Friday, January 26, 2018

Cockroach Fact OR Fiction

Cockroaches are pesky bugs that instill a lot of fear in homeowners. We understand! They are creepy, you don’t see them until it’s too late, they run quick, and can even fly. Best Pest Control knows that cockroaches are pests you never want to encounter inside of your home. When it comes to cockroaches, there are many misconceptions. They are often times associated with dirty and unorganized homes, but that usually isn’t the case. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has seen cockroaches in all kinds of places, even inside of clean houses. Take a look at these common misconceptions about cockroaches and learn how to keep these pesky bugs from invading your home.


Cockroaches only invade homes that are dirty and unorganized.
FALSE

Cockroaches are often thought to infest only dirty homes. While they do prefer dark and damp places, cockroaches don’t have a preference whether the home is dirty or clean. Your home may be clean and in pristine condition, and cockroaches can still be brought into your home accidentally. They can enter from cardboard boxes, grocery bags, or can even come from someone else’s house. Seeing one cockroach doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a cockroach infestation. If there isn’t shelter or food for them, the cockroach may move on to other areas or other homes.

Cockroaches don’t bite.
FALSE

Cockroaches can bite, but only in extreme circumstances. The cockroaches you may have seen aren’t usually aggressive. Cockroaches are capable of biting, especially in the event of severe infestations. Larger cockroaches that are found outside have been known to bite humans. The most serious cases of bites have been on large ships. Luckily, cockroaches that are found inside of homes never grow to be large enough and never feel the need to bite.


Cockroaches can survive a nuclear bomb.
FALSE

Cockroaches are extremely resilient creatures. They can without air for up to an hour. They can even go without food for several weeks and can survive on nearly nothing. And most shockingly, they can go weeks without their head. A headless cockroach will survive until it starves to death or it is killed. This makes it very difficult to determine when cockroaches invaded your home and to exterminate them yourself.

As far as the nuclear bomb urban legend that we have all heard, it’s highly exaggerated. Cockroaches have a higher resistance to radiation than humans – about 6 to 15 times more than humans. While they may be able to withstand the radiation levels, the heat from the blast would be too much for any cockroach to handle.

Best Pest Control can handle your cockroach problem

Cockroaches are extremely unpleasant bugs and having them in your home can create fear and even panic. No matter how clean your home is, Best Pest Control knows that cockroaches can still find their way inside. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you eliminate a cockroach problem before it gets out of hand. We’re experts when it comes to getting rid of those pesky creatures inside of your home. Visit our website or give us a call to learn how we can help you. 


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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Tips To Keep Your Home Pest Free All Year Long

It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean that pests have stopped trying to get into your house. While there are freezing temperatures outside, your home provides warmth and most likely, an endless supply of food. Best Pest Control wants to make sure your home stays pest free not only during the winter but all year long. In order to do this, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some tips to make sure that pests don’t overrun your home. If you’re battling a pest infestation, give us a call!

Tip 1: If you have pets, you should never leave their food just out lying around. Your pet might like to graze all day long, but allowing them to do so will only attract bugs. There are plenty of hungry ants waiting around to feast upon your pet’s food that is left out. If your pet doesn’t eat their food right away, make sure it’s off the ground and not located near doors that lead outside.

Tip 2: Make sure that your kitchen is cleaned up. It’s important that you don’t leave any crumbs out in your kitchen or pantry. Cockroaches are opportunists and they can seek out those crumbs that are on your countertop or even those small crumbs that fall onto the floor. It’s important to regularly clean your countertops and sweep your floors.

Tip 3: Routinely check the outside of your house for holes and cracks. Mice can fit through an opening one-fourth of an inch, and if they’re looking for shelter and food, your home can instantly become their target. Before you know it, you may have some unwelcomed critters in your home.

Tip 4: Turn off all unnecessary outside lighting at night. Many different types of bugs are attracted to light and some types of spiders even specifically hunt down these particular bugs. By leaving your lights on, you’re basically attracting bugs to your home all night. If you do have to leave your lights on, consider getting a yellow bug light and swapping out your regular lights. This will deter those bugs that are attracted to light.

Tip 5: More so for the warmer months, but it’s important that you don’t let water collect outside your house. No matter how small of a puddle, mosquitoes are attracted to water and you could be providing them with a breeding ground and not even know it. Once the word gets out, mosquitoes will come rushing to your house.

Tip 6: Don’t leave food out, or food unwrapped inside of your house, if you do, you are inviting rats into your home. Rats can easily chew through your home’s foundation and gain entry into your home. Where there’s one rat, there’s usually many.

If you notice a pest problem, give Best Pest Control a call. Regardless of the pest, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks can handle it. With the cold months, bugs and pests are still active, but they will become more active when the weather begins to warm up. Get ahead on your pest control and give us a call! We can help make sure that your home remains pest free all year long. 


