Why Pest Control is so Important for your AMI investment:

Unless you’re a professional entomologist or amateur bug enthusiast, bugs are kind of icky and definitely not creatures you want to share your home. Because of its heat and humidity, bugs love Florida as much as people do, and for practically the same reasons. From cockroaches to termites, and ants to spiders, engaging a professional and local pest management company to handle your unwelcome visitors is a must. 

Many types of bugs present a health hazard and protecting the health and wellness of your property is important. Bugs can cause asthma, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, and rodent infestations can cause hantavirus. Your Island Real Estate Sales professional can help guide you to find a trusted company that will treat your property on a regular basis to keep the bugs and pests away. Both bugs and rodents are constantly on the lookout for easy food sources. Our kitchens are one of the easiest food sources around. The presence of pests in this space can damage food you might have stored in the kitchen space and otherwise make the space unhealthy and much less appealing to use.  Even if your new Anna Maria Island property is vacant until your next arrival routine service is critical.

In addition,  pests and bugs can do great damage to the infrastructure of your space, and often their behavior goes unnoticed for a period of time. Having a pest control partner means that someone will constantly be on the lookout for signs of damage whether it’s rodents chewing on wires, or termites eating through your walls. Protecting the infrastructure of your investment is important!

Here are some local companies that we use and can reccommend. All are also members in good standing with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce:

Anna Maria Pest Control, 941-778-1630

Haskell Termite and Pest Control, 844-651-5811

Veritas Pest Management, 941-747-9382

Anna Maria Island and COVID-19

BREAKING NEWS! ANNA MARIA ISLAND ISLAND IS NOW OPEN FOR SHORT TERM RENTALS! Visit our Island Real Estate Information Page for more information.

Our Island Real Estate office has reopened, taking extreme precautions to keep visitors, sales professionals and staff safe. Our office is open to the public Monday through Friday with staff in the office on Saturday answering any and all telephone calls.

Anna Maria Island restaurants are open to 50% capacity and hair-nail salons were opened May 11th. Vacation rentals continue to be closed to guests with under 30 night stays for the entire Island. We are seeing irresponsible management companies as well as vacation rental owners putting their guests at risk by allowing immediate arrivals less than 30 nights. Code enforcement IS actively pursuing guests checking in and ARE evicting guests. There are a great number of theories regarding when Vacation Rentals will be opened however one thing is certain, no one yet knows for sure. One additional challenge vacation rental owners are finding is their local management companies have no staff on hand and thus properties during this epidemic are not actively being managed. Of course Island Real Estate Vacations continues to have our full staff on hand to continue with monthly maintenance and any owner requests. Visit our newly formed property management information page if you are considering a change.

Surprisingly, Anna Maria Island Real Estate Sales continues to remain healthy. We have seen a few closing delays and cancellations due to COVID-19 but the lion share of contracts have closed. Real Estate professionals are beginning to hold open houses with lack luster results. What we are seeing is the serious shoppers are still viewing properties physically or reviewing a virtual walk through. New contracts on real estate property are occurring albeit at about a 60% pace. Look for our June/July newsletter which will provide statistics on the pace of real estate sales on the Island. March and April closings have remained steadfast and on pace for a normal 375+ real estate closing year.

For up to date COVID 19 information visit our Island Real Estate Information page. If you need anything give us a call. We are here and ready to help if you think we can. Stay safe!