Showing posts from November, 2015

5 Signs You Might Have a Rodent Problem

While cold temperatures help keep bugs from invading, your warm home serves as a beacon for warm-blooded pests like mice! The best pest control company at Lake of the Ozarks  knows the dangers of an unchecked rodent population can be disastrous for you as a homeowner. That's why we've put together this list of 5 things to check to make sure you don't have a rodent infestation this winter. 1. Cracks and Chips in your Home's Exterior are an Open Door for Rodents. Did you know mice can fit through cracks as small as a pencil? Seal up any open crevices in the side paneling or foundation around your home. Not only does it help seal in the heat and better insulate your home, but it prevents small rodents from having an easy entrance as well. 2. Does Your Food Storage Look Damaged? A kitchen is an optimal place for rodents because it has an abundance of food. If anything is left out overnight or bags of food are left unsealed in the pantry/cabinets, you ca

Protect Your Home over the Winter with Best Pest Control’s Winter Check Service

Do you own a second home at the Lake? There's more to preparing your home for winter than locking the door and moving south! The Lake of the Ozarks' best home maintenance company has a winter home check service to make sure your second home is prepared and safe for the winter weather while you migrate to warmer climates. This service from Best Pest Control covers a variety of monthly household checks, including: Checking the Pipes A service technician will check the pipes in your house to make sure that they aren't frozen or cracked. While we're at it, we will make sure that the water is turned off and that the pipes are clear from any obstructions that could damage them while you're away. Checking the Dock Your boat may be winterized, but your dock is still in the water and subject to the hazards that the freezing temperatures may bring. Our crew can stop by once or twice a month to make sure your dock is withstanding the winter. If needed, we c

3 Natural Remedies for Fighting Fleas

Nothing drives a house to insanity quite like having fleas. They ride in on the fur of our pets and create an infestation that is difficult to eradicate without chemicals. The best pest exterminators in Mid-Missouri can fix the situation, but we also like to offer possible pet-friendly DIY solutions as well. Before calling the #1 exterminator at the Lake of the Ozarks , try one of these natural remedies: Create a Flea Trap Using Household Ingredients. When fleas enter your home, they don't just live on your pet; they drop into the carpet and lay eggs as well! Fleas can be caught using several homemade options. Our first choice uses the following materials: Dish Soap Warm Water Tea Candles Plastic Bowl Fill the bowl with warm water and add a capful of bowl soap. Place this in the affected rooms (Make sure the animals or kids can't get to it!) and place the tea candle in the middle of the bowl. Fleas are attracted to the flame, and jump onto the bowl, but are l

3 Services Best Pest Offers to Consider in the Autumn

Fall is the beginning of cooler weather, and all the local pests know it. Smaller critters begin to hoard food and prepare for hibernation while bugs start looking for warmer places to survive. The Lake of the Ozark's best pest control company understands that Fall is a busy season; for humans and for pests! We offer services that help prevent or eliminate possible pest situations, along with some maintenance work too. Here are 3 services offered by the top pest control company in Mid-Missouri. Leaf Blowing and Removal It's a tale as old as time; rake up all the leaves and let the kids jump and play to their hearts content. There are small risks that you may have raked up a few spiders or other invasive pests into the pile, but the real problem begins when you don't remove the pile from your yard. By concentrating the leaves into one place, you've also condensed the hiding spots/eating spaces of bugs and spiders. Best Pest Control can help! Best