Showing posts from June, 2015

Spider Bites - How to Identify and Treat Them

Even when every precaution is taken to rid your home of spiders, one or two may still find their way inside, and you are sure to encounter them when you head outdoors.  Spiders prefer to run away from you rather than bite, but if they feel threatened or trapped, they may defend themselves.   Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to make sure that you have a little information about 3 spider bites that could cause you some problems. Interesting fact - all spiders in Missouri are venomous.  Fortunately, there are very few of them that have fangs large enough to actually pierce human skin.  If they do, most are harmless and will only leave a small irritation or discoloration on the skin. The following three spiders are a bit more irritating than that.  Extreme reactions to bites from these are rare, but can be dangerous for children, the elderly, and anyone that is already sick. Brown Recluse Brown Recluse   When a Brown Recluse bites, you may feel an immediate

Venomous Snakes in Missouri

One of the animals that Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks has to deal with are snakes. While many non-venomous snakes are helpful to have around, most people are not comfortable sharing their space with them.  Below are a few facts about the dangerous snakes that are found in the mid-Missouri area from the Missouri Department of Conservation . Missouri has 46 species and subspecies of snakes, and most of them are harmless to people.  If they bite, it is usually in self-defense.  There are only 5 species of venomous snakes found in our state, and only 3 of those may be found in our Lake of the Ozarks area.  Many snakes are actually good to have around, eating rodents, bugs, and some other snakes.  Few people realize this, but all snakes that are native to Missouri are protected.  There is no open season on these animals, and it's technically against the law to kill them.  Of course, killing a venomous snake if it is near enough to bite people is a realistic exception.  

7 Summer Tips To Keep Your Home Bug-Free

Summer is just around the corner, and the bugs are just as happy about that as we are.  Ants, mosquitoes, flies, spiders..... all kinds of them.  There are precautions you can take and things that you can do to manage the pest control at your Lake of the Ozarks home.  You should have Best Pest Control make a visit to treat the yard for the season, but make sure that you do these things too.   Repair screens Before the weather gets too terribly hot, you will want to have your doors and windows open as much as possible to let in that nice, fresh air.  Don't let the bugs come in with it!  Check all of your screens for small holes and tears and get them repaired. Seal cracks and crevices Make sure that you keep all crevices around doors and windows caulked and sealed.  This may be a small space, but bugs are small enough to get through them.  Also be sure to check for any small holes on interior and exterior walls.  Check to make sure that they are empty, then seal them up

What Can Best Pest Control Do For You?

Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks is here for more than just spraying for bugs around your house.  We offer a wide variety of pest control services for both your home and your dock, as well as a few  other home improvement and repair services.  We are here to help you make all areas that you and your family use nice and livable.   Pest Control, Animal Control, and Weed Control We are here to keep all kinds of critters, from bugs like ants to animals like raccoons, out of your living areas and away from your family. Annoying weeds are something that we can easily spray for too.  Our services include: Spider Control for Your Home and Dock Ant Control Mosquito Control Termite Inspections & Treatment Live Trapping Weed Control Lawn Spraying Best Pest Control offers a full line of organic pest control products.   All of the chemicals that we use are low odor & FDA approved.     Home Improvement and Repair We see a lot of need for these types