Monday, June 25, 2018

Helpful Tips for Keeping Mosquitoes Away

It's mosquito season at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you plan to spend any time outside, you will want to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Sometimes it takes more than bug spray to keep these pests away. Best Pest Control can spray your backyard and get rid of these annoying summer pests. In addition, the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks also has some tips on how you can keep the mosquitoes from taking over your lawn this summer.


Preventing Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes can lay their eggs in water, and not much water at that. A Frisbee or even a plastic water bottle cap can hold enough water for them to breed. To avoid mosquitoes from laying their eggs, take the following steps:

  • Regularly clean your swimming pool.
  • Find and remove any standing water around your home.
  • Punch a hole in any unusable tires laying in the yard to prevent pools of water from forming inside them.
  • Dump and wipe out your bird bath every few days. The eggs can stick to the bottom of the bowl and survive in dry periods.

Controlling Mosquitoes

  • Keep grass and shrubs trimmed short.
  • Keep window and door screens in good condition.
  • If possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants or even pesticide-treated clothing while outdoors.
  • Use mosquito traps, such as bug zappers
  • Plant mosquito repelling plants around your home, such as rose-scented geraniums, lemon balm and catnip.

Control Mosquitoes with Best Pest Control
The easiest way to control mosquitoes is with a mosquito control treatment from Best Pest Control. Your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company can protect you from all the annoying summer pests. Keeping your lawn maintained and weeds controlled is one way to keep the mosquitoes away from your backyard, and Best Pest Control can help you with their landscaping and weed control services as well. Call 573-348-1600 today for more information!


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Thursday, June 14, 2018

5 Reasons to Hire the Lake's BEST Pest Control Company

If you find that you have pests in your home, is your first thought to call the experts? You may think it is not a big problem or that you can treat it yourself. However, there are many reasons that you should call Best Pest Control when you see bugs or other pests in your home. From costs to health risks, there are many reasons hiring the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is your best option. Here are five reasons why you should consider making an appointment with the professionals:

1. Proper Treatment


Because pest control companies are trained to get rid of pests, they can use the proper sprays to make sure they don’t come back. You may think treating ants is a simple task. However, there are many different species of ants and each one may require a different type of product or application. You may not know what kind of ant it is and how to properly treat it, resulting in them coming back and you spending more money and time to solve the issue.

2. Cost Effective


Yes, it may be true that buying the sprays at the store may be cheaper than hiring a professional company. However, in the long run, it may cost you more money. If termites or carpenter ants go unnoticed or improperly treated, it may cost you thousands of dollars in home repairs. Pest control companies know what to look for and how to properly treat these pests, so it is worth it in the long run, to pay for the services now than to repair something that could have been avoided.

3. Health Risks


Pest control products come with a risk to you and your family’s health, not to mention to the environment. Not only can pesticides be hazardous, but using the wrong elimination method can have some consequences. Bees can swarm and mice may scatter when their nests are disturbed. Both can carry deadly diseases and may spread them across your home when they do this. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is trained to use pesticides safely and knows how to avoid these consequences.

4. Flexible Schedule


Time is a valuable thing, and Best Pest Control knows that. Many times, pest control treatments happen around the outside of your home, meaning nobody needs to be home during the time of the service. This is helpful if you are a busy person or happen to be at work when the pest control company is available to come spray your home.

5. Other Services


Many pest control companies, including Best Pest Control, offer a variety of other services as well. In addition to pest control, Best Pest Control offers deck cleaning and repair, gutter cleaning and repair, landscaping, lawn treatments, leaf blowing and removal, power washing, trapping, weed spraying, winter home checks and yard clean up.

When You Have Pests in Your Home, Call Best Pest Control Company!


Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests. We guarantee a safe, effective and professional job every time when it comes to protecting your home from termites and other destructive pests. If you think you have a pest problem in your home, don’t wait to call Lake of the Ozarks’ best pest control company. Contact 573-348-1600 for a free estimate today! 

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Friday, June 8, 2018

4 Signs of a Wasp Infestation

Wasps are a pesky problem to have when trying to enjoy the beautiful weather this summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Wasps can be a dangerous pest to have both indoors and outdoors, especially when friends and family are near. Having wasps flying around, seeing their nest, or being stung is a clear sign that you need to address the issue in a timely manner. Keep your home, family, and pets safe from wasps this summer by having the best Pest Control company at the Lake of the Ozarks treat your home.

Here are a few signs you may have a wasp infestation that needs to be addressed immediately:


1. You've Seen Them Flying Around
You may have a wasp problem if you visibly see wasps flying around the outdoor space of your home. Wasp bodies have yellow and black markings. They maneuver through the air quickly, similar to a bird. Since they fly around fast, wasps can be difficult to spot. However, you may hear them buzzing around your home. Seeing and/or hearing wasps around the exterior of your home is a sign you need to have the issue treated.

2. You've Found a Nest Nearby
Locating the nest can be a sure sign that you have a wasp issue. These nests can be hidden or in plain sight. If the nest is hidden, you may notice the wasps flying in and out of a small opening in your home. Some wasps even nest in the ground near gardens or plants. They prefer to have a hidden location for protection. Wasps can damage your plants and flowers, so if you find a nest, it's important to get it treated by a professional. 

