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Pest Control Services and More at Lake of the Ozarks

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Do you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you'd like to get rid of or protect yourself from? If you've been looking for a solution to your pest problems, your search is finally over. You don't need to look any further because we've got you covered. Our expert team is trained to "get rid" of these annoyances. We have a defense against all the pests that effect central Missouri so you don't have to worry. Call us today for a free estimate. But pest control isn't the only thing we cover. Check out some of the other services we offer!


Organic Pest Control
We know it's important to you. We offer a full line of organic pest control products at Lake of the Ozarks to keep your family and your pets safe from not only from pests, but from hazardous chemicals too!

In addition to our pest control services include, we can assist with:
Lawn TreatmentsLeaf Blowing & RemovalTrappingWeed SprayingWinter Home Checks
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10 Facts and 5 Treatment Tips for Fleas

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As a pet owner, you've probably run into your fair share of common pet-related incidences, such as having to give multiple baths in a single day, picking up destroyed items throughout your home during those relentless teething stages, or even finding an accidental surprise when your furry friend couldn't wait any longer for a bathroom break. Another very common thing pet owners deal with every year is the ever-dreaded flea and tick epidemic that takes place when the weather begins warming up again.


Facts about Fleas
Fleas are the most prevalent parasite found on our furry pets, meaning we'll likely find them on us or in our homes at some point in time. While we know where to find them, and their primary food source, and that they're inevitably bound to make an appearance at some point throughout the summer months, it's not something we look forward to. Here are 10 facts you should know about fleas to help you better understand their life cycle and how and why to get…

5 Pests You'll Likely Run Across this Summer

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Summer is the time when everyone is out and about, and that includes the bugs! Having a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company come out and spray your home regularly can help control these summer pests. Although you should have your home sprayed before the start of the summer season, it is not too late! Best Pest Control can take care of all your pest control needs, including these 5 annoying insects you spot this time of the year.

Japanese Beetles Japanese beetles emerge as adults in late June or early July, and they are very destructive. They are skeletonizers as they feed on the soft foliage of trees and bushes. However, there’s never just one. They feed in groups of at least 25 beetles. They will mate and lay eggs until mid-August. Making sure these pests are under control in the summer is important as the larvae eat the roots of grasses in the winter months. Ants Ants are probably the number one pest control problem in the country. They will come out during the beginning of the s…

5 Common Missouri Weeds and How to Avoid Them

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Whether you’re trying grow a bountiful garden or if you’re trying to keep a clean cut lawn, weeds in the summer can get in the way of your yard and garden goals. If your yard has soil that is filled with clay, weeds are likely to flourish and kill your grass or plants. In Missouri, weeds aren’t hard to find in the summertime and may become hard to get rid of. In this week’s blog, Best Pest Control will discuss some common Missouri weeds and how to avoid them.


Common WeedsDandelions
While these weeds produce bright yellow flowers that turn into balls of fluff that are perfect for making wishes, they can choke off your plants and flowers in your yard. Dandelions are a perennial broadleaf. White clover, thistle, violets and chickweed are also included in this category of weeds. Their roots spread wide underground and their jagged leaves can spread out from the base of the weed as far as ten inches, making them hard to get rid of.

Marestail
Also known as horseweed, marestail is a fast spre…

July 20-28 is National Moth Week!

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The last week in July is National Moth Week! It's a whole week devoted to learning about and observing the different species of moths. Scientists estimate there are 150,000 to more than 500,000 species of moths, and there are quite a few that call the state of Missouri home. To celebrate National Moth Week, here are the different species that are found in Missouri.


Cecropia Moth
These moths may look like butterflies, but they have stout, hairy bodies and feathery antennae. The body is red with a white collar and white bands on the abdomen. From above, the overall color of the wings are dark brown or gray, with a reddish patch at the base of each forewing. The Larvae are large and bluish-green.

Banded Tiger Moth
The adults usually rest with the wings held over their bodies or flat out to the sides. The forewings are mostly black with cream-colored marking and the hindwings usually have reddish marking and a broad black border. You'll usually see them at night congregating around …

Fun Facts About Beetles Common to Lake Of the Ozarks

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It's summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks, which means that pesky bugs are all over the place. One of the most common pests we see here at the Lake is beetles. From June bugs to Japanese Beetles, they come in all shapes and sizes and they are everywhere. Best Pest Control took a look at some fun facts about these pests we'll be seeing all summer long.


Beetles are the largest group of living organisms. 
One out of every four animals on earth is a beetle. When you add in plants, one out every five known organisms is a beetle. Scientists have found over 350,000 species of beetles and there are still more to be discovered! Some scientists estimate that there may be as many as 3 million beetle species living on the planet. The order Coleoptera (the insect order the beetles are in) is the largest order in the entire animal kingdom.

