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5 Common Home Invaders of Missouri

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Even with the unseasonably cooler temperatures we've experienced this past week, the summer heat and humidity will likely stick around for a little while longer. But, with the summer storms comes the onslaught of relentless pests trying to invade your home. They're seeking shelter for the summer months and your home is the ideal location providing cool temps, darkness, and food. This week, Best Pest Control is sharing with you 5 common home invaders you'll likely find hiding out in the nooks and crannies of your home in Missouri.
House Centipedes
House centipedes like the cool, damp, environment found in places such as bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces. They feed on other insects such as a bed bugs, cockroaches, spiders, termites, silverfish and other pests. Like most insects, they are very crafty when it comes to getting indoors. House centipedes will seek out a place that is warm and where they can hide and seek prey. They will get in under doors, through cracks and j…

Keep Your Dock Pest Free this Summer with Best Pest Control

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Summertime is the most opportune time to hit the water and enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. But it's also the most opportune time for pests to come out of the woodworks and ruin a good time. Make sure there are no pests annoying you on your dock or taking a joy ride on your watercraft and have a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks come and spray your boat and dock. Spiders and other pesky bugs will try to hide out in your boat and dock. Don't let those pests ruin your summer fun on the lake. Check out the ways Best Pest Control can help you eliminate pests from your dock.


Wasps
If you spot wasps in or around your dock, chances are they've got a nest nearby. The best way to get rid of them is to call a professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company. Wasps will use their stinger to defend themselves when they feel threatened. While you may not have intended to threaten them, invading their space will put them on defense. Stings can be dang…

What is Attracting All Those Gnats?

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Gnats are a common pest problem that can be extremely annoying. And if left unchecked, can require a call to the #1 pest company at the Lake of the Ozarks to get rid of. The best indication you have a bug problem on your hands is seeing the adults fly about in the air. Best Pest Control can resolve gnat infestations so that you can get rid of them once and for all. It is crucial to locate the sources of the gnats to keep them from breeding. Here are some common things that may be attracting gnats to hang out in and around your home:


No Surprise... Your Kitchen Offers So Much for Gnats!
Gnats are primarily attracted to sweet and fruity scents, so the kitchen is often where you'll find these pesky pests hanging around. Gnats feed on food scraps that you leave in your kitchen. Some of the most frequent places in your kitchen that gnats will quickly lay eggs and inhabit are:
Food Sources - When you store food, make sure it is in an airtight container, and placed in a sealed cabinet or r…

Are You Prone to Mosquito Bites?

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Have you ever spent a summer evening hanging outside with friends only to find yourself covered in itchy red mosquito bites and your friends saying they have none? You're not alone! It turns out that mosquitoes really are drawn to some people more than others. While it may seem like you're being targeted as the universe's way of playing a mean joke, there are some reasons as to why some of us are getting eaten alive and others are untouched. Here are a few reasons as to why your summers may be spent constantly itching mosquito bites.


You Have The Right Blood Type
Just like you have favorite foods, mosquitoes also have a favorite blood type. Studies have found that those with Type O blood are twice as attractive to mosquitoes than those with Type A blood. Those with Type B are somewhere in the middle. In addition, about 85 percent of people produce a secretion that tells mosquitoes what blood type they are, so they are drawn to those types of people more than the non-secreto…

Pre & Post-Service Tips to Get the Most from Your Pest Control Treatment

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Having your home and lawn sprayed regularly can help control insects from infesting your home. However, if you do spot an insect crawling across your counter, Best Pest Control can help you get rid of your infestations. Before your routine preventative maintenance, here are a few things you can do to get the most out of Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control services.


When a pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks comes to your home, they will determine what type of infestation you have and how frequent you should have your home sprayed. Although you do not have to be home for treatment of the outside of your home, there are some preparation items you can tackle before they treat the inside of your home to ensure better results, depending on what type of infestation you have.
Spiders
Move small items away from walls.Make sure there are no items underneath the beds. Clean along walls. If you have a fish tank, make sure it is covered and that the pump is turned off.  After servi…

Don't Let Flies Ruin Your Summer!

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Backyard barbeques, swimming, and family fun outdoors... that could only mean one thing. Summer is here and so are the flies. If you've noticed an increase in the number of flies inside your home after the busy holiday weekend, it's probably due to the doors being left open, all that enticing food sitting out on your countertops, and the cool air conditioning welcoming those pesky pests.

You're probably more than ready for some relief from those buzzing nuisances. Although house flies are mostly harmless, they are very annoying. They are dirty pests and could even make you sick and can sometimes even bite your pets. Don't let flies ruin your summer fun! Best Pest Control has some tips to help you fight back.


Clean Counter Surfaces Well
To avoid flies, it's best to clean every surface with disinfectant. It's especially important to regularly clean the areas where you eat or cook like the kitchen or table. Bleach base or chlorine base cleaners are the best options…

Count on Best Pest Control for Your Pest Control Needs and More!

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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!


Organic Pest Control
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 & RemovalWeed 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 also get ri…