Mosquito Shield of Central PACentral PA
Our Story

Hi, my name’s Ben Havens and I’m the owner of Mosquito Shield of Central Pennsylvania.

At Mosquito Shield of Central PA, our goal is to provide the best residential mosquito control service with the highest levels of customer service, allowing our customers to enjoy their yards, homes, and time with family to the fullest.

The most exciting thing about our service is how well it works. It’s science, not magic, but there is an immediate substantial impact after our first service, and once we have established a property, the change is impressive and undeniable. In many families, there are one or two people who get the majority of mosquito bites, and our treatment is the great equalizer – allowing everyone to participate in spending time together in their outdoor spaces.

Our values include honesty – do what we say, when we say, for the price we say. Communication is also key for us – we over communicate in a clear and concise way so there are no surprises. One of our passions is enjoying the outdoors. We want to enable everyone to enjoy spending more time outside.

My wife and I love the outdoors, and as a family, we eat our meals outside whenever the weather allows. Mosquito Shield has made that so much easier and allows us to extend our evenings outside with the family. 

I started my business to share that with my community. I want to provide top-level service so that people can rely on their outdoor spaces for their family and for entertaining company.

I live in Carlisle, PA with my wife, Erin, and 2 kids, Kendrick & Eleanor. We are active and outdoorsy people who spend most weekends camping and hiking when the weather allows. 

I currently own and operate a design/build remodeling firm which I will maintain ownership of but reduce my time there to one to two days per week. 

I first moved to Central PA in 2008 to work with at-risk youth. 13 years later, I am still there but am now married and have changed my career trajectories significantly. 

Having already built one company in the area, I know that I have the contacts to make a successful Mosquito Shield franchise here in Central, PA and look forward to serving the community in a new way through effective mosquito and tick control services.

This is my second business. I own a successful remodeling company in my area. I started Mosquito Shield of Central PA in order to spread high-quality mosquito control to my community. I saw a need and found that Mosquito Shield has an excellent ability to meet that need.

I was broke in college and needed to find a way to pay my rent, so along with working two jobs I started my own small eBay business in which I would purchase damaged digital cameras, repair/refurbish them, and re-sell them. Not only did this pay my rent for two years, but I got my first taste of what it meant to run a business. 

I have been doing it ever since in one capacity or another, and I’d like to think I’ve come a long way. This year my high-end remodeling business is on track to do 3.5M in revenue. 

One of my favorite local restaurants is Mt. Fuji, which has some of the best sushi I’ve found anywhere! They are only 10 minutes from my house and since the pandemic set in they bring it home at least once a month. 

My favorite local place to visit would be The Appalachian trail, which is only a few miles from my house. They like to get the dog loaded into the van with them and head over there to hike for an hour or two whenever possible. It’s a great way to get outdoors, get exercise, and enjoy being together as a family.

I have been a business owner for over 10 years, and I understand how important it is to provide excellent service to my customers. Mosquito Shield of Central PA is also licensed through the state of PA.

I have a family – wife, two kids (2 and 7), and a dog. We spend a lot of time outdoors hiking on local trails and also go camping a lot all over PA and in national parks too. Last summer we built a treehouse and zipline in our yard, so we’re out there all the time!

I pride myself on strong communication, honesty, and customer service. We are small enough that the owner knows who every customer is but growing quickly because our service exceeds expectations.

When asked what attracted me to Mosquito Shield, I said, “I was definitely attracted to the simplicity of the Mosquito Shield business model. I love the idea of picking one thing and doing it better than anyone else. This allows me to provide a mosquito control service in Central Pennsylvania with great value at a good price. 

I am also excited about building a large recurring customer base–in remodeling we have some repeat customers but for the most part, you get one large project from a customer and then they are only a referral source from that point on. Additionally, there is almost nobody in this Central, PA area treating mosquitoes and ticks, and it is desperately needed. 

As an avid lover of the outdoors, I see Mosquito Shield as a way to spend more time enjoying being outside with friends and family through effective residential mosquito and tick control services in Central, PA. 

