Friday, December 30, 2016

Deer In Your Yard? No Problem!

While many people are out looking for deer, you probably don't like finding them in your own yard. When deer make their way onto your property, they can tear apart your lawn and eat your plants. This time of the year, you are bound to see a few deer making their way out of the forest. Luckily, Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company has a few things you can do to make sure they don't find their way to your yard. 

1. Lawn Decorations

Deer are typically very skittish, so it is best to use that to your advantage. Lawn decoration, such as scarecrows, sundials and other lawn ornaments, especially those with moveable parts could keep them out of your yard. They also don't like loud noises, so having windchimes in your yard could also be useful in keeping them away. 

2. Fences

Fences are one of the best ways to keep deer off of your property. If you decide to put up a fence to keep deer out, make sure it is over 8-foot tall, as deer could jump anything lower. Also, it is important that the fence doesn't have large gaps between the posts. If you choose to install a fence that is shorter than 8-foot, it is a good idea to have something on top, such as chicken wire, that extends out. 

3. Smells

Deer typically use their sense of smell to find their source of food. A good way to keep them from using your yard as food, you can confuse them. If you (or a friend) have a dog that you need to brush regularly, you can place their fur in your yard. You can also use other "home remedies" like mixtures of eggs, hot peppers and garlic, dryer sheets and bars of soap. The trick with this is to switch it up, otherwise, they may get used to the smell. 

4. Dogs

Dogs are great at protecting their territory, which means they can also protect your yard from wildlife. No matter their size, their scent and bark are natural deer repellents, so let them roam around outside. 

5. Bright Lights

Deer don't like bright lights and will typically wait until dusk to feed. If you are having too many deer roaming around your property, it is a good idea to install motion activated lights. When triggered, these bright lights will hopefully scare away deer. However, over time, they may realize that the lights are harmless.

Keep Deer Out!

Best Pest Control can help you keep deer out of your yard, as well as pesky pests! However, Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company does more than just get rid of bugs. From landscaping to animal control, we can help you with a variety of different services. If you are needing pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks, contact us at 573-348-1600. 

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Protect Your Restaurant From Pests

If you or someone you know owns a restaurant, then you know how important a clean and well-kept kitchen is for a successful business. Unfortunately, restaurants are prime targets for pests, so it's important to use a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company to make sure your restaurant is pest free, so you can continue to run your business without worrying about a bug or rodent problem.


Why Pests Love Restaurant

Restaurants typically have food in storage to prepare for customers, which pests see as a perfect place to settle in because of the easy access to food. Luckily, restaurants can minimize pest invasions by practicing good cleaning habits, and keep food spillage to a minimum.

Restaurants serve large quantities of food for long periods of time. In addition, customers or even servers may accidentally drop food on the floors. Plus, large industrial kitchens have plenty of areas where grease and food can get trapped. Because of all of this, it's important to clean serving areas frequently and scrub all areas where food is prepared to minimize any pest issues.

It is also important for restaurants to keep dumpsters and other garbage areas closely monitored and well cleaned. Closing dumpster lids and emptying trash cans frequently should keep any pest issues to a minimum. Cutting the grass and weeds along dumpsters or fences is also a good idea to eliminate hiding places for rodents.


Your Restaurant After Dark

If your restaurant isn't open 24-hours, then there will be a period of time when the lights are off and no one is there - or is there? This is usually the period when pests come out, as rodents are careful to avoid human contact. Plus, they are generally nocturnal creatures and prefer to come out when there's no light. Insects, such as cockroaches, can scatter when exposed to light, which makes them incredibly difficult to discover.

Professional Service, Professional Results

Best Pest Control can help your restaurant eliminate its pest issues. When you schedule routine spraying of the restaurant perimeter and places prone to pest entry, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks can help prevent insects and rodents from entering your establishment and getting a free meal. Our pest control experts can help you identify what kind of pest issue you may have, and can determine the proper solution that will get rid of them. With our expert services, your restaurant can close for the night in peace, knowing that the pests aren't coming in for any leftovers.

Helping Your Restaurant Succeed!

