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4 Indications of Termites in Your Home

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Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year to homes. Often you will not even be aware that they are present until they have spread to many different areas on your property and caused tons of damage. Call upon the best pest control company in the Lake of the Ozarks to help determine if your property is at risk. Best Pest Control has over 25 years of experience under our belts, and termite inspection and treatment is one of our specialties. It is wise to have a termite inspection done once a year as a preventative measure, but here are four signs that you need to get it taken care of right away.


1. 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.

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Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to You?

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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 scientists don't yet have a cure for mosquito bites other than not getting bit, they do have some ideas 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're Pregnant

Unfortunately, those who probably want to get bit the least are the ones who attract mosquitoes the most. In several different studies, pregnant women have been found to attract mosquitoes twice as much as others. This is probably due to the fact that they exhale about 21 percent more carbon dioxide and on average are about 1.26 degrees warmer than others.

You Have The Right Blood Type

Just like you have favorite foods, mosquitoes al…

We Get Rid of Your Unwanted Pests FAST!

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Best Pest Control, owned by Ryan & Katie Dauber since December 2015, has been serving Lake Ozark, Osage Beach, and Eldon,, Camdenton, Sunrise Beach and Laurie for 25 years and provides the best, honest and reliable services for our clients. Through the years, our goal has been to exceed the expectations of our clients. We are a team of highly motivated and professional technicians and staff dedicated to providing the BEST products and services. Check out the services we offer here:


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Do you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you'd like to get rid of or protect yourself from? Look no further because we have you covered. Our expert team is trained to &qu…

Keep Wasps Away with Best Pest Control

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This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, which for many means outdoor celebrations and barbecues with the family. Many folks around the Lake consider this weekend the official kick off of the summer season. Unfortunately, with the nice weather, comes pesky wasps. Wasps swarming around your home is not something you want happening while enjoying the beautiful weather. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you enjoy your summer without any pests crashing the party. If you think wasps have made themselves at home, Best Pest Control has a few tips to help get rid of them and keep them away.


Do You Have A Wasp Infestation?

Seeing one or two wasps flying around your home could be unnerving, but how do you know when it's turned into an infestation? Locating the nest is the best way to figure out that these wasps have made themselves at home. These nests can be hidden or in plain sight. If the nest is hidden, you may notice the wasps flying in and out of a small opening in…

Get Your Home and Lawn Memorial Day Ready!

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Memorial Day Weekend will be here before we know it. This is the perfect opportunity to visit your Lake of the Ozarks home, or if you live in the area full-time to invite guests to your home Lake home to celebrate. No matter what your plans involve, you want to make sure your home is ready for the upcoming festivities. Best Pest Control has a few tips to help you get your home ready for your Memorial Day Weekend plans.


Keep Lawn Maintained
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. Get the lawn mowed and trim back the trees and bushes. Pick up any leaves that may still be hanging around from the fall and weed eat the edges of your lawn. Not only will this make your lawn look beautiful, it will also keep the pest at bay.

Clean Up The Deck
If you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend BBQing, you want to make sure your deck and patio area are ready to be used. Sweep up and clear any s…

3 Tips to Keep Spiders Out of Your Home this Spring

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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. Spring is the time when most pests like to come out of their winter hiding and invade our homes. Best Pest Control wants to help you avoid running across a spider in your home this spring. 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 items on your property, make sure to give them some distance between your home to make it less likely for the spid…

5 Flea and Tick Control Tips from Best Pest Control

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We are already seeing fleas and ticks crawling around the Lake of the Ozarks this spring. During the summer months, fleas and ticks out in full force and are top of mind. We want to enjoy our outdoor spaces without the worry of getting bitten by one of these pests. To help you protect your yard and home, Best Pest Control offers a few tips for flea and tick control at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Keep The Yard Mowed
Eliminating fleas and ticks favorite hangout spots is the first step in making your property 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.

2. Discourage Wildlife
Opossums, raccoons and feral cats can bring fleas and ticks into your yard. Don't invite these critters into your yard by leavi…