Showing posts from June, 2019

Fight the Fly Battle with these Simple Tips

Summer is here and so are the flies. Although house flies are mostly harmless, they are very annoying. They are dirty pests and could even make you sick and can sometimes even bite your pets. Don't let flies ruin your summer fun!  Best Pest Control  has some tips to help you fight back. Clean Counter Surfaces Well To avoid flies, it's best to clean every surface with disinfectant. It's especially important to regularly clean the areas where you eat or cook like the kitchen or table. Bleach base or chlorine base cleaners are the best options. Dispose of Trash Regularly Garbage cans are a fly's favorite breeding ground, so to avoid having flies in or around your home, regularly dispose of indoor waste and ensure the outside receptacle's lid is tightly sealed. Always Cover Food  Leaving food out and unexposed is like inviting a fly to a buffet. Always keep food covered, especially if it's left out. It's best to put away food right away in a tight se

5 Tips to Keep Ants Away this Summer

During the summer, many homeowners deal with ants marching into their homes. Ants are the number one pest nuisance in the United States, and it's no wonder since there are more than 700 species in the U.S. alone and more than 20 types known to infest homes and other structures. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to protect your home this season. Lake of the Ozarks Best Pest Control company offers 5 tips you can do this summer to keep the ants at bay. 1. Seal up points of entry.  Take the time to walk around your house and seek out any possible points of entry. Ants are tiny, so it doesn't take a big opening for them to get inside your home to search for food. Seal any cracks and crevices on the outside of your home with silicone caulk, and pay special attention to areas where utility pipes enter. In addition, trees and bushes should be trimmed away from the home, as branches can provide a path for ants. 2. Eliminate food sources.  Keeping your kitchen tidy can

4 Indications of Termites in Your Home

Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year to homes. Often you will not even be aware that they are present until they have spread to many different areas on your property and caused tons of damage. Call upon the best pest control company in the Lake of the Ozarks to help determine if your property is at risk. Best Pest Control has over 25 years of experience under our belts, and termite inspection and treatment is one of our specialties. It is wise to have a termite inspection done once a year as a preventative measure, but here are four signs that you need to get it taken care of right away. 1. SWARMERS You will generally see these winged termites in the Spring when the weather is warming up and often after it rains. This is when the young leave their nests and head out to mate and start colonies of their own. They are small and very similar to flying ants, but there are ways to tell them apart. TERMITES: straight waist straight antennae wings are t

Why Are Mosquitoes Attracted to You?

Have you ever spent a summer evening hanging outside with friends only to find yourself covered in itchy red mosquito bites and your friends saying they have none? You're not alone! It turns out that mosquitoes really are drawn to some people more than others. While scientists don't yet have a cure for mosquito bites other than not getting bit, they do have some ideas as to why some of us are getting eaten alive and others are untouched. Here are a few reasons as to why your summers may be spent constantly itching mosquito bites. You're Pregnant Unfortunately, those who probably want to get bit the least are the ones who attract mosquitoes the most. In several different studies, pregnant women have been found to attract mosquitoes twice as much as others. This is probably due to the fact that they exhale about 21 percent more carbon dioxide and on average are about 1.26 degrees warmer than others. You Have The Right Blood Type Just like you have favorite foods, m