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Our Story

About Mosquito Shield of South Pittsburgh

Hi, we’re Dustin and Vincent Defebo and we’re the owners of Mosquito Shield of South Pittsburgh. 

Alongside mosquito control and special event sprays, we’re particularly excited to share the Tick Shield Program with our South Pittsburgh community. For a while, ticks have been a growing concern in the area, and we now have the tools to help mitigate the issue.

We also want to have a great reputation for service with our customers. We are committed to meeting and exceeding customers’ expectations. From the initial call to the spray itself, we want our product to be effective so people can feel comfortable spending time outdoors with their families again. 

With these goals and Mosquito Shield backing us, we strive to become the most trusted and recognized solution for residential mosquito and tick control in the South Pittsburgh area. 

We got into Mosquito Shield specifically for the Tick Shield service. We’ve both had friends and family members impacted by Lyme disease, and the Tick Shield product stood out as something that could solve a real problem in the South Pittsburgh area. 

It struck close to home for us, realizing that we could benefit our hometown community and help prevent more problems like Lyme disease from occurring.

We’re Not Just Mosquito Shield Owners

We both grew up in Pittsburgh and share a passion for being outdoors: riding bikes, hiking, skiing, or playing sports. This is one of the many reasons we found Mosquito Shield appealing. 

When the outdoors in our community got to be dangerous, Mosquito Shield had the solution necessary to win the outdoors back. 

Dustin has had a 15+ year career in sales of B2B professional services. His skill set has lent itself well to developing and building territories that were previously untapped for the mosquito control organization. 

I have focused much of my career in the entertainment industry, previously working in production at Paramount Pictures and now as a Vice President of Production for a specialty production firm. 

My background lends itself well to complex operational procedures, project management, and marketing initiatives at Mosquito Shield of South Pittsburgh.

Part of being a Mosquito Shield owner is spraying significantly more than the competition. We service yards every 11-15 days, as opposed to the three week norm established by our competitors. 

Not only that, but we offer many other services, as well as effective tick control.

Our Philosophy

The tick population in Western Pennsylvania has shown a 3.5-fold increase since 2004. The devastation a bite from one of these can cause is often misunderstood. 

It is a serious problem, especially here in Western Pennsylvania, and we are looking to help people avoid the perils of a disease that a tick or mosquito bite could cause.

We are eager to be part of a business like Mosquito Shield that has a direct human impact benefit.

Our Mission At Mosquito Shield of South Pittsburgh

We work harder by servicing more often for you. Over the course of more than two decades, we’ve found that scheduled visits don’t work. 

Bugs react differently according to the weather, and so should your control service company. When the weather starts inviting insects, we react and spray for max efficiency. This saves everybody time and money.

We’re confident enough in our system that we offer a money back guarantee. You’ll love everything from our exceptional customer service to our outstanding results. Should something go wrong, we won’t hold you accountable and will give your money back on the spot. Guaranteed.

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 and Tick Proprietary Blend

Mosquito and Tick 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 South Pittsburgh 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.

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