Wednesday, September 19, 2018

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Services!

Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks loves our customers. When our trained technicians treat your house for pests, they always do it as if they are treating their very own home. Customer satisfaction is one of the most important things to us, and we greatly appreciate it when people take the time to give us feedback. Here is what a few of our clients have to say about the best exterminators at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Customer Testimonials
"Thank you Best Pest for your excellent service. I am so happy to not have to worry about spiders and bugs in my house or on my outside deck. You truly are BEST!!" ~ Barbara Ruehter   
"I've moved a few times now here at the lake and I ALWAYS call on Best Pest! Last place was crawling with brown recluses and they REALLY helped me get control of them! Thank you guys sooo much for helping my family and I with that nightmare!♡" ~ Katherine Farrow 
"They have earned the right to call themselves "Best" pest control. They are dead serious about bugs! Great service, keep up the good work!" ~ Pete Zimmerman 
"I've used Best Pest for years and they always exceed my expectations! Everyone is so friendly and efficient! Highly recommend!" ~ Jan Dowden 
"Great service from very nice and trustworthy people. Always there when you need them." ~ Terry Knox 
"We have been Best Pest customers since we purchased our home in the Village of Four Seasons in 1990. To say we have been satisfied would be an understatement. They have been great and we are very pleased with the pest control service they have given. As one of the first in our neighborhood to use Best Pest we go out of our way to recommend them to our neighbors. We do it with pride. In addition, we are frequent users of some of the other services they provide because we know they will always do a good job. When in need we call them because it is like calling a good friend." ~ Steve and Hildy Davis 
"Best Pest Control lives up to the name!" ~ Carol Cline 
"Ryan has been keeping our home bug free for 11 years, and he is always on time. He and his crew have always been there for me, from snow removal, to rebuilding my deck to replacing my kitchen floor. He has also helped with replacing some of my landscaping timbers. If you are looking for someone that you can always count on it should be Ryan at Best Pest." ~ Bill Daugherty

"Best Pest has been our ally against insects and bugs at the lake for more than 6 years.Since our home was a second home, we were concerned about allowing someone access to our property when we are not there and wanting to be sure the pests are taken care of properly. We've won the battle against bugs and pests and are 110% satisfied with the Best Pest Team You can trust them with your home, boat, dock, children, pets and friends!" ~ Art & Jan Burtscher 
"Ryan has been doing the pest control at our lake house since we bought it 10 years ago. He does an excellent job, does what he says he'll do, and shows up on time. Those qualities are very hard to find in the lake area. I highly recommend this company!" ~ Superpages.com review
We would love to hear about your experience with Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks. We do everything in our power to exceed the expectations of our customers and guarantee that you get the quality service that you deserve. Our highly motivated and professional technicians and staff are dedicated to providing only the very best in both products and service. Contact us soon and let us know what we can do for you.


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

What You Need to Know About Pest Prevention and Control

At the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we try our best to eliminate or prevent critters from getting out of hand. Pest prevention in Mid-Missouri is just as important as pest control. Here are the differences between the two, and why you should always attempt to prevent your pest problem before controlling it. Remember, it's always easier to prevent a problem than to solve one!

Pest Prevention

Preventing bugs and rodents from entering your house is an important first step in keeping your house safe. There are several methods of preventing pests from intruding, which include:

Clean up Clutter In and Around the Home
Things scattered on the ground or floor can shelter insects and even mice! These pests won't go unnoticed if you keep your space open and clean. Additionally, paper waste on the floor is a great nest building tool for rodents and bugs. Throwing away old magazines and newspapers/cardboard is beneficial for more than just cleaning up the house.

Remove Sources of Food, Water, and Shelter
This is as simple as cleaning up around the house and paying special attention to the kitchen and pantry areas. Easy access containers for grains, sugars, and boxed goods attract pests, especially if they are near the ground. Keeping these containers tightly sealed and off the floor can go a long way to preventing a critter infestation. Similarly, don't leave out glasses of water or leave the faucet outside running. Creatures of all sizes need water to thrive, so eliminating unnecessary water sources will prevent pests from moving in.

