Pestguard Pestguard Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:03:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Bat Beware Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:32:24 +0000 Did you know that Florida is home to 13 species of native bats, including rare and threatened species?
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission is working hard to protect these creatures from harm and distinction. Florida has a four month mating season in which the public may not exclude bats from any structures or homes while bats give birth and tend to their young.
This season is from mid-April to mid-August.

Florida’s native bats are insectivorous, meaning they eat insects including beetles, mosquitoes, moths and other agriculture and garden pests. In fact, bats do a great job of helping to control insects because a single bat can eat hundreds of insects in a night!

Contrary to popular belief, bats are not blind, and many species see quite well. Because they are active at night, bats are adapted for seeing in dim light. Even in complete darkness, bats are agile, highly maneuverable fliers because they use sound waves to detect objects (echolocation). This helps bats to be very skillful flyers in the dark and to hunt successfully for food.

Bats live in many different habitats across Florida. They can be found in dry, upland pine forests, in the hardwood forests along the banks of rivers, and most habitats in-between. You can probably even find them flying around in your neighborhood!
For bats, one of the most important parts of their habitat is a place to roost. In Florida, natural roosting sites can be caves, in cracks, crevices or hollows of trees, under dead fronds of palm trees, and in Spanish moss.
Bats also use manmade structures including buildings, bridges, culverts, tile roofs and bat houses.

For most people, the worry comes from when bats roost in their homes and buildings. Bats can be safely and effectively excluded from your home or other structures by Pestguard and our experienced wildlife experts.

Bradenton Bed Bugs Fri, 11 Aug 2017 16:48:35 +0000 Bradenton Bed bugs or bed bugs anywhere, for that matter are one of the most bothersome infestations. Bites on the skin may not be the most accurate indication of a bed bug infestation. Bites can be caused by any number of issues.

On the other hand if you see dark spots or tiny eggs and eggshells, you should call for pest control treatment. Find a local company for treating Bradenton bed bugs. Bed bugs like to hide in drawer joints, electrical receptacles and under loose wall paper.

Correctly identifying a bed bug infestation is very important. They can spread fast.

Using mattress, box spring covers can help. There are over 300 bed bug pesticides approved by the EPA. Ask your professionals at Pestguard Termite to treat your home with the best and safest methods.

If you choose to try to kill bed bugs by putting bedding and clothing in the dryer you will need to use high temperatures for 30 minutes. Washing alone will not solve the problem.

Bed Bug Pesticides

You can find a list of Bed Bug Pesticides resources here . House fires. ever mix bed bug pesticides with other chemicals. Rubbing alcohol vaporizes quickly, is flammable and can cause fires. Do not use chemicals labeled for out door use or apply excessive amounts.

Behaviour of Bradenton Bed Bugs

Bed Bug can travel up to 20 feet from their established hiding places to feed and are primarily active at night. They can live for 6 – 12 months and a female can lay around 200 – 300 eggs in her life time. They can survive in temperatures from 46 degrees Fahrenheit and 113 degrees Fahrenheit. They do not fly but can move quickly. They shed their skins five times before reaching maturity. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases.

It is important to have Pestguard inspect your home and provide an integrated treatment solution that will be safe and reliable for your home.

Contact us to schedule an appointment for expert treatment of Bradenton bed bugs

Pest Control Bradenton Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:14:40 +0000 Pest Control Bradenton – how to get rid of bed bugs

Pest Control Bradenton: When you are looking for the pest control in Bradenton who is the best bed bug exterminator, what do you look for? Is it the type of bed bug spray or other pest control treatments? Bed bugs are one of the most common pest control problems in Bradenton and other parts of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.

It’s hard to know how to get rid of bed bugs and how to manage your pest control. There are so many types of bed bug spray solutions And in addition to bed bugs, rodent control, termites, silverfish and fleas are concerns for people wanting pest control in Bradenton and Sarasota Counties.

Pestguard Termite has been treating pests for over 25 years. They know how to get rid of ants, silverfish, termites, bed bugs and are experts in Pest Control in Bradenton and Sarasota. They know how to get rid of pests.

Pestguard Termite is locally owned and operated. Pestguard Termite recently merged with and provides even more pest control services to help you control ants, roaches, termites, silverfish and fleas.

Pestguard uses safe chemicals and spends the time and effort to train its technicians on the latest procedures protect what is valuable to you. Your home is your most valuable investment and when it comes to protecting what matters the most to you, contact Pestguard.

