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Fleas & Ticks: It's Time to Treat!

The weather is really starting to warm up, and fleas and ticks are starting to come out of their winter hiding spots. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that during the summer months, fleas and ticks are top of mind, especially for pet owners. We want you to be able to enjoy your outdoor space without having to worry about getting bitten by one of these pests or your pet bringing them indoors. To help you protect your yard, Best Pest Control has a few tips for flea and tick control at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Keep Your Yard MowedEliminating fleas and tick’s favorite hangout spots is the first step in making your yard 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. Discourage Wil…

Spring Checklist to Keep Pests Out!

As the weather continues to warm up, many pests are starting to become more active and are coming out of hiding. Insects like ants, mosquitoes, wasps, ticks, fleas, cockroaches, and even rodents are now preparing to feed, breed, and nest after winter. To make sure your home is protected, consider hiring the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks to keep insects and rodents from coming in. Best Pest Control can provide professional treatment plans to help eliminate these critters. Check out this checklist that offers ways to try to prevent them from coming into your home in the first place.
Checklist to Keep Pests Out Seal all crevices and gaps in windows and doors.Clean and maintain air ducts and vents regularly.Fix leaky pipes and any sources of moisture from clogged gutters since this can attract ants and cockroaches.Eliminate all standing water around the house including birdbaths. Make sure basements, crawlspaces, and attics are dry and well ventilated. Clean basements …

Keep Spiders Out this Spring

No one really wants to see a spider in their house, especially when that spider is dangerous. Those dangerous spiders include a brown recluse or a black widow, whose bites can cause severe reactions. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks knows that spring is the time when most pests, especially spiders, like to come out of their winter hiding spots and invade our homes. Avoid running across a spider or multiple spiders in your home this spring. Here are a few tips to help you keep spiders from taking over your home.
Prevent Spiders In Your HomeThe best way to prevent spiders from getting into your home is to make sure you don't have an environment that attracts them. Spiders will most likely make their homes outside in plants, piles of leaves or wood or undisturbed places like old tires or buckets. When you have these items next to your home, it makes it easier for them to wander inside. If you have these items on your property, make sure to give them some distanc…

Prepare for the Springtime Pest Emergence!

No matter what you might believe, there's not a single month in the year that we don't experience some type of pest problem in Missouri. Different seasons of the year bring different pest problems. As we enter a new season, it's important to realize that while many pests have been dormant during the winter months, many of those will begin to awaken and make themselves known to the world again.

Prepare for Pest Emergence
In the spring ice melts, temperatures warm and the flowers bloom. With this mix of warmth and moisture, pests will begin to emerge from their winter nesting spots and activity starts to increase. Bees and wasps awaken from their dormant state, termites may swarm and excess rains might bring ants indoors in search of higher-ground.

Springtime is Mating Season
Although pest activity increases in the spring, the vast majority of pest movement and patterns tend to occur outside of the home as pests seek food and water and look to mate. Some pests, however, will …

Vote Best Pest Control for "Best of the Lake 2020"!

It's that time of year again, y'all! Lake Lifestyles Magazine nominations are open for Best of the Lake 2020! We are so honored to have received this award for the past 2 years, and we'd love to keep the tradition going! 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. If you feel that we've earned the title "Best of the Lake" for the 3rd year running, we encourage you to cast your vote!

Here is what some of our clients have shared about their experience working with Best Pest Control over the years!
"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 y…

5 Lawn Care Tips to Prep Your Yard for Springtime

Spring is just around the corner, so while you're thinking about your spring cleaning checklist, it's also time to start thinking about getting your lawn ready for the season. Winter weather can be tough on your lawn. Grass, shrubs and trees are weak after months of lying dormant. If you want your lawn and trees to come back fuller and lusher than before, Best Pest Control can help. Here are a few simple tips to help get your lawn ready for the summer months.

1. Remove Accumulated Debris
The first step in getting your lawn ready for spring is to do some cleaning. Clear away any leaves, twigs and other debris that have gathered over the winter months. Not only can the debris get stuck in your lawn mower, it can also block fertilizers and other materials from being properly absorbed by the lawn. Plus, it can create a breeding ground for pests.

2. Apply Pre-Emergent, Weed Killer & Fertilizer
Applying a pre-emergent in the early spring is very important. It's best to apply i…

7 Pest Preventive Herbs to Add to Your Garden

It won't be much longer before we'll be digging our hands into gardening. Getting a game plan in order before the warmer weather officially hits is a great idea! But keep in mind that while you're getting a head start, spring pests can get a head start too! Fortunately, there are a few herbs and spices you can grow in your garden that naturally ward off bugs and other critters. While these may not be as powerful as calling in Missouri's best pest control company, they can certainly help keep a small problem from growing into a larger one. Here are 7 herbs you should consider including in your garden to keep those pests at bay!

