Simply put, we are great at identifying pesky intruders, and coming up with tailored solutions for your property. We like to figure out the WHY of the pest problems you’re having, which helps you avoid them in the future. Have a question? Your technician will be happy to educate you. We cover the following pests:
Here at Masters Touch Pest Control, we’ve been offering pest control in Pennsylvania since 1991. When it comes to pest control, we can handle most kinds of infestations, and we offer:
While we highly recommend signing up for recurring services to make sure your home stays pest-free once we leave, Masters Touch will service your home without a contract. For more information, give us a call at 610-269-3000 to see how we can solve your pest problem.
Pests are a year-round problem for some homes, and if your family is tired of dealing with pests all year long, you need Masters Touch Pest Solutions. We offer perfectly tailored pest protection that will keep your home safe no matter what season it is!
Don't wait for an infestation, get year-round protection with Masters Touch!
Ants in your kitchen? We got it. Spiders? No problem. Don’t see pests yet, but worried they will come in? We have a plan for that too. That is the beauty of a customized approach. No matter what type of pests you run into, we have a pest control solution for you:
Residents in Downingtown and the surrounding area may have noticed small, brown, shield-shaped bugs in their home. These are the Brown Marmorated Stink Bugs, a non-native species that has thrived in the Pennsylvania climate since their introduction to our area. Residents may notice an uptick in stink bug activity during the fall and spring.
While these pests are not harmful to humans, nor do they reproduce inside our homes, they can be quite a nuisance thanks to their special defense system: their smell. When alarmed or even squashed, their scent glands release a noxious smell that is often described as "rotten". As part of our pest control program, we will treat your home for these smelly invaders to keep them out for good!
There are many different species of ants in the world, but here at Masters Touch, we have run into a few common species. These species include:
Carpenter ants are typically on the larger side, around 5/8th of an inch, and are black to reddish in color. If left untreated, these ants can multiply and cause extensive damage. When left to their own devices, a single-queen colony can reach numbers of 10,000.
These ants are drawn to our homes for the moisture and will burrow through wood that has been softened with water. Once inside your home, they will tunnel and create nests within the structure of your home. While they don’t actually eat wood like termites do, carpenter ant damage is no joke!
The Odorous House Ant, otherwise known as the sugar ant, gets its nickname from its propensity for sweet things, such as fruits on your counter, but will also feed on dead insects and other proteins in a pinch. Their nests can be found hidden under hard objects.
DIY treatments often fail when treating Odorous House Ants because of their colony structure. One nest can have thousands of individuals and multiple queens meaning, if you don’t eliminate the entire nest, the colony may splinter and multiply quicker.
There are a few signs you are dealing with Odorous House Ants:
Pavement ants are visually similar to carpenter ants at first glance, but are half the size of a carpenter ant. You will typically find a pavement ant infestation in a building with a concrete slab foundation.
This particular species also likes to feed on anything sweet or other dead insects. While they won’t destroy your home like carpenter ants will, the pavement ant brings in bacteria that may make your family sick if the problem isn’t taken care of.
Pennsylvania has the highest number of cases of Lyme disease in the country, according to reports from the CDC. With more than 500 species of ticks worldwide, 25 of those species live in Pennsylvania. Of these 25 reported species, four are the most commonly found in our area:
The American dog tick is responsible for being a carrier of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and are frequently found on dogs, hence the name. After feeding, the American dog tick can actually become the size of a grape and is the most commonly found tick in Pennsylvania.
The blacklegged tick is found in wooded, brushy areas and is a vector for Lyme disease. While adult blacklegged ticks prefer to feed on deer, humans can make a great meal in a pinch. If you find a blacklegged tick on your person, remove it as soon as you possibly can. This species of tick requires in excess of 24 hours of attachment before it can transmit Lyme dieases.
While commonly found in the Texas area, hence the name, there have been reports of the Lone Star Tick in our area-- especially in more urban areas. The Lone Star tick is a more common vector of Rocky Mountain Spotted fever and tick paralysis than Lyme disease.
While Punxsutawney Phil is a more common host for the groundhog tick than you or your furry friends, groundhog ticks have been known to make a meal out of humans. While scary to find in your yard, you are unlikely to contract any diseases from a groundhog tick.
For more information on our tick control services, call us at 610-269-3000 or visit our tick control page to read about our tick control process!
Since 1991, Masters Touch has been servicing homes in the West Chester area and beyond. Our service areas include:
You spend a lot of time in your home. Shouldn’t it be pest-free? Unfortunately, DIY solutions often only provide temporary solutions. Here at Masters Touch, we pride ourselves on a friendly and professional approach to pest control in Pennsylvania. Let us do the work for you so you can get back to what matters most: making memories in your home with the ones you love.