Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tips to Enjoy a Pest Free Summer

Summer will be here before we know it, and it’s important to make sure your home is protected from pests during the warmer months. Imagine having your nice backyard BBQ with family and friends interrupted by a swarm of mosquitoes or a trail of ants. Or having your guests stumble upon a cockroach or spider inside of your house. Best Pest Control knows it’s important to keep all sorts of bugs and pests away from your home both inside and outside. Check out these summer pest control tips from the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks.


Keep Your Kitchen Clean


There’s nothing more appealing to ants and other bugs than a pile of crumbs on the counter or on the floor. While those crumbs may seem small to you, they are a large food source for tiny insects like ants. Make sure you’re not attracting unwanted critters by sweeping your floors, wiping down your countertops, and ensuring your food is put away and secured. You should also take the trash out regularly and keep it away from entry points to your home.

Secure Entryways into Your Home


While it may seem like common sense, making it difficult for pests to enter your home is your best and your first line of defense. When the weather begins to warm up, it’s best to take a walk around the perimeter of your home and search for any possible entryways. If you have any screen doors, make sure there are no holes or tears – repair any as necessary. You should also check any doors and windows for gaps or cracks. It’s also a good idea to check and replace any window stripping. By eliminating entry points, you are decreasing the chances of having unwanted guests this summer.

Don’t Forget About Yard Maintenance


We understand, it’s hot outside and the last thing you probably want to do is mow your yard. But keeping your yard and landscaping well maintained will deter overgrowth. Overgrowth provides an ideal spot for pests to take up residence and have their nests. If you have plants or bushes near your home, it’s important to keep them trimmed and maintained. Don’t want to take care of it yourself? No problem. Best Pest Control also tackles yard maintenance around the Lake of the Ozarks.


Keep Your Outdoor Furniture Clean


If you have outdoor furniture or even an outdoor swing, it’s important to continuously inspect your furniture and the chains of the swing. You’ll want to make sure your furniture is free of spider webs and any potential egg sacks. The last thing you want is a family of spiders taking up residence in your patio furniture. Clean and remove any webs as often as possible.

Keep the Outside and Inside Separate


If you have any outside toys and furniture, it’s important to keep them outside. If there are any bugs or pests on the toys or furniture, you don’t want to bring them inside and give them access to your entire home.

Keep Your Summer Pest Free


Making sure your home stays pest free this summer and all year long is our top priority at Best Pest Control. This is just the start of our summer pest control tips list so stay tuned next week as we conclude our list. In the meantime, don’t forget to schedule your preventative pest control. Give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call today.


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Get Your Home Ready for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is just over a week away. Whether you live at the Lake full-time or you have a vacation home here, now is a great time to prepare your home for the busy weekend ahead. Best Pest Control knows that the weekend will be filled with guests from out of town, outdoor BBQs and time spent on the Lake. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips to help you get your home ready for your Memorial Day Weekend plans.


Prepare Your Lawn


During Memorial Day Weekend, you probably have plans to spend time enjoying your backyard space. Make sure it's a place you want to spend time in. Mow your lawn ahead of time and trim back the trees and bushes. Pick up any leaves that may still be hanging around from the fall and winter and weed eat the edges of your lawn. Not only will this make your lawn look beautiful, it will also help keep any pests away. There’s nothing worse than having some unwanted pests crash your Memorial Day BBQ.

Clean Up Your Deck


If you'll be having a BBQ this Memorial Day Weekend, you want to make sure your deck and patio area is ready to be used. Sweep up and clear any spider webs that may have accumulated over the winter season. If your deck is wooden, the storms may have caused some mold growth, so take a power washer and clear away any green you may see. Your concrete areas and your home's siding may also benefit from a good power washing. While it may seem like a lot of work, once it’s done, your home will not only be ready for Memorial Day Weekend but for the summer months.


Get Your Dock Ready


Memorial Day Weekend is a great time to hit the water and enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. Make sure there are no pests taking a joy ride on your watercraft and have a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks come and spray your boat and dock. During the winter months, spiders and other pesky bugs may have hidden out in your boat and dock. Make sure you evict them before taking your watercraft out for a spin.

Evict Bugs from Your Home & Yard


Pests definitely know how to ruin a good time. Make sure they don't ruin your Memorial Day Weekend festivities and hire the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to spray your home and yard for pests. Just like with your watercraft and dock, if your home was unused during the winter months, pests may be using your home for shelter. Kick them out with Best Pest Control!

Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend


Best Pest Control makes it easy for you to get ready for Memorial Day Weekend. We can help you with everything from landscaping to pest control services at the Lake of the Ozarks. Memorial Day Weekend is just over a week away, so call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks today!


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Are Insects Causing Your Allergies?

It’s springtime at the Lake of the Ozarks, and with the warmer weather and longer days, comes a lot of pollen and spring allergies. Each year, the National Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. Many times, when we think of allergies, we think of pollen, weeds, or food, but there are several asthma and allergy symptoms that are directly related to household pests as well. 

To prevent a pest problem, Best Pest Control knows there are some simple prevention strategies you can take to avoid the springtime sniffles. To stay healthy during peak asthma and allergy season, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can offer treatment measures to help you keep pests away. Below we have answers to some questions regarding pest-related asthma and allergies.

What Insects Can Trigger Asthma and Allergies?


Many ordinary pests, such as cockroaches and stinging insects, are known to trigger asthma and allergies. Cockroach droppings, saliva, shed skins and other body parts contain allergen proteins that cause allergic reactions and can aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. In people with weakened immune systems, the venom of certain stinging insects, such as yellow jackets, wasps, bees, and fire ants can cause serious allergic reactions. Symptoms can range from itching and hives to shortness of breath to anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can be fatal.

What Pest Prevention and Treatment Measures Are There for Asthma and Allergies? 


Not only will eliminating pests from your property keep your home healthy, but preventative measures can keep you safe from the threat of asthma and allergies as well. An unknown cockroach problem could be triggering symptoms for asthma and allergy sufferers. As people spend more time outdoors, stinging insects also become a concern.  


Here are some tips for safeguarding your home against pests that cause asthma and allergies:

  • Keep food sealed and stored properly, and clean kitchen floors and counters daily.
  • Dispose of garbage regularly and store in sealed containers.
  • Seal cracks and holes in homes, including entry points for utilities and pipes and in screen doors and windows.
  • Keep basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Should you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, such as tongue and throat swelling, wheezing, dizziness, or shortness of breath, call 911.
  • If allergic to stinging insects, learn how to use an epinephrine kit and carry it with you at all times.

If you suspect an infestation or notice a hive or nest on your property, contact a pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to safely remove the threat.

Best Pest Control Can Help You Fight Asthma and Allergy Symptoms This Spring!


Don't suffer this spring with asthma and allergies. Do yourself a favor and contact the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Serving the entire Lake of the Ozarks area, Best Pest Control offers a full range of pest and weed control services to keep your home pest-free and your springtime asthma and allergy symptoms knocked out!


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