1. Basil Basil is great for repelling house flies and mosquitoes. This leafy green is great for small gardens or in pots around the house. Pick the leaves as needed for delicious soups or dry them out and make your own spice for the kitchen.
2. Mint Mint is a fantastic plant to grow in a small window garden! Grow it alone, as it grows aggressivel…

5 Bugs to Show Some Love To!

We normally don't like seeing pests in our homes and gardens, but not all insects are bad. There are a few insects that we should be thankful for. Since Valentine's Day is a day all about showing the love, Best Pest Control is featuring a few bugs that we love and you should too! If you see any of the bugs we mention below, show them some love and catch and release them into your yard or garden.

Praying MantisPraying mantis are great predators and eat moths, grasshoppers, flies and other insects. Their heads can rotate up to 180 degrees depending on the species. This head rotation allows them to remain very still while hunting. When an unsuspecting insect ventures near them, they will quickly strikeout. While they are a great natural pest control for gardens, they will also prey on beneficial bugs.

BeesHoney bees and bumblebees are loved for their ability to pollinate. Many vegetables and fruit trees need to be pollinated by bees in order to produce. Honey bees are not only impo…

Check Out the Biggest Annual Party at the Lake this Saturday!

We at Best Pest Control are beyond ready for spring to get here already, so we're REALLY hoping it does actually come early! But as with every season at the Lake, there are some things to still look forward to this winter... we're talking Mardi Gras Pub Crawl!!! If you're planning on celebrating Mardis Gras in true Lake of the Ozarks style, you're going to need the details, and we're here to provide!

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - The World's Largest Pub Crawl!
DATE : Saturday - February 8, 2020 TIME : Busses Start at 4:00 PM (VIP Shuttle Service Available too!)
COST : $10 Wrist Band

Wrist Band Details
$10.00 Event Fee - Instead of charging a cover charge at each location, buy your wrist band and get into every participating bar/restaurant.

The wrist band is required and includes:

Entry to 16 participating venuesUnlimited entertainment – All locations will have band or DJBus transportation to all 16 locations.Pick up and drop off at participating Hotels/Motels.Wrist bands ca…

4 Pests You Might Encounter this Winter in Your Home

Winter time means good riddance to pest problems, right? Actually... that's not quite accurate. Although we see the majority of pest related problems during the summer, that doesn't mean they are completely gone in the winter. In fact, the cold weather actually makes pests more likely to seek warmth and shelter in your home. So, which pests should we be aware of this winter? Best Pest Control shares with you the most common pests we see throughout the winter months.

1. Rodents
During the winter, rodents, such as rats and mice, enter homes more often in search of shelter and warmth. They will find their way in by squeezing through holes the size of a quarter or climbing up drain pipes. Not only are they causing damage to your home by gnawing on furnishings and building materials, they also pose a health risk to your family. Exposure to their urine and droppings can transmit serious diseases such as salmonella, hantavirus and infection.

2. Cockroaches
If you were hoping that cockr…

3 Tips for Preventing Spiders in Your Home this Winter

Winter may do wonders for getting rid of many Missouri pests. However, it's also a time when other pests find their way into our homes to hide from the cold. Unfortunately, spiders are one of those pests. While spiders may not do as much damage as some pests (like termites), we do not like seeing them in our homes. Especially when that spider is dangerous, such as brown recluses or black widows, whose bites can cause severe reactions. Best Pest Control wants to help you avoid running across a spider in your home this winter. Here are a few tips to help you keep spiders out of your home.

Prevent Spiders In Your Home

The best way to prevent spiders from getting into your home is to make sure you don't have an environment that attracts them. Spiders will most likely make their homes outside in plants, piles of leaves or wood or undisturbed places like old tires or buckets. When you have these items next to your home, it makes it easier for them to wander inside. If you have these …

Have You Unknowingly been Infested by Bed Bugs?

The holidays have passed, and your travel schedule has hopefully slowed down some. As you're attempting to get back to your normal routine, you may be surprised to find that you've unknowingly established a pest problem over the holidays. We're talking bed bugs. YIKES!

While these blood-sucking opportunistic bugs can be difficult to identify, there are signs that you can look for to confirm an infestation, and ways to effectively treat against them. Best Pest Control is sharing with you some info on identifying an infestation and getting rid of them once and for all.

How to Check for Bed Bugs
Bed bug bites are often misattributed to fleas, spiders and mosquitoes. The best way to check for bed bugs is to examine your bed and furniture. You'll want to look for small specks of blood, especially near seams and crevices. Bed bugs use pheromones to communicate with each other. Therefore, if you can smell a sweet and musty odor, you may have an infestation.

Due to their smal…

Your One-Call Solution to All of Your Pest Problems!

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 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 als…