Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Be Aware Of Spiders This Spring

While spiders may not do as much damage as some pests like termites, we do not like seeing them in our homes. Especially when that spider is dangerous, such as brown recluses or black widows, whose bites can cause severe reactions. Spring is the time when most pests like to come out of their winter hiding and invade our homes. Best Pest Control wants to help you avoid running across a spider in your home this spring. Here are a few tips to help you keep spiders out of your home.

Prevent Spiders In Your Home

The best way to prevent spiders from getting into your home is to make sure you don't have an environment that attracts them. Spiders will most likely make their homes outside in plants, piles of leaves or wood or undisturbed places like old tires or buckets. When you have these items next to your home, it makes it easier for them to wander inside. If you have these items on your property, make sure to give them some distance between your home to make it less likely for the spider to find its way inside. In addition, be sure to identify and seal any possible points of entry to keep spiders out. This could involve sealing a small hole or crack with caulk or make sure doors and windows close tightly without any gaps. A professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company can help you identify any points of entrance if you need help.

Get Rid Of Food Source & Shelter

Making sure you keep your home clean is generally a good way to decrease the number of pests in your home. In the case of spiders, not only will a clean home provide fewer places for the spiders to hide, but it will also make it less likely that insects will be around for spiders to eat. Without a reliable food source and fewer hiding spots, it will be harder for spiders to stay. Many web-building spiders will make their home high up in the corners. Take a look around your home and clean up any webs you spot with a vacuum cleaner or extending duster.


Call Best Pest Control

Sometimes, it's best to just call the professionals, especially when dealing with brown recluses and black widows. If your home is infested with spiders, don't hesitate to call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. Best Pest Control can help get rid of spiders and make sure they don't come back by helping you identify points of entrance and if necessary, placing traps around your home. We will work hard to help you solve your spider issue so you can rest peacefully knowing you're not sharing a roof with any unwanted pests.

No one likes to see a spider hanging out in their home. These pests can easily sneak up on your with no warning, so make sure you keep them out with our spider control services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Best Pest Control can make sure you have as few of these pests as possible around your home, just call 573-348-1600.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Spring Cleaning With Best Pest Control!

Spring is officially underway! Let Best Pest Control help you check off a few of your spring cleaning chores. From deck maintenance to pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks, Best Pest Control can help you enjoy the beautiful spring weather sooner. Here are just a few of the ways Best Pest Control can help.

Deck Cleaning & Repair

It's important to do regular maintenance on your deck to ensure it is in excellent condition for summer use. Best Pest Control can not only repair and clean your deck, they can also help it look like new. Homeowners at the Lake of the Ozarks will likely deal with mold at one point, especially on their decks. Best Pest Control can help you make sure your deck is ready for backyard BBQs and summer fun.

Power Washing

Spring is the perfect time to take care of the exterior of your home. Take some time and examine the condition of your home'ss siding. Critters can get into your home through holes in your home's siding, so make sure to take the time to repair anything boards that need to be fixed. In addition, it's best to power wash your home to remove any mold or grime that has built up over the winter season. When you get your Lake of the Ozarks home power washed, you can prevent costly repairs that could be caused by mold or mildew growth.

Lawn Care 

With the flowers and trees blooming, also comes the regrowth of grass. It's time to restart your lawn care routine. Instead of spending your weekends working on your yard, make it easy on yourself and call Best Pest Control. When you use our professional lawn care services at the Lake of the Ozarks, you can spend your spring and summer weekends having fun instead of working!

Pest Control Services

It's that time of the year where you start seeing more bugs around the home. However, when you hire Best Pest Control for preventative pest control services, you don't have to worry about the spring invasion. With regular spraying, you can get ahead of pest invasions and have a pest-free spring and summer.

Gutter Cleaning & Repair

Clean and repair any damage to your gutters to make sure they're ready for the spring rainy season. A properly functioning gutter system protects your home from water damage by funneling way away from the roof and house. However, when the gutters and downspouts are clogged, water can back up, which can cause damage to your roof and siding.

Hopefully, with the help Best Pest Control's services, you can quickly complete your spring cleaning list and enjoy the beautiful weather faster. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company can do more than getting rid of bugs! We can also help you with everything from lawn care to gutter maintenance. To schedule your appointment, contact us at 573-348-1600.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Termite Awareness Week

National Pest Management Association has declared March 12 - 18 National Termite Awareness Week. This week was created to bring attention the damage that termites cause in our country, and offer tips on how to prevent termites. In honor of Termite Week, The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers some facts about this destructive pest.


