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Celebrate National Moth Week With Best Pest Control!

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The last week in July is National Moth Week! It's a whole week devoted to learning about and observing the different species of moths. Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 species of moths, and there are quite a few that call the state of Missouri home. To celebrate National Moth Week, here are the different species that are found in Missouri.


Cecropia Moth
These moths may look like butterflies, but they have stout, hairy bodies and feathery antennae. The body is red with a white collar and white bands on the abdomen. From above, the overall color of the wings are dark brown or gray, with a reddish patch at the base of each forewing. The Larvae are large and bluish-green.

Banded Tiger Moth
The adults usually rest with the wings held over their bodies or flat out to the sides. The forewings are mostly black with cream-colored marking and the hindwings usually have reddish marking and a broad black border. You'll usually see them at night congregating around …

Keep The Ants At Bay This Summer

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During the summer, many homeowners deal with ants marching into their homes. Ants are the number one pest nuisance in the United States, and it's no wonder since there are more than 700 species in the U.S. alone and more than 20 types known to infest homes and other structures. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect your home this season. Lake of the Ozarks Best Pest Control company offers 5 tips you can do this summer to keep the ants at bay.


1. Seal up points of entry. Take the time to walk around your house and seek out any possible points of entry. Ants are tiny, so it doesn't take a big opening for them to get inside your home to search for food. Seal any cracks and crevices on the outside of your home with silicone caulk, and pay special attention to areas where utility pipes enter. In addition, trees and bushes should be trimmed away from the home, as branches can provide a path for ants.

2. Eliminate food sources. Keeping your kitchen tidy can help discour…

The Japanese Beetle Invasion

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Now that we're into July, you may be seeing tiny green beetles flying all over the place. Or, if you're a gardener, you may be seeing these green beetles eating the leaves of all your plants. These green beetles are called Japanese beetles. If you've seen these beetles flying around your yard and eating your plants, shrubs and trees, you may be wondering how you can get rid of them and how to stop them front destroying your landscaping. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks has all the information you need to know about the Japanese beetle and how to get rid of them.


What is a Japanese Beetle?
Japanese Beetles are 1/2 inch in length with metallic blue-green head, copper backs, tan wings and small white hairs lining each side of the abdomen. They lay eggs in the soil during June, which develop into tiny white grubs with brown heads that are up to 3/4 inch in length. They will remain in the soil for about 10 months. They will emerge from the soil as adult beetles and be…

5 Fascinating Facts About Beetles

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It's summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks, which means that pesky bugs are all over the place. One of the most common pests we see here at the Lake is beetles. From June bugs to Japanese Beetles, they come in all shapes and sizes and they are everywhere. Best Pest Control took a look at some fun facts about these pests we'll be seeing all summer long.


1. Beetles are the largest group of living organisms. One out of every four animals on earth is a beetle. When you add in plants, one out every five known organisms is a beetle. Scientists have found over 350,000 species of beetles and there are still more to be discovered! Some scientists estimate that there may be as many as 3 million beetle species living on the planet. The order Coleoptera (the insect order the beetles are in) is the largest order in the entire animal kingdom.

2. Beetles are EVERYWHERE! You can find beetles almost anywhere on the planet from the North Pole to the South Pole. From the deserts to the beaches and…