Get the Best in Pest Defense with Our Premier Pest Control Service
Homeowners and property management companies around Longboat Key agree that our Premier Pest Control service is the best way to keep your property pest free. Your first service starts with a thorough inspection to determine the scope of the infestation. From there, our state licensed technicians will create a comprehensive plan tailored to your needs, property size, and budget. Our technicians will treat the interior and exterior on the first service, and then follow up quarterly with exterior services. Our Premier Pest Control Service includes complimentary annual rodent and termite inspections.
Due to the tropical conditions throughout the year, there’s no such thing as an ant season in Longboat Key. Ants will enter structures any time to escape the heat or rain and to find a source of food and water. Manatee county is home to a wide variety of ant species, so before we can treat the problem, you will need a thorough inspection from one of our licensed technicians to determine the source and type of the ant infestation. Our technicians will recommend a comprehensive treatment plan based on their findings and your budget. For the best long-lasting results, we recommend starting our Premier Pest Control service to keep ants out of your home all year.
Bees have been known to build hives and honeycomb structures in wall voids of homes around Longboat Key. They do this by finding small entrance cracks in the structure of the building. These areas provide a safe space from predators, but they can damage your walls and home if left untreated. You may even notice signs like a sticky yellow substance (honey) leaking from the walls in your home. If you suspect you may have a beehive in your home, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Give us a call and we’ll send one of our state-licensed technicians to remove the hive and/or honeycomb from your walls.
Bed Bug Detection & Control
The most common myth about bed bugs is that they are the result of uncleanliness. We’re here to tell you that’s not true! Bed bugs are prolific hitchhikers. You can pick them up in a dark movie theater, or bring them home from your travels if your luggage was in an infested compartment like a taxi trunk or cargo hold of an airplane. They can even move through the shared walls and carpets in hotels.
Bed bugs are nocturnal ectoparasites that are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale and they strike most commonly at night while their victims are sleeping. They are dark copper in color and the size of a pinhead. You can find bed bugs in the corner seams of mattresses, furniture, or in carpet or clothing. They typically bite humans in the soft spots of underarms, sides, backs, and legs. Oftentimes, people don’t know they have bed bugs until they find small blood stains on their sheets.
Cockroaches may be a standard household pest, but they require a very different approach to other pests when it comes to removing an infestation. Not all cockroaches are the same either. It is important to know what you’re dealing with before you can begin the removal process. Our technicians use a variety of methods to control cockroaches, but before they can begin the process, you will need to keep the area fully clean and decluttered to ensure that we have full access to treat the infested area.
Fleas are a biting nuisance that are tough to remove by yourself. Once you think you have a handle on them, more pop up and the nightmare continues. This is because they breed and drop eggs quickly in their short life-span. Most over-the-counter flea treatments only kill the adult fleas, so as soon as the eggs hatch, your infestation starts all over again. Flea eggs can also stay dormant for up to a year and they’re commonly found in soft areas like carpet, grass, and sand. If you have pets, they can bring them home from the dog park or the beach because fleas are also hitch-hiking pests.
The best way to remove a flea infestation is to treat the whole house interior and exterior at the same time and using treatment methods that destroy flea eggs as well as the adults. We also recommend having your pets treated with a flea bath while the service is occurring or immediately after to avoid recontaminating the home. For the best results, we also recommend starting our regular quarterly treatment plan for your yard so your family or pets don’t bring them in again after your first service.
Mosquitos are a year-round problem in Longboat Key, but that doesn’t mean you have to tolerate their incessant biting. We offer 2 mosquito control programs; mosquito reduction or organic mosquito repellant. Both services begin with a thorough inspection of your property to determine the sources and scope of the mosquito infestation. Once the inspection is complete, our technician will recommend a comprehensive treatment plan based on your needs and budget.
Rats and mice are prolific breeders and once they’ve found a way inside, they will set up nests that can produce hundreds of babies in the span of one year. Rodents chew wires and destroy insulation in the home and can cause thousands in damage to your cars if they infest your garage. Rodents can also introduce other pests in your home like fleas, mites, hookworms, ticks, roundworms, and even tapeworms. Rodent droppings can also spread diseases like Hantavirus.
Rodent control starts with a thorough inspection to determine the entrance points of the rodents and the size of the infestation. Our technicians will recommend an exclusion service to cut off those entry points and a treatment plan to remove the rodents already in the structure. We will also remove infected debris and sanitize the infested area.
Termite damage can cost thousands in repair and may even threaten the safety of your structure if left untreated. There are 2 types of termites found in Florida; drywood termites and subterranean termites. Drywood termites have wings and swarm exposed wood beams like eaves, deck covers, doorways, and window frames. Subterranean termites burrow through mud-tunnels and infest structures buried in the soil. They can compromise the safety of the building by weakening the support system in the foundation.
Before we can treat termites, we will need to perform a comprehensive termite inspection. Once we know the type of termite infestation, we will recommend a treatment plan based on your needs and budget. We can also provide termite inspection reports for escrow.
Longboat Key is home to a variety of wildlife that often seeks refuge in local homes and businesses. We use an array of humane wildlife removal techniques to take them out of your home and return them to the wild. After a thorough inspection, our technicians will recommend a treatment plan customized to your wildlife infestation and budget.