Restaurants are a big business at the Lake, and with so much food in storage, pests can become a big problem for restaurant owners. 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 by calling 573-348-1600.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

5 Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Christmas is just in a few days and the team at Best Pest Control is getting into the holiday spirit! People all around the world celebrate Christmas, and while some traditions remain the same, there are a few unique traditions that are special to certain regions like (fake) spiders and webs in Christmas trees or decorating banana trees. Your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company takes a look at a few of these interesting traditions that people do around Christmas. 

1. A Very Spidey Christmas - Ukraine

In America, it is common to decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel, ornaments, garland, but what about spiders? Ukrainians forego the "traditional" Christmas tree decorations and cover their trees with spiders and cobwebs - fake ones of course! According to the local folklore, there was a poor woman who would not afford to decorate the family's Christmas tree, The next morning, her children woke up to see the tree covered with webs and when the first light of Christmas morning touched the webs, they turned into gold and silver and the family never lived in poverty again.

2. A Kentucky Fried Christmas - Japan

Many American enjoy a delicious ham or turkey for Christmas dinner, however, in Japan, many people enjoy a bucket of the Colonel's chicken. Enjoying Kentucky Fried Chicken during the holiday season became a tradition in Japan after the Kentucky For Christmas marketing campaign in 1974. There were no Christmas traditions in Japan before, so the Kentucky For Christmas filled a void. Customers order their KFC special Christmas dinner weeks in advance or wait in line for hours to score a Kentucky Christmas dinner package that includes chicken, side dishes, cake and even wine.

3. Mischievous Yule Lads - Iceland

Children in Iceland leave their shoes on their window sill for the 13 nights before Christmas Eve. This is because Icelandic children believe they are visited by one of Iceland's 13 Santas - the Yule Lads (or yulemen). Each Yule Lad has its own personality and will try to steal and cause mischief for the children and their families. Gluggagægir likes to look through the window in search of things to steal and Pottaskefill likes to steal leftover from pots. Although the yule lads aren't all bad, if the children have been good, they will receive a small gift or candy. However, if they have been naughty, they will be left a rotten potato in their shoe. 

4. Go Bananas This Christmas - India

Although only 2.3 percent of India's population celebrate Christmas, because of the amount of people who live there, it's still 25 million people who observe this holiday. There are some traditions that are the same there, such as a midnight mass and gift-giving. However, there is one thing that stands out about Christmas in India and that is the absence of fire or pine trees. Because of the lack of "Christmas trees," they usually will decorate banana and mango trees instead. They will even use the leaves of those trees to decorate their homes. 

5. Send A Letter To Santa (Literally) - Canada

Although many people believe that Santa lives at the North Pole, his mailing address is actually in Canda. In Canda, postal codes are alphanumeric, so Santa's postal code is H0H 0H0 (with zeros instead of the letter 'o'). Letters that went unnoticed by parents and mailed used to end up undelivered because there was no address for Kris Kringle. However, for the last 30 years, Canada Post volunteers (who's numbers are in the thousands) have been helping Santa reply to the million of letters he receives every year from children around the world.

Merry Christmas From Best Pest Control

The team at Lake of the Ozarks Best Pest Control would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. No matter how you celebrate Christmas, we hope you have a wonderful day. If you find any real spiders in your tree this Christmas that made their way into your home, call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-348-1600. Merry Christmas!


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Avoiding Pests This Christmas

It's the holiday season and many people are getting their homes ready for the upcoming festivities. However, some of our decorations can bring in some unwanted guests. Luckily, your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company has a few tips, so you can enjoy your live decorations without having to worry about pests making themselves at home. 

1. Christmas Trees

A live Christmas tree is by far the biggest pest magnet during the holiday season. Not only can bugs live in the tree, they can also lay eggs in the tree. When brought into the warm house, the eggs could hatch causing a pest infestation. The USDA Christmas Tree Pest Manual lists all the pests that could be brought into your home through your Christmas tree. However, before you decide to ditch the real tree for a fake tree, take a few precautions to keep the bugs from crashing your Christmas party. First, shake your tree out before bringing it inside and carefully inspect it. After it's inside, regularly look for any signs of pests. If you see an insect, take a vacuum and suck it out. 

2. Floral Decor

Mistletoe, poinsettias and miniature evergreen trees are all festive plants that add to your holiday decor. However, they can also be the perfect host for pests during the holiday season. Before you buy these plants, carefully inspect them and again before bringing them side. 

