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Your Guide to Spooky Critters This Halloween

We are just a few days away from Halloween and that means things are about to get spooky. While it’s normal to see spiders, bats, and other creepy crawlers on your front doorstep on Halloween, they are usually in the form of spooky d├ęcor or trick-or-treaters. Best Pest Control wants homeowners to know that they should also be ok the lookout for real-life pests this fall. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks has some creepy critters that can give homeowners a scare this Halloween. Check out this guide to some common household critters and a few tips to help keep them from turning your home into a haunted house. Bats It seems that bats have always caused unfounded fear in people, maybe it’s because they are usually associated with haunted houses or even vampires. Bats are nocturnal mammals that roost in dark areas of buildings, such as attics and under fascia boards, and in other sheltered areas like caves. They are known to fly from their nests at dusk t

Insects Are All Around Us

Were you fascinated with bugs when you were a kid? Are you still fascinated with bugs as an adult? Best Pest Control understands this fascination. There is an entire world made up of billions of insects and whether we like it or not, they are all around us. Scientists estimate 7-30 million species of organisms (including discovered and undiscovered) living on Earth. There are only about 2 million species of organisms on Earth that have been named and 97% of all organisms on Earth are invertebrates (insects make up most of this list). In the United States, most insect species are included in four groups: beetles, flies, ants/bees/wasps, and moths/butterflies. The best pest control company has some interesting insect facts for you to enjoy. A ladybug might eat more than 5,000 insects in its lifetime. Mosquitoes are the deadliest insect on Earth. They kill more than 800,000 humans and they sicken millions of people each year. They do this through malaria, dengue, West Nile,

'Tis The Season For Mice

Spotting a single mouse in your house could be disturbing, but a trail of mouse droppings could be a sign of something worse. A mice infestation is a problem that many people face and Best Pest Control knows that it’s best to address the problem before the little creatures appear. It’s best to take action as soon as you begin to spot mouse droppings. This will help prevent these rodents from creating a larger infestation. If you have a mouse problem, the best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks can help you! What Do Mouse Droppings Look Like For some, it can be difficult to tell mouse droppings from rat droppings, or even other pests for that matter. With mouse droppings, size is a key differentiator. Mouse droppings are usually an eighth to a quarter of an inch in length. They are also tapered at the ends and may look like dark grains of rice. Regardless of what you may hear, determining how old rodent droppings are is difficult because the color often dep

How Much Do You Know About Raccoons?

Raccoons are often thought of as bandits or spies because of their masked markings around their eyes and their ringed tails. While it’s partially true, raccoons do like to go through trash, there is so much more to this bushy-tailed mammal. Best Pest Control is here to give you some interesting facts about the raccoon. If you have a raccoon infestation, give the best pest control company in the Lake of the Ozarks a call. What Do Raccoons Eat? Raccoons are omnivorous, so they eat animals, insects, and vegetation. Oftentimes, raccoons choose to live near riverbeds or in marshes so they can eat fish, snails, crawfish, and frogs. Raccoons will also raid gardens, eat your pet's food, steal bird eggs, and rummage through the trash. Raccoons Can Get Fairly Large Most adult raccoons average about 18 to 28 inches in length and can weigh anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds. Male raccoons tend to be larger than females. The world’s heaviest raccoon, named Bandit, set a Guinness