If you have noticed pests in or around your home, you are probably wondering what you should do so that you can get rid of the pests and prevent future infestations. Luckily, you can take several steps to spot, identify and eliminate the pests before they cause too much damage.

Learning how the pests get into your home and when you should contact a professional is also a vital part of the process. Once you have armed yourself with the right information, you can move forward with confidence because you will know what to expect at each step. Your pest problem will soon be a thing of the past as long as you consider a few tips.


Responding when you spot one or two ants in your home is essential if your goal is to avoid an infestation. Ants send scouts into nearby areas to search for food and other resources that will benefit the colony. Scouts that find food will return to the colony and create a scent trail to lead the other ants into your home. The pests will taint your food if you are not careful, and nobody wants to see hundreds or thousands of ants marching across the floor.

Keeping food in sealed containers and spraying lemon juice or vinegar on ants is a safe way to address the problem. Ants can’t stand the smell of vinegar and will do their best to avoid it, but lemon juice will mask the scent trail, making it hard for them to navigate.

Bed Bugs

You will want to act quickly if you suspect that bed bugs have entered your home to make trouble for you and your family. These parasites are next to impossible to manage unless you have the proper training and tools to get the job done. Hiding during the day allows them to avoid detection for as long as possible, and coming out at night gives them access to a fresh meal.

Red marks and skin irritation are what you will likely have if bed bugs target you. Bedbugs get into your home after you visit an infested building, such as a hotel, restaurant, school and other public places. They can also get into your home if someone with bedbugs stops by for a visit, and detecting the first red flags won’t be easy for those who don’t know the things for which they must look.


Rats can enter your home through small holes and openings on the outside perimeter of your home. Getting inside gives rats the opportunity to chew through your walls, taint your food and bite your wires, and the pests will spread diseases and create other health hazards you want to avoid.

All County Pest Control

You can trust All County Pest Control to take care of the pests that have gotten into your home to cause problems. Our team will come to your door to find and identify the invaders so that they can craft an approach that will do the trick the first time. If you are ready to begin and teach the pests a lesson, you can pick up your phone and give us a call right away.

Contact All County Pest Control to schedule your service today!