3. Wreaths

Although wreaths may be on the outside of your door, every time it opens a bug could make their way inside. There are a lot of options you can choose from when it comes to holiday wreaths. Selecting one without natural elements like evergreen branches is less likely to attract insects. However, if you choose to go with a real wreath, use the same technique you would use when choosing a live tree. Inspect it carefully before buying and give it a good shake out before hanging it. In addition, every so often, give it a good shake out in the yard. 

4. Pine Cones & Garland


It is very common for people to decorate their houses with pine cones and garland around the holidays. However, when these items were gathered from the great outdoors rather than store bought, they could bring in pests. To avoid having a pest infestation before the holiday festivities, inspect your garland before hanging it up whether it's real or not. For pine cones, bake them at 250 degrees for 30 - 45 minutes to get rid of bugs and sap. 

5. Gingerbread Houses

Although gingerbread houses are by far one of the more delicious holiday decorations, they could also seek the attention of unwanted guests and sugar-seeking bugs. To avoid having your gingerbread house devoured by pests, wrap it up at night and put it in the fridge. 

Happy Holidays From Best Pest Control!

Although it is getting colder outside, bugs can still make their way inside. However, regular pest control can help you keep them out. If you find pests in your home this holiday season, call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-348-1600. We can help make sure your home is pest free this holiday season. 

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Make Sure Your Home Is Safe This Winter

Do you own a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks? If so, there's a lot more you need to do other than locking the door when it is time to leave for the season. The Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company does more than protecting your home from pests, we also have a winter home check service to protect your home from the winter weather. This service from Best Pest Control covers a variety of monthly household checks, including:

Checking the Pipes

A service technician will check the pipes in your house to make sure that they aren't frozen or cracked. While we're at it, we'll make sure that the water is turned off and that the pipes are clear from any obstructions that could damage them while you're away.

Checking the Dock

Your boat may be winterized, but your dock is still in the water and subject to the hazards of the freezing temperatures. Our crew can stop by once or twice a month to make sure your dock is withstanding the winter. If needed, we can install a de-icer to help prevent any structural or lift damage that could occur from the constant freezing and thawing of the lake water.

Checking the Breaker

Our service techs can check your breakers on both your home and dock to ensure nothing has tripped or has been tampered with. Leaving your breakers unchecked or turned off can cause serious issues in your home, including:

- Pipe damage due to frozen pipes
- Ice damage to your dock
- Flooding in the basement due to a sump pump failure
- Alarm malfunction from wide temperature variances.

Checking the Home

The deterrence of possible break-ins is the most important aspect of our Winter Home Check service. We will give you peace of mind by making sure your home is secure. A house that looks sealed for the winter can also look like a prime target for burglary. Our technicians can visit your home monthly or bimonthly to make sure that your property is sealed tight and safe from intruders.

Best Pest Control Offers More than Just Pest Control

The Best Pest Control company at the Lake of the Ozarks' winter home check service is designed for second homeowners who aren't able to check on their Lake homes during the winter season. It's our goal to make sure that your home is protected from everything from the winter elements to burglars. From pest control to home maintenance at the Lake of the Ozarks, Best Pest Control can do it all. Call us today at 573-348-1600 to get started!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Raking Leaves For Pest Control!

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 has been experiencing an unusually warm fall, which means that pests that should be in dormancy are still active, and they are 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?

Black Widow Spiders - Black widow spiders are reclusive and like to live in dark, undisturbed places, such as piles of leaves, rock or wood. If you are doing yard work, it is important to wear gloves to reduce your risk of getting bit. 

Beetles - Beetles are attracted to dark, damp places, and piles of leaves give them the perfect place to hide. Although they pose no health risk, living with a beetle infestation is an annoyance. 

Snakes - Beetles could bring on more pests, like snakes, that we don't want near or in our homes.

Mice - Mice are also attracted by beetles to the piles of leaves. This could lead them to find shelter in your home, which could turn into a bigger problem if not addressed.  

Grasshoppers - Although grasshoppers are often a summer issue, the warmer, fall weather has made them stick around a little bit longer. 

There are several pests that love to call big, pile of leaves sitting in the yard home. These are just a few, others include termites, earwigs, roaches and ants.

How To Avoid Pests In The Yard

Fall lawn care maintenance is the first step in avoiding pests calling your yard home. Leaves not only damage your lawn, they also attract pests that could also do damage. There are three options that homeowners have to make sure that leaves are not causing headaches later on down the road. 

