Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Get Your Home Ready for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is just over a week away. 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 weekend ahead. Best Pest Control knows that the weekend will be filled with guests from out of town, outdoor BBQs and time spent on the Lake. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips to help you get your home ready for your Memorial Day Weekend plans.


Prepare Your Lawn


During Memorial Day Weekend, you probably have 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 worse than having some unwanted pests crash your Memorial Day BBQ.

Clean Up Your Deck


If you'll be having a BBQ this Memorial Day Weekend, you want to make sure your deck and patio area is ready to be used. Sweep up and clear any spider webs that may have accumulated over the winter season. If your deck is wooden, the storms may have caused some mold growth, so take a power washer and clear away any green you may see. Your concrete areas and your home's siding may also benefit from a good power washing. While it may seem like a lot of work, once it’s done, your home will not only be ready for Memorial Day Weekend but for the summer months.


Get Your Dock Ready


Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to hit the water and enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Make sure there are no pests 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. During the winter months, spiders and other pesky bugs may have hidden out in your boat and dock. Make sure you evict them before taking your watercraft out for a spin.

Evict Bugs from Your Home & Yard


Pests definitely know how to ruin a good time. Make sure they don't ruin your Memorial Day Weekend festivities and hire the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to spray your home and yard for pests. Just like with your watercraft and dock, if your home was unused during the winter months, pests may be using your home for shelter. Kick them out with Best Pest Control!

Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend


Best Pest Control makes it easy for you to get ready for Memorial Day Weekend. We can help you with everything from landscaping to pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Memorial Day Weekend is just over a week away, so call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks today!


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Are Insects Causing Your Allergies?

It’s springtime at the Lake of the Ozarks, and with the warmer weather and longer days, comes a lot of pollen and spring allergies. Each year, the National Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Many times, when we think of allergies, we think of pollen, weeds, or food, but there are several asthma and allergy symptoms that are directly related to household pests as well. 

To prevent a pest problem, Best Pest Control knows there are some simple prevention strategies you can take to avoid the springtime sniffles. To stay healthy during peak asthma and allergy season, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can offer treatment measures to help you keep pests away. Below we have answers to some questions regarding pest-related asthma and allergies.

What Insects Can Trigger Asthma and Allergies?


Many ordinary pests, such as cockroaches and stinging insects, are known to trigger asthma and allergies. Cockroach droppings, saliva, shed skins and other body parts contain allergen proteins that cause allergic reactions and can aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. In people with weakened immune systems, the venom of certain stinging insects, such as yellow jackets, wasps, bees, and fire ants can cause serious allergic reactions. Symptoms can range from itching and hives to shortness of breath to anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal.

What Pest Prevention and Treatment Measures Are There for Asthma and Allergies? 


Not only will eliminating pests from your property keep your home healthy, but preventative measures can keep you safe from the threat of asthma and allergies as well. An unknown cockroach problem could be triggering symptoms for asthma and allergy sufferers. As people spend more time outdoors, stinging insects also become a concern.  


Here are some tips for safeguarding your home against pests that cause asthma and allergies:

  • Keep food sealed and stored properly, and clean kitchen floors and counters daily.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers.
  • Seal cracks and holes in homes, including entry points for utilities and pipes and in screen doors and windows.
  • Keep basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Should you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as tongue and throat swelling, wheezing, dizziness, or shortness of breath, call 911.
  • If allergic to stinging insects, learn how to use an epinephrine kit and carry it with you at all times.

If you suspect an infestation or notice a hive or nest on your property, contact a pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to safely remove the threat.

Best Pest Control Can Help You Fight Asthma and Allergy Symptoms This Spring!


Don't suffer this spring with asthma and allergies. Do yourself a favor and contact the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Serving the entire Lake of the Ozarks area, Best Pest Control offers a full range of pest and weed control services to keep your home pest-free and your springtime asthma and allergy symptoms knocked out!


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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Protect Your Home From Fleas and Ticks

The weather is really starting to warm up, and we are starting to see fleas and ticks come out of their winter hiding spots. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that during the summer months, fleas and ticks are top of mind, especially for pet owners. We want you to be able to enjoy your outdoor space without having to worry about getting bitten by one of these pests or your pet bringing them indoors. To help you protect your yard, Best Pest Control has a few tips for flea and tick control at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Keep Your Yard Mowed


Eliminating fleas and tick’s favorite hangout spots is the first step in making your yard unappealing to them. This means getting rid of tall grass and brush, especially around the edge of the lawn. When doing yard work, ensure you clean up any clippings and leaves and put them in a yard waste receptacle. Simple landscaping can help not only make your yard look better, but also help reduce hiding spot for fleas and ticks.

Discourage Wildlife


Opossums, raccoons, and feral cats can bring fleas and ticks into your yard. Don't invite these critters into your yard by leaving bowls dog or cat food outside. Trim back any trees or high shrubs that could let wild animals crawl into your attic. Seal off any opening to crawl spaces, garages, shed or below the deck, where these animals could nest.

Vacuum Frequently


Just because you have fleas and ticks in your house doesn't mean your home is dirty. However, if you pay extra attention to certain areas, you can help avoid having these pests in your home. Flea eggs, larvae, and pupae often live in carpeting and throw rugs, so it's best to vacuum at least once a week, and more often if you spot fleas. Fleas often avoid high-traffic areas, so be sure to vacuum near the baseboards, under furniture, under cushions and anywhere your pets like to sleep or spend time. If your pet likes to ride in the car with you, make sure to vacuum your car as well.


Treat Your Pets


Our furry friends could bring both fleas and ticks into our home and yard. It's best to use some sort preventative tick and flea medication on your pets, especially if they venture outside. After being outside, run a flea comb or brush through their coast before coming inside to reduce the number of pests they bring in with them. It’s important to bathe them frequently and make sure they don’t bring any unwanted critters into your home.

Have Your Yard Sprayed


Even with taking these preventative steps, fleas and ticks could still make their way into your home and yard. Best Pest Control can help you fight back with regular pest control spraying. Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests, including fleas and ticks. Enjoy your summer outdoors without having to worry about fleas and ticks ruining your time.

Call Best Pest Control Today


Our expert technicians can help you protect your home from all pests this summer. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a full range of pest control, animal control and weed control services. Don't spend your summer worrying about pests or doing yard work. Instead, give Best Pest Control a call!


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