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5 OVERSIZED Bugs that Missouri (Thankfully) Doesn’t Have

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In Missouri, we're lucky that our bugs and spiders aren't as giant as some of their worldly counterparts. At the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we're glad we don't have to deal with some of the monster-sized insects found all over the world. Best Pest Control has put together this list of world record sized bugs to remind you that thanks to preventive pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks, you will hopefully never see bugs this big.

Giant Weta
The giant weta is one of the world's largest insects and resembles an overgrown cricket/cockroach hybrid. This insect is relatively harmless and is rarely found outside it's incredibly isolated island home. They can weigh as much as 2.5 oz and are as long as 4 inches, making it the heaviest known insect in the world.

Tarantula Hawk 
This hand sized horror is the state insect of New Mexico and comes by its name honestly - it eats tarantulas. Their stingers can be as long as 1/3 of an inch and the sting…

Do You Have a Deer Problem? Best Pest is Here to Help!

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With a large body of water and large tracts of forest scattered throughout the area, the Lake of the Ozarks offers a beautiful environment for deer to thrive in. Unfortunately for homeowners, that means this pest may find its way onto your property, tearing up your yard! Rest assured, the Lake of the Ozarks' most trusted pest control company can help prevent deer from rummaging through and destroying your property. Take a look at these tricks to keep deer from running around in your yard!
Disguise your yard's "scent" and the deer won't notice your yard!
Most deer rely heavily on scent to find their food. Yards that brush up to treelines and have a variety of grasses are prime targets for curious deer. Try hanging some fabric softener in a sock and tying it to the trees around your yard to throw off any deer that are looking for a quick snack. If you have a dog that sheds, collect some of their excess hair and spread it along the outside edge of your yard. Deer wil…

Repel Pests with Essential Oils!

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Pests seem to get into everything once they get in the house. The Lake of the Ozarks' most trusted pest control company has seen pests in places you'd never think to look! Thankfully, we've found some essential oils that not only repel these pests but smell incredible as well. This leaves your home smelling fantastic while also keeping those pests away. Let's look at some of these essential oils and herbs to see how we can use them to fight back against pests!

Peppermint Oil
Spiders do not like the smell of peppermint. Dilute some peppermint oil and vinegar with some water and spray it in areas that spiders may visit (like corners and under stairs) for a fresh, clean and spider free zone!
Lavender
Lavender releases a smell that often brings about a sense of calm and peaceful relaxation - for humans that is. Lavender is perfect for keeping cabinets and drawers bug-free. It can be used in an atomizer or misted around a room to prevent pests from invading.
Citronella Oil
We'…

Best Pest Idioms Part 2

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The Lake of the Ozarks' most trusted pest control company has heard just about every phrase related to bugs. In the second half of our two-part series, Best Pest Control brings you 4 more bug idioms used in day to day speech. Check out what we found!

Rat Race
1. A rat race is an endless, self-defeating, or pointless pursuit. It conjures up the image of the futile efforts of a lab rat trying to escape while running around a maze or in a wheel.

Possible Origin
The first known usage of rat race comes in the late 1930's, describing the work/life balance of individuals and cities like rats in a maze; everyone struggling to survive and get to the end or the dream, but ultimately, accomplishing nothing meaningful.
Bug Off 
1. To cease bothering [someone]. Hey, bug off! Your comments are annoying. I wish you would bug off! 2. Get out! Go away! (Usually Bug off!) Bug off! Get out of my sight! Bug off and leave me alone!

Possible Origin
As with bugging someone, to bug off directly relates to som…