Category Archives: Spiders


Winter Bugs and Other Pests: Where Do They Go and How Do They Survive?

As we enter the winter months and anticipate the holiday season, there are many things to look forward to: cozy nights by the fire, holiday decorations, warm sweaters…but pests aren’t on the list. For residents of Lancaster and York counties, winter bugs like ground beetles, stink bugs, ladybugs, boxelder beetles, and grain beetles can become a major nuisance in the winter. Other common winter pests in Central PA include mice, centipedes, silverfish, cockroaches, and spiders.

But how do these bugs and other pests survive the cold — and where do they go? Let’s take a look at some of the most common winter pests in Central PA and how they manage to make it through the season.

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Different Types of Pennsylvania Spiders (and Are They Pests?)

Dominion is receiving many calls this year for residents requesting help for spiders — inside and outside their homes! Most folks who report spider issues in Lancaster, York, and Central PA, seem to be bothered in spring, and again in the fall. This is when spiders try to enter homes looking for refuge from the falling temperatures.

Let’s look at different kinds of spiders found locally.

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Pest Control for Spiders

There are dozens of spider species found in Pennsylvania, and eventually a few wind up in the home. At Dominion Pest Control we can help you prevent all kinds of pests from entering or invading your home or business, including spiders.

When it comes to pest control products for spiders, we use micro-encapsulated products such as Demand CS.  It has a long-lasting residual and works great. To purchase Demand CS or to treat your home or office, give us a call today!

Spiders in Lancaster & York

There are many types of spiders that will invade your home here in Lancaster and York PA, too many to name actually. One thing that you need to know is that they can be stopped. Years ago, people would tell me that someone in the pest control industry told them that there was nothing that you could do for spiders. Well that simply isn’t true. We will get and maintain control! In fact, when someone is on our Quarterly Perimeter Powerspraying plan, they won’t see many at all. That’s right, we can control them to the point that you’ll wonder where they all went!

One of the ways we get control of spiders is by treating rooms in the home with a general spray insecticide on the initial service where the spiders are being sighted. Something that is important is to have us treat the basement and garage on the initial service also. From there, we maintain control quarterly from the outside. Now we are not talking about something you pick up at the hardware store; we use products that are long lasting along with low toxicity rates. And best of all, mostly every product we use has virtually no odor at all! Call us for more details! To view Dominion’s veteran technician Christopher Komarow treat a spider infestation, please click on the video below.