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5 Flea and Tick Control Tips from Best Pest Control

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We are already seeing fleas and ticks crawling around the Lake of the Ozarks this spring. During the summer months, fleas and ticks out in full force and are top of mind. We want to enjoy our outdoor spaces without the worry of getting bitten by one of these pests. To help you protect your yard and home, Best Pest Control offers a few tips for flea and tick control at the Lake of the Ozarks.


1. Keep The Yard Mowed
Eliminating fleas and ticks favorite hangout spots is the first step in making your property unappealing to them. This means getting rid of tall grass and brush, especially around the edge of the lawn. When doing yard work, ensure you clean up any clippings and leaves and put them in a yard waste receptacle. Simple landscaping can help not only make your yard look better, but also help reduce hiding spot for fleas and ticks.

2. Discourage Wildlife
Opossums, raccoons and feral cats can bring fleas and ticks into your yard. Don't invite these critters into your yard by leavi…

Keep Rascally Rabbits from Ruining Your Yard

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With Easter behind us, we hope that you had a pleasant visit from the Easter Bunny and enjoyed celebrating the holiday with family and friends. Now, if that fuzzy lovable Easter Bunny brought some uninvited friends with him, you may be noticing some lawn damage that you didn't ask for. While rabbits are adorable and typically good-natured, wild rabbits do have a few bad habits that can cause chaos to your lawn. Take a look at some of the ways rabbits can damage your yard.


How Rabbits Can Ruin Your Yard The damage they can create can lead to big problems for yards and even shrubs. They not only chew grass down to the root, but the concentration of urine frequently creates brown and dying areas, making it harder for the grass to recover. When grass is dormant in winter, there is no chance for a recovery – meaning the rabbits’ feeding and excretions can kill areas of the lawn. Once this damage starts it tends to progress because rabbits like to feed in the same areas, and will even le…

Let Best Pest Control Get Your Lawn In Shape this Spring

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Maintaining your lawn and garden will soon become a full-time job to keep it healthy and looking lush. At Best Pest Control, we do more than tackle those unwanted pests around your home and yard. We can also take care of your lawn service at the Lake of the Ozarks. From performing a lawn evaluation and setting up a proper treatment schedule to preventative pest control, we can do it all.


Pests
If you have pests causing problems to your yard, it should be relatively easy to identify. A pest infestation usually affects a widespread area and will be visible on the surface or if you roll back a little bit of the grass. Animals such as skunks, raccoons, birds, and moles start digging up the turf to feed on grubs beneath the surface. 
Moles
Moles can create quite a mess, leaving their tunnels all over your yard. You know you have a mole problem if you discover visible trenches and dug-up soil in your yard. Some molehills can be substantial enough to damage lawn mower blades and housings.
Weeds

Spring Cleaning To-Do's to Prevent Pests

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Spring is finally here, which means that pests are starting to wake up and are making their appearance. If you're beginning to make that spring cleaning checklist, you can avoid a pest infestation in your home by adding a few things to your to-do list. With the help of the best pest control company at Lake of the Ozarks, you can maintain a healthy living environment and ward off pests this spring. Best Pest Control has put together a quick room-by-room guide of things you can do to avoid a pest infestation this spring.

Outdoor Space
With the nice temperatures, you'll be spending more time outdoors this spring. So, a great place to start to avoid a pest infestation is the outside of your home. During the spring, it’s important to examine your outdoor living space. Look for any damage done over the winter months. Rotted wood and shingles can attract termites and other insects. Clean out clogged gutters and downspouts before April rain showers. You may also need to repair ripped s…

Beware of Ticks this Spring & Summer!

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With the weather warming up, we're beginning to see creepy crawlies making their way back into our lives. One specific pest we've already seen this spring are ticks! Yep. They're already making their way into our homes by way of our pets. If this early arrival is any indication of what's to come for the summer months ahead, we're in for a tick-ridden year. So, keep your eyes peeled, check your pets often and thoroughly, and don't forget to have your yard and home treated by Best Pest Control!


Tick-borne Diseases
Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Tick-borne pathogens can be passed to humans and pets by the bite of infected ticks. Some of the most common tick-borne diseases in the United States include: Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis, Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness, Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever, and tularemia. Other tick-borne diseases in the United States include: Colorado tick fev…