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Spiders Found Around the Lake Area

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There are several species of spider around the Lake, and while most are harmless and even provide some benefit, others are dangerous and should only be left to pest control experts at Lake of the Ozarks to handle. The fall season weather will have these creepy crawlers looking for a safe dry and warm place to hang out for the coming winter months... and your home is looking like a pretty good target! Let's take a look at some of the spiders found around the Lake area and learn more about them!
Wolf Spider
Size: up to 1 inch not including the legs
The wolf spider is a spider that doesn't spin a web to catch it's prey! Wolf Spiders run down insects and other spiders at night, often darting through the grass or dirt. The bite of a Wolf Spider hurts, but is otherwise harmless. An interesting fact about wolf spider females is that they carry their young on their back. Once hatched, they stay with mom for weeks until the spiderlings are ready to go off on their own.

Common House Spi…

Who's Hiding in those Leaf Piles?

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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, al…

Where Are All These Gnats Coming From?!

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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 it from becoming overripe, and attracting gnats. Trashcan- Do not give gnats a chance to live off of your discarded food. Fo…

We Offer More than Pest Control!

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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 & RemovalWeed SprayingWinter Home ChecksDon't Forget About Your Dock!
We know you want to get on the water fast, not clean cobwebs and spider poo from your boat and boat dock. We also get rid o…

Get Rid Of Fall Pests With Best Pest Control!

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Although this week marks the official start of autumn, the bugs haven't gone away. Thankfully, pests like mosquitoes have gone down in numbers. However, there are still other types of pests that will be making their way inside to seek shelter from the dropping temperatures. Lake of the Ozarks' best pest control company has gathered a few of the pests you may see this fall:

Spiders
With the shorter days comes more exterior lights at night. Insects are naturally attracted to light, which means more will be spending the night around your home. Spiders will be making their webs around these lights to catch these insects. While we may appreciate them keeping the insects at bay, we don't want spiders hanging out around the house. Best Pest Control can spray the exterior of your home to make sure these spiders don't make themselves comfortable. 
Cockroaches
Cockroaches like many other pests seek shelter during the fall and winter months to escape the cold. Unfortunately, this she…

What Makes Pest Control So Important?

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It's the best feeling to be called upon in a time of need. At the Lake of the Ozarks' Best Pest Control, we're often called after a pest problem has been discovered. Controlling the pest population and removing them is an important service. Pests just wouldn't be pests if they didn't cause alarm, pose a threat, or just scare people. Luckily, the best company for pest control at Lake of the Ozarks is a subject-matter expert when it comes to preventing things like rodents and bugs from entering your home. A world without pest control would have more than a few problems. Let's see what makes pest control so important!
Spiders
While spiders eat other pests in the home, and generally pose little threat to people, they elicit a massive fear response in today's world. Here at Lake of the Ozarks, we are unlucky in that there are a couple of fairly venomous spiders that like to dwell within the home. Specifically, the Black Widow and Brown Recluse species. Both of the…

Yellow Jackets: Get Rid of Them Once & For All!

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Most people would say that wasps, bees, and anything with a stinger, are the worst thing about nice weather. Being stung is quite the painful experience. Best Pest Control at Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips when it comes to one specific flying stinger: the yellow jacket. Let's take a look at what makes these creatures so bothersome and what steps you can take to get rid of them once and for all!


Above or Below Ground
A yellow jacket nest can be difficult to find. Some species of yellow jacket like to build their nests in the trunk of trees, or in cracks of a building. This puts them in closer proximity to humans, leaving people at risk of being stung. Alternatively, another species popular in the Mid-west burrows into the ground, making a nest that is difficult to discover.

What Attracts a Yellow Jacket
Yellow jackets are attracted to a lot of human foods. Namely, meats, candies, and garbage all attract the insects. Keeping a tight lid on the garbage bin, and cleaning up properly af…

5 Interesting Beetle Facts

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While we're starting to wind the summer months down, and getting ready for the fall season, pesky bugs are still everywhere you turn. 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 is sharing with you some interesting facts about the common beetles you'll see around the Lake of the Ozarks.
1. 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.

2. Beetles are EVERYWHERE! 
You can find beetles almost anywhere on the planet from th…

See What Our Customers Have to Say About Best Pest Control!

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Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks loves our customers. When our trained technicians treat your house for pests, they always do it as if they are treating their very own home. Customer satisfaction is one of the most important things to us, and we greatly appreciate it when people take the time to give us feedback. Here is what a few of our clients have to say about the best exterminators at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Customer Testimonials "Thank you Best Pest for your excellent service. I am so happy to not have to worry about spiders and bugs in my house or on my outside deck. You truly are BEST!!" ~ Barbara Ruehter   "I've moved a few times now here at the lake and I ALWAYS call on Best Pest! Last place was crawling with brown recluses and they REALLY helped me get control of them! Thank you guys sooo much for helping my family and I with that nightmare!♡" ~ Katherine Farrow "They have earned the right to call themselves "Best" pest contro…

Earwigs & Silverfish: Can You Tell Them Apart?

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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. While these two particular bugs get confused 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 distinctive f…

5 Common Home Invaders of Missouri

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Even with the unseasonably cooler temperatures we've experienced this past week, the summer heat and humidity will likely stick around for a little while longer. But, with the summer storms comes the onslaught of relentless pests trying to invade your home. They're seeking shelter for the summer months and your home is the ideal location providing cool temps, darkness, and food. This week, Best Pest Control is sharing with you 5 common home invaders you'll likely find hiding out in the nooks and crannies of your home 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 j…

Keep Your Dock Pest Free this Summer with Best Pest Control

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Summertime is the most opportune time to hit the water and enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. But it's also the most opportune time for pests to come out of the woodworks and ruin a good time. Make sure there are no pests annoying you on your dock or taking a joy ride on your watercraft and have a professional pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks come and spray your boat and dock. Spiders and other pesky bugs will try to hide out in your boat and dock. Don't let those pests ruin your summer fun on the lake. Check out the ways Best Pest Control can help you eliminate pests from your dock.


Wasps
If you spot wasps in or around your dock, chances are they've got a nest nearby. The best way to get rid of them is to call a professional Lake of the Ozarks pest control company. Wasps will use their stinger to defend themselves when they feel threatened. While you may not have intended to threaten them, invading their space will put them on defense. Stings can be dang…

What is Attracting All Those Gnats?

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Gnats are a common pest problem that can be extremely annoying. And if left unchecked, can require a call to the #1 pest company at the Lake of the Ozarks to get rid of. 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 things that may be attracting gnats to hang out in and around your home:


No Surprise... Your Kitchen Offers So Much for Gnats!
Gnats are primarily attracted to sweet and fruity scents, so the kitchen is often where you'll find these pesky pests hanging around. 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 r…