Category Archives: Stink Bugs


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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Stink Bug Control: Debunking Myths and Revealing Effective Strategies

Are you tired of dealing with those pesky stink bugs invading your home? Well, you’re not alone! Many homeowners, just like you, are seeking effective strategies for stink bug control, to eliminate these nuisance insects.

For effective stink bug control, it’s important to understand the myths surrounding them. In this post we debunk a few common myths surrounding stink bugs and concentrate on providing you with accurate information to tackle these pesky invaders. So, let’s separate fact from fiction and arm you with the knowledge you need to keep stink bugs at bay.

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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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The Stinkers Are Back – Here’s How to Avoid Them!

Fall is nearly here! Have you noticed those pesky little stink bugs starting to come up out of their caves to wreak havoc on your backyard picnics and gather in the corners of your ceilings? If so, Dominion has you covered! We’re no strangers to the stink bug scene, and we’re here to make sure your home stays free and clear of the little stinkers. Continue reading

York Daily Record: Stink Bugs Difficult in York Co.

Teresa McMinn, writer for York Daily Record, included Dominion in her story, Stink bugs difficult to deal with in York County. She elaborates on Dominion’s owner typical workday: “Gregory Pettis’ description of his workday sounds more like a combat scene in an action movie. ‘We’re really rocking and rolling,’ he said and talked of a ‘seek-and-destroy mission’ to kill stink bugs. ‘You really have to study the habits and know your enemy.'” She also made reference to Greg’s comment about Dominion’s success with stink bugs: “In 2006 … it was just me,” he said. “Now, we’re up to eight”. For great information on stink bugs, watch the Stink Bug FAQ video.


Jenni Joyce, reporter for CBS 21, interviewed Dominion owner Gregory Pettis in an exclusive story on stink bugs. Greg explains the stink bug crisis and demonstrates how Dominion technicians are winning the war with the stinkers in residences. Greg shows the TV crew an actual stink bug treatment in the Susquehanna Valley.

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Can You Control Stink Bugs?

Q. Can you provide stink bug control?

A. The answer is yes! Stink bugs can be controlled by using perimeter spraying. The key to stink bug control is prevention.

The stink bugs were accidentally introduced to Allentown, PA.  From there, they spread to many states, including NJ, MD, VA, and even as far as FL.  People want to know if they are going to go away.  That answer is no!  And stink bug control is something that everyone is giong to need eventually if you live near crops of any kind.  Think this is extreme?  Since they arrived in 1998, they have spread like wildfire.  In 2010, they ate 30% of the crops in PA according the PA Dept. of Ag.  They are just getting started.

So let’s talk about stink bug control.  If the stinkers are already in your home, you will need to have professional pest control products used.  If you live in Lancaster or York PA, you may call Dominion Pest Control directly to have them service your home.

To see an actual treatment of stink bug control, watch the video below.

Stink Bugs Are Getting Worse Here in Lancaster PA

If you are trying to get rid of stink bugs in Lancaster PA, we have great news for you! Dominion Pest Control, based out of Lancaster, has eight fully trained stink bug technicians who know not only how to get rid of them, but keep them out!

Dominion has been called “Stink Bug Experts” by WGAL, and has been interviewed by Lancaster Newspapers, WGAL, CBS 21, York Daily Record and several other media outlets for our aggressive, no-nonsense approach to stink bug control. We specialize in preventing stink bugs from getting in to your home or business. However, if you already have stink bugs inside, and you need to get rid of them, Dominion has an average of fifteen years experience per technician that are passionate about getting you back to life as normal and stink bug free!

If you have questions about stink bugs in Lancaster or questions about have Dominion Pest Control gets rid of stink bugs, watch our Stink Bug FAQ video below:

WGAL Stink Bug Story

In February, WGAL featured a stink bug story with Dominion Pest Control owner, Gregory Pettis, listing 3 things you can do to get rid stink bugs right now.

WGAL’s Brian Roche started the story, “They’re back…so today News 8 went to an expert to find out 3 things you can do right now to battle the stink bug invasion.”

During the interview, Dominion’s owner commented: “If folks are having a problem with stink bugs, and it’s ongoing, and they would like professional help, we would be glad to help them out. What we do differently than what the home-owner can do, is we powerspray the perimeter of a home and we recommend quarterly treatments for that. By using a powersprayer, you can reach very high second and third stories treating around the eaves, the windows, the louvers, any place where stink bugs are going to get in where you are not normally going to be able to reach.”

Dominion has been leading the stink bug battle in Lancaster & York Counties with six highly trained technicians with an average of 15 years per tech. Dominion made history in 2010 by boldly proclaiming they knew how to get rid of stink bugs, while the national pest control companies continued to say they did not know how to control them. After Dominion’s customers began to request lawn signs that stated Dominion had treated their home, more and more residents of PA were convinced that Dominion had the secret. Since then, Dominion released an eighteen minute Stink Bug FAQ video, explaining exactly why we say we can get rid of the stinkers. To see the video, click below.