Showing posts from August, 2019

Mosquitoes: What You Need to Know About Their Activity

Does it seem like every time you attempt to enjoy a nice peaceful day outside, you seem to spend more time fighting off mosquitoes than normal? That's because we're in the peak season for mosquito activity. The  best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks  has put together some information so you can get to know more about these pesky bugs. With over 176 mosquito species in the United States and over 3,000 species world wide, knowing when these insects are the most active can help you and your family avoid them. Time of Year Once the temperatures begin to decrease, the number of mosquitoes start to decrease as well. Mosquitoes don’t like to be exposed to temperatures that fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Once fall rolls around, you won’t have to worry about those annoying insects as much. In some mosquito species, the adults themselves overwinter by relocating to environments that will help protect them from the cold weather. These environments include p

3 Spider Bites You'll Want to Avoid!

Interesting fact - all spiders in Missouri are venomous. Fortunately, there are very few of them that have fangs large enough to actually pierce human skin. If they do, most are harmless and will only leave a small irritation or discoloration on the skin. Best Pest Control at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to make sure that you have a little information about 3 spider bites that could cause you some problems. The following three spiders are a bit more irritating than that. Extreme reactions to bites from these are rare, but can be dangerous for children, the elderly, and anyone that is already sick. Brown Recluse Brown Recluse  When a Brown Recluse bites, you may feel an immediate sting, but there is also a good chance that you won't know that it happened until the symptoms occur. Within hours of the bite, it could become painful and itchy. The bite itself may appear like a bulls-eye. The center can blister, scab, and fall off, leaving a small ulcer. In extreme cases, sk

Pest Control Services and More at Lake of the Ozarks

Do you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you'd like to get rid of or protect yourself from? If you've been looking for a solution to your pest problems, your search is finally over. You don't need to look any further because we've got you covered. Our expert team is trained to "get rid" of these annoyances. We have a defense against all the pests that effect central Missouri so you don't have to worry. Call us today for a free estimate. But pest control isn't the only thing we cover. Check out some of the other services we offer! Organic Pest Control We know it's important to you. We offer a full line of organic pest control products at Lake of the Ozarks to keep your family and your pets safe from not only from pests, but from hazardous chemicals too! In addition to our pest control services include, we can assist with: Lawn Treatments Leaf Blowing & Removal Trapping Weed Spraying Winter Home Checks Don

10 Facts and 5 Treatment Tips for Fleas

As a pet owner, you've probably run into your fair share of common pet-related incidences, such as having to give multiple baths in a single day, picking up destroyed items throughout your home during those relentless teething stages, or even finding an accidental surprise when your furry friend couldn't wait any longer for a bathroom break. Another very common thing pet owners deal with every year is the ever-dreaded flea and tick epidemic that takes place when the weather begins warming up again. Facts about Fleas Fleas are the most prevalent parasite found on our furry pets, meaning we'll likely find them on us or in our homes at some point in time. While we know where to find them, and their primary food source, and that they're inevitably bound to make an appearance at some point throughout the summer months, it's not something we look forward to. Here are 10 facts you should know about fleas to help you better understand their life cycle and how and why