Spotted lanternflies kill sapling trees, sumac, grapevines, and tree-of-heaven. Healthy and established ornamental trees don’t typically die but canopy dieback and plant health decline has been observed, particularly on some of spotted lanternflies favorites such as black walnut and maple. Additionally, sooty mold can kill groundcover plants that are below large populations of spotted lanternfly.
Thursday, 24 February 2022 by Nick
Ever see those tiny red bugs on the concrete as a kid that, when crushed, leave behind a red-streaked stain? While clover mites are not harmful to human health or the viability of a home, they are certainly a nuisance and can be difficult to eradicate once established in a house. Clover mites are small,
It’s no surprise that 61% of Pennsylvania households have a pet. Not only do animals create happiness, but they also bring many health benefits, including lowered stress and blood pressure. While you may love your pet, the truth is you’re not the only one. Fleas also love your furry four-legged friends, and for homeowners in
As the weather warms up and insects become more active, we’ve been spending lots of time on the phone lately helping customers determine if they have flying ants or swarming termites. Here’s what to look for when trying to tell the difference between termites and flying ants … Flying ants: Wings sit at a 45
As the South Central Pennsylvania snow melts, many of us are enjoying the thaw and counting down the days to spring and summer. However, as temperatures warm, homeowners in Gettysburg and York, PA, should familiarize themselves with various pests that return this time of year, including ticks. Should you worry about ticks? Ticks are external
Tuesday, 16 February 2021 by Nick
If there is one thing that every Pennsylvania homeowner can agree on, it is that cockroaches are unwanted creatures in their houses. Roaches are arguably one of the most germ-spreading pests that take up residence indoors and never leave. But, do you have all the facts you need to know about this pest? What are
Those fascinated by bugs and pests probably know a thing or two about the silent destroyers, termites. For the rest (and probably the majority) of the community, you may not be fully aware of how destructive these pests can be to a home. Why are they called the silent destroyer? Homeowners typically don’t see or
Bugs and insects can drive any homeowner crazy. Whether it’s ants taking over the kitchen counters, crickets singing from the garage, or stink bugs finding their way through the tiniest of cracks, insects are relentless. You may not want to accept bugs willingly into your house, but they are a common part of homeownership, and
If there is any pest that can disrupt a home, bed bugs have to be the worst. Not only do they cause physical harm, but bed bugs are also tricky to eliminate, forcing many out of their homes for long periods. Bed bugs in are more common in York, Hanover and Gettysburg than you may
As the temperatures drop and local farmers from Gettysburg to York continue to clear their fields, mice and rats start looking for a place to hide during the harsh winter. What better place than in your home? It’s an indoor paradise that promises warmth, food, and plenty of places to hide away from outdoor predators!