5 Springtime Pests To Look Out For

After what seems like forever sitting indoors through the cold winter months, it's hard not to love the fresh sights and sounds of spring. Flowers are in bloom and birds are chirping, but it seems the pesky bugs have joined them as well. Even though there are some insects that can be beneficial to your garden, there are some that really know how to do some damage. A pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help identify and treat the ones that like to destroy our outdoor spaces and cause havoc. Here are some things to look out for:

Pests in Your Vegetable Garden

There are several different types of worms, beetles, and other crawly insects that can feed on a fruitful garden in no time. These insects love a ripe, juicy tomato plant as much as any avid gardener. Defensive measures can be taken such as growing "companion plants" that keep pests away from your main crop. However, once an infestation occurs, redirecting them won't work. A Lake of the Ozarks pest control company will have to destroy the pests. Best Pest Control can treat them and offer organic solutions to safely remove them from your garden.

Bugs in Your Flower Bed

Damage is not just limited to chewed-up flower petals. Insects can destroy entire plants. Some bugs even leave toxins behind. Others adhere to the plants' sap stem and have natural defenses against pesticides. There are certain insects that will prey on these harmful pests.

Insects Flying Around Your House

It is not uncommon to start seeing flies and other 4-legged winged insects begin to fly around in your home. While they are hard to eliminate completely, there are things you can do to try to bug-proof your home. You will want to prevent insects and spiders from getting inside and keep them from setting up a bug habitat. Seal any cracks around doors, windows, and the foundation of your home. You will also want to make sure screens are secured on doors and windows. Keep your kitchen extra clean by scrubbing your trash bins and disinfecting sinks and countertops. 

Buzzing and Stinging Insects

Nothing stops you in your tracks outside like a bee or wasp buzzing around you can, but that shouldn't keep you indoors this season. Most of these bugs are attracted to sugary foods and sweet smells. If you are having watermelon at your bar-b-cue, make sure to clean up after you are done. Also, cleaning the trash and keeping them sealed prevents them from invading your space. Another not-so-nice insect, the mosquito, loves moist environments. If there is any standing water in your yard, try to eliminate that.

Fleas Bothering Your Pet 

Fleas are not just annoying, but difficult to control too. While fleas can bite humans, they do not infest us, as we do not make the ideal host. Fleas prefer cats, dogs rabbits, and similar small mammals. To prevent the spread of fleas, it is critical to know which stage of their life cycle they are in.

Best Pest Control Wants You to Have a Pest-Free Season

Don't let pests ruin your flower and vegetable gardens or take the fun out of your summer bar-b-cues. Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests. We serve the entire Lake of the Ozarks, and offer a full range of pest control, animal control, and weed control services.

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