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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