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Earwigs vs. Silverfish - Do You Know the Difference?

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While there are many different insects that have the same name, silverfish and earwigs do not fall into this category. While we may often confuse them, or think of them as the same insect, they are two very unique insects. Best Pest Control is here to explain the difference between the two. If you think you may have an infestation of either of these pesky insects, give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call.


How to Tell Earwigs and Silverfish Apart 
AppearanceHere are a few ways to tell the difference between earwigs and silverfish.
Earwigs  
Earwigs have slightly flattened bodies, however, that’s the only resemblance it has to the silverfish. Earwigs are usually brown or black and some have stripes of reddish coloring on their heads and limbs. Earwigs can be anywhere from ¼ of an inch to 1 ¼ inches long. Earwigs have wings, but they hardly ever fly. One of the earwig’s most distinctive features are its cerci. Cerci are two hard appendages that resemble pinchers e…

What's Lurking in Your Leaf Piles?

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Fall is just around the corner and that means tree leaves will begin to change colors and start to fall. When the leaves start to fall, giant piles are created and what’s more fun than jumping into those giant piles of leaves? While they may seem harmless, leaf piles can be dangerous. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that piles of leaves can supply hiding places for all kinds of creatures, from centipedes to snakes. Most insects and other pests you may find in piles of leaves are relatively harmless, but some are not. Best Pest Control has listed some types of pests you may find in piles of leaves.


Centipedes
These pests are motivated by their hunger. They go wherever their hunger leads them. Centipedes are nocturnal. They like to stay hidden and stay close to the ground. Because of this, piles of leaves provide them with irresistible cover. Some centipedes are also equipped with powerful venom that can cause pain and in some cases an allergic reaction in so…

Are Gnats Driving You Crazy?

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Gnats are one of those pesky insects that seem to multiply every time you turn around. Gnats are a common pest problem, which can require a call to the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks. In order to combat your gnat problem, you need to understand these annoying insects. Best Pest Control has some information to help you with your gnat problem. If you need professional help getting rid of these flying insects, we can help you! 
What Are Gnats?
The term “gnat” commonly describes a range of small, flying, non-biting insects. These flying bugs include: Fungus gnatsBuffalo gnatsBlack gnatsFruit fliesPhorid fliesSand fliesAnd several other species
Many gnats do not live long enough to feed. Depending on the specific species, a gnat’s life cycle only lasts approximately four to five weeks. This is just enough time for them to mate and lay eggs.
What Attracts Gnats?
For gnats that do live long enough to feed, scent is a strong attractor. Gnats gravitate more towards fruity or s…

When are Mosquitoes Most Active?

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Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to be more active during certain seasons or even during certain times of the day? Here at Best Pest Control, we have those answers for you. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together some information so you can get to know more about these pesky bugs. With over 176 mosquito species in the United States and over 3,000 species world wide, knowing when these insects are the most active can help you and your family avoid them.

Time of Year
Once the temperatures begin to decrease, the number of mosquitoes start to decrease as well. Mosquitoes don’t like to be exposed to temperatures that fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Once fall rolls around, you won’t have to worry about those annoying insects as much.
In some mosquito species, the adults themselves overwinter by relocating to environments that will help protect them from the cold weather. These environments include places like sewers, cellars, and caves. Other mosqui…

What Can Best Pest Control Do For You This Fall

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Labor Day Weekend is typically the mark that the summer season has ended at the Lake of the Ozarks. Although the first day of fall is September 22, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the season, especially if you're a second homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're thinking about getting your home ready for the fall season, here are the ways Best Pest Control can help!


Pest Control

Pest control may be the last thing on your mind once the summer ends, but pests don't go away during the fall. Many different insects like to seek out shelter to escape the cold, and that warm place may be your home. Termites also tend to swarm during the fall, so make sure your home is fully protected and call a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company.

Fall Lawn Care

Although you may not be mowing your lawn every weekend, there are still some things you need to do to make sure your lawn is prepared for the following spring. The leaves will soon be c…