Wednesday, January 25, 2017

5 Common Misconceptions About Pest Control

Although it may not seem like it, spring is just around the corner, which means pests will be making their way back into our home. In addition, it has been an unusually warm winter, which means that some pests haven't gone away. However, there are a few misconceptions about pest control treatments and the best way to treat an infestation you should know about before the pests start to come out. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks clears the air on five common pest control misconceptions below. 

1. A Few Pests Aren't A Problem

Just because there aren't a horde of cockroaches on the kitchen counter, doesn't mean there isn't a pest problem. For every insect you do see, there are plenty more (as many as 20-30) hiding behind the wall that you can't see. Don't be fooled by the occasional pest sighting. You should act as soon as you see any pests or any evidence of their presence, such as droppings or chewed up cardboard. 

2. DIY Pest Control Is Just As Effective

While insecticide sprays may kill the insects that you see, they have little effect on the colony that could be behind your wall. The type of pesticides that the insects are supposed to bring back to their colonies are not always reliable. In addition, some industrial-strength pesticides leave toxic chemicals in your home that can remain poisonous for many years, which poses a potential hazard for households with pets and young children. If you are wanting long-term, safe results, make sure you hire a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks

3. All Pest Control Companies Are The Same

While all pest control companies need to be licensed, they may have various types of licenses. Be sure to check any credentials before hiring a pest control company. Be sure to hire a company that is licensed in the area that you are wanting to control. If you want to hire a company that is effective in treating mosquitoes, you would want a company with an aquatic pest control license.

4. A Clean Home = A Pest Free Home

While it's true that cleanliness greatly diminishes the chances of an infestation, that isn't always the case. You may think that you can't have a pest problem because your kitchen is spotless. However, a box of old clothes, children's toys and yellowing newspapers can be an all-you-can-eat extravaganza for insects. So just because you are clean, it doesn't mean you can't have a pest problem. 

5. Only Call A Professional For Infestations

Don't wait until you have a problem before taking care of it. The best way to control a pest problem is to act before it becomes an infestation. The sooner the problem is addressed, the quicker and more efficiently it can be solved and the sooner you and your family can enjoy a pest-free environment. Regular pest control treatments can help ward off infestations. 

We offer a wide range of pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks, which include spider control for home & dock, ant control, mosquito control, termite inspection & treatment and more! If you want to protect your home and dock this summer, call Best Pest Control at 573-348-1600. 


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Friday, January 20, 2017

What Can Best Pest Control Do For You?

Spring will be here before you know it! Our expert team is trained to "get rid" of any pests crawling around your property. We have a defense against all the pests that affect central Missouri so you do not have to worry. However, in addition to pest control, we also offer many other services at the Lake of the Ozarks. From pest and animal control to lawn and home maintenance, Best Pest Control can help you with everything you need to get ready for spring. 

Pest Control Services

Spring is just around the corner, which means that insects will be out and about more often again. Make sure your home is protected by having regular pest control treatments inside and around your home. In addition to pest control for your home, Best Pest Control can also spray your dock so you won't have to worry about spiders or other pests also enjoying your boat this summer. 

- Spider Control for Home & Docks
- Ant Control
- Mosquito Control
- Termite Inspection & Treatment

Animal Control

If you plan on having a garden or lush yard this spring and summer, you find yourself welcoming some unwanted critters. Luckily, Best Pest Control can help you protect your lawn and garden. In addition to protecting your yard, Best Pest Control can also help you if you find an unwanted critter inside.  

Lawn Care Maintenance

With spring around the corner, it is time to start getting ready to do regular lawn care maintenance again. Why not make it easy this year and have someone else worry about it? In addition to pest and animal control, Best Pest Control also help you with lawn care maintenance. 

- Weed Control
- Lawn Spraying
- Landscaping
- Lawn Treatments
- Leaf Blowing & Removal
- Yard Cleanup

Home Maintenace

Get your home ready for spring by having your deck clean and repairs, as well as your home power washed. From pest control to home maintenance, Best Pest Control can help you make sure you're ready for the spring. 

- Deck Cleaning & Repair
- Gutter Cleaning & Repair
- Power Washing 
- Winter Home Checks

More Than Pest Control

Best Pest Control has been serving the Lake of the Ozarks for more than 25 years. We provide the best, honest and reliable services for our clients. Our goal is to exceed the expectation of our clients. We're a team of highly motivated and professional technicians and staff dedicated to providing the BEST products and service. To schedule your pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks or any other services, call us today at 573-348-1600. 


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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Prevent Bed Bugs From Getting Comfortable In Your Home

Although it is the winter season, there are some bugs that are still active. One of those being bed bugs. Prevention for bed bugs is important, as they are extremely difficult to get rid on once your home is infested. While it is best to call a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks once your home is infested, there are a few things you can do yourself, to help minimize the chance of your home getting a bed bug infestation. 

1. Don't Bring Them Home

If you are traveling, it is a good idea to inspect your hotel mattress for bed bugs before settling in. When you first arrive, inspect the mattress, box spring and any visible parts of the headboard, especially along the edges. Pull back the sheets and look along the ribbing and corners of the mattress and headboard. If you see any signs that they've been around, such as the bugs themselves, little brown spots or if you wake up with mysterious bites, tell the hotel management immediately. If you did experience bed bugs while on vacation, unpack your whole suitcase outside your home. Pull out clothes and put them through a hot wash. If you have delicate items, even a low dry cycle can help kill bugs. It is important to disinfect and fumigate the suitcase before bringing it inside. 

2. Minimize Hiding Spots

Bed bugs are nocturnal, so they will mainly come out at night. (However, if they are hungry enough, they will come out in the day.) They typically will hide out during the day, so they like to hide. Minimizing hiding spots will help deter them away from your home. Seal up cracks along the baseboards and molding, as well as holes in areas where pipes or wires go through the wall. In addition to sealing up holes and cracks, it's also a good idea to minimize clutter in the bedroom, especially near the bed and on the floor. 

3. Call The Professionals

Having a pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks routinely treat your home can help prevent a bed bug infestation. Pest technicians can spot the signs of pest infestations, including bed bugs! At Best Pest Control, we offer a full line of organic pest control products, so there's no need to worry about harsh chemicals in your home. If you have a bed bug infestations, it's best to call a professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company, as bed bugs are extremely difficult to treat. If a bed bug treatment is done incorrectly, it could make the problem worse.

Getting Rid Of All Your Pests

If you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you want to get rid of or protect yourself from, look no further than Best Pest Control! Our expert team is trained in getting rid of these annoyances, and we have a defense against all the pests that affect central Missouri, so you don't have to worry! If you have a bed bug infestations or any other pest annoyance, call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-348-1600.

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