Showing posts from 2017

Avoiding Those Pesky Bed Bugs

Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean that all bugs become dormant or inactive. There are some bugs, that regardless of the weather, always seem to cause problems. The best pest control at the Lake ofthe Ozarks knows that one of those bugs is bed bugs. Prevention for bed bugs is important, as they are extremely difficult to get rid on once your home is infested. While it is best to call Best Pest Control once your home is infested, there are a few things you can do yourself, to help minimize the chance of your home getting a bed bug infestation.  Don't Bring Them Home If you are traveling, it is a good idea to inspect your hotel mattress for bed bugs before settling in. When you first arrive, inspect the mattress, box spring and any visible parts of the headboard, especially along the edges. Pull back the sheets and look along the ribbing and corners of the mattress and headboard. If you see any signs that they've been around, such as the bugs themselves, little

Christmas Celebrations Around the World

Christmas is in a few days and the team at Best Pest Control is getting into the holiday spirit! People all around the world celebrate the Christmas holiday. There are many common traditions when it comes to Christmas, but there are a few unique traditions that are special to certain regions and areas. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks is taking a look at a few unique traditions that take place around the world. A Very Spidey Christmas - Ukraine In America, it is common to decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel, ornaments, and garland, but what about spiders? Ukrainians forego the "traditional" Christmas tree decorations and cover their trees with spiders and cobwebs - fake ones of course! According to the local folklore, there was a poor woman who could not afford to decorate the family's Christmas tree, so the next morning, her children woke up to see the tree covered with webs and when the first light of Christmas morning touched

The Perfect Pest Control Gifts

The holiday season is upon us and Christmas is rapidly approaching. Whether you’ve thought about it yet or not, gift giving is at the top of most people’s minds. Some people are easy to shop for while shopping for others is nearly impossible. There are so many gifts out there to choose from, but why not give the ones you love a truly useful gift that keeps on giving? Best Pest Control knows how hard it is to find meaningful gifts for people. That’s why the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has put together a list of ideas that can help your family and friends with their pest control needs both now and in the future. Check them out below! A Heavy-Duty Vacuum Cleaner A gift you should add to your list of practical gift ideas is a high-quality vacuum. One of the best uses for a vacuum besides cleaning up messes is to help remove and get rid of pests. Vacuuming is critical in things like flea control and it’s also the best way to get rid of some occasional inv

Don't Let Pests Ruin Your Holiday Season

December is finally here and the holiday season is in full swing! People are beginning to decorate their homes and that includes picking out the perfect Christmas tree. We may be trying to bring the festive vibe into our homes, but we may also be unknowingly bringing in unwanted pests. Best Pest Control wants to make sure your home remains pest free this holiday season. Check out a few tips from the best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks . Your Christmas Tree If you choose to bring a live Christmas tree into your home, it’s a good idea to keep in mind that they are pest magnets. Not only may bugs be living in the tree, but they can also lay eggs. When you bring the tree into your warm house, bugs will be more comfortable and the eggs may hatch. The USDA Christmas Tree Pest Manual lists all the pests that could be brought into your home through your Christmas tree. This doesn’t mean you have to ditch the real tree for a fake tree. Who doesn’t love the smell of a fresh

Keep Your Yard Free of Leaves and Pests

The last few weeks have been filled with heavy winds and leaf showers. The fall foliage this year was beautiful and seemed to stick around longer than usual. Now that all of those leaves have fallen to the ground, it’s time to clean up those leaf piles to prevent pests. Best Pest Control knows how proper lawn care can help keep pests out of your yard and home. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some steps you can take. Lawn Care Maintenance Not only is proper lawn care maintenance important to help keep pests out, but it’s also important for the health of your yard. Some leaf coverage (about 10-20%) won’t have a major effect on your lawn. However, an abundance of fallen and decaying leaves on your lawn can cause problems. Not only are sun rays blocked from reaching your grass, but those leaves can trap in moisture, which could result in the growth of mold and fungus. Leaf piles also make the perfect home for pests that are seeking shelter through

Don't Invite Pests To Your Thanksgiving

No matter how much we prepare, there’s always a chance things can go wrong and pests don’t take a break just because it’s a holiday. Even during Thanksgiving, Best Pest Control knows that pests have their sights set on your home, especially with the smell of delicious food in the air. Whether its cockroaches, spiders, ants, or any other pests, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help keep them out of your home this holiday season. Most pests look for and find shelter during the fall as they prepare for the winter. This shelter could very well be inside of your home. When you bring extra food in for Thanksgiving, it can lure certain pests from their hiding places and into your common or living areas. Some pests that you should be on the lookout for this holiday season include: Cockroaches – cockroaches are capable of harboring a variety of diseases that can even be transmitted to humans. Because of this, it’s important to make sure you keep your hom