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Summer Pest Control Tips to Keep Bugs Away

Summer is such an active time for pests. Unfortunately, it’s also the time of year we’re most active too! To help protect you and your family from annoying insects, we offer these helpful tips for yard pest control that focus on some of the most common summer pests: mosquitoes, ants, ticks, and stink bugs.

You won’t be able to completely rid the outdoors of these nuisances, but you can lessen their numbers so that you can stay outside longer and enjoy the summer.

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After Covid-19, The Spotted Lanternfly Could Be Public Enemy No. 1

There’s never been a better opportunity to play a huge role in supporting Pennsylvania’s farming community. How? Join us in the fight against the spotted lanternfly!

What is a spotted lanternfly?

The spotted lanternfly is a planthopper native to parts of China, India, Vietnam and eastern Asia. An adult lanternfly is about an inch long, with black-spotted gray forewings and hind wings with patches of red and black, and a white band. In the fall, they lay egg masses on their host trees.

It’s an invasive, destructive pest and an economic threat.

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Lanternflies: They’re Back! The Impact of Spotted Lanternflies on Pennsylvania

It’s been a lovely winter away from those pesky Spotted Lanternflies – but they’re on their way back. As we’ve rested comfortably in our warm, cozy homes, the Lanternflies lurked around us, hiding away in egg masses attached to our trees.

One of the questions we’re asked here at Dominion Pest Control is “what can we do?”. It may seem like the little buggers are everywhere and, no matter how many you stomp while out on your afternoon walk, you’ll never get them all.

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TAP Insulation – The What, Why, and How of our Newest Endeavor

Did you know that according to the Department of Energy, 9 out of every 10 homes are under-insulated? Not only could this mean sky-high energy bills for your family as temperatures continue to plummet, but it could also mean that your attic is home to unwanted pests like ants, termites, silverfish, or cockroaches! What’s a homeowner to do?

Dominion Pest Control has some exciting news – we’re officially certified to install TAP insulation! What is TAP insulation, you ask? TAP stands for Thermal Acoustic Pest Control insulation, and it’s changing the home insulation game.

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Spotted Lanternfly comes to Lancaster

large spotted lanternflyYou probably have heard about the Spotted Lanternfly by now, and although beautiful to the eye, these insects are deadly to trees.  Starting last year, the SLF was reported to be sighted in Lancaster County, in areas such as Ephrata, Lititz, Denver, and now in the greater areas surrounding Lancaster City. Dominion is no stranger to tackling new pests, in fact we were one of the first companies to go after the infamous ‘Stink Bug’, which wiped out a third of PA’s crops in 2010.  We are currently offering treatment to trees and homes for the Spotted Lanternfly, so if you are seeing these creatures, please call our office today to reserve a ‘spot’ in our schedule for a treatment: 717-393-7879.

Click to see Dominion’s owner show actual Spotted Lanternflies on a tree in Lancaster:

Spotted Lanternflies on Tree | Video link

Dominion receives Nature-Cide® Certification

nature-cide certified partner logoDominion recently received it’s Certified Partner status from Nature-Cide® after using their products as a part of it’s Green program for four years.  Dominion’s president, Gregory Pettis states, “We are very proud to be associated with this all natural product line, and have found it to be very effective in our programs.” Since offering Green programs in 2015, Dominion’s customers have enjoyed the option to have all natural products and Green pest solutions for many pests that are controlled on a daily basis.  For more information on Dominion’s Green Program, click here: Dominion offers Green!  To schedule your Green Pest Control Program, call us today: 717-393-7879.

Dominion’s Spring Coupon!

dominion pest control spring couponWith Spring comes the bugs, rodents, and wildlife… but never fear, Dominion is here! Simply mention coupon when calling in to schedule your initial service…  whether it is bad bugs such as bed bugs, and roaches inside, or outside bugs such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas… or even rampant rodents like mice, rats or voles, just use the Spring coupon to receive your discounted service!

New Customer Spring Promotion

New customers receive $25 off Initial Service for residential or Commercial Pest Control, or for Yard Pest Control for biting insects outside.  For terrible termites, use our $50 off coupon for your termite treatment!  To schedule your treatment, give us a call today: 717-393-7879

Now Offering Wildlife Management Solutions

greg pettis of dominion pest control along with owner of howard's exterminating service

Dominion is proud to announce it is bringing on board Jeremy Howard from Howard’s Exterminating Services, and will now offer Wildlife Services to all customers!  “We are very excited about Jeremy joining us, with his extensive knowledge of pest control and wildlife management,” says Dominion owner Gregory Pettis.

Our two companies have shared services for years and the merge just made sense according to Pettis. “Howard’s has taken care of our customer’s wildlife issues for years, so he will be no stranger when he shows up in a Dominion uniform to our thousands of customers,” Pettis continued.

For official Press Release, see below:

For Immediate Release – 2/5/2019

Press Contact: Maria Pettis 717-393-7879

Dominion Pest Control Offers Wildlife Services

Lancaster, PA…..Locally owned Howard’s Exterminating Services (Manheim, PA) has decided to join Lancaster’s Dominion Pest Control, bringing wildlife management services to all of Dominion’s customers in Lancaster and York Counties. Dominion’s owner, Gregory Pettis–native of Lancaster, says the move will greatly increase the value of service that the local company provides. “We have been asked for years by our clients to remove pesky critters such as skunks, squirrels, raccoons, snakes, possums, bats and the like, but since we didn’t have the licensing or training, we turned those customers over to Howard’s. Jeremy Howard, local wildlife management expert and owner of Howard’s Exterminating, has 17 years experience in the pest control industry and has extensive knowledge on taking care of the area’s most difficult pests. He is looking forward to giving oversight to Dominion’s Management program and is excited about being a part of a team of technicians that have an average of fifteen years experience in General Pest Control in structures and yards to control indoor/outdoor insects and small rodents such as mice, rats and voles. “I think it will be fun to use the experience I have to help Dominion’s current clients and train their staff to be able to do what Howard’s does best,” Jeremy proudly exclaims. Dominion welcomes Howard’s customers and looks forward to providing them premier pest services. For further information, readers may call Dominion Pest Control LLC at 717-393-7879 or visit their web site at


Get Control of Yard Pests Today!

Dominion’s outdoor programs are a very popular addition to our award winning services.  Whether it’s nasty Mosquitoesclose up of a mosquito on skin, blood sucking Ticks, tunneling Moles and Voles, or just Ants tearing up the yard, Dominion has a program to control them all!  For more information on our Outdoor Yard treatments, give us call today: 717-393-7879
Most of our Outdoor programs offer Green Control, reducing risks to your family and pets.