1. Use a rake or blower and compost the leaves or dispose of them. 

2. Use the bagging attachment of your lawn mower and then compost the leaf and grass mix or dispose of it. 

3. Mulch the leaves with a mower. Mulching may be the best option, as the nutrients and organic matter could be beneficial to the lawn and soil. 

Although the leaves may be taken care of, there are still other pests that could reside in your lawn, such as fleas. Fleas are highly active this time of the year, as the temperatures and humidity levels are perfect for them. With the weather being unusually warm for this time of the year, it is still important to have a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company spray around the outside of your home to prevent these pests from making themselves comfortable inside.

Pest Free Yard

Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests. However, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a full range of different services. Whether you are needing help with lawn care maintenance or animal control, you can count on Best Pest Control to help protect your home. To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services, call 573-348-1600.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

5 Pests To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have and there is a lot to be thankful for this season. Many of us are compiling a mental list of all the blessings in our lives. However, what if we told you there are a few insects you may want to add to that list? While there are many pests that can wreak havoc on our lives, such as termites or bed bugs, there are many that are beneficial our environment. Your Lake of the Ozarks pest control experts are here to help you identify which insects you should be thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

1. Ladybugs

Ladybugs, or lady beetles, are considered to be one of the most beneficial garden bugs. Ladybugs feed on insects that can wreak havoc to a beautiful garden like aphids, mealybugs and other destructive insect pests. They also can lay their eggs among the aphids or other prey, so when they hatch, the larvae can feed on them as well. 

2. Fireflies

Whether you refer to them as fireflies or lightning bugs, you don't want to get rid of these insects. They don't bite, they don't attack you, they don't carry diseases, they aren't poisonous and they don't even fly very fast. However, they do feed on other insect larvae, snails, slugs and earthworms, even as larvae themselves. These insects also are helping humans, as they contain luciferin and luciferase, two rare chemicals used in research on cancer, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis and heart disease. 

3. Praying Mantis

Praying mantids are great to keep around your home and garden as they are a hunter. They feed on flies, mosquitoes, roaches, crickets and grasshoppers around the clock. Their large appetite will assure that your garden is free of pests. They are so beneficial that some people purchase these insects to release in their gardens. 

4. Spiders

Although we don't like seeing spiders in our home and arachnophobia is one of the most common types of fear, they are very beneficial to humans. Spiders prey on insects such as roaches, earwigs, mosquitoes, flies and moths. In addition, they are essential to keeping our food supply healthy and intact. A world without spiders would result in famine. 

5. Bumble Bees


Although a large group of bees around your home isn't good and will require a professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company to remove, bees are extremely beneficial to our lives and economy. Many of the fruits and vegetables that we enjoy would not exist if it wasn't for bees pollinating them. Livestock are also heavily dependent upon bee-pollinated plants. If it wasn't for bees, the quality, availability and price of our favorite foods would all be affected. 

Happy Thanksgiving From Best Pest Control!

When you are listing everything you are thankful for this Thanksgiving, give a little thanks to the bugs that do so much to keep us healthy and safe. While there are plenty of bugs out there that are beneficial to our lives, there are even more you want to keep out of your home. If you have an infestation, contact the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-348-1600. We can make sure that your home is free of pests this holiday season! 

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Friday, November 18, 2016

How To Avoid The Fall Invasion

During the fall, many different types of pests seek shelter from the upcoming winter weather. With all these pests making their way inside your home, it can sometimes feel like you are on the losing side of a never ending battle. Don't worry, though! The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! Best Pest Control has five tips to help you avoid an infestation this season.


1. Seal Up Your Home

The first step in preventing pests from getting in is to seal up any entrance points. Some common points of entry are utility openings where wiring or pipes come into the foundation or siding of your home. It doesn't take a big hole for spiders, or even mice, to get inside. You can use caulk, expandable foam or copper mesh to seal up these areas. 

2. Seal Up Windows & Doors

Use weather-stripping or caulk to seal up any cracks and gaps around windows and doors. However, before you seal up, they should be thoroughly cleaned and old caulk should be removed to make sure the new caulk adheres well. If you have a garage attached to your home, it is a good idea to fit the bottom of your garage doors with a rubber seal, which will not only keep out pests, but it will also keep the heat in during the winter. Sliding glass doors can also be sealed along the bottom track with foam weather-stripping. 

