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How Many Termite Swarmers are Too Many?

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

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

Free Coloring Page Downloads: Dia de los Muertos-style

By |October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Awesomeness|

This October, San Diego Thrasher Pest is celebrating Dia de los Muertos-style. We’ve commissioned coloring pages to share with our friends, family, and followers. Each week in October, we’ll be adding a new free downloadable coloring page, so bookmark this page and check back each Sunday in October.

Week 1: The Spider.


Click the link above to download a pdf of the coloring page spider, or open the image below in a new tab for a full-size jpeg image.

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Are Formosan Subterranean Termites a Real Estate Disclosure Item?

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Formosan subterranean termites|Tags: |

There are no unique real estate disclosures with regard to Formosan subterranean termite in La Mesa, or anywhere else in California. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control posed this disclosure question to real estate attorney and real estate broker, Jeffrey B. Hare.

“The disclosure requirements for real estate are very simple. A good rule to follow is, ‘If you know it, disclose it’,” said Mr. Hare. “Otherwise, it’s always a good idea for the buyer to get a professional inspection by a licensed, reputable company.  Let’s face it, most homeowners are not qualified to identify evidence of damage from wood destroying pests, let alone distinguish between western subterranean, drywood or Formosan termites.  Moreover, the costs of expenses and treatment are minor compared to the expenses of not dealing with the issue in a timely manner.”

Formosan subterranean termites are controllable. While a Formosan termite colony possess the ability to cause extreme destruction, that destruction is only caused when the problem is unidentified, misidentified, or ignored. A monitoring and prevention program within the Formosan subterranean termite hot spot,

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