Showing posts from February, 2020

5 Lawn Care Tips to Prep Your Yard for Springtime

Spring is just around the corner, so while you're thinking about your spring cleaning checklist, it's also time to start thinking about getting your lawn ready for the season. Winter weather can be tough on your lawn. Grass, shrubs and trees are weak after months of lying dormant. If you want your lawn and trees to come back fuller and lusher than before,  Best Pest Control  can help. Here are a few simple tips to help get your lawn ready for the summer months. 1. Remove Accumulated Debris The first step in getting your lawn ready for spring is to do some cleaning. Clear away any leaves, twigs and other debris that have gathered over the winter months. Not only can the debris get stuck in your lawn mower, it can also block fertilizers and other materials from being properly absorbed by the lawn. Plus, it can create a breeding ground for pests. 2. Apply Pre-Emergent, Weed Killer & Fertilizer Applying a pre-emergent in the early spring is very important. It's bes

7 Pest Preventive Herbs to Add to Your Garden

It won't be much longer before we'll be digging our hands into gardening. Getting a game plan in order before the warmer weather officially hits is a great idea! But keep in mind that while you're getting a head start, spring pests can get a head start too! Fortunately, there are a few herbs and spices you can grow in your garden that naturally ward off bugs and other critters. While these may not be as powerful as calling in  Missouri's best pest control company , they can certainly help keep a small problem from growing into a larger one. Here are 7 herbs you should consider including in your garden to keep those pests at bay! 1. Basil Basil is great for repelling house flies and mosquitoes. This leafy green is great for small gardens or in pots around the house. Pick the leaves as needed for delicious soups or dry them out and make your own spice for the kitchen. 2. Mint Mint is a fantastic plant to grow in a small window garden! Grow it alone, as it gro

5 Bugs to Show Some Love To!

We normally don't like seeing pests in our homes and gardens, but not all insects are bad. There are a few insects that we should be thankful for. Since  Valentine's Day is a day all about showing the love,  Best Pest Control  is featuring a few bugs that we love and you should too! I f you see any of the bugs we mention below, show them some love and catch and release them into your yard or garden. Praying Mantis Praying mantis are great predators and eat moths, grasshoppers, flies and other insects. Their heads can rotate up to 180 degrees depending on the species. This head rotation allows them to remain very still while hunting. When an unsuspecting insect ventures near them, they will quickly strikeout. While they are a great natural pest control for gardens, they will also prey on beneficial bugs. Bees Honey bees and bumblebees are loved for their ability to pollinate. Many vegetables and fruit trees need to be pollinated by bees in order to produce. Hone

Check Out the Biggest Annual Party at the Lake this Saturday!

We at  Best Pest Control  are beyond ready for spring to get here already, so we're REALLY hoping it does actually come early! But as with every season at the Lake, there are some things to still look forward to this winter... we're talking Mardi Gras Pub Crawl !!! If you're planning on celebrating Mardis Gras in true Lake of the Ozarks style, you're going to need the details, and we're here to provide! Mardi Gras Pub Crawl - The World's Largest Pub Crawl! DATE : Saturday - February 8, 2020 TIME : Busses Start at 4:00 PM (VIP Shuttle Service Available too!) COST : $10 Wrist Band Wrist Band Details $10.00 Event Fee - Instead of charging a cover charge at each location, buy your wrist band and get into every participating bar/restaurant. The wrist band is required and includes: Entry to 16 participating venues Unlimited entertainment – All locations will have band or DJ Bus transportation to all 16 locations. Pick up and drop off at partic