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National Rodent Awareness Week

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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…

Fall Home Maintenance Tips

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Autumn is filled with football, pumpkins and home maintenance? While we don't like to think of home maintenance when we think of the fall season, the changing of the weather means it's time to get your home ready for the upcoming winter months. Your lawn care professionals at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help you get your home ready for autumn. 

1. Clean The Gutters
Although the colorful autumn foliage makes the views at the Lake of the Ozarks beautiful, they make quite a mess around the home when they begin to fall. It is important to clean the leaves out of the gutter as soon as they fall, so they do not build up and overflow. If they are left there during the winter season, they could freeze and cause ice dams in the gutters, which could lead to water damage to your home. 
2. Rake The Leaves
Just like leaves could damage your gutters if left alone, they can also damage your lawn when they are not raked. When wet leaves are left on the lawn, it becomes the perfect breeding …

5 Old Wives Tales To Tell What Kind Of Winter It Will Be

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Around this time of the year, we often hear people predicting how bad of a winter it will be. Many times this prediction is often accompanied by a way of telling how they know. Whether that way is through insects, seeds or animals. At the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks, we want to make sure your home is protected from bugs and weather! Best Pest Control has gathered up five old wives tales, so you can be prepared for whatever winter may bring us.

1. Woolly Bear Caterpillar / Woolly Worm
Woolly bear caterpillars are the larval stage of the isabella tiger moth. These worms are found all over the state of Missouri and could possibly be able to predict how harsh the winter will be this year. According to folklore, the size of the band will indicate the harshness of the winter. A wide band suggests a mild, warm winter, while a woolly bear that is predominantly black suggests it will be a cold, harsh winter. 
2. Persimmon Seeds
This may be one of the more common ways of pre…

Pests You Will See This Fall

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Although it is officially autumn, the bugs haven't gone away. Thankfully, pests like mosquitoes have gone down in numbers. However, there are still other types of pests that will be making their way inside to seek shelter from the dropping temperatures. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company has gathered a few of the pests you may see this fall:

Stink Bugs
Stink bugs are a common issue in Missouri during the fall months, as they become full adults in the fall. During the cooler season, stink bugs will take shelter on the warmer sides of buildings. They will also try to squeeze themselves under weatherstripping or through cracks to overwinter in the warmth of a home. A pest control company can ensure these pests don't take shelter in your home.

Bed Bugs
Unfortunately, the cold does not scare away bed bugs. They can be picked up on clothing and bags and carried into the home. The fall is a time for traveling whether it is for a school sporting events or a weekend getaway,…