3. Fix Screens

If your window or door screens have any tears or are extremely worn, it is a good idea to mend them or replaced them entirely. These are holes could allow flies and other large insects from coming inside. However, some insects are small enough to fit through these screens even if they don't have tears, so keeping doors and windows closed is the best way to keep all insects out of your home. 

4. Cover Your Chimney

If you have a chimney, installing a chimney cap can keep out birds, bats and other wildlife that may try to spend the winter months inside your home. If you have attic vents, installing wire mesh can keep out bats, squirrels and rodents from infesting in your attic and getting side the walls of your home. 

5. Keep Yard Tidy

While getting your home ready for the fall, you will be inspecting your roof, cleaning the gutters and doing other things to make sure it's in good condition for the upcoming winter season. While doing these maintenance projects, take some time to examine the conditions around your home. Is the exterior of your home the perfect place for insects to spend the winter? If you have a woodpile or landscaping near your home, you could be creating a welcoming environment for pests, as it's just a short distance from there to your door. Keep woodpiles a good distance from your home and keep landscaping trimmed back to keep pests from getting inside. 

Keep Your Home Pests Free This Season

If you follow these tips, you will not only have a better chance of avoiding the fall invasion but also improve your home's energy efficiency! When closing off entrance points and sealing up windows and doors, you are keeping your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. If pests somehow still find their way inside or if you already have an infestation, contacting a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company is the best way to get rid of them. When you call Best Pest Control to help you manage a pest infestation, we utilize custom treatments to will target your unique pest problem. If you need to schedule an appointment with the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks, call 573-348-1600.


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What You Need To Know About Fleas

During the summer months, many pet owners worry about fleas. However, they don't go away once the summer ends. In some areas, fall is the worst month for fleas. If you are finding more and more fleas on your pet, make sure you call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. In addition, there are a few things misconceptions about fleas, so it is important to know the facts about proper flea control.

Myth: Healthy Pets Don't Get Fleas
Truth: 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.

Myth: Fleas Live On Pets, Not In Homes
Truth: 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 these places make the perfect living conditions for fleas, eggs and larvae. If you find fleas in your home, take immediate action to eliminate them, as they can quickly spread to other areas.

Myth: A Clean Home Is A Flea-Free Home
Truth: Although a clean home is usually the trick for keeping out household pests, even the most spotless home is prone to a flea infestation. Fleas usually enter the house from pets, however, they are also known to take a ride on clothing and even jump into the house on their own. Hardwood floors are no protection either, as fleas can live in the cracks and around the edges of wood, laminate and even tile floors.

Myth: A Couple Fleas Aren't A Huge Problem
Truth: More than 90 percent of a fleas population is in the egg, larval or pupal stage. All of these stages take place usually in the carpet, bedding, furniture or shady area in the yard where your pet likes to hang out. If you see a couple fleas, it's almost guaranteed that there are hundreds of eggs and immature stages in the environment.

Myth: The Fleas Have Left The Pet, The Problem Is Solved
Truth: Although getting fleas off your pet is one step in solving the problem, it doesn't resolve it. In addition to treating your pet, you should also treat your house and yard to fully solve the flea infestation. Having Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company help you with treating your home and yard is the best solution after finding fleas.

Myth: Fleas Don't Live During Fall/Winter
Truth: Although you may not see them in cold climates, fleas can live quite comfortable in your home and on your pets during the cold season. If your pet or house had fleas in the summer, you're more likely to have fleas during the winter months as well. In some cases, fall is the worst time of the year for fleas. During autumn, there is an increase in precipitation and the temperatures stay around 70 degrees, which is the perfect conditions for fleas to thrive. Just because it is getting colder, it doesn't mean you should stop treating your pets from fleas.

Protect Your Home From Fleas With Best Pest Control!

Although the dog days of summer are behind us, that doesn't mean that your home and pet are free from fleas. Luckily, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! Best Pest Control has got you protected from all pests infecting central Missouri, including fleas. If you need to make an appointment, contact us today at 573-348-1600.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What To Do After Hallowen

Halloween has come and gone. The trick or treaters have collected their candy and the scary movies have been watched. However, Halloween isn't completely over, as you probably have some pumpkins and tons of candy to remind you of the fun you had. However, these things often lead to unwanted pests in your home, which leads you to call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. To make sure you don't have creepy crawlers in your home, your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company has a few tips you can do after Halloween is over.