- Termites are one of the oldest insects in existence. They are related to cockroach, and they have been roaming the earth for over 200 million years.

- There are about 2,000 known termite species in the world. Most termites live in hot, wet climates, such as rain forests and jungles. However, the United States is home to a few species of termites that can wreck havoc in homes across the nation.

- Termites build big colonies that have been known to have millions of members. 

- Each colony has a king and queen. The queen is the largest in physical size, attaining a mass several times that over a typical termite. The main role of the queen is to lay eggs, and she can lay million of eggs during her life. 

- Termites have jobs, similar to ants and bees. The worker termite is the largest single group in most colonies, and their role is to take care of the eggs, forage for food, geed and groom nest mates and take care of the building and maintenance of the colony structure. The soldier termite protects the colony. The reproducers are termites that procreate, and they are known for swarming and establish a new colony.

- Termites are social insects, which mean they raise their young as a group. 

- Each year, termites and other similar pests cause an estimated $30 billion in damage to crops and homes. The average homeowner who discovers termite damage will spend an average of $3,000 to repair damage. 

- The total weigh of all the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the people in the world. It's estimated that that for every person on Earth, there is about 1,00 pounds of termites. 

- A colony of termites functions 24/7. Termites are known to work 24 hours per day and never sleep. 

- Formosan termites, which are found in southern China and Japan, are one of the most aggressive in the termite species. Their colonies can be up to 300 feet long with tens of thousands, if not millions, of termites in a single colony. A mature colony can consume as much as 13 ounces of wood per day, which means they can severely damage a structure in a few months. 

Spring Swarmers

Although subterranean termites are active year-round, they're known to find new locations for their colonies in the spring. Spring is a great time to have a professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company ensure your home is termite free. To schedule and appointment with Best Pest Control, call 573-348-1600. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company can inspect your home for termites, treat your home if any are found, and make sure they don't come back.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Tell Tale Signs Of Pest Infestations

If you are a homeowner, you will most likely deal with a pest infestation in your life. Whether it's an infestation of termites or an ant infestation, pests will seek out shelter from the elements and enter your home. However, because the list of pests that can invade your home is almost never ending, how are we supposed to know what's bugging us? Sometimes we see them, but sometimes it's not that easy. Lake of the Ozarks' best pets control company offers a few tell-tale signs that your home is infested.

Wings

There are two insects that will leave behind their wings after swarming to find a new nest - termites and ants. One can be annoying, while the other can cause a lot of structural damage to your home. So you will want to know quickly who's leaving the wings behind and nesting in your home. Luckily, it's pretty easy to spot the difference between the two. With termites, their wings are both equal in size, while ants have one big wing and one smaller wing. If you happen to see one flying around, take a look at their antennae. Termites have straight antennae and ants have a bend in theirs. 

Structural Damage/Saw Dust

Both termites and carpenter ants can take up residence in your home and cause structural damage. However, termites eat the wood, while carpenter ants carve it out to make their homes. If you are seeing piles of sawdust in your home, take a closer look at the holes and tunnels themselves. If they are ragged and dirty, it may be termites. If it's clean, tidy and smooth, it could be carpenter ants. 

Webs

Although you may not find them hanging out in them, spiders will leave behind their sign with a web. While every spider will leave behind a unique web, the two you should be on the lookout for are brown recluse spiders and black widows. A brown recluse's web is not made for trapping, so it's built as a home. You'll find them under sinks, in piles of firewood, in garages and even in your shoes, and they are typically messy and disorganized. Black widows will use their web to trap their food. you'll typically find them in more strategic locations, such as wood piles, out houses and other similar spots. They webs are also messy and don't follow the classic pattern, but they're less globular than a brown recluse web and tend to be horizontal and stratified. 

Droppings

There are many pests that will leave behind droppings that let you know they're around your home. Rodents will not only leave behind droppings, but they will also eat food or paper that have been left out. Cockroaches will also leave behind droppings, and they are frequently mistaken for mouse droppings. However, you can tell the difference between the two by scent or noise. Cockroaches produce clicking and chirping noises, as well as unpleasant smell or odor. 

Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests. Our expert technicians can protect you from all the pests that affect central Missouri. We offer a full range of weed control, animal control and pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you think your home has been invaded by pests, call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks at 573-348-1600.

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