Showing posts from December, 2018

5 Gutter Cleaning Tips

Best Pest Control at Lake of the Ozarks does so much more than get rid of bugs! We also offer gutter cleaning and repair! A home with gutter damage can often lead to much larger problems if the gutters aren't fixed swiftly. Water that would normally drain through the gutter system simply flows down the house and sits against the foundation and dirt, creating some serious problems. At the best gutter repair company at Lake of the Ozarks , we can prevent that from happening! Check out some tips we've put together to show you what it takes to properly clean the gutters around your home. Tip 1: Use A Proper Ladder Ladders are an excellent tool to have around the house, but the more compact they get, the less stable and safe they become. Companies that clean gutters often have ladders that not only extend, but also have "horns", special legs on the top to extend out and give the ladder more stability. These horns also help keep the ladder off of the guttering and p

Where are Cockroaches Hiding in Your Home?

Cockroaches are notorious for sneaking up on unsuspecting homeowners and giving a good fright. Best Pest Control knows that it’s awful to see one cockroach in your house, but the thought that there could be, and there probably is, more is more frightening. The best pest control at the Lake of the Ozarks has listed some of the most common hiding places in your home where cockroaches may be taking shelter. Your Cabinets If you think that cockroaches can’t penetrate cabinets, you are wrong. They can easily sneak into cabinets and even your pantry to feast on any food or crumbs they find. It’s important to regularly clean your pantry and cabinets in order to make them less attractive for cockroaches and other pesky critters. You could also store food items like pasta and pet food in plastic, air-tight containers. This will deter bugs from getting into your food items. Your Computer This may be a weird hiding spot, but if you’ve ever eaten while on your computer, there’s a good

Where Are Spiders Hiding in YOUR Home?

No one likes to be surprised by a spider. These tiny, silent creatures can easily sneak up on you with no warning. Spider control is a specialty of ours, and Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks can make sure that you have as few of these little guys as possible around your home, but it always helps to know where to look for these pests. Spiders mainly love quiet, dark spots that do not get disturbed very often. They will do their best to stay under your radar so that they can spin their webs and keep from getting smashed. There are hiding spots for spiders that you can check occasionally. If you keep an eye on these spots, you just may be able to avoid a surprise attack. Under Furniture Furniture that doesn't get moved often, like beds and couches, are perfect spots for spiders to hide. It's dark under there and only disturbed when something accidentally rolls under. If you are not able to move the furniture to vacuum underneath easily, at least swipe t

Protect Against Fleas Even in the Winter Months!

During the summer months, many pet owners know to protect against fleas. However, once summer ends, usually so do the preventive measures. In some areas, fall is the worst month for fleas. Because they are resilient parasites, they can survive some pretty brutal environments, meaning you may not be free of them even in winter! If you are finding fleas on your pet, make sure you call the  best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks . Here are a few things you should know about fleas and proper flea control. Even Healthy Pets Can Get Fleas 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. Humans Can Get Fleas, Too! While it is true that fleas live on pets, they can quickly jump off and find a new home in your carpets, bedding and furnitur