Showing posts from November, 2016

Raking Leaves For Pest Control!

Although the fall leaves may be beautiful to look at, leaf piles that are left unattended could be home to various pests. The Lake of the Ozarks has been experiencing an unusually warm fall, which means that pests that should be in dormancy are still active, and they are taking shelter within piles of leaves. Your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company takes a look into the importance of proper fall lawn care and how to avoid pests in your yard.  Fall Lawn Care Maintenance Proper fall lawn care maintenance is important for the health of your yard. A few leaves (about 10-20% coverage) won't do much damage to your lawn. However, an excessive amount of leaves on your lawn going into the winter season can be bad for several reasons. First, sun rays may not be able to reach the grass, which could hinder the growth in the spring. Second, it could trap in moisture, which could result in mold and fungus. Finally, leaves make the perfect habitat for pests.  What Do Leaves Attr

5 Pests To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have and there is a lot to be thankful for this season. Many of us are compiling a mental list of all the blessings in our lives. However, what if we told you there are a few insects you may want to add to that list? While there are many pests that can wreak havoc on our lives, such as termites or bed bugs, there are many that are beneficial our environment. Your Lake of the Ozarks pest control experts are here to help you identify which insects you should be thankful for this Thanksgiving.  1. Ladybugs Ladybugs, or lady beetles, are considered to be one of the most beneficial garden bugs. Ladybugs feed on insects that can wreak havoc to a beautiful garden like aphids, mealybugs and other destructive insect pests. They also can lay their eggs among the aphids or other prey, so when they hatch, the larvae can feed on them as well.  2. Fireflies Whether you refer to them as fireflies or lightning bugs, you don't want to get r

How To Avoid The Fall Invasion

During the fall, many different types of pests seek shelter from the upcoming winter weather. With all these pests making their way inside your home, it can sometimes feel like you are on the losing side of a never ending battle. Don't worry, though! The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is here to help! Best Pest Control has five tips to help you avoid an infestation this season. 1. Seal Up Your Home The first step in preventing pests from getting in is to seal up any entrance points. Some common points of entry are utility openings where wiring or pipes come into the foundation or siding of your home. It doesn't take a big hole for spiders, or even mice, to get inside. You can use caulk, expandable foam or copper mesh to seal up these areas.  2. Seal Up Windows & Doors Use weather-stripping or caulk to seal up any cracks and gaps around windows and doors. However, before you seal up, they should be thoroughly cleaned and old caulk should b

What You Need To Know About Fleas

During the summer months, many pet owners worry about fleas. However, they don't go away once the summer ends. In some areas, fall is the worst month for fleas. If you are finding more and more fleas on your pet, make sure you call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks . In addition, there are a few things misconceptions about fleas, so it is important to know the facts about proper flea control. Myth: Healthy Pets Don't Get Fleas Truth: While a healthy diet is less attractive to fleas, it won't keep them away in heavily infested areas. It is important to make sure your yard is sprayed regularly by a pest control company and use flea repellent on your pets to make sure they don't bring them in from their walks. Myth: Fleas Live On Pets, Not In Homes Truth: While it is true that fleas live on pets, they can quickly jump off and find a new home in your carpets, bedding and furniture. All of these places make the perfect living conditions for flea

What To Do After Hallowen

Halloween has come and gone. The trick or treaters have collected their candy and the scary movies have been watched. However, Halloween isn't completely over, as you probably have some pumpkins and tons of candy to remind you of the fun you had. However, these things often lead to unwanted pests in your home, which leads you to call the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks . To make sure you don't have creepy crawlers in your home, your Lake of the Ozarks pest control company has a few tips you can do after Halloween is over. 1. Clean Up Pumpkins Although you probably spent a good amount of time planning and carving the perfect Jack-O-Lantern, these pumpkins can often lead many pests into your home. As soon as pumpkins are carved, they become the perfect breeding ground for pests, so it's best to throw out pumpkins shortly after Halloween. If left out too long it begins to rot and more pests will start to call your pumpkin home. When throwing away the p