments

During Comic-Con 2018 we’re celebrating our pest control superheroes. Thrasher-man is our official mascot for the next few days. And we’re hosting a contest on Facebook. The winner will receive the superhero costume of their choice. Participation is free and fun. It does require a Thrasher-man mask and selfie skills. You can make your own mask out of paper by downloading the attached file or get creative and make one out of fabric (completely optional).

Good luck and have fun!

607, 2018

Indianmeal Moths Infest Bulk Bins

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Bulk bins in San Diego grocery stores sometimes harbor pests, including Indianmeal moths. The term “pantry pest” is used to describe a handful of insects that commonly infest foods such as cereal, rice, flour and spices typically found in your kitchen pantry, or the grocery store! Thrasher Pest Control finds that many of these pests are introduced into San Diego homes through already infested foods. Read on to learn how Thrasher Pest Control recommends you protect your kitchen and your food.

Indianmeal moth closeup Indianmeal moth

Eliminating a pantry pest infestation in San Diego can be challenging because these insects are small, often stay hidden, and they can reproduce quickly. In addition to being a nuisance, Indianmeal moths and other pantry pests can be downright costly. Each year, these insects are responsible for millions of dollars in food losses due to contamination or damage in San Diego and across the country. The number one thing you can do to avoid Indianmeal moths and other pantry pests in your

607, 2018

We Remodel Bathrooms and More

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

When your San Diego bathroom remodel is inspired by correcting a leaking fixture, loose toilet, or spongy floor, call Thrasher Termite & Pest Control. You do not need to wait for a general contractor to find an opening for you. Thrasher’s expert carpenters frequently remodel bathrooms and we’re ready to transform your old bathroom into an updated oasis. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control is licensed to perform repair and replacement to termite damaged and rotted wood AND to do the finish work too! That means we’re often called upon to complete an entire bathroom remodel from the floor up, including new shower or tub, tile work, flooring, bathroom cabinetry, etc. Our staff of skilled carpenters perform most of the work, but if other skilled trades are required (such as plumbers or electricians) we bring them in. Call us today for an estimate.

 

507, 2018

Leave Yellowjacket Control to the Professionals

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Summer is the time when stinging yellowjackets gain strength in numbers and ruin enjoyment of San Diego outdoor spaces. Yellowjacket control requires expertise and full body protection. Don’t risk your health trying to treat or remove nests yourself; do the right thing and call Thrasher Pest Control today to come and take care of it for you and your family. Here’s why:

Unlike honey bees, yellowjackets and other stinging wasps are capable of stinging repeatedly and will chase after you. This is why Thrasher Pest Control Technicians approach yellowjacket nests with caution and in full bee gear. The ground nests in San Diego are particularly troubling because they can easily go unnoticed. Children playing in the yard, or someone mowing a lawn may inadvertently disturb the nest and get attacked by these stinging pests. If you get too close to a yellowjacket nest, they will swarm and sting repeatedly!

Yellow Jacket NPMA Don’t mess with Yellowjackets.

Yellowjacket queens mate in the fall and spend the winter months overwintering in a protected