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It's National Bed Bug Awareness Week!

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April 22 - 28 is nationally recognized as Bed Bug Awareness Week. Now that the weather is warming up, people are beginning to move around more and are preparing to embark on their summer vacations. Best Pest Control wants to help your home stay bed bug free this summer by providing essential bed bug control tips.


How To Identify Bed Bugs

Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish brown and can grow to about the size of an apple seed. Before feeding, bed bugs are flat. The abdomen of bed bugs are covered with microscopic hair and have a banded appearance. Adults typically grow to 4 - 5 mm in length and 1.5 - 3 mm wide.

Where To Find Bed Bugs

If you suspect your home may have bed bugs, some places you should inspect include:

- Behind mirrors & picture frames
- Matress & Sheets
- Headboard
- Nightstand & desks

A few signs that you may have bed bugs include:

- Dark spots and blood stains on mattress and bedding.
- Exoskeletons (skin sheds during growth) of bed bugs.
- Live bed bu…

Don't Let Wasps Ruin Your Summer Fun

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Unfortunately, with the nice weather, comes pesky wasps. Wasps swarming around your home is not something you want happening while enjoying the beautiful weather. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you enjoy your summer without any pests crashing the party. If you think wasps have made themselves at home, Best Pest Control has a few tips to help get rid of them and keep them away.


Do You Have A Wasp Infestation?

Seeing one or two wasps flying around your home could be unnerving, but how do you know when it's turned into an infestation? Locating the nest is the best way to figure out that these wasps have made themselves at home. These nests can be hidden or in plain sight. If the nest is hidden, you may notice the wasps flying in and out of a small opening in your home. Some wasps will even build their nest in the ground near garden or plants.

How To Control

If you spot wasps, or an active wasps nest, in or around your home, the best way to get rid of them is …

Beware Of The Easter Bunny

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Easter is this weekend and many families are getting ready for their Easter festivities. From brunches to Easter Egg Hunts, there are many opportunities for pests to ruin your weekend. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company wants to make sure your Easter activities go off without a hitch. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while prepping for your Easter weekend.

Count Your Eggs

Before hiding your eggs, make sure you count them all. If the egg seekers in your family don't find them all you can dispatch an adult to find them. Hard boiled eggs that are left in your yard can spoil, which can attract ants and other pests. While plastic eggs won't spoil, it's still best to count them before hiding, as the melted chocolate and other candy that they're filled with can still attract the pests. In addition to counting your eggs, if you're using hard boiled eggs and one of them cracks, make sure to toss it instead of keeping it in the hunt. A cracked egg is more li…

Critters We See At The Lake

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The Lake of the Ozarks is home to many different pests, from wasps and mosquitos to groundhogs and armadillos. As you prepare your lawn this spring season, you may find that a critter has taken up residence nearby. If you stumble across a critter destroying your yard, contact a company that provides live animal trapping at the Lake of the Ozarks. Best Pest Control can trap these pests and prevent further damage from occurring. Below are some common critters we see scurrying around the Lake of the Ozarks.

Groundhogs

During the early spring, groundhogs are most active during the warm parts of the day. However, during the late spring or summer, their days are spent in their cool burrows and feeding occurs during the early morning and dusk. Their burrow system is located about 2-4 feet underground and could extend 15-25 horizontally. You may find groundhogs beneath homes, patios, under decks, garages and stored lumber.

Moles

Moles are active year-round. However, the females produce three to…