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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


NEW LISTING SPOTLIGHT!

Keep up to date with NEW offerings here! Newly listed properties for Sale will be featured frequently - keep checking to see if one may be your perfect "peace" of paradise!  


Fall 2020:  115 10th St S, South Beach Village, Bradenton Beach


Amazing three bedroom two and a half bathroom Key West style townhome with Gulf of Mexico views! Move in ready or ready to become a vacation rental income property. Beautifully maintained with lots of upgrades! Large gourmet kitchen with amazing views of the beach. Did we mention stainless steel appliances, solid wood cabinetry and granite counters make this gourmet kitchen a dream to cook in? Master bedroom has large en-suite bathroom with jetted tub and a view of the beach too. Freshly painted and new furniture in the entire home. HOA put on a new roof with a 10 year warranty. There are some improvements on the way as well; exterior is scheduled to be repainted, front decks are to be replaced, stucco getting repaired, and metal roofs will be repaired on the awnings as well. Close to everything! Walk to restaurants, ice cream shops, local trolley and local shops.


Click here for the Full Listing Information. 




South Beach Village pool area




Water Views!




Brightly colored townhomes




Roomy kitchen




Bright living area with lots of windows





For the Best Sandwiches on Anna Maria Island, Head Over to Scott's Deli


Scott's Deli in Holmes Beach is the place you want to order from for the best sandwich on all of Anna Maria Island. While Publix is known for their delicious subs, Scott's takes the cake. They have breakfast and lunch sandwiches, and will also deliver to anywhere on the Island, including the beach!

Everything at Scott's Deli is fresh and homemade, and ingredients are locally sourced when they can be.

The menu here of course consists of great sandwiches including breakfast sandwiches, hot & cold sandwiches, and even the option to create your own sandwich with whatever bread/ meat, cheese, toppings & sauces you could want! A few of the sandwiches on the menu here include their Maple Leaf (breakfast menu), Italian, The Desoto, NY Pastrami, and many more.
Scott's Deli also serves hot dogs (NY Hot Dog, Chicago Dog) and salads (Pasta Salad, Southwest Salad). Both of which you can also choose to create your own.

Have an event coming up and are a fan of Scott's Deli's delicious food? Have them cater!
Unfortunately, Scott's is not open for dinner time (bummer). But they are open at 8am everyday, and close at 4pm Monday - Saturday (2pm on Sundays).










Scott's Deli
5350 Gulf Dr, Holmes Beach, FL 34217 - (Shares location with Island Coffee Haus)
(941) 778-3000