Showing posts from January, 2020

4 Pests You Might Encounter this Winter in Your Home

Winter time means good riddance to pest problems, right? Actually... that's not quite accurate. Although we see the majority of pest related problems during the summer, that doesn't mean they are completely gone in the winter. In fact, the cold weather actually makes pests more likely to seek warmth and shelter in your home. So, which pests should we be aware of this winter?  Best Pest Control  shares with you the most common pests we see throughout the winter months. 1. Rodents During the winter, rodents, such as rats and mice, enter homes more often in search of shelter and warmth. They will find their way in by squeezing through holes the size of a quarter or climbing up drain pipes. Not only are they causing damage to your home by gnawing on furnishings and building materials, they also pose a health risk to your family. Exposure to their urine and droppings can transmit serious diseases such as salmonella, hantavirus and infection. 2. Cockroaches If you were hopin

3 Tips for Preventing Spiders in Your Home this Winter

Winter may do wonders for getting rid of many Missouri pests. However, it's also a time when other pests find their way into our homes to hide from the cold. Unfortunately, spiders are one of those pests. While spiders may not do as much damage as some pests (like termites), we do not like seeing them in our homes. Especially when that spider is dangerous, such as brown recluses or black widows, whose bites can cause severe reactions.  Best Pest Control  wants to help you avoid running across a spider in your home this winter. Here are a few tips to help you keep spiders out of your home. Prevent Spiders In Your Home The best way to prevent spiders from getting into your home is to make sure you don't have an environment that attracts them. Spiders will most likely make their homes outside in plants, piles of leaves or wood or undisturbed places like old tires or buckets. When you have these items next to your home, it makes it easier for them to wander inside. If you ha

Have You Unknowingly been Infested by Bed Bugs?

The holidays have passed, and your travel schedule has hopefully slowed down some. As you're attempting to get back to your normal routine, you may be surprised to find that you've unknowingly established a pest problem over the holidays. We're talking bed bugs. YIKES!   While these blood-sucking opportunistic bugs can be difficult to identify, there are signs that you can look for to confirm an infestation, and ways to effectively treat against them. Best Pest Control is sharing with you some info on identifying an infestation and getting rid of them once and for all. How to Check for Bed Bugs Bed bug bites are often misattributed to fleas, spiders and mosquitoes. The best way to check for bed bugs is to examine your bed and furniture. You'll want to look for small specks of blood, especially near seams and crevices. Bed bugs use pheromones to communicate with each other. Therefore, if you can smell a sweet and musty odor, you may have an infestation. Du

Your One-Call Solution to All of Your Pest Problems!

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't Forget About Your Dock! We know you want to get on the water fast, not clean cobwebs and spider poo from your b

6 Tips to Keep Your Home Pest Free All Year Long

It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean that pests have stopped trying to get into your house. Especially since we've experienced a pretty mild winter thus far! While there are occasional cold temperatures outside, your home provides warmth and most likely, an endless supply of food.  Best Pest Control  wants to make sure your home stays pest free not only during the winter but all year long. In order to do this, the  best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks  has some tips to make sure that pests don’t overrun your home. Check them out! Tip 1: Keep Pet Food Put Away If you have pets, you should never leave their food just out lying around. Your pet might like to graze all day long, but allowing them to do so will only attract bugs. There are plenty of hungry ants waiting around to feast upon your pet’s food that is left out. If your pet doesn’t eat their food right away, make sure it’s off the ground and not located near doors that lead outside. Tip 2: K