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Interesting Facts About Centipedes and Millipedes

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Many people are startled by the multi-legged pests that run across the floor or are spotted in their tub or sink. These are either centipedes or millipedes and many cannot tell them apart. It can be difficult to tell whether you have an infestation of centipedes or millipedes because there is no direct evidence, other than spotting them throughout your home. If they become an issue, the best course of action is to contact a pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Best Pest Control can perform an inspection and find out the source of the population. Below are some interesting facts about these crawly insects:


How Many Legs Do Centipedes and Millipedes Have?
Although the word centipede literally means "100-footed", most centipedes do not have 100 legs. The number of legs a centipede has depends on the number of body segments that make up its body. Most species of centipedes have one pair of legs per segment. Millipedes have 2 pairs of legs on each segment of their bod…

Protect Your Pets and Property From Fleas

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Fleas are not only obnoxious to your pet, but can cause irritation, infection, and even transmit disease. They are parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. By understanding fleas' behavior and habits, we can prevent them from causing an infestation in our homes. If you suspect a flea infestation at the Lake of the Ozarks, it is important to hire a flea control professional. Best Pest Control can rid your property of these pests. Below are ways to identify fleas and protect your pets and property from them:

Flea Behaviors and Habits
Adult fleas draw blood from a host. They particularly prefer to feed on hairy animals such as dogs, cats, rabbits, squirrels, raccoon, mice and other animals. Fleas do not have wings, although they are capable of jumping 150 times their own height.

Signs of Fleas
A common indication of flea activity would be pets that repeatedly scratch and groom themselves. This is caused by the discomfort of the flea activity as the adult fleas feed o…

The Pests That Bug Us Most in Spring!

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It's hard not to love the fresh sights and sounds of spring. Flowers are in bloom and birds are chirping, but it seems the pesky bugs have joined them as well. Even though there are some insects that can be beneficial to your garden, there are some that really know how to do some damage. A pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help identify and treat the ones that like to destroy our outdoor spaces and cause havoc. Here are some things to look out for:

Pests in Your Vegetable Garden
There are several different types of worms, beetles, and other crawly insects that can feed on a fruitful garden in no time. These insects love a ripe, juicy tomato plant as much as any avid gardener. Defensive measures can be taken such as growing "companion plants" that keep pests away from your main crop. However, once an infestation occurs, redirecting them won't work. A Lake of the Ozarks pest control company will have to destroy the pests. Best Pest Control can treat the…

Beat Asthma and Allergies Triggered By Pests!

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Each year, the National Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Many times when we think of allergies, we think of pollen, weeds, or food, but there are several asthma and allergy symptoms that are directly related to household pests as well. To prevent a pest problem at the Lake of the Ozarks, there are some simple prevention strategies you can take to avoid the springtime sniffles. To stay healthy during peak asthma and allergy season, Best Pest Control can offer treatment measures to help you keep pests away. Below we answer some questions regarding pest-related asthma and allergies:

What Insects Can Trigger Asthma and Allergies?
Many ordinary pests, such as cockroaches and stinging insects, are known to trigger asthma and allergies. Cockroach droppings, saliva, shed skins and other body parts contain allergen proteins that cause allergic reactions and can aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. In pe…