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Preparing Your Lawn For Spring

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Winter weather can be tough on your lawn. Grass, shrubs, and trees are weak after months of lying dormant. If you want your lawn and trees to come back fuller than before, Best Pest Control can help. Here are a few simple tips from the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to help get your lawn ready for the summer months that are ahead.

Remove Any and All Debris
The first step in getting your lawn ready for the warmer months is to do some cleaning. Clear away any leaves, twigs and other debris that have gathered over the winter months. Not only can the debris get stuck in your lawn mower, it can also block fertilizers and other materials from being properly absorbed by the lawn. Not to mention, it can create a breeding ground for pests.
Apply Pre-Emergent, Weed Killer & Fertilizer
Applying a pre-emergent in the early spring is very important. It's best to apply it prior to temperatures reaching 55-60 degrees. Afterward, the weed seeds will have begun to germinate an…

The Do's & Don'ts of a Termite Infestation

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Last week was termite awareness week, but at Best Pest Control, we believe that every week should be termite awareness week. Termites wreak havoc and can be a homeowner's worst nightmare. Not only can they harm the structure of your home, but they can also cause hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars’ worth of damage. Termites are extremely difficult to detect and sometimes even more difficult to get rid of. The best way to ensure your home is termite free is to prevent termites before they find their way into your home. Thebest pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks offers a few tips to keep in mind when it comes to termite prevention.

Do: Regular Landscaping Maintenance 
Termites feast on wood sources, so if you have a lot of wood around your home, you are giving them an invitation inside. If you are using wood mulch, keep it several inches below the siding and wooden parts of your home. You should also quickly remove any and all dead trees, stumps and roots near your home…

Tackle Pests This Spring

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Daylight Saving Time has taken place and spring is just a few short days away. This means that pests are starting to wake up and will be making their appearance soon. If you are tackling home improvements, you can avoid a pest infestation in your home by adding a few things to your to-do list. With the help of the best pest control company at Lake of the Ozarks, you can maintain a healthy living environment and ward off pests this spring. Best Pest Control has put together a room-by-room guide of things you can do to avoid a pest infestation this spring.

Outdoor Space
A great place to start to avoid a pest infestation is the outside of your home. During the spring, it’s important to examine your outdoor living space. Look for any damage done over the winter months. Rotted wood and shingles can attract termites and other insects. Clean out clogged gutters and downspouts before April rain showers. You may also need to repair ripped screens, replace weather stripping, and seal any loose mo…