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Keeping Your Pets Safe This 4th of July

Keeping Your Pets Safe this Fourth of JulyFor many families on the Gulf Coast of Florida, their four-legged friends are just as much a part of the clan as their blood relatives. They ride in the car, share dinner, even go with you on vacations. But the annual Fourth of July celebration? That’s one time where it can be painful and scary for your pets to be around.

The Great Indoors

While the sights and sounds of fireworks and firecrackers excites and thrills us, it has the opposite effect on your pets. Even if they’re normally outside pets, keep them in the house and secure. The bright lights can startle them, even causing them to try and go anywhere to escape.

Make sure your animals are wearing their ID tags and consider chipping them in case they run away. And if they do escape, as soon as you notice they’re missing, go look for them.

Dogs can hear sounds 4 times farther away than we can, AND they hear much higher frequencies. So you can see why the sound of the explosions can be terrifying to your pets. In addition to putting them inside, experts suggest turning on the TV or radio to help muffle the loud noises outside.

Outside Precautions

If you do let your pets go outdoors, there are a few things to watch out for.

No matter how much they beg, don’t let them have any of your alcohol! Fermented hops and ethanol are poisonous to dogs and cats. Even just a sip of beer can send them into an intoxicated coma or even fatal respiratory failure. Just don’t do it.

Some of us like to share off the dinner table, but be aware: chocolate, onions, coffee, avocado, grapes, raisins and salt can all pose potential harm to pets, for various reasons.

Keep fireworks away from your pets. Lighter fluid and matches can be harmful, if ingested. Bright sparkles from lit fireworks can attract attention, leading curious pets to get too close before they explode. And even unexploded fireworks ordinance can be harmful to pets.

Glow sticks have become increasingly popular for outdoor gatherings in recent years. But while the materials are no longer highly toxic, they are easily swallowed by pets, and can cause severe gastrointestinal distress.

Need Not Apply

Just because your pets are members of the family, that doesn’t mean they need to be slathered with sunscreen. Even if they don’t try to lick it off, it can seep into their skin, causing drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy.

The same is true for insect repellents. Oils, candles, insect coils and other citronella-based repellents are irritating toxins to pets, according to the ASPCA, and can lead to pneumonia. The most common ingredient in most bug sprays is DEET, which can cause neurological issues for pets.

Our love for pets is one of the reasons Good News Pest Solutions led the pest control industry in switching to 100% safe, natural, green pest solutions. Both our popular Go Green Plus 3 home and yard treatment and our exclusive No Bite Zones Mosquito Protection Program have been proven safe for family and pets everywhere from Lakewood Ranch to Port Charlotte. We offer more effective pest control with no harmful chemicals! If you’d like to get started, just give us a call!

Taking Action through Love

Taking Action through LoveAt Good News Pest Solutions, we believe in spreading the message of “Good News” not only through words, but more importantly through ACTION!

Our leader, Dean Burnside, puts it this way…

Our mission at Good News is to live God’s word through action. We support and work alongside ministries that are committed to giving back and displaying acts of generosity, caring, and selflessness.

It’s why we support two local ministries: All Faiths Food Bank and Agape Flights.

All Faiths Food Bank

While many think of Sarasota as paradise, for others its just another place where they are one financial crisis away from poverty and hunger. According to the 2015 Hunger Summit, “50 perfect of children in Sarasota County and nearly 90 percent of the children in Desoto County are either going hungry or face a high risk of hunger on any given day.” This is why All Faiths Food Bank was created: to help end hunger in our communities! Partnering with All Faiths Food Bank allows us to take loving action to provide food for those in need.

Agape Flights

Agape is a Greek word for love. And love is at the center of all that Agape Flights endeavors to do. It is a nonprofit, Christian aviation ministry whose vision is to see a world where missionaries never lack resources to share the unconditional love of Christ and whose mission is to deliver supplies to missionary partners serving Christ and carrying hope to the nations of the Caribbean, including primarily Haiti, the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas. Wow! See why we love supporting them?

Dean shared this about these two outstanding organizations,

All Faiths Food Bank and Agape Flights perform acts of selflessness and giving every day with their inspirational good works. We are humbled by their faith, caring, and devotion and we hope you’ll support them as we have.

