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Improve a Life, Kill a Pest
Improve a Life, Kill a Pest

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Carpenter ants are sometimes confused with termites because of the amount of wood damage they cause. Carpenter ants feed on sources of protein and sugar. Outdoors, carpenter ants feed on living and dead insects. They are also very attracted to honeydew, a…
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Concentrated sugar water used to feed hummingbirds attracts ants. Then the ants then drive the hummingbirds birds away and you have an ant problem. In the past, mineral oil, Vaseline or a very fine fishing line inserted between the branch and the…
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Thrasher Termite & Pest Control treats subterranean termites by applying a liquid termiticide around the foundation of your home to create a continuous treatment zone. The termiticide Thrasher uses is a professional termite defense product not available…
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Has your home been perforated by woodpeckers? Thrasher Termite & Pest Control inspectors were surprised by the extreme woodpecker damage found in one suburban home. Woodpeckers had drilled holes directly under the roof fascia board around the entire…
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Thrasher Termite & Pest Control recently received a baggie of dry lamb meal with a request to identify the things crawling inside. Those crawling things were the larvae of dermestid beetles. These common pantry pests scavenge and feed on animal matter…
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Carpet beetle larvae feed on lint, and  natural fibers in clothing, carpeting, upholstery, and other household furnishings. Adult carpet beetles feed on pollen. What?! Yes, this common household pest starts in the GARDEN, not in the house. Before you…
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Enjoy these photos of beautiful bees at work pollinating– For more information about native California bees, check out the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab. Bee Troublemakers With over 100 species of bees in California, such as the bees above, only three bee…
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Mosquito relief is a propane tank away. Thrasher Termite & Pest Control clients living in the Santa Cruz mountains are particularly vexed by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes can breed in a tablespoon of water. With so many seeps, springs, and seasonal creeks,…
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Bed bugs hide in vacuum cleaners. Do you have a housekeeper? To prevent bed bugs, insist that your housekeeper use your vacuum and not bring one in from the outside. At Thrasher Termite & Pest Control, we’ve found live bed bugs inside of vacuum…
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Put down that brush! Don’t paint or refinish your floors right before your property is fumigated for termites. You also don’t want to install anything that uses adhesive products with cure time, such as engineered wood flooring, vinyl flooring, or rain…
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