Showing posts from September, 2015

The Importance of Pest Control

It's the best feeling to be called upon in a time of need. At the Lake of the Ozark's Best Pest Control , we're often called after a pest problem has been discovered. Controlling the pest population and removing them is an important service. Pests just wouldn't be pests if they didn't cause alarm, pose a threat, or just scare people. Throughout human history, these critters have caused havoc and mayhem. Luckily, the best company for animal control at Lake of the Ozarks is a subject-matter expert when it comes to preventing things like rodents and bugs from entering your home. A world without pest control would have more than a few problems. Let's see what makes pest control so important! Spiders While spiders eat other pests in the home, and generally pose little threat to people, they elicit a massive fear response in today's world. Here at Lake of the Ozarks, we are unlucky in that there are a couple of fairly venomous spiders that like to dwell wit

Get Rid of Those Yellow Jackets!

Most people would say that flying missiles, known as wasps, bees, and anything with a stinger, are the worst thing about nice weather. Being stung is quite the painful experience. Best Pest Control at Lake of the Ozarks has a few tips when it comes to one specific flying missile: the yellow jacket. Let's take a look at what makes these creatures so bothersome and what steps you can take  to get rid of them once and for all! Above or Below Ground A yellow jacket nest can be difficult to find. Some species of yellow jacket like to build their nests in the trunk of trees, or in cracks of a building. This puts them in closer proximity to humans, leaving people at risk of being stung. Alternatively, another species popular in the Mid-west burrows into the ground, making a nest that is difficult to discover. What Attracts a Yellow Jacket Yellow jackets are attracted to a lot of human foods. Namely, meats, candies, and garbage all attract the insects. Keeping a tight lid on t

5 Safe Ways to Remove Stingers

Nothing ruins a beautiful day outside like a surprise bee sting!  You may not see them at first, but if they see you and think you are a threat, they may attack.  Your best defense is to calmly and quietly move yourself away from them.  If you aren't lucky enough to stay off of their radar and do get stung, Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks has some advice on how to get that stinger out. First of all, DO NOT use tweezers or pull it out with your fingertips.  A bee's sting doesn't stop releasing venom right away, and squeezing the stinger can possibly push more venom into your skin.  Scraping is the best way to remove a stinger.  1. Tape Kids especially like this one, because there is nothing scary about tape coming at you.  Place the tape over the stinger and gently pull away opposite the direction that the stinger entered rather than straight up.     2. Credit Card Just about anything that is flat and sturdy will work (butter knife, nail f

5 Helpful Tips To Keep Ants Away

Ants seem to show up in homes at least once a year.  One day they aren't there, and the next there's a whole trail of them walking back and forth.   Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks can treat your home or office to keep these bugs out of your way, but here are a few tips for you to try when they sneak up on you before we get there. Cleanliness is key. Ants are constantly on the search for food.  Keeping crumbs cleaned up and spills wiped away immediately will go a long way in sending them in a different direction. Make sure you clean residue off of the outside of sticky food jars.  Besides keeping your rooms extra-clean, make sure that all foods are completely sealed up.  An open bag of chips or cereal is on open invitation to these pesky creatures. Seal up entryways.  As with all other small bugs and insects, making sure all of your windows, doors, and any other cracks are sealed up.  This will take away their entry points.  Make sure you re-caulk an s

Snake in the house? Don't panic - call us!

Let's face it, snakes get a bad rap when it comes to feared pests. Of the 47 species found at the Lake of the Ozarks, only 5 of them are even venomous.  Still, it'll make a heart race to see a snake coiled on the wrong side of the front door! Here are some reasons snakes find their way into your home and more importantly, here's how to eliminate them and prevent their return.  If you do find a snake, make sure you call the best snake removal company at the Lake of the Ozarks ! Snakes can't dig into your home Most snakes are small and their main entry point is one that requires little effort. Snakes find the smallest of opportunities, coming in under the doors and through the crawlspace of the house if they can find a gap large enough. The general rule of thumb is that if bugs can get in, a snake probably can too. Why do Snakes Enter My Home In possibly the worst coincidence in the world, snakes  prefer a similar environment to live in as hum