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Ways To Control Mosquitoes This Summer

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The mosquitoes are out and about here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Mosquitoes are often out in the early mornings and evening hours. If you'll be spending time outside during these hours, you'll want to make sure you don't get bitten by these pesky pests. Sometimes, it takes more than bug spray to keep these pests at bay. Luckily, Best Pest Control can spray your backyard to get rid of these and other annoying summer pests. In addition, Lake of the Ozarks' Best Pest Control company has some tips on how you can avoid having mosquitoes flying around your home this summer.


1. Remove standing water.  After rain storms, ensure there is no water that has collected around the house. Tires, buckets, flower pots, toys and trash containers can collect water, which makes for the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.

2. Clean bird baths often. Bird baths are a great way to attract beautiful birds to your home and give them a place to cool down during the hot summer days. However, bi…

Tips On Protecting Your Garden From Pests & Animals

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There is one thing you can always count on in your garden, and that is uninvited guests. Whether it's deer, rabbits, birds or insects, you can be sure to find something lurking in your garden. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect your garden from these annoying pests. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips you can put into action so you can enjoy your garden all to yourself this season.


Protect Your Garden From Pests

- Some gardeners use natural and homemade insecticides, such as salt spray, mineral oil and garlic spray. Using these natural insecticides and organic pesticides can help fight off pests without causing harm to you or the plant. It's important to remember to reapply these natural pesticides frequently, and especially after a summer storm.

- Certain plants can actually deter insects and pests from the rest of your garden. For example, a row of marigolds can help keep a vegetable garden safe.

- Releasing ladybugs into your garden …

Fight Those Filthy Flies

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June is Fight the Filthy Fly Month. Summer is here and so are the flies. Although house flies are mostly harmless, they are very annoying. They are dirty pests and could even make you sick and can sometimes even bite your pets. Don't let flies ruin your summer fun! Best Pest Control has 7 tips to help you fight back.


1. Clean counter surfaces well. To avoid flies, it's best to clean every surface with disinfectant. It's especially important to regularly clean the areas where you eat or cook like the kitchen or table. Bleach base or chlorine base cleaners are the best options.

2. Dispose of trash regularly. Garbage cans are a fly's favorite breeding ground, so to avoid having flies in or around your home, regularly dispose of indoor waste and ensure the outside receptacle's lid is tightly sealed.

3. Always cover food. Leaving food out and unexposed is like inviting a fly to a buffet. Always keep food covered, especially if it's left out. It's best to put away f…

Keep Your Lawn Looking Good All Summer Long!

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The summer heat can take a toll on your yard, especially when it's not being taken care of properly. If you mow too low, over water, under water, or ignore the signs of pests, your lawn could quickly become lifeless and possibly die in small or large patches. Best Pest Control has a few steps you can follow to help you prevent this from happening to your lawn.


1. Mow at the right height. In the summer, it's important to make sure not to mow your lawn too short. However, you don't want it to be too tall either. If you don't mow your lawn enough, becomes lanky and thin. Tall grass is also a place for insects like grubs to hide. Grass that is too tall is also tough to mow. It's recommended to never remove more than one-third of the leaf surface at any one mowing. During periods of peak growth, expect to mow grass once every 5-7 days.

2. Don't over water your lawn. For healthy grass, it's best to water your lawn deeply and infrequently. Lawns need roughly one inc…

Protect Yourself From Insects This Summer

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Summer has arrived, and with summer comes insects. Furthermore, June 3rd is Insect Repellent Awareness Day, so Best Pest Control wants to take the opportunity to share with you the importance of taking precautions to avoid mosquitos and ticks. Take a look at the ways you can prevent them from taking over your lawn and summertime fun:


Avoid Insect Habitats
Typically ticks and mosquitos can be found in specific areas. For ticks, they generally tend to dwell in tall grass or wooded areas. You may come into contact with ticks during outdoor activities around your home or when walking through leaf litter or near shrubs. Always walk in the center of trails in order to avoid contact with ticks. Mosquitos prefer areas near bodies of water for breeding purposes. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant, standing fresh water oftentimes found around the home. Mosquitoes rest in tall grass, weeds, and brush near inhabited locations such as homes and other buildings.

Wear Appropriate Clothing
You can minimize a…