In fact, we hope you’ll support both of these organizations. And if not them, find something or someone you can get behind and help spread the love of the Good News of Jesus Christ all around our area and beyond! Let’s take action through love and make a difference in the lives around us.

Source: Good News Magazine

Join Us & Children’s World of Sarasota in Supporting Toys for Tots!

Every year Toys for Tots helps make Christmas something special for thousands of children in our area whose families are struggling. Giving a gift — a toy or cash — is a great way to make a meaningful difference.

Our friends, Tim & Cynthia Holliday, at Children’s World of Sarasota have announced a way to make your gift go further this year with an amazing offer. They’ll match your gift at 50% so that more children and families can be helped!

That’s why we at Good News Pest Solutions have decided to do our giving to Toys for Tots this year through Children’s World… and you can too! But hurry! The deadline is Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at NOON!!

Drop-Off Locations

For Children’s World to match your gift by 50%, your toy(s) and/or cash must be dropped at one of these locations by Thursday, December 18th at NOON:

Sarasota

Children’s World
4525 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34233
(941) 955-6999 | Map

Venice

Good News Pest Solutions
1080 Enterprise Ct, Suite A
North Venice, FL 34275 | Map

Thanks for joining with us and with Children’s World & Toys for Tots to bring Christmas to families who could use some help!

Join us for the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival

Good News Pest Solutions Super Boat July, 2014

Good News Pest Solutions Super Boat July, 2014Suncoast Super Boat Grand PrixThe race is ON! The annual Suncoast Offshore Super Boat Grand Prix Festival is underway and we couldn’t be more proud to have the Good News Pest Solutions Super Boat representing our company… and driven by the world-class race team Knot Krazy Offshore Racing!

Owner/Driver and fantastic Good News Pest Solutions supervisor extraordinaire, Ryan Krizen, and his talented brother, Rick Krizen, pilot this mighty 29′ Warlock with a 500HP EFI… yeah, it’s fast!

What better way to enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July weekend than heading to the races with family and friends and cheering us on? Come on out; it will be a blast!

The Good News Boat!

The super fast Good News Boat!

What is the Super Boat Grand Prix Festival?

The Suncoast Offshore Super Boat Grand Prix is an annual event put on by Suncoast Charities for Children and includes events both on and off the water in Sarasota, Florida.

Did you know the  Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix is the longest continually run boat race in the country? Yup! Dozens of high performance boats participate in a race in our gorgeous Gulf of Mexico each July in Sarasota, along with many other exciting off-water activities. Proceeds from these race-related events benefit local children’s charities… isn’t that great? Fun with a purpose…what could be better?

Don’t Miss the Parade on Thursday

One of the stand-out activities is The Festival Parade of Boats! It will be happening this Thursday evening on Main Street in Downtown Sarasota. The parade begins at U.S. 301 and heads to Gulfstream Avenue. It all gets underway at 7 p.m.!  Come on out and wave to the Knot Krazy Racing Team; they’ll love to see you!

The big race itself is happening on Sunday, July 6th, at Lido Beach (between New Pass and Big Pass) featuring 2 heats at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.!

We couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this rich tradition of racing, knowing that it supports children and their needs. And of course, rooting on our Good News Boat is pretty awesome, too!

Check out the full schedule here to find a complete list of what’s happening when! You don’t want to miss any of these events! See you there!

Supporting and Helping Others is Our Business, Too!

Good News Pest Solutions Ministry Outreach

We believe in reaching out and lending a hand to the hurting!

We love being able to use our business as a vehicle to help others and reach out into our community to make a difference! We believe our business is a tool from God to reach out to people who otherwise may not have felt the presence of Christ in their lives.

Through our many sponsorships and our continuing diligence in community outreach, we strive to make the world a better place and lend a helping hand where needed! Here are a few of the ministries we support…

To learn more about the ministries we support, click here! Whether you own your own business, work for a company, or are a stay-at-home mom, you can make a difference too! Look around in your community and see where you can lend a hand. Follow your heart…it’s worth it! And it’s wonderful to know you can make a difference in the lives of others!

If you are in need of organic pest control services, we are here to help YOU! To learn more about our business and our all natural eco-superior and eco-benign pest control methods, contact us today! We are the Gulf Coast’s Green Leader!

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