Beetles are EVERYWHERE! 
You can find beetles almost anywhere on the planet from the North Pole to the South Pole. From the deserts to the beaches and fro…

Keep Your Lawn Looking Great this Summer

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During the Summer months, 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 op…

Fight the Fly Battle with these Simple Tips

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Summer is here and so are the flies. Although house flies are mostly harmless, they are very annoying. They are dirty pests and could even make you sick and can sometimes even bite your pets. Don't let flies ruin your summer fun! Best Pest Control has some tips to help you fight back.


Clean Counter Surfaces Well
To avoid flies, it's best to clean every surface with disinfectant. It's especially important to regularly clean the areas where you eat or cook like the kitchen or table. Bleach base or chlorine base cleaners are the best options.

Dispose of Trash Regularly
Garbage cans are a fly's favorite breeding ground, so to avoid having flies in or around your home, regularly dispose of indoor waste and ensure the outside receptacle's lid is tightly sealed.

Always Cover Food 
Leaving food out and unexposed is like inviting a fly to a buffet. Always keep food covered, especially if it's left out. It's best to put away food right away in a tight sealing container.…

5 Tips to Keep Ants Away this Summer

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During the summer, many homeowners deal with ants marching into their homes. Ants are the number one pest nuisance in the United States, and it's no wonder since there are more than 700 species in the U.S. alone and more than 20 types known to infest homes and other structures. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect your home this season. Lake of the Ozarks Best Pest Control company offers 5 tips you can do this summer to keep the ants at bay.


1. Seal up points of entry. 
Take the time to walk around your house and seek out any possible points of entry. Ants are tiny, so it doesn't take a big opening for them to get inside your home to search for food. Seal any cracks and crevices on the outside of your home with silicone caulk, and pay special attention to areas where utility pipes enter. In addition, trees and bushes should be trimmed away from the home, as branches can provide a path for ants.

2. Eliminate food sources. 
Keeping your kitchen tidy can help disco…

4 Indications of Termites in Your Home

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Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year to homes. Often you will not even be aware that they are present until they have spread to many different areas on your property and caused tons of damage. Call upon the best pest control company in the Lake of the Ozarks to help determine if your property is at risk. Best Pest Control has over 25 years of experience under our belts, and termite inspection and treatment is one of our specialties. It is wise to have a termite inspection done once a year as a preventative measure, but here are four signs that you need to get it taken care of right away.


1. SWARMERS
You will generally see these winged termites in the Spring when the weather is warming up and often after it rains. This is when the young leave their nests and head out to mate and start colonies of their own. They are small and very similar to flying ants, but there are ways to tell them apart.

TERMITES: straight waist straight antennae wings are the same length sh…

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to You?

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Have you ever spent a summer evening hanging outside with friends only to find yourself covered in itchy red mosquito bites and your friends saying they have none? You're not alone! It turns out that mosquitoes really are drawn to some people more than others. While scientists don't yet have a cure for mosquito bites other than not getting bit, they do have some ideas as to why some of us are getting eaten alive and others are untouched. Here are a few reasons as to why your summers may be spent constantly itching mosquito bites.


You're Pregnant

Unfortunately, those who probably want to get bit the least are the ones who attract mosquitoes the most. In several different studies, pregnant women have been found to attract mosquitoes twice as much as others. This is probably due to the fact that they exhale about 21 percent more carbon dioxide and on average are about 1.26 degrees warmer than others.

You Have The Right Blood Type

Just like you have favorite foods, mosquitoes al…

We Get Rid of Your Unwanted Pests FAST!

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Best Pest Control, owned by Ryan & Katie Dauber since December 2015, has been serving Lake Ozark, Osage Beach, and Eldon,, Camdenton, Sunrise Beach and Laurie for 25 years and provides the best, honest and reliable services for our clients. Through the years, our goal has been to exceed the expectations of our clients. We are a team of highly motivated and professional technicians and staff dedicated to providing the BEST products and services. Check out the services we offer here:


Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests. We've got you protected from all pests infecting central Missouri. Serving the entire Lake of the Ozarks, Best Pest Control offers a full range of pest control, animal control, and weed control services.

Our Pest Control Services at Lake of the Ozarks
Do you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you'd like to get rid of or protect yourself from? Look no further because we have you covered. Our expert team is trained to &qu…

Keep Wasps Away with Best Pest Control

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This weekend is Memorial Day weekend, which for many means outdoor celebrations and barbecues with the family. Many folks around the Lake consider this weekend the official kick off of the summer season. Unfortunately, with the nice weather, comes pesky wasps. Wasps swarming around your home is not something you want happening while enjoying the beautiful weather. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to help you enjoy your summer without any pests crashing the party. If you think wasps have made themselves at home, Best Pest Control has a few tips to help get rid of them and keep them away.


Do You Have A Wasp Infestation?

Seeing one or two wasps flying around your home could be unnerving, but how do you know when it's turned into an infestation? Locating the nest is the best way to figure out that these wasps have made themselves at home. 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…