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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…

4 Red Flags that Indicate a Termite Infestation

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Termites are serious pests that cause billions of dollars in damage to homes every year. Many homeowners aren't even aware that they have a termite problem until it's too late, and those structure eating pests have already caused tons of damage. Best Pest Control has over 25 years of experience under our belts, and termite inspection and treatment is one of our specialties. While routine annual termite inspections are the best way to determine if there's a problem, there are some telltale signs you should be watching for.


Watch for Swarmers
You will generally see these winged termites in the Spring when the weather is warming up and often after it rains. This is when the young leave their nests and head out to mate and start colonies of their own. They are small and very similar to flying ants, but there are ways to tell them apart.

TERMITES: 
straight waist
straight antennae
wings are the same length
shed their wings

ANTS:
pinched waist
bent antennae
wings are different leng…

DIY Solutions to Keep Ants Out of Your Home

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During the spring and summer months, it's common to find ants in and around your home. During rain storms, ants like to find shelter, and that is usually inside your house. They are always looking for food, so you will typically find them in your kitchen carrying away crumbs. The best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks has a handful of tips to help you keep these guys from taking over your home:


Discourage these Unwelcome Guests
Take a few simple preventative measures in your house to discourage unwelcome guests like ants.
Promptly clean up food spills before ants discover themStore ripe fruit in the fridge and all other food in airtight containersClean out trash cans (inside and outside)Keep pet bowls clean and wipe up any spilled food/water around themInspect indoor potted plants for any insect activity on a frequent basisNatural DIY Solutions
If you've got kids or pets at home, you probably don't like spraying chemical ant repellent all over your house. Here are a few…

Control Mosquitoes this Summer with Best Pest Control

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With the increasing temperatures and humidity rising, mosquito season is just around the corner. If you plan on spending any amount of time outside, you'll want to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Sometimes it takes more than bug spray to keep these pests at bay. Best Pest Control can spray your backyard and get rid of these annoying summer pests. In addition, we're sharing some tips to help you keep the mosquitoes at bay this summer.


Preventing Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in water, and not much water at that. A Frisbee or even a plastic water bottle cap can hold enough water for them to breed. To avoid mosquitoes from laying their eggs, take the following steps:
Find and remove any puddles of water or standing water around your home.Punch a hole in any unusable tires laying in the yard to prevent pools of water forming inside them.Dump and wipe out your bird bath every few days. The eggs can stick to the bottom of the bowl and survive in dry periods.Regula…

5 More Summertime Pest Control Tips

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Imagine having your nice backyard BBQ with family and friends interrupted by a swarm of mosquitoes or a trail of ants. Or having your guests stumble upon a cockroach or spider inside of your house. Best Pest Control knows it’s important to keep all sorts of bugs and pests away from your home both inside and outside. Last week, we talked about ways to prepare your home for summer fun. We thought it'd be a great idea to continue that conversation with these summer pest control tips from the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Keep Your Kitchen Clean
There’s nothing more appealing to ants and other bugs than a pile of crumbs on the counter or on the floor. While those crumbs may seem small to you, they are a large food source for tiny insects like ants. Make sure you’re not attracting unwanted critters by sweeping your floors, wiping down your countertops, and ensuring your food is put away and secured. You should also take the trash out regularly and keep it away fro…

4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer Fun!

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Officially, the summer season doesn't begin until June 20, 2020. But for many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you live at the Lake full-time or you have a vacation home here, now is a great time to prepare your home for the busy summer ahead. Best Pest Control knows that the Lake will be filled with guests from out of town, outdoor BBQs and time spent on the water. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips to help you get your home ready for your summer plans.
1. Prepare Your LawnYou're probably already making plans to spend time enjoying your backyard space. Make sure it's a place you want to spend time in. Mow your lawn ahead of time and trim back the trees and bushes. Pick up any leaves that may still be hanging around from the fall and winter and weed eat the edges of your lawn. Not only will this make your lawn look beautiful, it will also help keep any pests away. There’s nothing wors…