Your home is vulnerable to termites and it is common in Bradenton to mistake swarming termites for ants. Call Pestguard if you think you have termites. When it comes to your home, do not take any chances. See our articles on termites for actions you can take.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can live anywhere in Bradenton homes. Infestations have risen 81% according to the National Pest Management Association. Bed bugs are common in apartments, urban areas and can spread fast.

Check out our article on bed bugs

Pestguard are experts in Pestcontrol Bradenton, Sarasota and surrounding areas.

Bill’s Pest Management merges with Pestguard Commercial Services Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:08:08 +0000

Bill’s Pest Management, LLC is proud to announce its’ merger with Pestguard Commercial Services in January 2017. Bill’s Pest Management, LLC ( has been serving Central Florida since 1997 by Bill Dolinski, Senior and his son, Bill Dolinski, Jr. This merger will unite two top notch, local pest control experts to provide you with outstanding, quality services to protect one of your most valuable assets.’s owner – Bill Dolinski

Pestguard Commercial Services is proud to have Bill Dolinski, Jr. continue his services with several of his staff members continuing to serve you as Pestguard. Pestguard Commercial Services is a locally owned and operated full service pest control, wildlife and termite services and structural fumigation company serving the gulf coast of Florida since 1991. Owner, Roger Mensing has been in the pest control business since 1987 and brings you a trained and licensed staff of more than 50. Pestguard is extremely proud to offer its services using the highest standards of environmentally safe and reliable products.

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Bed Bugs: Facts & Myths Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:41:20 +0000 Since 2000, bed bug infestations have risen 81 percent, according to The National Pest Management Association. Bed bugs and their habits are actually very simple to understand. Differentiating between fact and fiction is becoming difficult with the amount of information available. Understanding the basics is the first line of defense a consumer has against the unwelcomed critters, which can take a toll both financially and emotionally on a victim.”

6 Facts

  1. Bed bugs can live anywhere
    When most people think of bed bugs, they think of hotels. But the truth is, bed bugs can thrive in single-family homes, apartments, hospitals, college dorm rooms, office buildings, schools, retail stores and just about anywhere that humans are. In fact, according to the “Bugs without Borders” study, 89 percent of pest professionals report treating bed bug infestations in single-family homes, and 88 percent report treating bed bug infestations in apartments/condos.
  2. Bed bugs aren’t just city dwellers
    Contrary to popular belief, bed bugs are not just in big cities or third-world countries. They are found in all 50 states. However, the incidence of bed bugs is three times higher in urban areas than in rural areas due to factors such as larger population size, apartment living and increased mobility, which are conducive to the rapid spread and breeding of bed bugs.
  3. Bed bugs are resilient
    These pests can live for several months without a blood meal. This means they can linger in furniture, bags and suitcases for a long time until they are near a human host again. In addition, bed bugs can survive temperatures of nearly freezing to 122 degrees. Because of this, bed bugs are not a pest that can be treated with DIY measures. Professional pest control is the most effective way to treat an infestation.
  4. Bed bugs are smart
    As a survival instinct, bed bugs are elusive. They know to stay out of view during the daytime, hiding in mattress crevices, box springs, baseboards and behind electrical switch plates. But at nighttime, the carbon dioxide we exhale often tempts them out of their hiding spots.
  5. Bed bugs are methodical
    Bed bugs have a predictable feeding pattern. Once a bed bug finds a host, it will usually feed for 5 to 10 minutes until repletion. Bites will often be found in a pattern often in clusters or in a row on exposed skin on the chest, arms or legs – are telltale signs of a bed bug infestation.
  6. Bed bugs could have a degree in anesthesiology
    People often wonder why a biting bed bug doesn’t wake up its human host when it feeds. The answer is that components in bed bug saliva act as an anesthetic and promote increased blood flow at the bite site, making the feeding process quick and nearly painless.

