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National Moth Week!

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We are in the midst of National Moth Week. This week dedicated to the cousin of the butterfly goes until July 31. National Moth Week is held annually during the last full week of July and celebrates the beauty, life cycles and habitats of moths. This week also gives people the opportunity to explore nighttime nature and contribute scientific data about moths. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has five fun facts about this unique insect for you in celebration of National Moth Week:
1. Moths are great impersonators.
When you think of a moth, you probably think of the little light brown flying insects that are attracted to your porch light. They may seem pretty boring. However, to avoid being eaten by other predators, some moths have evolved to look like other insects, such as wasps, praying mantis and even tarantulas.
2. There are an estimated 150,000 to 500,000 different species of moths.
Moths outnumber butterflies, their nearest relative. There are 10 to 15 time…

5 Reasons Why You Should Use A Pest Control Company

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If you find that you have pests in your home, is your first thought to call the experts? You may think it is not a big problem or that you can treat it yourself. However, there are many reasons that you should call Best Pest Control when you see bugs or other pests in your home. From costs to health risks, there are many reasons hiring the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is your best option. Here are five reasons why you should consider making an appointment with the professionals:
1. Proper Treatment
Because pest control companies are trained to get rid of pests, they can use the proper sprays to make sure they don’t come back. You may think treating ants is a simple task. However, there are many different species of ants and each one may require a different type of product or application. You may not know what kind of ant it is and how to properly treat it, resulting in them coming back and you spending more money and time to solve the issue.
2. Cost Effective
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Friendly Garden Pests

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If you have a garden, you most likely run into the problem of bugs making themselves at home in it. Before you call Lake of the Ozarks’ best pest control company to get rid of them, check to see if they may actually be beneficial to your garden. There are many “pests” that can help defend your garden against other pests that could do a lot of harm to your plants. Here are several bugs that could be beneficial to your garden:
Ground Beetles
The ground beetle is a nocturnal insect that feeds on slugs, snails, cutworms, cabbage maggots and other pests that live in the soil. They typically live beneath mulch, around compost piles or around perennial plants. They will often create vertical tunnels that they use to trap prey. However, they typically wander around and feed at night. Ground beetles live long lives, compared to other insects, as they can inhabit a garden for more than a year.
Ladybugs
Ladybugs or lady beetles are one of the more beneficial insects to keep in your garden. In fa…

Weeds Found in Missouri

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Has your lawn been taken over by weeds? The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help! Best Pest Control does more than just get rid of bugs. In addition to pest control, Best Pest Control can also spray weeds, treat lawns, clean gutters and more! There are many different types of weeds that grow in Missouri. No matter the type of weeds you have, we can help you restore your lawn to its former glory.

Missouri Weeds
A lawn weed is any plant that is not wanted in the lawn or in another unwanted place. There are two different varieties of weeds found in Missouri: broadleaf and grass-like.
Broadleaf Weeds
Broadleaf weeds are easy to identify as they look different than grass. They are also easier to control since they are also physiologically different than grass. Selective weed control methods will kill the weeds and not the grass.
Broadleaf Plantain – This weed has leaves that are oval with distinctive parallel veins. They have flowers and stems that are stiffly uprig…