3. You or Your Family Members Have Been Stung
A sure sign that you have a wasp issue is to physically be stung by a wasp. They use their stinger to defend themselves when they feel threatened. Although you may not intend to threaten them, invading their space will put them on the defense. Stings can be dangerous, especially if the person being stung is allergic. Aside from the pain of a sting, the site can also swell and burn. Dizziness may occur as well. The best way to avoid a wasp sting is to safely have the insects removed from around your home.

4. You're Finding Them Inside Your Home
Wasps in your home create a more urgent situation. It is important to find where the pests have entered the home, so you know what location needs to be treated. Wasps usually enter through windows or doors. They can enter when the door or window is ajar, or if they are not sealed properly.

Don’t let pesky wasps rule the home you have worked so hard to create and maintain. Outside spaces, such as the patio, porch, deck, and garden, are used most during the summer months. Keep your friends and family safe while enjoying those areas this summer. If you see a wasp, have located the nest, or have been stung, you need to address the issue as soon as possible. These insects can cause damage to your property, or even worse, your family. Leave it to the pest control professionals at the Lake of the Ozarks to aid in the removal of the wasps near your home. 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Keep Your Lawn Looking Healthy with these Summer Lawn Care Tips

During the Summer months at the Lake of the Ozarks, it can be hard to keep your lawn healthy. Between random storms and hot, humid days, your lawn may need some work. Best Pest Control doesn’t just keep pests at bay, we also help with lawn care maintenance at Lake of the Ozarks! Here are some easy lawn care tips to help your grass stay healthy during the summer months.


Mow Your Lawn to the Right Height 
During the summer, you want to keep your lawn a little taller than normal. Having your lawn tall will help shade the soil so it doesn’t dry out. This will lead to your lawn having deeper roots, and it will prevent weed seeds from germinating.

Water Appropriately
Water your lawn deeply and infrequently for the healthiest grass. Your lawn needs at least an inch of water on a weekly basis, and more if there is severe heat. Keep a rain gauge to keep track of the amount of rainfall to prevent overwatering your lawn.

Keep Lawn Mower Blades Sharp
Dull lawn mower blades damage your lawn by tearing the grass up, leaving openings. Sharpen your mower blades after every 10 hours of mowing at least.

Leave Your Lawn Clippings
When mowing your lawn, leave your grass clippings, if possible. If you leave the grass clippings on top of your lawn, it will supply the soil with added nutrients as well as additional shade.

Pick Up After Summer Fun
During the summer, your backyard is a great place to enjoy summer activities. This can result in toys, water games, lawn chairs and other items being left out. Little did you know, this could actually harm or even kill your grass.

Clean Up After Your Dog
Your dog’s potty breaks can be the doom of your lawn. If your grass is dying because of your dog’s urine, dilute it with water in the soil. If possible, create a mulch or pebble area and train your dog to use that designated area. Also, pick up your dog’s waste and properly dispose of it – this will help with unwanted flies too!

Avoid Parking on the Lawn
Parking or even driving on the lawn can lead to soil compaction, which can lead to dead grass and other issues. During times of excessive heat or drought, limit walking on grass to avoid further damage.

Summer heat can get the best of any grass. Fight back with these preventative tips! If all else fails, remember to call Best Pest Control! As your Lake of the Ozarks pests control company, we not only treat pests, we can also treat your yard. If your lawn needs help, call 573-348-1600 today!

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Tips for a Pest Free Summer Part 2

As we are recovering from the long holiday weekend and getting back into the swing of things, some people might begin to turn their attention to preventative pest control for the summer months ahead. Did you notice any bugs or unwanted house guests over the weekend? Best Pest Control can help! Last week we started our list of tips on how to help keep bugs away this summer. This week, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is finishing the list. Check out the rest of our tips below and don’t forget to schedule your preventative pest control appointment with Best Pest Control.


Get Rid of Standing Water


The first and one of the best steps to controlling mosquitoes is to remove any standing water in or around your yard. No matter how big or how small, standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Even if it doesn’t rain, you might still have standing water in your yard. It can be easy to miss, so it’s important to regularly walk around your property and check for it. Check for leaks near your AC unit, look in rain spouts, and pick up your pet's water. Mosquitoes are one thing you don’t want flying around your house this summer.

Keep Your Trash Covered


It’s important to not throw certain food items out too soon unless your trash is properly stored or it will be picked up within 48 hours. One thing you don’t want to throw out too soon is meat scraps. The combination of the hot summer sun and the smell of rotting meat will more than likely bring unwanted pests to your yard and then to your house. Rotting meat will attract everything from annoying insects to wild creatures. You’ll want to make sure you dispose of it properly.


Store Firewood Properly


It may be almost summer, but people tend to store firewood all year long. If you do, you’ll want to make sure you aren’t inviting termites into your home. When storing firewood, you’ll want to make sure that it’s stored far away from your home. The minimum distance is 5 feet away, however, the further the better. You will also want to make sure it is stored off of the ground. This will help keep insects and other critters from making your firewood pile into their new home.

Use the Best Pest Control Company at the Lake of the Ozarks


It’s important to hire a pest control company to regularly come out to your home to spray for bugs and do routine checks. At Best Pest Control, we can create a personalized plan for your home and your specific needs. When you hire the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks, you’ll have peace of mind in knowing that your home is protected. We hope these tips help keep your home protected this summer. 


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