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Something Stinks in Chester & Delaware County, PA, and other creepy true stories!

Did you know that Mosquito Squad of Chester & Delaware Counties can provide a layer of protection for nuisance insects in addition to mosquitoes and ticks?

That’s right. We can prevent and control many of the nuisance insects in your West Chester, Newtown Square and Mainline, PA, yard. Some of the pesky bugs that our treatment will help reduce are stink bugs, ants and even spiders!


West Chester, Newtown Square and Mainline Stink Bug Protection

Only a few decades ago, brown marmorated stink bugs were virtually non-existent in America, living only in Asia. However, research suggests they hitched a ride as a stowaway in packing crates or on various types of machinery into the US from Asia. The first documented specimen was collected in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in September 1998. Since their journey, these nuisance pests now reside in 44 states and 4 Canadian Provinces.

In addition to the negative odoriferous nature of these bugs, they also are responsible for extensive crop damage all over the US.

Here’s some food for thought:

In 2009 growers in the middle Atlantic region sustained significant losses to peaches, pears and apples to stink bugs. 2010 was documented to be even worse, with regional losses to apples alone exceeding $37 million. NOW THAT STINKS!

Other than crop damage, stink bugs pose no significant risk to humans or animals aside from their potential to invade our homes and cause a mess. Each year before winter hits, stink bugs find their way into homes to stay warm. Once they find a nice and toasty place to stay, stink bugs begin emitting pheromones that attract other stink bugs, and pretty soon, your home is the host of a stink bug soiree.

Mosquito Squad of Chester & Delaware Counties professionals are well trained in treating the outside of your home for these pests. We use the same products for our stink bug treatments that are used for our mosquito control barrier treatments, although they are applied differently. For stink bug control, we treat your property in areas stink bugs converge once they have exited the home AND we spot treat above the foundation of your home to protect the areas where stink bugs enter.

We Provide Relief From Spiders and Ants in Your West Chester, Newtown Square and Mainline, PA, Yard

In the same way our proven barrier treatment works on protecting against stink bugs, it can also reduce the negative impact of other nuisance insects around your home.


These scary arachnids can invade your property during certain seasons and nest in and around your home. Here in Pennsylvania, the wolf and house spider are the most common. The wolf spider can be quite intimidating but their venom does not cause necrosis. A bite from one is very painful and can lead to swelling and allergic reactions in some people. The house spider poses little health threat but can be very bothersome for homeowners. If you’re finding spiders in or around your Pennsylvania home chances are likely it is because your house offers a perfect environment and abundant food resources.


Ants are another nuisance insect that can cause problems in your PA landscape. Not only can their presence result in unsightly mounds around your yard and outdoor living spaces, some species are poisonous such as fire ants. Fire ants build dirt nests that form mounds, usually in open, grassy settings. They belong to the same family of insects as bees and wasps. A fire ant attaches itself to a person by biting with its jaws. Then, pivoting its head, it stings from its belly in a circular pattern at multiple sites causing pain and swelling, and can cause an allergic reaction in some people.

Our broad spectrum formula allows us to control many of the insects that try to enter your home such as spiders and ants. The manner in which our trained technicians treat your property plays a significant role in the effective reduction of nuisance insects on your property. We are not only aware of what types of insects to be cognizant of during specific times, but also where to treat in order to gain the most benefit. For example, we treat the foundation of your home in order to keep insects like spiders and stink bugs from entering.

Contact Mosquito Squad of Chester & Delaware Counties to learn more about controlling the nuisance insects in your backyard this season so you and your family can focus on enjoying the outdoors all season long! You can reach us at (610) 674-0799, or via email at [email protected].

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