I am also excited to be able to provide the peace of mind that comes with knowing my family is exposed to less ticks & mosquitoes through proper pest control.”

We provide a satisfaction guarantee to our customers. If the service is not effective, we will come back for a re-service, and there’s never a charge for that. If you are unsatisfied within the first three weeks of starting service, we will refund your money – after that, we will refund a prorated amount.

Our Story

Mosquito Shield® was founded in 2001 as a direct answer to a major problem: mosquitoes. In the absence of an effective mosquito control service and the inadequacy of personal products, a new solution was necessary.

For the past two decades, we’ve mastered our blend of all-natural oils and select control products to become that solution. We’ve tested different blends, application methods, and frequencies of applications to perfect an effective and responsible solution. The result is Mosquito Shield.

Our numbers would demonstrate that we’ve filled the gap. 8 out of every 10 customers return year after year, and we now service tens of thousands of American households.

To hear what our clients are saying, please visit our customer reviews and testimonials section.


Mosquito Shield® is a leading residential mosquito and tick control service with over 120 franchise locations across the United States. Each of Mosquito Shield’s franchises are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

With the threat of mosquito and tick-borne illnesses on the rise in the United States, Mosquito Shield Franchise Corporation was launched in 2013 and has since developed into a leading franchise opportunity in the growing pest-control industry.

Best in results
Franchise Satisfaction Award 2015
Franchise Satisfaction Award 2016
Fastest Growing Franchise 2021
Top Franchises 2021
Franchise 500 2022
20 years in Service

What Makes Mosquito Shield Better?

We’re the only company in the industry that reacts to mosquito behavior. Without a set schedule, we can adapt to your yard's needs and the mosquitoes around it.

On average, we visit every 10-17 days to ensure a mosquito-free lifestyle.

Mosquito Proprietary Blend

Mosquito Proprietary Blend


Our special blend began 20 years ago and we continually evolve it to maximize effectiveness.

Science created our formula, and science continues to adapt it so it remains the most effective spray in the game.

Environmentally Smart Practices

Environmentally Smart Practices


All of our technicians are trained in environmentally smart practices. They target active mosquito areas and are taught the signs to recognize them.

This means less overall spraying, more dead mosquitoes, and a healthy ecosystem in your backyard.

Money Back Guarantee

Money Back Guarantee


If you’re not happy with our services, let us know. We’ll work hard to make it right, including offering a service call spray if needed.

If you’re unhappy with the results after your first visit, simply notify us within 7 days and we will issue you a full refund.

Shield Your Family


You can’t put a price on peace of mind and relaxation. With our service, you can relax knowing that we are helping protect your pets, kids, friends and loved ones outside. We kill and repel mosquitoes, ticks, and therefore help keep away the diseases that come with them.


We want to help you enjoy your yard again by delivering a mosquito-free environment that allows you to spend more time outdoors.


From start to finish, you’ll see we’re passionate about what we do. We don’t make you sign contracts or upsell you on services that you do not need. Our service application is tailored to your property and includes our proven mosquito proprietary blend technology. We’re here to help you and control mosquitoes, not the other way around.

New Mosquito Shield Technology

State-of-the-art routing software enables our Mosquito Shield of Central PA Technicians to deliver on flexible treatment schedules. We are able to map out ahead of time when treatments will be needed. This information is relayed to you to better serve and communicate the timing and details of each application.

While our sprayer equipment may look similar to others, it too has been engineered for maximum effectiveness. With it, we can apply our products more efficiently and with greater accuracy and control.
New Mosquito Technology
Expert Technicians

Expert Technicians

Our technicians are trained specifically on mosquito and tick control products. We’re not just another guy with a backpack and van or a lawn care provider that will “set and forget” later. This is what we do and we take it very seriously. Not only are our technicians trained on products, they’re trained on mosquito and tick behavior as well as species identification.

That knowledge is used to maximize treatments and minimize the time taken to do it.

Get started by contacting our team today!