1. Clean Up Pumpkins

Although you probably spent a good amount of time planning and carving the perfect Jack-O-Lantern, these pumpkins can often lead many pests into your home. As soon as pumpkins are carved, they become the perfect breeding ground for pests, so it's best to throw out pumpkins shortly after Halloween. If left out too long it begins to rot and more pests will start to call your pumpkin home. When throwing away the pumpkins, make sure to keep them away from your yard. Although pumpkins make great fertilizer and provide your plants with lots of nutrients, they could attract other things you do not want in near your home. Bugs and small critters love pumpkins, and if you throw your Jack-O-Lantern into your yard, you've given them a huge buffet.

2. Clean The Yard 

Although autumn decorations are pretty, they also make for the perfect breeding ground for insects. Leaves, hay bales, spider webs and other decorations need to be picked up shortly after Halloween to avoid pests from making themselves at home. Leaves left in the yard may look like natural fall decoration. However, they could cause lawn mold and be the perfect breeding ground for pests. Hay bales are often used in autumn decorations, but when left out to long, many grain eating pests could make a meal out of it. If these hay bales are sitting near the entrance of your home, it won't take long before the pests seek shelter from the cold in your home.

3. Keep Candy Sealed

Whether you had a Halloween party or you greeted trick-or-treaters with candy, it is important to immediately clean up any food. If you baked treats for your guests, make sure they kept in a sealed container after the party is over. If you left a bowl of candy outside, do not leave it there over night. You do not want to be inviting any unwanted critters or bugs. If you took your little one trick or treating, make sure any uneaten candy is left sealed.

Don't Wait!

Now that Halloween has come and gone, it is time to start cleaning up your decorations. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that pests have called your decorations home. The best way to take care of an infestation is to take the proper precautions to make sure it doesn't happen in the first place. However, if you do find that pests have made their way inside, make sure you call a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. At Best Pest Control, we can help you get rid of pests and make sure they don't come back! Call 573-348-1600.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

National Rodent Awareness Week

October 23 - 29 is National Rodent Awareness Week. As a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company, our job is to keep your home protected from unwanted guests like rodents. If rodents get into your home, it is important to have a professional to get rid of them quickly. From chewing electrical wires to causing structural damage, they can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time. Best Pest Control offers ways you can tell if you have rodents in your home and how to stop them.

Signs Of Rodent Infestation

Mice and rats can sometimes be difficult to find. However, it is important to know the signs of an infestation, as a couple mice can turn into a dozen quickly. Check out these warning signs of a rodent infestation:

- Rodent dropping around food, in drawers or cupboards and under the sink.

- If you find nesting materials, such as shredded paper, fabric or dried plants.

- Chewing patterns on food items or wrapping. 

- Entrance points - chewed holes in the walls and floors. 

- Strange orders coming from hidden areas. 

How To Prevent Rodents

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent rodents from taking shelter in your home this season:

- Make sure the garbage in the kitchen has a tight sealing lid.

- Keep the kitchen clean and tidy to remove food and water source.

- Keep the yard clean to remove any possible nesting materials, such as leaves. 

- Seal up possible entrance points with chalk or other materials. 

How To Get Rid Of Rodents

If you find that your home has a rodent infestation, it is important to make sure that you take care of the issue quickly. Rodents can do a lot of damage to your home and health including chewing the electrical wiring, causing structural damage and spreading disease. A professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you get rid of rodents and prevent future infestations. At Best Pest Control, we can help make sure that all rodents are taken care of and help you find points of entrances, so you can seal them. Having professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company can ensure you that the problem is being properly taken care of so that another infestation doesn't happen. 

Let Best Pest Control Take Care Of Your Rodent Issue

Rodents are more active this time of the year, as they are seeking shelter from the upcoming cold season. If you need help taking care of your rodent infestation, contact Best Pest Control at 573-348-1600. We can help make sure that your home is rodent free and we can make sure that they don't come back. Best Pest Control is here for all your pest control needs. From rodent control to termite prevention, Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company can make sure your home is protected from it all. 

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