3 Tips for Preventing Spiders in Your Home this Winter

Winter may do wonders for getting rid of many Missouri pests. However, it's also a time when other pests find their way into our homes to hide from the cold. Unfortunately, spiders are one of those pests. While spiders may not do as much damage as some pests (like termites), we do not like seeing them in our homes. Especially when that spider is dangerous, such as brown recluses or black widows, whose bites can cause severe reactions. Best Pest Control wants to help you avoid running across a spider in your home this winter. Here are a few tips to help you keep spiders out of your home.

Prevent Spiders In Your Home

The best way to prevent spiders from getting into your home is to make sure you don't have an environment that attracts them. Spiders will most likely make their homes outside in plants, piles of leaves or wood or undisturbed places like old tires or buckets. When you have these items next to your home, it makes it easier for them to wander inside. If you have these …

Have You Unknowingly been Infested by Bed Bugs?

The holidays have passed, and your travel schedule has hopefully slowed down some. As you're attempting to get back to your normal routine, you may be surprised to find that you've unknowingly established a pest problem over the holidays. We're talking bed bugs. YIKES!

While these blood-sucking opportunistic bugs can be difficult to identify, there are signs that you can look for to confirm an infestation, and ways to effectively treat against them. Best Pest Control is sharing with you some info on identifying an infestation and getting rid of them once and for all.

How to Check for Bed Bugs
Bed bug bites are often misattributed to fleas, spiders and mosquitoes. The best way to check for bed bugs is to examine your bed and furniture. You'll want to look for small specks of blood, especially near seams and crevices. Bed bugs use pheromones to communicate with each other. Therefore, if you can smell a sweet and musty odor, you may have an infestation.

Due to their smal…

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If you've been looking for a solution to your pest problems, your search is finally over. You don't need to look any further because we've got you covered. Our expert team is trained to "get rid" of these annoyances. We have a defense against all the pests that effect central Missouri so you don't have to worry. Call us today for a free estimate. But pest control isn't the only thing we cover. Check out some of the other services we offer!

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We know it's important to you. We offer a full line of organic pest control products at Lake of the Ozarks to keep your family and your pets safe from not only from pests, but from hazardous chemicals too!

In addition to our pest control services include, we can assist with:
Lawn TreatmentsLeaf Blowing & RemovalTrappingWeed SprayingWinter Home Checks
Don't Forget About Your Dock!
We know you want to get on the water fast, not clean cobwebs and spider poo from your boat and boat dock. We als…

6 Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free All Year Long

It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean that pests have stopped trying to get into your house. Especially since we've experienced a pretty mild winter thus far! While there are occasional cold temperatures outside, your home provides warmth and most likely, an endless supply of food. Best Pest Control wants to make sure your home stays pest free not only during the winter but all year long. In order to do this, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some tips to make sure that pests don’t overrun your home. Check them out!

Tip 1: Keep Pet Food Put Away
If you have pets, you should never leave their food just out lying around. Your pet might like to graze all day long, but allowing them to do so will only attract bugs. There are plenty of hungry ants waiting around to feast upon your pet’s food that is left out. If your pet doesn’t eat their food right away, make sure it’s off the ground and not located near doors that lead outside.
Tip 2: Keep Your Kitchen Cleane…

5 Reasons to Rely on Best Pest Control

If you find that you have pests in your home, you may think it is not a big problem or that you can treat it yourself. However, counting on the expertise of a reliable pest control company is the best decision to make when you see bugs or other pests in your home. From costs to health risks, there are many reasons why hiring the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is your best option. Here are five reasons why you should consider making an appointment with the professionals:

1. Cost Effective Yes, it may be true that buying the sprays at the store may be cheaper than hiring a professional company. However, in the long run, it may cost you more money. If termites or carpenter ants go unnoticed or improperly treated, it may cost you thousands of dollars in home repairs. Pest control companies know what to look for and how to properly treat these pests, so it is worth it in the long run, to pay for the services now than to repair something that could have been avoided. 2. …

5 Signs of a Rodent Infestation

While cold temperatures help keep bugs from invading, your warm home serves as a beacon for warm-blooded pests like mice! The best pest control company at Lake of the Ozarks knows the dangers of an unchecked rodent population can be disastrous for you as a homeowner. That's why we've put together this list of 5 things to check to make sure you don't have a rodent infestation this winter.

1. Cracks and Chips in your Home's Exterior are an Open Door for Rodents.
Did you know mice can fit through cracks as small as a pencil? Seal up any open crevices in the side paneling or foundation around your home. Not only does it help seal in the heat and better insulate your home, but it prevents small rodents from having an easy entrance as well.

2. Does Your Food Storage Look Damaged?
A kitchen is an optimal place for rodents because it has an abundance of food. If anything is left out overnight or bags of food are left unsealed in the pantry/cabinets, you can bet a mouse will find…

Give the Gift of a Pest Free Home!

Christmas is rapidly approaching, and you may be struggling with coming up with gift ideas for those in your life who seem to 'have it all'. Some people are easy to shop for while shopping for others is nearly impossible. For those hard-to-shop for loved ones, why not give a useful gift that keeps on giving? Best Pest Control has put together a list of ideas that can help your family and friends with their pest control needs both now and in the future. Check them out below!

A Heavy-Duty Vacuum Cleaner
A gift you should add to your list of practical gift ideas is a high-quality vacuum. One of the best uses for a vacuum besides cleaning up messes is to help remove and get rid of pests. Vacuuming is critical in things like flea control and it’s also the best way to get rid of some occasional invaders. There are so many vacuums to choose from, so it’s important to get the best one that fits your budget; whether it’s a lightweight cordless vacuum or a small portable vacuum that can…