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4 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Summer Fun!

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Officially, the summer season doesn't begin until June 20, 2020. But for many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of summer here at the Lake of the Ozarks. Whether you live at the Lake full-time or you have a vacation home here, now is a great time to prepare your home for the busy summer ahead. Best Pest Control knows that the Lake will be filled with guests from out of town, outdoor BBQs and time spent on the water. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips to help you get your home ready for your summer plans.
1. Prepare Your LawnYou're probably already making plans to spend time enjoying your backyard space. Make sure it's a place you want to spend time in. Mow your lawn ahead of time and trim back the trees and bushes. Pick up any leaves that may still be hanging around from the fall and winter and weed eat the edges of your lawn. Not only will this make your lawn look beautiful, it will also help keep any pests away. There’s nothing wors…

3 Common Questions About Bees

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Last week we talked about Yellow Jackets, Wasps, and Hornets. This week, we thought we'd continue the talk on stinging insects by covering bees. Three of the most common types of bees encountered by homeowners are honey bees, carpenter bees, and bumble bees. Contact your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company to keep bees from becoming a burden to you. Best Pest Control can perform an inspection to accurately identify the offending bee and locate any damage. Below we answer 3 common questions about bees:


Do Bees Die After They Sting You?
This actually depends on what type of bee stung you. Honey bees, do indeed die after they sting you, but other bees can sting you and continue to live to find another victim. However, you don't have to worry about male bees stinging you. Only females are able to sting by pumping venom through a needle-like apparatus into the unfortunate receiver. Bees are able to grab and hold on to the victim's flesh while they sting you, but retract and …

Yellow Jackets, Wasps & Hornets.. Oh My!

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The ability to sting, coupled with their great mobility, makes Yellow Jackets, Hornets and wasps some of the most feared of all insects. Many species are present in every geographic region of Missouri. These species vary in aggressiveness and other behaviors, however, and only a few need to be feared. This doesn't make it any less of a problem for some people. So this week, Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks is sharing helpful information to help you more easily identify some of the more common buzzing nuisances found in Missouri.



Yellow Jacket
Yellow jackets are an aggressive species that live up to their name. They can easily be identified by the yellow and black bands on their bodies. All yellow jackets aggressively defend their nests and will be most aggressive in late summer and fall. Because yellow jackets forage for meats, sweets, ripe fruit and garbage, they pose a threat to humans even when they are not near their nests. They are usually a problem in picnic areas …

4 Beneficial Bugs for Your Garden

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If you have a garden, you most likely run into the problem of bugs making themselves at home in it. Before you call Lake of the Ozarks’ best pest control company to get rid of them, check to see if they may actually be beneficial to your garden. There are many “pests” that can help defend your garden against other pests that could do a lot of harm to your plants. Here are 4 bugs that could be beneficial to your garden:


1. Ground Beetles
The ground beetle is a nocturnal insect that feeds on slugs, snails, cutworms, cabbage maggots and other pests that live in the soil. They typically live beneath mulch, around compost piles or around perennial plants. They will often create vertical tunnels that they use to trap prey. However, they typically wander around and feed at night. Ground beetles live long lives, compared to other insects, as they can inhabit a garden for more than a year.
2. Ladybugs
Ladybugs or lady beetles are one of the more beneficial insects to keep in your garden. In fac…