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Common Reasons You Have Gnats in Your Home

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Have you had enough of those tiny little flying insects that seem to multiply around your kitchen, pet bowls, and even household plants? These pesky insects are gnats and can be extremely annoying. Gnats are a common pest problem, which can require a call to the #1 pest company at the Lake of the Ozarks. The best indication you have a bug problem on your hands is seeing the adults fly about in the air. Best Pest Control can resolve gnat infestations so that you can get rid of them once and for all. It is crucial to locate the sources of the gnats to keep them from breeding. Here are some common places that you will find gnats in your home:


In Your Kitchen
Stop gnats from re-infesting by getting rid of their food supply. Gnats feed on food scraps that you leave in your kitchen. Some of the most frequent places in your kitchen that gnats will quickly lay eggs and inhabit are:
Food Sources - When you store food, make sure it is in an airtight container, and placed in a sealed cabinet or re…

The Buzz About Bees

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Bees spend spring through fall collecting pollen and nectar to prepare for the winter months. As a result, they can become a nuisance to you when you're attempting to enjoy the great outdoors. Three of the most common types of bees encountered by homeowners are honey bees, carpenter bees, and bumblebees. While it can be alarming to see one of these flying around your home, with a little proper education and caution, they won't be a bother to you. Check out the buzz about bees:


Leave It Alone, It'll Leave You Alone
Bees don't just sting for fun. They do so when they feel they are in danger or are defending their nest. The honey bee is the most likely to attack, especially in large numbers. A bee is much less likely to sting when it is in search of food or water, but it will sting in defense when swatted, stepped on, or otherwise feels in danger. In most cases, bees will choose flight over fight. So, as the saying goes, 'leave it alone, it'll leave you alone.'

10 Tips to Keep the Ants Away

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Summertime is notorious for ants and other bugs to come out of the woodworks and make their way into your home. Whether it's because of the sweltering heat or the pop up rain storms, ants like to find shelter where it's cool and dry and full of food. So you will typically find them in your kitchen carrying away crumbs. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has 10 simple tips to help you keep these guys from taking over your home:


1. Use Caulk
Ants are tiny, so there are many ways they can get into your home. Try sealing your windows, doors and cracks with caulk to deter them from entering your home. Plus, sealing up your home can help save you money on your energy bills – so it’s a win-win!

2. Sprinkle Salt
If ants are making their way into your home, stop them by sprinkling a line across their path or entry point. They will not want to cross the salt line and be deterred from entering your home.

3. Use Citrus Peels & Cucumbers
Place either cucumbers or cit…

4 'Pests' that are GOOD for Your Garden!

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If you have a garden, you most likely run into the problem of bugs making themselves at home in it. While having any kind of bugs in your beautiful garden may be alarming, some of them can actually be beneficial to have around. Lake of the Ozarks’ best pest control company can help defend your garden against unwanted pests that could do a lot of harm to your plants. But, let's take a look at some of the bugs that could be beneficial to your garden:


1. Green Lacewings
This insect predator bears very distinctive, delicate looking wings, long antennae and gold or copper eyes. There are many different species of green lacewings, but they all closely resemble one another. They are not picky eaters and will feed on a wide range of pests including aphids, caterpillars, mites, whiteflies, thrips, mealybugs, leafhoppers and more. They frequently feed on insect eggs, plant nectars, pollen and honeydew. Their larvae can eat over 200 insects each! Green lacewings will often appear on their ow…

We Offer More Than Just Pest Control!

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Just because our name is Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks, doesn't mean we only offer pest control services. In fact, we're here for more than just spraying for bugs around your house. We offer a wide variety of pest control services for both your home and your dock, as well as a few other home improvement and repair services. Our goal is to help make all areas of your humble abode nice and livable.


Pest Control, Animal Control, and Weed Control
We'll keep all kinds of critters, from bugs like ants to animals like raccoons, out of your living areas and away from your family. And don't worry about those annoying weeds. That's something that we can easily spray for, too. Our services include:
Spider Control for Your Home and DockAnt ControlMosquito ControlTermite Inspections & TreatmentLive TrappingWeed ControlLawn Spraying
Best Pest Control offers a full line of organic pest control products. All of the chemicals that we use are low odor & FDA…