The Ultimate Termite Control in Lancaster and York Counties, PA

Every year, termites cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage in Lancaster and York counties. Without proper termite control, these pests can destroy structural wood and make your home or business uninhabitable.

At Dominion Pest Control, we understand the stress and anxiety that comes with dealing with a termite infestation. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing the best termite control services in the area. Our team of experts has over two decades of experience preventing and resolving termite problems, ensuring that your property remains safe and pest-free.

Watch Out, It’s Termite Season!

Due to moderate temperatures and increased moisture levels, termite activity is especially prevalent in the spring and fall. During these times, a termite colony’s reproductive members — often referred to as “swarmers” — begin to emerge from their nests in search of new colony locations. This process can sometimes be observed as swarmers exit termite tubes and pass through mud castles.

Understanding this seasonal pattern is vital, as it signifies the peak times to monitor and take preventive actions against these destructive pests.

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Identification: The First Step in Termite Treatment

For many homeowners, distinguishing a termite from other pests can be a daunting challenge. Termites, often referred to as “silent destroyers,” can live and thrive in your home or business without immediate signs of damage. There are several signs of termite infestation: Besides mud castles and tubes along baseboards, you might notice damaged wood, scattered winds (wings), or sticky doors and windows. Signs of termites in your walls include discoloration, holes, and tunnels.

Termites vs. Ants

These destructive insects share several characteristics with ants; for example, size and colony behavior. However, there are several distinguishing features that may go unnoticed without professional expertise. Here are some differences to help you identify whether you have flying ants vs. termites on your property:

  • Termite wings are uniform in size, whereas flying ants have distinctly larger wings in the front.
  • Termites exhibit a straight waist, giving their bodies a more uniform appearance compared to the pinched waistline of flying ants.
  • The antennae on termites appear straight with a slight curve, unlike the elbowed antennae of flying ants.

Types of Termites

Knowing what kind of termite you’re dealing with will help to determine the most effective treatment method. Here are three of the most common types:

  • Subterranean termites typically invade homes from the soil beneath and are the most common type found in Pennsylvania.
  • Drywood termites can be a challenge to detect, as they live within dry wood sources such as walls and furniture.
  • Dampwood termites are usually found in decaying wood and are most commonly seen outdoors.

Our experts will help you to quickly and accurately identify termite activity and develop the best treatment plan for your infestation.

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Termite Control with the Isopthor System

We are pleased to introduce one of our newest pest control solutions: Isopthor, a comprehensive and innovative termite control system. From strategic station installation and regular monitoring to effective baiting, this system is meticulously designed to stop subterranean termites in their tracks. The Isopthor system operates on a straightforward yet highly effective principle while being completely unintrusive to your daily life.

Placement of Interceptors

It begins with the careful placement of inground sensor stations around the perimeter of your structure. The stations are filled with non-toxic termite food called Interceptors. At times, we may also install above ground stations.

Addition of Bait Stations

When foraging termites begin feeding on the Interceptors, they start to build tunnels in the earth to reach these stations. After activity is detected, our expert team supplements the sensor stations with bait stations. The bait contains an active ingredient that is even more appealing and virtually irresistible to termites. When termites consume the bait and return to their colony, they inadvertently share the bait with the rest of the colony, leading to its elimination.

Monitoring and Replenishing

Throughout this process, our team monitors the stations to ensure that your property remains protected against these silent destroyers at all times. Additionally, we replenish the inground stations with Interceptors to prevent any future colonies from making their home on your property.

It’s important to note that the Isopthor system is specifically designed to target and eliminate subterranean termites of the genus Reticulitermes and Heterotermes. These particular species are among the most destructive termites, and Reticulitermes is commonly found in Central Pennsylvania. Isopthor must be continually maintained at the structure to protect against future termite attacks.

Other Termite Treatment Methods for Subterranean Termites

In addition to the groundbreaking Isopthor system, Dominion Pest Control may employ other techniques like advanced injection and foaming to combat subterranean termite invasions. These methods are particularly beneficial in treating areas where termites are known to be active but are less accessible.

Soil Injection

With soil injection, our exterminators dig, drill, and pump termiticide into the affected area. This creates a complete barrier in the soil, preventing travel to and from the wooden structure where these termites reside. Our carefully selected termiticides ensure that every termite that comes into contact with the treated area will ingest or carry the termiticide back to its nesting site. This includes the reproductives and most importantly, the queen herself — leading to the eventual collapse of the entire colony.

This methodical approach not only ensures that the current population of subterranean termites is eradicated, but it also prevents future generations from causing further damage to your property.


Foaming is another indispensable tool in our arsenal. By creating a termiticide foam, we can cover a large surface area and penetrate deep into the termites’ food source. This foam expands upon contact, filling gaps, voids, and hard-to-reach spaces — ultimately ensuring that no termite is left behind.

Battle Drywood Termites Head-On

Tackling drywood termites requires a different strategy. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites do not require soil moisture to thrive and can live solely on the wood they infest.

One of the most effective reactive drywood termite treatments we use is the application of Bora-Care. Designed to kill all forms of fungi, this liquid borate treatment prevents termites from seeing wood as a food source. It soaks into wood and offers years of protection against wood-destroying insects. At Dominion Pest Control, we warranty this treatment for up to 10 years with an annual renewal inspection.

It is important to note that this treatment is not recommended for homeowners to attempt, as it requires special mixing and cleaning protocols as well as special training.

Why Choose Dominion for Termite Control?

No matter the type of termite infestation you may be facing, our expert team at Dominion Pest Control has the knowledge, experience, and resources to handle it. Here’s why you should choose Dominion as your termite control company:

  • Over Two Decades of Expertise: For over 20 years, we’ve successfully eliminated termites in Lancaster and York counties. We have a thorough understanding of local termite behavior and know what works.
  • Fully Licensed and Insured: Our company and technicians are fully licensed, bonded, and insured for your peace of mind.
  • Cutting-Edge Technology: We use the latest and most effective techniques and products to keep your home safe from termites — including the innovative Isopthor system.
  • Professionalism with a Personal Touch: We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service. Our team is always ready to address any concerns you may have.
  • Documentation: We believe in transparency, which is why we provide a detailed WDI (Wood Destroying Insects) report for real estate transactions and inspections.
  • Ongoing Service: We also offer ongoing maintenance plans to prevent future infestations.

Schedule a Termite Inspection Now

Don’t let termites take over your property. Request an inspection now and gain the upper hand. Our experienced team is ready to provide you with a personalized termite control plan that ensures the safety of your property for many years to come.

Dominion can also treat your property for other wood-destroying insects such as carpenter ants, carpenter bees and wood boring beetles.

Call us today at (717) 393-7879 or contact us here for a free consultation.

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