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5 Common Misconceptions About Pest Control

No matter what the season is, bugs are around us all the time, 24/7. Of course, they are a lot more noticeable and prominent in the warmer months, but they are still around during the winter. When it comes to bugs and pest control, Best Pest Control knows that there are a few misconceptions about pest control treatments and the best way to treat an infestation. The best pest control company at the Lake of the Ozarks wants to clear the air on these five common pest control misconceptions. Check them out below! If you have a pest problem or any questions, give us a call! 1. A Few Pests Aren't a Problem Just because there isn’t a horde of cockroaches on the kitchen counter, doesn't mean there isn't a pest problem. For every insect you do see, there are plenty more (as many as 20-30) hiding behind the wall that you can't see. Don't be fooled by the occasional pest sighting. You should act as soon as you see any pests or any evidence of their presence, such as droppin

4 Common Winter Time Pests

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 hoping that cockroaches die in the winter, you may not be pleased to find out the truth. Not only do they survive

Best Pest Control Can Help You Solve Your Bed Bug Problem

The holidays have passed, the kids are back in school, and your travel schedule has hopefully slowed down some. As you're finally starting to get back to your normal routine, you may be surprised to find that you've unknowingly established a pest problem over the holidays, and it's just now starting to rear it's creepy little head. 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 ot

We Offer More Than Just Pest Control!

Do you have insects and pests crawling around your property that you'd like to get rid of or protect yourself from? Look no further because we have you covered. Our expert team is trained to "get rid" of these annoyances. We have a defense against all the pests that affect central Missouri so you don't have to worry. Best Pest Control is your source for all things pests. We've got you protected from all pests infecting central Missouri. Serving the entire Lake of the Ozarks, Best Pest Control offers a full range of pest control, animal control, and weed control services. Our pest control services include: Spider Control for Your Home and Dock Ant Control Mosquito Control Termite Inspections & Treatment Live Trapping Low Odor & FDA Approved In addition to pest control, we also offer the following services: Lawn Treatments Leaf Blowing & Removal Weed Spraying Winter Home Checks Through the years, our goal has been to exceed the expectations of our client

4 Facts About Mice You Didn't Know

Each winter, mice and other rodents invade an estimated 21 millions homes in the United States. So, if you find yourself dealing with a rodent infestation, just know you're not alone! Mice can be a super nuisance if not handled quickly and efficiently. To better prepare you for dealing with mice, we're sharing with you 4 facts about mice you may not have known.  1. Think Thin Mice are great at getting into small spaces and can wriggle through a crack or hole that is as small as a half-inch wide. Their bodies are collapsible, allowing them amazing access through even the smallest hole. This means that a small crack or opening on the exterior of your home (such as where utility pipes enter) is like an open door for mice. Prevent mice from gaining access to your home by sealing any openings on the exterior with a silicone caulk. You can also fill gaps and holes inside your home with steel wool. 2. That's a LOT of Babies! If you spot a mouse the house, it is safe to assume the

Dealing with a Raccoon Infestation

If you've ever been woken up at night by sounds of a critter scurrying around in your attic, you know the feeling of dread that comes along with the experience. What the heck is up there? And what kind of damage is being done? With the colder weather setting in, now's the time when homeowners are likely to experience uninvited house guests such as rodents and other unwanted mammals. This week, we're talking raccoon infestations . Read on to learn about how raccoons can find their way into your home, the damage they can cause, and how to get rid of them.  Do You Have Raccoons? Common signs that raccoons might be on your property include noises on the roof or in the attic or chimney. If you notice droppings, tracks or signs of feeding in your home, it's likely that you have raccoons. Because they're nocturnal, you'll typically see them out at night, especially around food sources, like your trash cans.  Raccoons and Roof Damage Roof damage is often the result of r