The Rasberry Crazy Ant: One of the Gulf’s Most Irritating Pests

The Florida Gulf is teeming with wildlife. From fish, birds, and gators to mosquitos, spiders, and other insects, the hot and humid environment in Southwest Florida is an ideal one for a wide range of species. While many of these species are native to Florida and have lived here for centuries, others have come here recently, spreading across the region and infesting counties across the Gulf region. In this post, we’ll discuss one of Florida’s newest and most irritating pests: the Rasberry Crazy Ant

How Rodent Activity is Affected by Sarasota Drought

How Rodent Activity is Affected by Drought Local rodent activity has spiked due to the drought conditions as confirmed by several local Sarasota pest exterminators. As pest rats and mice run out of drinking water in swampy areas and ponds, they have moved closer to people’s homes. Water features like bird feeders and koy ponds provide ample moisture for them. Many people who call think they have mice, but the truth is very few mice live in Sarasota. Most calls for rodent control are roof rats (aka: fruit rats). Adept little climbers, rats can easily climb your house and sneak through holes the size of a… Read More »

Rodent Infestation in Your Attic? Johnny Bugs will Kick Them Out!

Rodent Infestation Rodent infestation keeping you awake at night? Let Johnny Bugs kick those freeloaders to the curb! Rats & Mice come in to your home for a variety of reasons. During the winter, they are seeking shelter and the warmth of your attic insulation. During drought conditions, rats and mice are looking for water and your air conditioning system has what they need. Unfortunately while building their homes, they can destroy yours. This is why you need rodent control. Sealing up the house is the best way to permanently the rodents out and keep them out. By the time most… Read More »

Venomous Spiders in Sarasota Florida

Venomous Spiders in Sarasota Florida Every day we field calls from Sarasota residents who are scared of venomous spiders. Have no fear, Johnny Bugs is here! Research shows that only a couple species of Florida Spiders have fangs long enough to give spider bites. Spiders are important and beneficial insects that suppress flying insects. True spider bites do not get inflamed or red. The bite will be flat, cool to the touch, and blueish in color. Brown Recluse Spiders The brown recluse is a spider with toxic venom that causes severe necrosis (skin melting). This spider is not an established pest in the Sarasota… Read More »

Ant Infestation Found Because of Dirt Around the Baseboards

Ant Infestation Found Because of Dirt Around the Baseboards Ant infestation due to Big-headed ants are a common Florida problem. The ants live in super colonies comprised of multiple queens and can reproduce and create huge infestations that sometime span entire neighborhood blocks. Big-Headed ant soldiers have much larger heads. Treating an infestation of big-headed ants can be a challenge. First, we advise our clients to leave the evidence for us to see the entry points inside the home. Then, a crack and crevice treatment can be done both inside and out to destroy the lot of them. Subsequently, most of these ants… Read More »

North Port and Sarasota Rodent Control

Rodents and Mice Why they are coming in? Just like in the summer when all the rain hits and the insects invade, the rodents are coming into your property because it’s cold outside. They search for the warmth your home provides and snuggle in for the winter. Unfortunately while building their homes, they can destroy yours. This is why you need rodent control. Why get an exclusion and what is it? Exclusions are a way to get the rodents out and keep them out. By the time most people realize they have rodent activity, some damage has already been done.… Read More »

Rat a Tat Tat, There Goes The Pop of My Sarasota Rat Trap

It’s that time again Sarasota! Do you hear mice in the attic? The little critters come inside to share your Festivus Holiday treats and Grandma’s Fruit Cake (which sat under the tree for three months last year, remember?) Fruit Rats invading homes is pretty normal here in South Florida because there’s a lot more of them then there are of us, for sure. Rodents and Mice come inside during cooler months to rear their young and keep them safe from the birds of prey. Rats follow scent trails left by they’re momma when its time to go share the holiday… Read More »

Rodent Prevention and Remediation

Rodent Prevention Did you know that one male and one female rat can produce up to 3,000 offspring in eleven months? If you interested in protecting your home from rodent intrusion, than there are two options. The first is to professional seal all openings or gaps that a rat can get through. This method is called “Rodent Exclusion” and is price estimated on time, materials, and follow-up trips to monitor snap traps. As a strong measure of prevention, we recommend placing Tamper Resistant Rodent Bait Stations around the perimeter. Ask your technician how many would be recommended based on the… Read More »

Johnny Bugs Pest Control Offers Treatments During Evenings and Weekends in Sarasota

It’s time to schedule that pest treatment now that you have seen ants every day for a week in your kitchen and bathrooms. When can you find the time to have someone come over? You have soccer practice every day after school, and work all day. You can’t miss any more work or you may lose your job. Does having a professional extermination service have to be so inconvenient? What if I have to be out during the treatment? When will I ever get to relax and watch Jeopardy? Problem Solved! Call Johnny Bugs Pest Control and make an appointment… Read More »

Sarasota Exterminator uses Apple Watch to Improve Pest Control Services

Stepping up to the front door I can hear the dog barking at my arrival. What was the dogs name? I know i wrote it down last time for the office to add to upcoming appointments. Wait a minute, with he flick of the wrist I can see the full appointment details which now includes “bruiser” as the friendly gigantic Mastiff. As I walk into the home and make friendly conversation with Mrs. Customer, I get a gentle tap on the wrist and notice that my next appointment has sent me a message that they need to leave early. With… Read More »