Easter is around the corner and store shelves are popping with blinding color as they are sagging from the weight of chocolate eggs, plastic neon grass, and candy of all shapes, sizes, and caloric content. These goodies are, of course, items children hope to find in their basket on Easter Sunday morning.
Undeniably, finding these treats is thrilling for children as they eagerly unwrap the crinkly cellophane from their woven baskets and dive their hands into carefully packaged boxes of sugar suspended on crunchy plastic grass!
While this is undoubtedly a fun and filling Easter tradition (It’s a dentist’s favorite time of year we’ve heard!), there is more to this holiday than a full basket of treats. In fact, it’s more about something that’s empty…an empty tomb. A tomb that once held a man who lived an extraordinary life among our ordinary day to day…a tomb that once held the Creator of the Universe…a tomb that, once it became empty, signaled that life full of eternity could now be ours! That man is Jesus and He is the Good News we build our life and our business on…
We pray you have met this risen Savior and your life is forever changed by His love and grace! If not, He is just a prayer away. If you need prayer, let us know. We will pray for YOU! And, just so you know, we do love Easter baskets full of chocolate bunnies and eggs! In fact, the ever eloquent and thought-provoking C.S. Lewis had an interesting take on Easter goodies:
There is a stage in a child’s life at which it cannot separate the religious from the merely festal character of Christmas or Easter. I have been told of a very small and very devout boy who was heard murmuring to himself on Easter morning a poem of his own composition which began ‘Chocolate eggs and Jesus risen.’ This seems to me, for his age, both admirable poetry and admirable piety.
But, of course, the time will soon come when such a child can no longer effortlessly and spontaneously enjoy that unity. He will become able to distinguish the spiritual from the ritual and festal aspect of Easter; chocolate eggs will no longer seem sacramental. And once he has distinguished he must put one or the other first. If he puts the spiritual first, he can still taste something of Easter in the chocolate eggs; if he puts the eggs first, they will soon be no more than any other sweetmeat. They will have taken on an independent, and therefore a soon withering, life.
So, as you enjoy your chocolate “Easter” eggs this season, let them remind you of the ultimate Good News…the risen Savior, Jesus Christ! Happy Easter!
Subterranean Termite Swarming season is in full swing! These black-colored termites with milky-colored curved wings live under the soil and are looking to wreak havoc on your home! They dig through the soil looking for food and can enter your home through very small cracks in the foundation or through your plumbing.
Once they locate a food source, a tree stump or your home, they make a feeding trail back to their home or colony. Subterranean termites cause over 80% of the $5 billion in annual termite damage, more than floods and fires combined! Yikes!
Here are a few signs you might have these destructive termites:
So, what can stop these ultimate wood-destroying machines? Good News Pest Solutions and. Altriset®! Altriset® is the latest and greatest in termiticide science. It is the “greenest” termiticide ever and we are one of the only companies in the area using it!
Altriset® is placed in the soil around the perimeter of your home to help eliminate subterranean termites. It does so by targeting and paralyzing the muscle groups, particularly the mouths, of termites to stop them from feeding within hours! The Altriset® is carried back into the colony by the termites and transferred to the others. Your home is termite-free within three months and fully protected for years to come with a renewable warranty. Pretty cool science, huh? We think so! And it doesn’t even say CAUTION on the label (but your sunscreen does)!
In fact, one of the area’s leading entomologists and our good friend, Fred Santana, turned to Altriset® and Good News Pest Solutions to tackle, of all things, a termite infestation in his very own house! Fred, who spent 30 years in the Navy as a medical entomologist and 20 years with the Sarasota County Extension agency, had this to say about Altriset®:
I’ve always been concerned about the safety of pesticides and my wife has asthma and also allergies so we had to look around for some product that wouldn’t cause her potentially some problems….I knew you were using Altriset®… it has an extremely good record. As soon as I decided I would go with it, I got my little iPad out and started looking up Altriset® and found it’s an excellent product and I’m thrilled that you guys are using it!
Hear the rest of Fred’s story and see the termites’ mud tubing in this video
So there you have it, folks…if a leading entomologist is using it, shouldn’t you?
If you think you have termites, contact us immediately for a free inspection. The sooner you take action the better! Our skilled problem solvers will advise you as to the best course of action to take.