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Throughout its history, Bradenton has always been a mix of residents, tourists and seasonal guests.
When Hernando de Soto first landed on Bradenton’s shores (that he named Espiritu Santo – “Holy Spirit” in Spanish), he was met by Calusa Indians, who themselves had settled in the area after the Timucua people moved further North, leaving behind their burial mounds.
When Dr. Joseph Braden moved to the area in the 1840’s and built a large, almost fort-like house, he lent the growing community his name – Bradentown or Braidentown, depending on who you talk to – and protection for the settlers willing to brave attacks from the natives to enjoy the tropical weather.
Eventually the attacks stopped and the small coastal town became quite the hot spot for vacationers seeking sandy beaches and warmer climes.
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Today the city houses more than 50,000 full-time residents, many of whom work at the Tropicana orange juice production facility, boasts The Village of the Arts – the largest arts district on the Gulf Coast, and hosts some 600,000 tourists annually.
It’s no surprise people are drawn to our tropical paradise, filled with beautiful waterways, gorgeous beaches, 250 sunny days a year and an average temperature of 61-degrees.
Unfortunately, those conditions draw a different kind of visitor to our shores as well.
The Industry Leader in Green Pest Solutions
Good News leads the industry in providing 100% all natural, safer and more effective botanically-based Eco Superior products for pest control. Products that are guaranteed safe for you, your children and your pets. That, coupled with other products that utilize naturally occurring elements found in nature, allows Good News to provide the same pest-free living guarantee, with no risk to your health.
A recent EPA study suggests that 80% of pesticide exposure occurs indoors and that measurable levels of up to a dozen pesticides have been found in the air inside homes!
GO GREEN plus 3 – All Natural Protection
Our Go Green plus 3 pest control service is designed to eliminate and prevent most of the creepy-crawly insect varieties we see in Florida, including ants, roaches, silverfish and, of course, spiders. We schedule 3 visits per year to provide exterior service after the initial set-up.
Your Good News technician will inspect the entire exterior of your property while sweeping cobwebs from the eaves and windows.
Once the source of insects is determined, a proper treatment of the perimeter foundation, entry points, eaves, plant beds and trees will be applied where needed using reduced–risk, green products.
If you are having any pest issues inside, your trained tech will also treat any entry points, kitchen, baths, laundry room, or problem areas using reduced–risk or even pesticide exempt products.
We guarantee your satisfaction and will return (at no charge) in between scheduled visits if you encounter any pests. Please call as soon as you see a problem. The sooner we inspect and treat, the better.
Keeping the Rodents in the Fields
One issue we see with rapidly growing and developing areas, is that rats, mice and other rodents find themselves ‘homeless,’ and decide to move in to your home—even in the most exclusive homes and neighborhoods.
The Good News Premiere Rodent program is the most comprehensive service available. We start by excluding all known entry points and sealing roof vents with proprietary covers. Then, we set several traps in the attic(s) to kill any rodents sealed in.
Next, we install 4-6 of the best bait stations available in hidden locations around the exterior perimeter. These help to keep the outside population of rodents to a minimum. We check the traps twice per week until we are sure there are no more live rodents inside.
Finally, we vacuum droppings and apply a deodorizer, sanitizer, viruscide to the entire attic space.
Many of our customers are finalizing the process by capping their insulation with T·A·P™. Once T·A·P™ is installed, the attic looks brand new and acts as a deterrent to re-infestation.
Termites – the Dinner Guest You Don’t Want
Our tropical Florida environment means that the state also has the highest risk for termite problems. Termites do more damage than floods, fires and storms combined, and like those natural disasters, the more you prepare the less you feel the impact.
Termite damage isn’t covered by most homeowners policies, which means the repair costs come out of your pocket.
Good News is the leader in using natural, organic, and essential oil alternatives to control both Drywood and Subterranean termite pests.Term Assure 365 is the most comprehensive and affordable termite protection in the state. First, we perform a thorough inspection of your home to be sure there is no existing evidence of termite infestation.
Next, we perform our initial Go Green plus 3 interior and exterior pest control service and install 6-8 termite monitoring stations around the exterior perimeter of your home.
Then every time one of our skilled technicians visits your house (at least once every 4 months), they check the monitoring stations along with the normal treatment. And we offer a 1-Million Dollar Damage Repair Warranty for homes that qualify.
If you’re building or buying, we offer Bora-Care®, an organic pre-construction treatment, and Florida mandated real estate WDO inspections, to insure your new home is free of wood destroying organisms.
Don’t wait, schedule your termite inspection now.
T·A·P™: Thermal Acoustical Pest Control
With T·A·P™, you not only keep out the bugs, but you can save money on your cooling (and heating) bills! Like all our products, TAP is all natural and safe for your family and pets, but is 32% more energy efficient than fiberglass insulation, while adding a sound barrier and even reducing fire hazard.
Quick Facts About Bradenton:
- In 1943, the cities of Bradentown and Manatee merged to form Bradenton.
- We have 25 Golf Courses.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates hold Spring Training here.
- We have four beaches within easy driving distance.
- We are the corporate headquarters for retailers Beall’s and Champs.
- Legendary orange juice brand, Tropicana, was founded here in 1947 by Anthony T. Rossi.
- Graeme Edge, founding member of The Moody Blues, has a home in Bradenton.