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Florida’s tropical climate

Florida’s tropical climate is ideal for outdoor recreation almost year-round. While it delights residents and draws travelers to the area in droves, it also is perfect for many pests to thrive. If you have noticed bugs in your home, you understandably may be disgusted and concerned. Bugs can carry diseases, and some can sting or bite you. Others can cause serious property damage. Many Florida pests enjoy spending time outdoors, or they may be driven inside your home to look for water or to take a break from the heat. Regardless of the types of bugs that you have identified,… Read More »

There is so much to love about living here

There is so much to love about living here in the beautiful North Port, FL, Venice and Sarasota areas! We have abundant sunshine, tropical temperatures, and you are never too far from the beach. It’s great to be able to live an active, outdoors lifestyle, but Florida condo living does also have some drawbacks. Our tropical climate creates an environment that’s friendly to bugs. You can’t fully enjoy your condo time if you’re worry about creatures scurrying around, so we want you to know that the Johnny Bugs team is here to help. We cover the entire Sarasota, Venice and… Read More »

Eliminate Cockroaches Quickly

If you have a cockroach infestation in your home in Florida, then you may feel embarrassed, but this type of problem is common in our state because of its year-round warm temperatures. While you may have a clean home, you might have neighbors who have cockroaches, and these insects will crawl to your home to find additional sources of food. Alternatively, you can bring home a female cockroach in a grocery bag or a suitcase, leading to an infestation after the insect reproduces. In some cases, you can have thousands of cockroaches, but the insects tend to hide in dark… Read More »

Health Hazards Associated with Rodents

While most people don’t like rodents because they have an innate fear of pests, but there’s actually a more serious reason to be concerned if you have rats, mice or any other type of rodent in your home. These unwanted pests are known to carry and spread over 35 different diseases directly to humans. The spread of disease can occur if the rodent is dead or alive. It can happen during contact with the actual rodent, as well as contact with their urine, feces or saliva. Although most people don’t realize it, rodents can also spread disease through mites, ticks… Read More »

A Rat Broke Into an ATM, Ate Nearly $20,000 Worth of Cash, and Died

A Rat Broke Into an ATM, Ate Nearly $20,000 Worth of Cash, and Died Eating money will not make you rich, but rather turn your insides into tub of paper confetti. A rat in Assam state, India, learned this hard truth earlier this week when it squeezed its way inside an ATM machine, consumed and destroyed $17,662 worth of Rupees, and promptly died. The ATM in question was on the fritz for a few days when technicians were called to inspect it, Reuters reports. What they found looked like the contents of a paper shredder, with the rat already dead… Read More »

Silverfish causing a problem in your home or garage?

“Silverfish are small, silvery bugs that are found all throughout Florida. They won’t bite and they don’t carry diseases. However, they can end up being quite the nuisance. If you find silverfish, it’s because you have moisture in your home. They’re often found in bathrooms and garages because that’s where they’re likely to find the most moisture. However, if you’re finding them in other areas of your home, it could be the sign of a bigger issue, such as a leak somewhere. Silverfish can also eat their way through things that you love. They’re known to go after starchy things… Read More »

Don’t live with bugs around…

Living amongst bugs, mice, and other unwanted pests is far from a favorable prospect. During the colder months, you may notice an onslaught of bugs flooding your home. The reason these pesky bugs flock to homes during the winter is because they’re looking for shelter from harsh weather. Fortunately, our experts know what measures to take to ensure that your home is free of bugs. At Johnny Bugs, we come equipped with ant, bed bug, roach, flea, and tick exterminators. Not only do we rid your home of pests, but we also guarantee long-term results. If you reside in Manatee,… Read More »

Got rodents?

Signs of Rodents… When you live in Florida, you are more likely to have a rodent problem because the weather is hot year-round. Mice and rats will seek cooler spots to live where there is food to eat and water to drink. An important aspect of pest control is for you to understand the signs of rodent infestations so that you can call an exterminator as fast as possible. Rodents are typically active at night, so if you hear strange noises in the walls or attic, then this is often where the rats and mice are living. Contact Us Today…Rodents… Read More »

Got Bugs?

If you have pests in your home, then contact Johnny Bugs. We can come to your home to safely eliminate the pests while treating areas inside and outside your home to prevent them from returning. It’s important to keep pests away for the safety of your family and pets as some pests can carry diseases that can be transmitted to people and other animals. Johnny Bugs offers a monthly pest control program so that your home is protected throughout the year. This is beneficial as there are different pests that appear from one season to another, such as ants in… Read More »