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Pest Control for Your Restaurant

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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 …

Best Pest Idioms Part 1

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Bugs and pests don't just invade our homes, they enter our speech as well! We have several phrases in the English language that reflect our relationship with insects. The most trusted pest control company in Mid-Missouri may eliminate bugs, but bug phrases seem to still linger in our vocabulary. You may have used one of these idioms before, but you may not be entirely sure where it came from. We've chosen 3 of our favorite pest related idioms and looked up their history!


Crazy as a Bed Bug
To act insane or crazy; to not make any sense.


Possible History and Origin
Bed bugs are known to infest sheets and linens surrounding a bed. People in the past believed that these bugs originated from the ground, so they surrounded their beds with pots of water in vain attempts to prevent being bitten by bed bugs. Unfortunately, the bugs climbed to the ceiling and fell onto the bed to avoid the water. This crazy bed bug behavior is where the phrase started. How it became attributed to humans, pe…

Tell-tale Signs of a Bed Bug Problem

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Sometimes you may have a pest problem and not even know it. One of those hidden pest problems may be bed bugs. Too often these insects remain hidden, leaving you and your family at risk. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company is ready to treat your bed bug problem, but how can you tell if you have an issue? Best Pest Control has put together this list of things to help you determine if you have a bed bug problem.

How to Check for Bed Bugs.

Bed 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 random places, meaning you'll have red welts all over your bo…

Common Misconceptions: Cockroaches and Your Home

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Cockroaches are one of the biggest fears for a homeowner. Few things garner a call to Best Pest Control as fast as a roach infestation. These insects may be associated with dirty, neglected homes, but often that isn't the case. The Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company has seen cockroaches in all kinds of places - including clean houses! Here are a few of the misconceptions surrounding cockroaches and learn the best ways to eliminate the problem.



Myth: Cockroaches only invade homes that are dirty and/or in need of maintenance.

Cockroaches are often thought to infest only dirty, unkept, and disorganized homes. While they prefer dark and damp places, cockroaches don't particularly have a preference: they can enter even the most pristine of homes. While a home may look like it belongs on a magazine cover, many people bring roaches into their homes by accident. They can enter from cardboard boxes, grocery bags, or ride in from someone else's house. They can also live…

5 Tips for Pest Prevention and Control

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There are two schools of thought on pests: 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:
1. 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 flo…