6 Myths

  1. Bed bugs spread deadly disease
    Bed bugs do not transmit disease. Bed bug bites, however, can cause allergic reaction in some people similar to a mosquito bite. Frequent scratching of the bite marks or picking the scabs can cause infections.
  2. You cannot get bed bugs from your neighbor
    Bed bug migration from one home or apartment to another is actually more common than most people think. In apartments or shared housing such as condos, the risk of migration is even higher. Bed bugs can travel through tiny cracks in the wall, through connected vents or spaces, or in the seams of floor boards or the edges of carpet.
  3. Bed bugs only come out at night
    Bed bugs are more active at night and in the early morning, but bed bugs sense the heat and carbon dioxide given off by humans and therefore may come out at any time of day.
  4. Bed bugs are too small to see with the naked eye
    The eggs and baby (or nymph) is about 1 mm long, almost entirely white and difficult to see with the naked eye. The nymph turns red as it feeds and fills with blood, making them easier to see. The adult is about the size of an apple see, therefore, can easily be seen by the naked eye.
  5. Bed bugs feed off dirt and other grime
    Bed bugs feed on the blood of human beings and other animals such as dogs, cats, birds, gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs and mice.
  6. I can get rid of bed bugs by thoroughly washing everything and leaving for a few weeks.
    Adult bed bugs can live as long as twelve months without a meal, so a long vacation won’t provide you with relief. If you have a bed bug infestation, don’t try to treat it alone. Instead, contact a licensed pest professional who is trained on the (unique, often sneaky) habits of bed bugs. They will be able to inspect your home and recommend an effective course of treatment.
Hurricane Preparedness & Termite Swarm Season, What’s the Connection? Thu, 11 May 2017 16:34:25 +0000 April through December in Florida can be an overwhelming time for residents when it comes to protecting one of your largest assets, your home and/or commercial building. Most Florida residents know how to prepare for a hurricane, but what happens after the hurricane? FEMA will provide tarps for damages caused by hurricanes, but with the demand so high, how long will it take to get them? And will they last long enough to make repairs.

Termites are a common pest which must be controlled in our Florida climate. Protecting your home/building from termites can help reduce the chances of insurance claims during a storm being declined due to termite negligence. For most residents, the thought that the two seasons are at the same time and can have an impact on costly repairs, never comes to our minds.

Why Custom Made Tarpaulins?

A custom made to fit the individual home/building specifications can help you minimize and prevent further damage and get repairs started quickly to get you back in your home or building. Pestguard Commercial Services has been manufacturing our own fumigation tarps for years. These tarps have been utilized by condominium and residential homeowners for covering damage caused by storms.

Why have Termite/Pest Protection?

After a storm or hurricane, the insurance company will investigate the damages for repair costs. Should they find evidence of termite damage due to negligence in protection, you could have a claim refused. To protect you now and in the future, have your home or building thoroughly inspected and find the best protection service for your specific needs. Pestguard Commercial Services offers complimentary inspections and customized plans for all of your pest control needs.

What You Need to Know About Termites Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:17:25 +0000 Termites are small, easy to miss insects but that doesn’t mean they’re not dangerous. Drywood termites and other wood-destroying insects can cause significant damage. Every year, hundreds of millions of dollars in damage are caused by termites and homeowners are unaware they even have an infestation. Pestguard Commercial Services is a leading expert in termite control and fumigation, serving the gulf coast of Florida for over 25 years. Below is a list of everything you need to know about termites in South Florida– from where they live, when they’re most active, how to treat them, and more.

What Are Termites?

A small, pale, soft-bodied insect that lives in large colonies with several different castes, typically within a mound of cemented earth. Many kinds feed on wood and can be highly destructive to trees and timber. The queen in a colony can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day, which means it doesn’t take long for a few termites to reach the millions, and a million termites can cause serious damage fast. Damage will start as soon as the swarmers have mated, which can take up to a few days after landing near your home.

  • Subterranean termites are just as they suggest, they are formed in and live underneath the ground. This type will build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above-ground food sources. Subterranean termites live in massive colonies made up of millions of termites and have caused more damage to homes in the US than storms and fires combined.
  • Drywood termites live within the wood they consume and oftentimes infest walls and furniture. This type of termite is commonly mistaken for flying ants, but the two have very different body types. Termites are thin elongated bodies and ants have a segmented body. These termites do not dig tubes and require less moisture.

What Time of Year Are Termites Active?

Termites are active year-round. There is a reproductive season called “Swarm Season” where you may notice signs of infestation. Swarming season generally occurs during the warm, damp spring weather. Most common months are May through September.

What Are the Warning Signs of Termite Damage?

  • Mud tubes– termites build mud tubes as a way of ensuring they have access to moisture while collecting more food. These tubes will allow termites to travel from the nest to wood, soil, and moisture sources.
  • Hollow wood– termites thrive in dark, moist areas. To be more comfortable, termites will work their way from the inside of the wood out, leaving hollow areas in the center of the wood. This is a sign that termites have already started to cause serious damage! Use extra caution on any structures you suspect may be damaged and contact a termite control expert as soon as possible.
  • Small piles of wings. When swarmers settle on a place to colonize, they drop their wings and get to work. Piles of wings mean an infestation is close by or on its way.
  • Sagging floors and ceilings. Another sign that termites have already begun damaging your home, sagging floors and ceilings are the result of weakened beams.
  • Cracked paint. As wood becomes damaged and distorted, paint will begin to chip from the surface. Paint chips, especially on basement or shed windows, usually indicate termite damage on the inside of the wood.

