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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…