Check for Air & Water Leaks
Leaky pipes can lead to water accumulation beneath the house or beside the walls, which are common hiding spots for pests. If there are air leaks in the walls or under the doors of your home, you can bet that small animals can find their way indoors. Seal up those cracks and wrap up your pipes to prevent pest feeding grounds from starting.

Pest Control

If pests are already in your home, it's probably too late for prevention. Your best option is to call in the #1 pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. However, if you are attempting to control the infestation on your own, here are a few things to consider when eliminating or controlling your pest problem.

Don't Use Outdoor Pesticides Indoors
Outdoor pesticides are more potent and are generally designed to be used in open air environments. Usage of these chemicals indoors can cause health risks for you, your family, and your pets. Best Pest Control uses organic and environmentally friendly pesticides, both inside and outside, so you can rest easy knowing the job was done safely and effectively.

Safely Search & Identify Probable Areas of Infestation
You can also attempt to set baited traps to eliminate pests, but the best way to know for sure that you've eradicated the issue is to utilize a local pest control business. Try to point out likely areas of concern to the pest control expert, so they can focus their attention on problem areas. They will have access to different pesticides that are more effective than the store-bought varieties, as well as subject knowledge to eliminate your pest problem.

Best Pest Control is Your One Stop Shop for All Your Pest Control Needs
As the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we are proud to have been providing quality service to our area for over 25 years. In order to offer the best possible solution, we work exclusively with organic and environmentally safe pesticides that eliminate the pest problem and leave our customers with healthy, happy homes. If you can't prevent the problem, Best Pest Control can provide the solution!

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Keep Your Restaurant Pest Free with Best Pest Control!

Do you own or know someone who owns a restaurant? Then you know how important a clean and well-kept restaurant can be for a successful business. Unfortunately, restaurants are prime targets for pests. Using a professional pest control company will keep your restaurant pest-free, so you or your friends can continue on with business without worrying about a bug or rodent problem. Let's look at some reasons why bugs and rodents may be a problem to restaurants and how the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help eradicate them from the property.


Abundance of Food
Restaurants, by nature, have food in storage to prepare for customers. Pests see stored food as the perfect place to settle in - easy food, easy home! Restaurants can minimize pest invasions by practicing good cleaning habits, and keeping food spillage to a minimum.

Unlike at your home, restaurants serve large quantities of food for long periods of time. Customers or servers may accidently drop food on the floor. Large industrial kitchens also have plenty of areas where grease and food can get trapped. Cleaning serving areas frequently and scouring all areas where food is prepared can minimize any pest issues.

Dumpsters and other garbage areas also need to be closely monitored and kept well clean. Closing dumpster lids and emptying them frequently should keep any pest issues to a minimum. Tamper resistant lids for your food storage areas and dumpsters are also a good idea. Cut grass and weeds along dumpsters or fences rows to eliminate hiding places for rodents.

Life Happens After Dark
Is your restaurant open 24 hours? If not, then you'll have periods of time when the lights are off and no one is there. This is when the pests come out. Rodents are careful to avoid human contact, and are generally nocturnal creatures, preferring to come out when there is no light. Insects, like the cockroach, can scatter when exposed to light, making them incredibly difficult to discover.

Professional Service, Professional Results
Best Pest Control can help your restaurant eliminate its pest issues. By routinely spraying the restaurant perimeter and places prone to pest entry, we can help prevent insects and rodents from entering your establishment and getting a free meal.

Best Pest Control also has experts who can identify the particular bug issue you may have. Our technicians can determine exactly what kind of pest you have and prepare the proper solution that will get rid of the problem. With our expert services, your restaurant can close for the night in peace, knowing that the pests aren't coming out for a nightly party.

Let Best Pest Control Help Make Your Restaurant a Success!
Restaurants are a big business at the Lake and with so much food in storage, pests can become a big problem for the restaurant owner. The most trusted pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help make your business safer, and ultimately, pest free. Contact Best Pest Control for a free estimate at eliminating or preventing a pest problem!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lawn Care Tips for the Fall Season

As we enter the month of September, some of us can't wait to be able to enjoy the cool Fall season. It's just around the corner, after all! As we near a time where leaves will begin to turn and cover the ground, we at Best Pest Control feel it's important to remind you that Fall is the best time prepare your lawn for the dormant winter months. There are a few steps that you can take in the Fall to ensure that you'll have luscious, green grass in the Spring.  


