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Got Mice? We've Got the Solution!

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We live in a rural location with many of us surrounded by wooded areas that are teeming with field mice and more. A mouse infestation is a problem that many people face in the Ozarks. Best Pest Control knows that it’s best to address the problem before the little creatures appear. By taking action as soon as you begin to spot mouse droppings, you'll prevent these rodents from creating a larger infestation. If you have a mouse problem, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you!
Identifying Mouse Droppings
For some, it can be difficult to tell mouse droppings from rat droppings, or even other pests for that matter. With mouse droppings, size is a key differentiation. Mouse droppings are usually an eighth to a quarter of an inch in length. They are also tapered at the ends and may look like dark grains of rice.

Regardless of what you may hear, determining how old rodent droppings are is difficult because the color often depends on the food source. The best…

Don't Let Your Leaves Pile Up!

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When the leaves start to fall, it's likely that those leaves will be left to pile up along your home's foundation and lawn. While they may seem harmless, leaf piles can be dangerous. Leaf piles can supply hiding places for all kinds of creatures, from centipedes to snakes. Most insects and other pests you may find in piles of leaves are relatively harmless, but some are not. Best Pest Control has listed some types of pests you may find in piles of leaves.


Centipedes
These pests are motivated by their hunger. They go wherever their hunger leads them. Centipedes are nocturnal. They like to stay hidden and stay close to the ground. Because of this, piles of leaves provide them with irresistible cover. Some centipedes are also equipped with powerful venom that can cause pain and in some cases an allergic reaction in some people.

Ticks
While summer is definitely tick season, ticks can still pose a threat during the cooler months, especially when the leaves begin to fall. Deer ticks…

5 Common Home Invaders of Missouri

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The weather is cooling, and the leaves are beginning to turn. What a wonderful time of year the Fall season is! But, with fall comes the onslaught of relentless pests trying to invade your home. They're seeking shelter for the winter months and your home is the ideal location providing warmth, darkness, and food. This week, Best Pest Control is sharing with you 5 common home invaders you'll likely run into this fall in Missouri.


House Centipedes
House centipedes like the cool, damp, environment found in places such as bathrooms, basements, and crawl spaces. They feed on other insects such as a bed bugs, cockroaches, spiders, termites, silverfish and other pests. Like most insects, they are very crafty when it comes to getting indoors. House centipedes will seek out a place that is warm and where they can hide and seek prey. They will get in under doors, through cracks and just about any opening. They are very small and narrow, so the space doesn’t have to be very big.
Millipede…

Kick Off the Official Fall Season with these Events!

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We at Best Pest Control are not quite ready for summer to be over just yet, but the season is wrapping up. Our calendars say today is the first official day of the fall season, so we guess it's time to embrace all that fall has to offer. At the Lake of the Ozarks, that's a lot! Check out some of the local events that'll kick off the fall season this weekend!


Pumkin Chunkin' Palooza
Sep 28, 2019
Ozarks Amphitheater
2629 MO Hwy 5
Camdenton Missouri 65020
Hours of Operation: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Lake of the Ozarks Family-Friendly Fall Event!
This year the event will host its first Pumkin Chunkin' Competition! There will be a "Largest Pumpkin Contest" and a"Best Decorated Contest" complete with awesome prizes. Enjoy this and more, complete with great MO microbrews and MO wines and tantalizing foods as you browse through all MO artisans and crafters. Throughout the day the stage will great live music all day. Lots for the young ones to enjoy - from bounce hou…

Gnats Driving You Nuts? We've Got the Solution!

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Is it just us or are the gnats relentless this time of year? It's like you smoosh one, and 3 more appear in its place. 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 refrigerator. Keep an eye on fruit or keep it in the refrigerator to prevent …

6 Fall Maintenance Items Best Pest Control Can Help With!

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Although the first day of fall is September 23, now is the perfect time to start thinking about getting your home ready for the season, especially if you're a second homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks. If you're thinking about getting your home ready for the fall season, here are the ways Best Pest Control can help!


Pest Control
Pest control may be the last thing on your mind once the summer ends, but pests don't go away during the fall. Many different insects like to seek out shelter to escape the cold, and that warm place may be your home. Termites also tend to swarm during the fall, so make sure your home is fully protected and call a Lake of the Ozarks pest control company.

Fall Lawn Care
Although you may not be mowing your lawn every weekend, there are still some things you need to do to make sure your lawn is prepared for the following spring. The leaves will soon be changing, and they will soon be covering your yard. Excess leaves on your grass can kill your lawn, be…

What's the Difference Between Earwigs & Silverfish?

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In Missouri, there are tons of bugs that we encounter in our homes. Usually these pests can be categorized within the same species, there are a few bugs that are unlike any others. Often, these two get confused and think of them as the same insect, the Earwig and Silverfish are two very unique insects. Best Pest Control is here to explain the difference between the two. If you think you may have an infestation of either of these pesky insects, give the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks a call.


How to Tell Earwigs and Silverfish Apart AppearanceHere are a few ways to tell the difference between earwigs and silverfish.
Earwigs   Earwigs have slightly flattened bodies, however, that’s the only resemblance it has to the silverfish. Earwigs are usually brown or black and some have stripes of reddish coloring on their heads and limbs. Earwigs can be anywhere from ¼ of an inch to 1 ¼ inches long. Earwigs have wings, but they hardly ever fly. One of the earwig’s most distinctiv…

Mosquitoes: What You Need to Know About Their Activity

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Does it seem like every time you attempt to enjoy a nice peaceful day outside, you seem to spend more time fighting off mosquitoes than normal? That's because we're in the peak season for mosquito activity. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together some information so you can get to know more about these pesky bugs. With over 176 mosquito species in the United States and over 3,000 species world wide, knowing when these insects are the most active can help you and your family avoid them.
Time of YearOnce the temperatures begin to decrease, the number of mosquitoes start to decrease as well. Mosquitoes don’t like to be exposed to temperatures that fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Once fall rolls around, you won’t have to worry about those annoying insects as much.
In some mosquito species, the adults themselves overwinter by relocating to environments that will help protect them from the cold weather. These environments include places like sewers, …

3 Spider Bites You'll Want to Avoid!

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Interesting fact - all spiders in Missouri are venomous. Fortunately, there are very few of them that have fangs large enough to actually pierce human skin. If they do, most are harmless and will only leave a small irritation or discoloration on the skin. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to make sure that you have a little information about 3 spider bites that could cause you some problems.

The following three spiders are a bit more irritating than that. Extreme reactions to bites from these are rare, but can be dangerous for children, the elderly, and anyone that is already sick.



Brown Recluse 
When a Brown Recluse bites, you may feel an immediate sting, but there is also a good chance that you won't know that it happened until the symptoms occur. Within hours of the bite, it could become painful and itchy. The bite itself may appear like a bulls-eye. The center can blister, scab, and fall off, leaving a small ulcer. In extreme cases, skin may turn black, and …

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
Don't Forget About You…

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…