How Can I Help Prevent Termites?

While termites are common in Florida and can go unnoticed for a long time, use these tips to help prevent an infestation.

  • Eliminate as much wood to soil contact as possible. If laying mulch, try to avoid getting to close to your home.
  • Store fire wood at least 25 feet away from your structures.
  • Opt for plastic or concrete lawn furniture and ornaments
  • Immediately repair any leaks or moisture problems
  • Drain water away from your foundation. Gutter extensions are a great tool!
  • Keep stucco and wood or vinyl siding above the finished soil level. Ensure there is at least a six-inch clearance.

What do I do if I Have Termites?

Call Pestguard Commercial Services for a complimentary inspection! Our experts have been serving the Gulf Coast of Florida for over 25 years and will specifically design your treatment based on a thorough inspection and specific needs to your home, community or condominium. Drywood and Subterranean termites are treated differently.

Treatments can include:

  • PCS Total Protection Plan – Our state of the art pest protection program and warranty for Subterranean Termites, Drywood Termites and Wood-Destroying Beetles.
  • Traditional Liquid Treatment – Preventative and Corrective
  • Bait System Conversion Program – Cost effective and guaranteed to save your community money
  • Spot Treatments- There are liquid soil-applied termiticides and should be applied by a trained professional
  • Fumigation – Penetrates every nook and cranny of the entire building
Pestguard Termite Expands Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:36:47 +0000 Sarasota, Florida – Announcement today that Diana North has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of commercial accounts. Diana North comes with a wealth of experience in sales and business development, having spent the last two years at CAI, West Florida chapter where Diana was instrumental in building relations with longstanding members and growing the chapter. Prior to that, Diana spent 18 years in the hospitality business, giving her an exceptional insight in building relationships and specializing in customer service.
Diana joins Pestguard Commercial Services as our Business Development Manager to continue Pestguard’s success in providing their services to many of the top companies and condominium associations in Florida. Diana comments “I am excited to start a new challenge within Pestguard Commercial Services and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive product and service suite. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service.”
About Pestguard Commercial Services, Inc.

Pestguard Commercial Services, Inc. is a full service Pest Control and Fumigation Provider ( which offers customers a range of quality products and services to meet their needs. Pestguard Commerical Services understanding and experience in the industry is unparalleled. More information on the company’s notable achievements, services provided and history can be found on their website.
If you would like to receive a complimentary review of your current needs or suspect potential termite issues, please feel free to contact
Pestguard Commercial Services, Inc.

Diana North, Business Development Manager

West Florida Pest Control Termites and Bed-bugs Sat, 08 Apr 2017 16:38:32 +0000 Pests control, termites and bed bugs are on the increase.

When it comes to Pest Control in West Florida, look to Pestguard Commercial Services. We have been serving home owners and the best organizations in the West Coast of Florida for over 25 years.

By investing in the best training and best equipment, your termite, bed bugs and pest control needs are resolved by qualified technicians.

Locally owned and operated for over 25 years – we are pest control experts

Our commercial customer include hospitals, department of defense, universities and Sarasota Landmarks such as the Ringling museum and Ringling College. Keep your family and pets safe by trusting your pestguard to treat your home of all pests. We are one of the few pestcontrol companies in West Florida that has significant experience and training in fumigation. Fumigation is one of the most effective ways to treat for pests.

Pestguard continues focus on keeping home owners in West Florida safe from pesky pests and has expanded its service to also include wild life removal. As a result, Pestguard is your one stop shop to enjoying the Florida life style. We are a pet friendly office and pet friendly company and our technicians are trained in the safe administration of chemicals to keep your family, pets and loved ones safe and pest free. When it comes to Fast, Reliable and Safe customer experience, we are your one stop shop. We are so confident in our team’s ability to serve you, we offer a guarantee! Not only do we give you our guarantee in writing, but we offer a renewable guarantee.

Its this level of commitment that allows us to give you the best pest control treatment for the best price. We believe in supporting our local community and we are committed to providing you with the best quality pest control in West Florida.