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Keep Your Yard Free of Leaves and Pests

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The last few weeks have been filled with heavy winds and leaf showers. The fall foliage this year was beautiful and seemed to stick around longer than usual. Now that all of those leaves have fallen to the ground, it’s time to clean up those leaf piles to prevent pests. Best Pest Control knows how proper lawn care can help keep pests out of your yard and home. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some steps you can take.

Lawn Care Maintenance
Not only is proper lawn care maintenance important to help keep pests out, but it’s also important for the health of your yard. Some leaf coverage (about 10-20%) won’t have a major effect on your lawn. However, an abundance of fallen and decaying leaves on your lawn can cause problems. Not only are sun rays blocked from reaching your grass, but those leaves can trap in moisture, which could result in the growth of mold and fungus. Leaf piles also make the perfect home for pests that are seeking shelter through the winter.
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Don't Invite Pests To Your Thanksgiving

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No matter how much we prepare, there’s always a chance things can go wrong and pests don’t take a break just because it’s a holiday. Even during Thanksgiving, Best Pest Control knows that pests have their sights set on your home, especially with the smell of delicious food in the air. Whether its cockroaches, spiders, ants, or any other pests, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help keep them out of your home this holiday season.


Most pests look for and find shelter during the fall as they prepare for the winter. This shelter could very well be inside of your home. When you bring extra food in for Thanksgiving, it can lure certain pests from their hiding places and into your common or living areas. Some pests that you should be on the lookout for this holiday season include:
Cockroaches – cockroaches are capable of harboring a variety of diseases that can even be transmitted to humans. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you keep your home free of these…

How To Get Rid of Mice Part 2

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To some, mice are cute little creatures, to others, mice are nothing but a pain. Best Pest Control knows that people struggle to get rid of mice once they have entered their home. Last week's blog we had a few ways to help deal with a mice infestation. This week, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks is finishing up that list with a few more methods. If you're mice problem persists, give Best Pest Control and we can take care of it. 


Bait Stations
Bait stations, also known as bait packages, are sealed packets that contain meal or pellets. They typically come in plastic, paper, or cellophane wrapping, which allows the mice to easily gnaw through it and get the fresh bait. The mice that feed on this bait will die. While bait stations are extremely helpful when it comes to getting rid of mice, these types of products are best handled by trained pest management professionals. This will ensure the safety of you, your family, and even your pets.
Poor Sanitation Attracts Mice
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How to Help Get Rid of Mice

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Now that the weather is starting to really cool down, critters will be looking for ways to gain entry into your home to stay warm. But hey, can you blame them? Best Pest Control knows that mice are pesky little creatures that can cause all sorts of problems once they are inside of your home. If you have a mice problem, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few methods to deal with the infestation.


Eliminate Entry Points
Rodent-proofing your home is a great way to stop a mice infestation from growing or even starting in the first place. You can defend your home from mice by eliminating points of entry and easy access. This can be difficult since a mouse has the ability to squeeze itself into even the smallest of openings. A good rule of thumb to follow is if you can fit a pencil or dime through a crack or opening, a mouse will more than likely be able to squeeze through. You should seal cracks in the foundation as well as openings in the walls. You should avoid using plas…

Where Do Pests Go In The Winter?

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When the cold weather appears, birds migrate south, bears go into hibernation, and humans layer up and tend to relax inside of their warm house. Have you ever wondered what happens to certain pests during the winter? Many people just assume that they die off, but Best Pest Control knows that some pests have strategies to make it through the winter. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some information about how specific pests survive through the winter and the cold weather.


Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are interesting creatures. They can withstand temperatures from close to freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of this, controlling bed bugs can be extremely difficult. However, after a few days of exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, they usually succumb. The bad news? Our homes are the perfect refuge for bed bugs to survive during the winter months.
Ants
You don’t usually see a line of ants scurrying across the kitchen counter in the middle of winter. …