Rake Up Leaves

Leaves are slowly beginning to turn in some areas, which mean that soon they will start to fall. It is important to continuously rake leaves, as leaving them on your lawn can cause some serious damage. Leaves that are left on the lawn blocks light and traps moisture, which could suffocate the grass and potentially be a breeding ground for fungal disease. It is best not to wait until all the leaves have fallen, as the leaves could become wet from rain and morning dew. 

Continue To Mow

Although you may think the mowing season is over, it actually lasts throughout the fall. Grass will continue to grow, however, it will be at a much slower rate. As the season comes to an end, it is best to drop the mower's blade to the lost setting for the last two cuttings. Cutting the grass short will allow more sunlight to reach the crown of the grass, which will result in less brown spots during the winter. 

Overseed The Bald Spots

Autumn is a great time to overseed (or reseed) your lawn to make it lush and full in the spring time. Having a thick, healthy lawn is a good protection against weeds. However, overseeding doesn't just fill in bare patches, it also strengthens existing grass. Fall is a good time to overseed your lawn, as the ground is still warm, there is still plenty of moisture, the nights are cool and the days are not as hot. 

Aerate The Soil

Fall is the best time to aerate your lawn. Aerating allows oxygen, water and fertilizer to easily reach the grass roots. Regular aeration prevents soil from becoming compacted and covered with thatch, which is a thick layer of roots, stems and debris. Thatch could block water, oxygen and nutrients from reaching the soil. The best time to aerate is right before fertilizing so that the fertilizer can reach the roots. 

Control The Weeds

Fall is the best time to fight back against weeds like dandelions, as they are taking in lots of nutrients to prepare for the harsh winters. Because they are drinking in everything that comes their way, weed killers will be most effective in the fall. If you do weed control now, they will less likely to pop back up in the spring. 

Fertilize The Roots

If you are going to fertilize your lawn once a year, the best time to do it is in the fall. This is because the grass leaves grow slowly, but the roots are going quickly. In the fall, adding fertilizer allows the grass to grow deep roots and keep nutrients on reserve, so it can grow back in the spring nice and full. It is best to wait until mid to late fall to apply the fertilizer. 

Fall Lawn Care Maintenance With Best Pest Control

Taking care of your lawn in the fall is lots of hard work. If you need help with any of these lawn care maintenance chores, call Best Pest Control. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company does more than getting rid of pests, we can also help with lawn care maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks. To learn more about our services, visit our website at www.LakeBestPestControl.com or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 573-348-1600.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Addressing Your Flea Infestation

Fleas are a major problem this time of  year, and are one of the many pests that warrant immediate action if found in the home setting. These pesky hitch hikers can be carried in on your clothes, in a pet's fur, or in extreme cases, in the fur of other pests! The most trusted pest control company at Lake of the Ozarks has put together some tips that should help you not only contain the flea problem but eliminate them as well. Remember, the easiest solution to fleas is to call Best Pest Control!


Wash and Wipe Down Everything in the Affected Area
Fleas are resilient, they can linger in areas for long periods of time, waiting for the right moment to jump on you for a meal. Wiping down hard surfaces and treating the infested area with proper treatment is a crucial step in removing the bugs from your home. Wash all the fabrics and family pets to eradicate any fleas or their eggs as well.

Keep Your Pets Clean
If you have dogs, cats or any other animal with fur, make sure you keep them clean. It is also a good idea to wash their bedding and toys regularly. If you are fighting the fleas, do not forget to include their bedding and toys in the treatment, as fleas may have infested their items as well.

Treat the Environment AND Your Pets
If your pet is the one that brought the fleas inside, make sure you treat the environment first before treating them. You need to treat your home first in order to get rid of eggs, larvae and grown fleas that might infest later on and then treat your pet to prevent new fleas in your home. During the time of treatment, you should remove your pets from your home, and treat your pets before allowing them to reenter your home to avoid re-infestation.

Find the Source of the Infestation
If you treat fleas yourself, don't assume the problem is gone. In order to effectively get rid of fleas, you need to know the source of their entry. You may know that they are coming in from your dog. However, the problem may be from your yard. This is why it is important not to assume the problem is gone just because you treated your home.