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Friday, January 12, 2018

How Best Pest Control Can Help You

We are now almost two weeks into the new year and if finding the right pest control company was on your to-do list, then you’ve come to the right place. We are known for our pest control services, but there’s more to Best Pest Control than just hunting bugs! The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers several different services for its customers. Not only do we offer a fully organic line of pest control products, but we also offer deck and gutter repair, and more. Check out some of the services that Best Pest Control offers to see how we can help you and your house and dock.


Pest Control – The Heart of Our Business


Best Pest Control offers various pest control services, all aimed at protecting your property, your dock, and your home. We can also provide your business with protection from insects and other pests. Best Pest Control offers the following pest control services:
  • Spider Control for Your Home and Dock
  • Ant Control
  • Mosquito Control
  • Termite Inspections & Treatment
  • Live Trapping
  • Weed Control
  • Lawn Spraying

Additional Services


Not only does Best Pest control offer protection from bugs, rodents, and weeds – we also offer various repair and cleaning services as well. Reduce your “honey-do” list and let Best Pest Control help you with these services:
  • Deck Cleaning & Repair
  • Gutter Cleaning & Repair
  • Landscaping
  • Lawn Treatments
  • Leaf Blowing & Removal
  • Power Washing
  • Trapping
  • Weed Spraying
  • Winter Home Checks
  • Yard Cleanup

Best Pest Control is the #1 Pest Control Company at the Lake!


Best Pest Control services the entire Lake of the Ozarks area. We have been providing the best, and most honest and reliable service for over 25 years. Our belief is that a home or business is one of the biggest investments you will make in your life, and those investments deserve the best protection.

Best Pest Control Technicians have a combined 79 years’ experience of providing service.


The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has over 8 technicians, each with years of service and experience under their belt. When you need pest control or repair service done, you can rely on the #1 pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to get it done right – the first time.

Your Top Choice for Pest Solutions at the Lake of the Ozarks.


When it comes to providing excellent customer service, Best Pest Control is simply the best. With expert technicians providing seasoned experience, your home and business will be safe from pests of all kinds. We can also help get rid of weeds, clean out your gutters, remove any leaves from your yard, and even check on your second home during the offseason. Give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call and schedule your free estimate. 


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Friday, January 5, 2018

Common Pest Control Myths

No matter what the season is, bugs are around us all the time, 24/7. Of course, they are a lot more noticeable and prominent in the warmer months, but they are still around during the winter. When it comes to bugs and pest control, Best Pest Control knows that there are a few misconceptions about pest control treatments and the best way to treat an infestation. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to clear the air on these five common pest control misconceptions. Check them out below! If you have a pest problem or any questions, give us a call!

 A Few Pests Aren't a Problem


Just because there isn’t a horde of cockroaches on the kitchen counter, doesn't mean there isn't a pest problem. For every insect you do see, there are plenty more (as many as 20-30) hiding behind the wall that you can't see. Don't be fooled by the occasional pest sighting. You should act as soon as you see any pests or any evidence of their presence, such as droppings or chewed up cardboard. 

DIY Pest Control Is Just as Effective


While insecticide sprays may kill the insects that you see, they have little effect on the colony that could be behind your wall. The type of pesticides that the insects are supposed to bring back to their colonies is not always reliable. Also, some industrial-strength pesticides leave toxic chemicals in your home that can remain poisonous for many years. This poses a potential hazard for households with pets and young children. If you are wanting long-term, safe results, make sure you hire a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks

All Pest Control Companies Are the Same


While all pest control companies need to be licensed, they may have various types of licenses. Be sure to check any credentials before hiring a pest control company. Be sure to hire a company that is licensed in the area that you are wanting to control. If you want to hire a company that is effective in treating mosquitoes, you would want a company with an aquatic pest control license. Do your research ahead of time this way you are prepared.

A Clean Home Means A Pest-Free Home


While it's true that cleanliness greatly diminishes the chances of an infestation, that isn't always the case. You may think that you can't have a pest problem because your kitchen is spotless. However, a box of old clothes, children's toys, and yellowing newspapers can be an all-you-can-eat extravaganza for insects. So just because you are clean, it doesn't mean you can't have a pest problem. 

Only Call a Professional For Infestations


Don't wait until you have a problem before taking care of it. The best way to control a pest problem is to act before it becomes an infestation. The sooner the problem is addressed, the quicker and more efficiently it can be solved and the sooner you and your family can enjoy a pest-free environment. Regular pest control treatments can help ward off infestations. 

Your Pest Control Company 


At Best Pest Control, we offer a wide range of pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks, which include spider control for homes & docks, ant control, mosquito control, termite inspection & treatment and more! If you want to protect your home and dock this summer, give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call! 

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