Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Birthday!!

Happy 27th Birthday, Chance Coleman!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stuff It!

Looking for a special gift for someone who's hard to buy for?
We now offer gift certificates for Christmas or other Holidays and special occasions.

Gift Certificates are available in any dollar amount .
Great gift for people on a tight budget, makes a great stocking stuffer or an excellent Secret Santa gift.
If you would like to purchase one of our Gift Certificates, you may stop into our office, drop us an email, or give us a call.
We service the areas of:
*Anna Maria
*Holmes Beach
*Longboat Key
*Bradenton Beach
*Sun City
 Gift Certificates can be redeemed for any services we provide including:
*Pest Control
*Termite Control
*Termite Renewals
*Rodent Work

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Some call them sugar ants, others call them pests, we call them ghost ants. No matter what you refer to them as, we all consider them to be a nuisance. So with Halloween around the corner, we find it appropriate to blog about them.

 Here in FL, ghost ants are a very common household pest dating back as early as 1988. Within the last 15 years or so, they have elevated in status from just a household pest to a major pest problem and are most commonly found in warm and tropical climates. These unwelcome, trick or treaters have become well established in Florida, Hawaii, and Texas.

Ghost ants are small in size (less than 1/16 of an inch long) and they do not bite or sting. Their ghostly appearance on dark surfaces is due to their opaque abdomen and legs and their dark brown head and thorax.
 Ghost ants are small enough to enter through the tiniest holes and cracks in caulking and foundations or from shrubs, plants, and/or tree limbs touching the home.

Outdoors, these ants can be found in mulch, the base of palm fronds, under loose bark, plant stems, in hollow supports for pool enclosures and screened porches, or clumps of moist, dead grass, just to name a few. So, the first step in prevention outdoors is to trim landscaping and trees to keep limbs from touching the home or business and repair any leaky hoses, roofing, or plumbing.
Indoors, they will colonize in baseboards, wall voids, potted plants, spaces between cabinets. Once they have found their way inside, they can be found trailing to and from sinks/bathtubs in search of moisture. The best way to control these little pests indoors is cleanliness. Keep food sealed in air tight containers, wipe up any spills or crumbs immediately, and reduce moisture sources such as plumbing leaks and condensation.
Control is normally not necessary except when the ghost ants become a nuisance.  If your home is being over-run with these little demons give Acme a call.  We can provide a price over the phone and peace of mind that your home can once again be ghost (ant) free.
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

New Item!
Now when you have your home protected from termites by Acme Termite & Pest Control, you get this awesome custom key chain as a thank you for choosing us!
These custom designed, bottle cap key chains were created by Zu-Li Designs and also double as a traveling business card. So now, whether you're out of town, always on the go, or simply busy at work, you will always have our number close.
We want to give a special thanks to Billie at Zu-Li for working so hard on these for us and simply put, we think they're pretty awesome!

Monday, September 26, 2011

...and many more!

Guess who just had a birthday?

That's right! Gamble!

Happy Birthday, Gamble!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome to the Family!

Congratulations to our son, Chance and his new wife, Lindsay on their recent marriage!!
They got married on May 14, 2011 on Turtle Beach in Siesta Key, FL. Their beach wedding was beautiful with bright, summer colors of tangelo and fuchsia. We were a little concerned about the weather that afternoon, but the sun came out minutes before the ceremony.
 Lindsay & Chance are both employed here at Acme Termite & Pest Control. Lindsay has been our Route Manager for the last 2 years. Chance has been our Service Technician for the past 8 years and has also been helping his father, Gamble out with Termite Inspections for almost 3 years.
Congrats, Chance & Lindsay! We wish you nothing but the best. We welcome Lindsay into our family with open arms.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations to our good friends Roger & Susie and the Hi-Way Bar!  Celebrating 50 years of being family owned. 
Stop by to say Hi to all the friendly faces and be sure to grab a cold beer and the best burger ever.  They even serve breakfast starting at 7am.  Follow this link to find out more about the Hi-Way Bar.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Get off your butts and vote...PLEEEEEEEZ

It's that time of year again for everyone in the Manatee County area to speak up and vote for your favorite local businesses.  The Bradenton Herald 17th Annual People's Choice Awards has started.  Voting is pain free (we promise) but it will take a few minutes to complete.  We would sure appreciate your vote for Acme Termite & Pest Control on your ballot...but you have to ends Sunday, February 6 at 11:59pm.   Oh...and if our begging isn't enough of a reason for you to vote--you could WIN $1,000 in CASH for submitting your entry online.   Yep--that's what I thought, now hurry up and vote.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thanks a lot butt head!

Acme Termite & Pest Control throws out a big giant thanks a hell of a lot Mr. semi trucker dude!    That is...for loosing a sheet of ice from your rig which smashed our company truck window in, dented our hood, broke our wind shield wiper, etc....not to mention scare the CRAP out of poor Tyler, our driver.  Who was, luckily, uninjured.
A view from inside the Acme truck

Semi driving away
Oh....and thanks a lot for not stopping after he followed you beeping his horn.  Not exactly what we expect to see in the middle of Florida (sheets of ice being thrown from vehicles)...but none the less, the pic of your rig & your plates should help the insurance company find and thank you personally.  We will think of you daily until our repairs are made and the vehicle is back in service.  Have a nice day!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Start off 2011 the right way

If one of your New Year resolutions is to get organized...It's your lucky day. Get a free sample of Post-it durable tabs.  Also check out their website while you are there for organizing ideas, coupons and other free samples.

While you are sitting there getting all organized in your home office, you may find that your home could use a little freshening up.  If so why not take advantage of this Febreeze Noticeables rebate.  Purchase one warmer unit and get a $3.50 rebate by mail.  There has also been some great coupons lately that can be used when you buy it.  If you don't find them in your paper search on line for coupons or sign up at

So now that your house is all organized and less stinky, don't forget to give your BFF a treat for putting up with you all this past year.  Stop by the Blue Dog Bakery site for a $1.00 coupon off a box of treats.  Our dogs LOVE these and it is a real down to earth company that really appreciates your business.  Sign up for their newsletter and stay in touch with them.