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Oh Deer! 6 Tips to Help Protect Your Yard/Garden

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Seeing deer in the yard can be exciting, unless that yard has a garden. If that is the case, then you might be more worried about them messing up your flowers and/or vegetables. If you aren’t sure how to get rid of the deer, you’re in luck. Best Pest Control has 6 tips on how to deter deer from your garden.
1. Plant What Deer Dislike
Deer, if hungry or curious enough, will eat almost anything. No plants are guaranteed to repel deer, but it is worth a shot! Plants that deer dislike the most include thorny plants and those with fuzzy or leathery leaves, not including rose bushes. They also are known to not like ornamental grasses, irises, foxgloves, yucca, and herbs and plants with a strong fragrance, such as sage, chives, lemon balm, bee balm, etc. However, this all depends on the season, the plant, the weather and the availability of other foods. Deer tend to eat more in the fall to help build up fat to get them through the harsh winter months. As herbivores though, deer like to eat …

How to Control Mosquitoes This Summer

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It is officially mosquito season at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you will be spending most of your early mornings or evening hours outside, you will want to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Sometimes it takes more than bug spray to keep these pests at bay. Best Pest Control can spray your backyard and get rid of these annoying summer pests. In addition, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks also has some tips on how you can keep the mosquitos at bay this summer.

Preventing Mosquitos
Mosquitos can lay their eggs in water, and not much water at that. A Frisbee or even a plastic water bottle cap can hold enough water for them to breed. To avoid mosquitos from laying their eggs, take the following steps:
- Find and remove any puddles of water or standing water around your home.
- Punch a hole in any unusable tires laying in the yard to prevent pools of water forming inside them.
- Dump and wipe out your bird bath every few days. The eggs can stick to the bottom of the bow…

7 Summer Lawn Care Tips

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During the Summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, it can be hard to keep your lawn healthy. Between random storms and hot, humid days, your lawn may need some work. Best Pest Control doesn’t just keep pests at bay, we also help with lawn care maintenance at Lake of the Ozarks! Here are 7 easy lawn care tips to help your grass stay healthy during the summer months.
Mow Your Lawn to the Right Height. During the summer, you want to keep your lawn a little taller than normal. Having your lawn tall will help shade the soil so it doesn’t dry out. This will lead to your lawn having deeper roots, and it will prevent weed seeds from germinating.Leave Your Lawn Clippings. When mowing your lawn, leave your grass clippings, if possible. If you leave the grass clippings on top of your lawn, it will supply the soil with added nutrients as well as additional shade.Water Appropriately. Water your lawn deeply and infrequently for the healthiest grass. Your lawn needs at least an inch of water on a w…

Keep Wasps From Being a Problem This Summer

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Wasps are a pesky problem to have when trying to enjoy the beautiful weather this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Knowing the signs of a wasp infestation in your home at the Lake of the Ozarks is the first step to getting the issue treated. If untreated, wasp nests grow rapidly through the warm months, drawing more and more of these nasty insects to your home. Wasps can be a dangerous pest to have both indoors and outdoors, especially when friends and family are near. Having wasps flying around, seeing their nest, or being stung is a clear sign that you need to address the issue in a timely manner. Keep your home, family, and pets safe from wasps this summer by having the best Pest Control company at the Lake of the Ozarks treat your home.
Here are a few signs you may have a wasp infestation that needs to be addressed immediately:
1. You may have a wasp problem if you visibly see wasps flying around the outdoor space of your home. Wasp bodies have yellow and black markings. They man…

Fight the Filthy Fly Month

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June is Fight the Filthy Fly Month! Although house flies don’t bite, they can be very annoying and could possibly even make you sick. Because house flies feed on manure and garbage, they often carry disease-causing bacteria and viruses. This is why getting rid of house flies is important. Best Pest Control has come up with a few tips to help you fight those filthy flies:
Tips for Avoiding Flies
1. Keep Your Lawn Clean

Flies often seek the protection of tall grass and brush. Make sure your lawn is cut and bushes are trimmed regularly.
For gardeners who keep composts, keeping flies at bay may be difficult. Keeping the compost pile as far away from the house as possible will help keep the flies from getting inside. Also, don’t keep the compost pile wet, and make sure to turn it often. Do not add meat or oil products to the compost. Warm composts cannot support fly larvae, so keep the pile in the sun if possible.
2. Clean Up After Dogs
If you have a dog, make sure to clean up after it. Ani…