Fight Back With Best Pest Control
professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can effectively get rid of fleas from your home and yard. Fleas are difficult to treat yourself, as they are tiny and hard to see. If you do not get rid of all eggs, larvae and grown fleas, they may possibly come back, which would require another round of treatment. If you hire a trusted Lake of the Ozarks pest control company, they will make sure to get rid of fleas and prevent them from coming back.

Remember, the best and easiest way to treat them and make sure they don't come back is by calling Best Pest Control. Make sure your home and yard are protected from pests like fleas by calling a Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company. If you have a flea infestation, call us today at 573-348-1600.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Recognizing Signs of Termites in Your Home

Termites cause an estimated $5 billion in property damage every year. The best way to protect your home from termites is to take preventative measures and have a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks spray for them. However, it is always best to be proactive and search for signs of termites on a periodic basis. If termites are in your home and you do not spot them in time, they could cause thousands of dollars in damage. Best Pest Control lists some signs that you may have termites in your home:


Mud Tunnels
In order for termites to survive, they need certain temperature and humidity levels. They will build tunnels out of mud to help block out any cool, dry air. These tunnels can be found wherever the ground meets your house or any other food source, such as trees or a shed. To test if there are any active termites in your home, remove a small section in the middle of a tube. If termites crawl out or if the section is rebuilt within a few days, there are still termites in your home. However, they may also choose to abandon the disturbed mud tubes and build a new one, so do not assume you don't have termites if the tube doesn't get rebuilt.

Wings
When termites move from one location to another they swarm, which means they fly from one point to another to form a new colony. When they have found a new place they will lose their wings because they will never need them again. Their wings can be found near their access points like windows and doors. Although when ants swarm, they look very similar to termites. To make sure they are actually termites and not ants, take a closer look at the wings. Termite wings are all the same size, while ants have one pair of larger wings and one pair of smaller wings.

Damaged Wood
Because termites eat wood, wood damage is often the biggest sign of a termite infestation. Termites will chew through wood leaving behind grooves. Over time, it will weaken the wood causing structural damage. Places that wood damage is often found is below and behind walls, floors and other wood structures. Having a specialist look for wood damage is the best way to determine if termites are the cause, as it is hard to do yourself. Specialists have the appropriate tools to test the damaged areas and will not have to cut through walls or ceilings.

Protect Your Home From Termites
Termites will often swarm after heavy rain when the air is moist. Termites are a year-round problem, as they have a rather long life - living approximately one to two years if the conditions are right. Make sure your home is protected from the next swarm by having it treated for termites by a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company. If your home does have termites or if you think it does, Best Pest Control can inspect and treat your home. To schedule an appointment or inspections, call us today at 573-348-1600.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Prepping Your Home for Preventative Pest Control Services

The best way to make sure your home is fully protected from insects is to take preventative measures and spray your home and yard before they come. Having your home 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 may be some preparation you have to do before they treat the inside of your home, 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 service, all residents and pets should remain out of the building for several hours until the product is completely dry. In addition, do not have your carpets steam cleaned.

Cockroaches
  • Move small items away from walls. 
  • Clean and remove items from the kitchen counter.
  • Clean along walls. 
  • Vacuum carpets and sweep/mop hardwood floors.
  • Tightly seal and store any open food. 
  • If you have a fish tank, make sure it is covered and that the pump is turned off. 

During service, children and pets should be kept away and should not return until the treatment is dry. After service, do not clean the edges for a few months. If you are planning to shampoo the carpet, do so before the treatment, as this could maximize the effectiveness of the treatment.

Ants
  • Move small items away from walls.
  • Move items away from the back of the counter-tops. If moved elsewhere, make sure they are covered with cloth or plastic.
  • Clear items away from window sills.
  • Clean all floors, window sills and counter tops, especially the edges. 
  • If you have a fish tank, make sure it is covered and that the pump is turned off.

After treatment, do not clean the edges of the floors and counters for several days or weeks, if possible.

Protect Your Home From Pests With Best Pest Control
Having your home sprayed regularly by a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help control the insects entering your home. Best Pest Control can help protect your home inside and out. From the yard to your kitchen, Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company can get rid of your pests. If you have in insect infestation, call Best Pest Control at 573-348-1600 to schedule your appointment today!


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