Showing posts from October, 2020

Cold Weather Doesn't Scare These Pests Away

When the cold weather appears, birds migrate south, bears go into hibernation, and humans layer up and tend to relax inside of their warm house. Have you ever wondered what happens to pests during the winter? Many people just assume that they die off, but  Best Pest Control  knows that some pests have strategies to make it through the winter. The  best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks  has some information about how some of Missouri's most common pests survive through the winter and the cold weather. Bed Bugs Bed bugs are interesting creatures. They can withstand temperatures from close to freezing to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of this, controlling bed bugs can be extremely difficult. However, after a few days of exposure to temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, they usually succumb. The bad news? Our homes are the perfect refuge for bed bugs to survive during the winter months. Ants You don’t usually see a line of ants scurrying across the kitchen counter in

Spiders Found Around the Lake Area

There are several species of spider around the Lake, and while most are harmless and even provide some benefit, others are dangerous and should only be left to  pest control experts at Lake of the Ozarks  to handle. The fall season weather will have these creepy crawlers looking for a safe dry and warm place to hang out for the coming winter months... and your home is looking like a pretty good target! Let's take a look at some of the spiders found around the Lake area and learn more about them! Wolf Spider Size: up to 1 inch not including the legs Photo Credit: Mo. Dept. of Conservation The wolf spider is a spider that doesn't spin a web to catch it's prey! Wolf Spiders run down insects and other spiders at night, often darting through the grass or dirt. The bite of a Wolf Spider hurts, but is otherwise harmless. An interesting fact about wolf spider females is that they carry their young on their back. Once hatched, they stay with mom for weeks until the spiderlings are r

Who's Hiding in those Leaf Piles?

When the leaves start to fall, it's likely that those leaves will be left to pile up along your home's foundation and lawn. While they may seem harmless, leaf piles can be dangerous. Leaf piles can supply hiding places for all kinds of creatures, from centipedes to snakes. Most insects and other pests you may find in piles of leaves are relatively harmless, but some are not.  Best Pest Control  has listed some types of pests you may find in piles of leaves. Centipedes These pests are motivated by their hunger. They go wherever their hunger leads them. Centipedes are nocturnal. They like to stay hidden and stay close to the ground. Because of this, piles of leaves provide them with irresistible cover. Some centipedes are also equipped with powerful venom that can cause pain and in some cases an allergic reaction in some people. Ticks While summer is definitely tick season, ticks can still pose a threat during the cooler months, especially when the leaves begin to fall. Deer tick

Where Are All These Gnats Coming From?!

Gnats are a common pest problem, which can require a call to the  #1 pest company at the Lake of the Ozarks . The best indication you have a bug problem on your hands is seeing the adults fly about in the air.  Best Pest Control  can resolve gnat infestations so that you can get rid of them once and for all. It is crucial to locate the sources of the gnats to keep them from breeding. Here are some common places that you will find gnats in your home: In Your Kitchen Stop gnats from re-infesting by getting rid of their food supply. Gnats feed on food scraps that you leave in your kitchen. Some of the most frequent places in your kitchen that gnats will quickly lay eggs and inhabit are: Food Sources -  When you store food, make sure it is in an airtight container, and placed in a sealed cabinet or refrigerator. Keep an eye on fruit or keep it in the refrigerator to prevent it from becoming overripe, and attracting gnats.  Trashcan-  Do not give gnats a chance to live off of your discarded