Where are Cockroaches Hiding in Your Home?

Cockroaches are notorious for sneaking up on unsuspecting homeowners and giving a good fright. Best Pest Control knows that it’s awful to see one cockroach in your house, but the thought that there could be, and there probably is, more is more frightening. The best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks has listed some of the most common hiding places in your home where cockroaches may be taking shelter.

Your Cabinets
If you think that cockroaches can’t penetrate cabinets, you are wrong. They can easily sneak into cabinets and even your pantry to feast on any food or crumbs they find. It’s important to regularly clean your pantry and cabinets in order to make them less attractive for cockroaches and other pesky critters. You could also store food items like pasta and pet food in plastic, air-tight containers. This will deter bugs from getting into your food items.

Your Computer
This may be a weird hiding spot, but if you’ve ever eaten while on your computer, there’s a good chance that c…

Where Are Spiders Hiding in YOUR Home?

No one likes to be surprised by a spider. These tiny, silent creatures can easily sneak up on you with no warning. Spider control is a specialty of ours, and Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks can make sure that you have as few of these little guys as possible around your home, but it always helps to know where to look for these pests.

Spiders mainly love quiet, dark spots that do not get disturbed very often. They will do their best to stay under your radar so that they can spin their webs and keep from getting smashed. There are hiding spots for spiders that you can check occasionally. If you keep an eye on these spots, you just may be able to avoid a surprise attack.

Under Furniture
Furniture that doesn't get moved often, like beds and couches, are perfect spots for spiders to hide. It's dark under there and only disturbed when something accidentally rolls under. If you are not able to move the furniture to vacuum underneath easily, at least swipe the vacuum …

Protect Against Fleas Even in the Winter Months!

During the summer months, many pet owners know to protect against fleas. However, once summer ends, usually so do the preventive measures. In some areas, fall is the worst month for fleas. Because they are resilient parasites, they can survive some pretty brutal environments, meaning you may not be free of them even in winter! If you are finding fleas on your pet, make sure you call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are a few things you should know about fleas and proper flea control.

Even Healthy Pets Can Get Fleas
While a healthy diet is less attractive to fleas, it won't keep them away in heavily infested areas. It is important to make sure your yard is sprayed regularly by a pest control company and use flea repellent on your pets to make sure they don't bring them in from their walks.

Humans Can Get Fleas, Too!
While it is true that fleas live on pets, they can quickly jump off and find a new home in your carpets, bedding and furniture. All of th…

Best Pest Control is Solving Your Pest Problems!

At the Lake of the Ozark's Best Pest Control, we're often called after a pest problem has been discovered. Controlling the pest population and removing them is an important service. Pests just wouldn't be pests if they didn't cause alarm, pose a threat, or just scare people. Luckily, the best company for animal control at Lake of the Ozarks is a subject-matter expert when it comes to preventing things like rodents and bugs from entering your home. Let's see what makes pest control so important!

Bed Bug EpidemicEveryone's heard of the cute saying 'Sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite'. Unfortunately, it's a real issue that can go unnoticed until it becomes a huge problem. When they bite, bed bugs leave rashes and welts that itch and burn, but that's not all: they can also transfer wherever you visit without you even knowing, causing a real bed bug epidemic. An infestation can be almost impossible to treat if you don't know what you'…

Proper Fall Lawn Care to Avoid Pests

Although the fall leaves may be beautiful to look at, leaf piles that are left unattended could be home to various pests. The Lake of the Ozarks typically experiences a fluctuation in fall temperatures. This means that pests that should be in dormancy could still be active, and taking shelter within piles of leaves. Your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company takes a look into the importance of proper fall lawn care and how to avoid pests in your yard. 

Fall Lawn Care Maintenance
Proper fall lawn care maintenance is important for the health of your yard. A few leaves (about 10-20% coverage) won't do much damage to your lawn. However, an excessive amount of leaves on your lawn going into the winter season can be bad for several reasons. First, sun rays may not be able to reach the grass, which could hinder the growth in the spring. Second, it could trap in moisture, which could result in mold and fungus. Finally, leaves make the perfect habitat for pests. 
What Do Leaves Attract?

Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

With all the traveling you'll be doing and all of the visitors you'll be hosting for the holidays, you run the risk of unknowingly hosting an unwanted guest: bed bugs.Too often these insects remain hidden, leaving you and your family at risk. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control companyis ready to treat your bed bug problem, but how can you tell if you have an issue? Best Pest Controlhas put together this list of things to help you determine if you have a bed bug problem.

How to Check for Bed BugsBed bug bites are often misattributed to fleas, spiders and mosquitoes. The best way to check for bed bugs is to examine your bed and furniture. You'll want to look for small specks of blood, especially near seams and crevices. Bed bugs use pheromones to communicate with each other. Therefore, if you can smell a sweet and musty odor, you may have an infestation. 

Identifying the Bite Bedbugs and fleas leave similar bites, but there's one main difference.  Fleas bite in rando…

What Kind of Winter Will We Have?

Around this time of the year, we often hear people predicting how bad of a winter we can expect to have. Many times this prediction is often accompanied by a way of telling how they know, whether that way is through insects, seeds or animals. How can they predict our winter forecast? Best Pest Control has gathered up five old wives tales that are supposed to be true indicators of what kind of winter we'll have! 

1. Ladybugs / Ladybird BeetlesLadybugs are found all throughout the United States and are susceptible to seasonal weather. Because they are cold-blooded, they tend to swarm when the weather starts to get colder. You know winter is just around the corner when the ladybugs begin their search for hibernation. They prefer warmer places, typically your home, to spend their winter months. 

2. Persimmon SeedsThis may be one of the more common ways of predicting the winter in Missouri. According to folklore, once you cut open a persimmon seed the shape of the kernel inside will refl…