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Protect Your Home From Fleas & Ticks

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We are already seeing fleas and ticks crawling around the Lake of the Ozarks. During the summer months, fleas and ticks are top of mind. We want to enjoy our outdoor spaces with the worry of getting bitten by one of these pests. To help you protect your yard, Best Pest Control offers a few tips for flea and tick control at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Keep The Yard Mowed

Eliminating fleas and ticks favorite hangout spots is the first step in making your property unappealing to them. This means getting rid of tall grass and brush, especially around the edge of the lawn. When doing yard work, ensure you clean up any clippings and leaves and put them in a yard waste receptacle. Simple landscaping can help not only make your yard look better, but also help reduce hiding spot for fleas and ticks.

2. Discourage Wildlife

Opossums, raccoons and feral cats can bring fleas and ticks into your yard. Don't invite these critters into your yard by leaving bowls dog or cat food outside. Trim back an…

Get Your Home Ready For Memorial Day

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Memorial Day Weekend is just over a week away. This is the perfect opportunity to visit your Lake of the Ozarks home, or if you live in the area full-time to invite guests to your home Lake home to celebrate. No matter what your plans involve, you want to make sure your Lake home is ready for the upcoming festivities. Best Pest Control has a few tips to help you get your home ready for your Memorial Day Weekend plans.

1. Keep Lawn Maintained

During Memorial Day Weekend, you probably have plans to spend time enjoying your backyard space. Make sure it's a place you want to spend time in. Get the lawn mowed and trim back the trees and bushes. Pick up any leaves that may still be hanging around from the fall and weed eat the edges of your lawn. Not only will this make your lawn look beautiful, it will also keep the pest at bay.

2. Clean Up The Deck

If you're enjoying Memorial Day Weekend BBQing, you want to make sure your deck and patio area are ready to be used. Sweep up and clear…

Yellow Jackets, Wasps, Hornets - What's The Difference?

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The ability to sting, coupled with their great mobility, makes Yellow Jackets, Hornets and wasps some of the most feared of all insects. Many species are present in every geographic region of Missouri. These species vary in aggressiveness and other behaviors, however, and only a few need to be feared. This doesn't make it any less of a problem for some people. With the potential of suffering allergic reactions when stung, it's better to be safe than sorry. Knowledge of how to identify them and their nests can help you to determine how to manage their presence around the home. So this week, Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks is sharing helpful information to help you more easily identify some of the more common buzzing nuisances found in Missouri.



Yellow Jacket
Yellow jackets are an aggressive species that live up to their name. They can easily be identified by the yellow and black bands on their bodies. All yellow jackets aggressively defend their nests and will be mos…

Spring Allergies or Pest Infestation?

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It's that time of the year again, spring allergies have arrived! You may think that the plants blooming may be the cause of your allergies, however, you may be surprised at the real culprit. Your spring allergies could be the result of a pest infestation. Certain pests could cause allergy symptoms as well as asthma. Your local pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you identify and get rid of any pests infesting your home.


Allergy-Causing Pests

Stinging Insects

Hornets, yellow jackets and wasps could potentially cause allergic reactions. Now that spring is in full swing, we're seeing these stinging insects more and more. Don't let your home become a place for them to create their nest. If someone in your home is allergic to a stinging insect, it could be fatally dangerous.

Rodents
Mice and rats are dirty and often carry diseases and bacteria. They could be the reason you're experiencing allergies this season, as they also carry numerous allergens. If you …