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 »

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 »

Perimeter Pest Treatments Are The Backbone of Local Exterminator Pest Prevention

Local Exterminator Johnny Bugs Describes Why Perimeter Pest Control Treatments are the Backbone of Pest Elimination Services Once the bugs inside are dead, the only thing keeping more from coming back in is the outside perimeter pest treatment. Many times a pest control company will offer both inside and/or outside only treatments. If you are not experiencing an inside bug issue, you may be able to have just a perimeter pest treatment. One of the things that Johnny Bugs does, that our competitors don’t, is start by wiping away all cobwebs from the outside. This presents clean and fresh curb… 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 »

JOHNNY BUGS Finds Dog Food was Source of German Cockroach Infestation in Sarasota FL House

German Cockroaches can be introduced to your Sarasota Area home with Just a Bag of Pet Food It’s like a nightmare scenario, you’ve always kept your house clean and now for the last few nights you’ve turned on the lights and seen little lightly colored German Cockroaches run to hide under something nearby. Then in a matter of days, you are seeing them in the bathrooms too. They’re even coming out during the day. Now what? Seeing Small and Medium Sized Cockroaches is Usually a Bad Sign Now you begin trying to solve the problem yourself. You sprinkle boric acid… Read More »

RED ANT INVASION That Looks like Fire Ants and Stream in All Over the House

Here in parts of Sarasota and Charlotte County Big-Headed Ants have been able to thrive and grow to epic proportions in and under resident’s homes. They are commonly mistaken for Fire Ants because of their mounding / excavating tendencies outside along drive and walkways. These polymorphic ants have funny looking soldiers that have large heads, thus the name. Make no mistake, that large head packs a huge set of mandibles that can bite and hold on to anyone threatening their colony. Finding their way into homes via cracks in caulk or grout, they can appear in one room and then… Read More »

Sarasota Cockroach Pest Control by your Bug Buddy Johnny Bugs

Sarasota Cockroach Pest Control Are you having issues with large or small Cockroaches in Sarasota and in need of Pest Control? Are you afraid to leave the lights off while sleeping? There are a few different species of roaches we see commonly in the southwestern part of Florida from Sarasota Bradenton south to North Port and Charlotte. Those are both the American Cockroach and German Roach as discussed below. The most common nuisance cockroach is the large American Cockroach also known as Water Bugs and Palmetto Bugs. On the fear factor scale, this pest ranks number one. These roaches can… Read More »

Pest Control

Photo Courtesy of David Mario Bazan Photography What is pest control? How do I know if I have a mouse in my home? Does Sarasota Pest Control include both the inside and outside of my home and what types of bugs will I see? These are just a few of the common questions that customers all over the area are asking. Pest control is a treatment that either eliminates or prevents crawling insect infestations. Examples of pests controlled include large roaches, silverfish, earwigs, and ants. Additional treatments and methods may be needed to eliminate other types of infestations like spiders… Read More »

Sarasota Swarms with Ants Again

Photo Courtesy of David Mario Bazan Photography It’s that time of season! With the relentless humidity and heavy rains bearing down on us, huge swarms of winged ants have been observed all throughout the counties of Manatee, Sarasota, and Port Charlotte. Phones have been ringing off the hook this week with people concerned that they may be witnessing massive termite swarms. Most cases are actually just carpenter ants, harmless in many ways, but a major nuisance when swarming in mass numbers. Especially if they are found inside. These swarms are just part of the normal cycle of life where ants… Read More »

Flies and Flying Insect Control

Photos Courtesy of David Mario Bazan Photography It’s barbeque time again and guess who is coming to dinner? Those pesky flies! There are about 160,000 species already identified throughout the world and I think flies are disgusting. They land on your food and can transmit disease and bacteria very effectively. I divide flies into two categories: small and large. Small flies (including fungus gnats, fruit flies, and drain flies) can be found indoors and can reproduce fast. Other flies common to Bradenton and Sarasota are House Flies, Flesh Flies, and Bottle Flies (green and blue). Other biting flies include deer… Read More »