Residential Pest Control in Dayton

Exterior of a brick home among trees and plantings

Most pest control company sites start their residential pest control pages by pointing out the fact that for most people, their homes are their biggest investments. That's a pretty good argument for buying good homeowners insurance or being careful with open flames. But when it comes to pest control, there's something even more important that you need to remember:

Your home is where you live. It's the place where you begin and end each day, spend each night, and raise your family. It's your place -- your personal environment. It's where you live.

Looking at it that way, it's easy to understand why at Dayton Pest Control, we look at residential pest control somewhat differently than most other pest control companies. We look at a house as almost a living thing, because it almost is. We treat homes like doctors treat patients, always looking for the most effective treatments that carry the fewest side effects.

Your home is where you live.

Residential IPM

All of our residential pest control plans are based on something called "integrated pest management," or IPM. Integrated pest management is a system of pest control that favors the use of non-chemical approaches to pest management when possible. It relies heavily on techniques that a lot of folks aren't accustomed to seeing their exterminators do, such as:

Detailed interior and exterior pest inspection
Identification of conditions conducive to pest infestations, such as moisture problems or improperly stored food
Use of various sorts of traps for both pest monitoring and pest reduction purposes
Caulking, sealing, screening, and other pest exclusion methods

IPM doesn't completely exclude the use of pesticides. But it does rely on non-chemical control methods as a means of reducing pesticide use. Pesticides are used when necessary, but only in the amounts needed, only where they are needed, and in a precise manner that minimizes exposure to humans, domestic animals, and non-target organisms.

In addition, when pesticides are necessary, the least-toxic products that will be effective against the pest in question are the ones chosen. In practice, this often means the use of natural products like botanicals, borates, and desiccants.

Dayton-Area Residential Pest Control Plans

We offer a wide variety of one-time and ongoing residential pest control plans in Dayton and throughout Ohio's Miami Valley. Each plan is customized to the individual pest problem. Some of the pests that we control include:

Cockroaches
Small ants
Carpenter ants
Fleas and ticks
Carpet beetles, clothing moths, and other textile pests
Food and pantry pests (beetles, weevils, and moths)
Boxelder bugs
Centipedes, millipedes, and other cccasional invaders (pillbugs, sowbugs, earwigs, etc.)
Spiders
Stinging insects (bees, wasps, hornets, etc.)
Flies, gnats, fruit flies, and other flies
Rats, mice, and moles

For some problems (such as stinging insects or most wildlife problems), only one treatment or a short series of treatments may be needed, provided that conducive conditions are corrected. For other problems, ongoing periodic visits to inspect and/or perform treatments as necessary may be advisable.

Exterior-Only Pest Control

In recent years, outside-only pest control has become a very popular residential option. Most common residential pest problems originate from outside the home, and a program of carefully-timed seasonal visits can often prevent these pests from becoming problems inside the home without our ever having to set foot inside the house.

For example, ants and crickets are common nuisance pests in the Miami Valley. Once they get inside a home, they can be difficult to eradicate. But a well-timed application of a borate or other low-toxicity insecticide outside the home can dramatically reduce or completely eliminate the problem before the insects get inside.

Stinging insects are another example. Once yellow jackets, bees, or hornets build a nest inside a home, they can be difficult to get rid of. Well-timed exterior services can reduce the chances of that happening.

Please contact us for more information about any of our residential pest control services. We look forward to your call.

 

Jarrod's Corner

Here are some impressive mud tubes found at a home in Englewood. We treated this home with a combo chemical/bait treatment. 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Oct 03, 2018 09:12:44 pm.

Check out today’s latest post from a termite treatment in Springfield!

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Sep 20, 2018 08:58:53 pm.

We service the entire Miami Valley for all your pest control needs. Today, we were in Springfield helping a customer with bed bugs. 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Sep 05, 2018 10:07:21 am.

Check out this video from a bed bug heat treatment done near downtown Dayton today. 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 29, 2018 11:08:23 am.

I’m often asked by my customers if our vehicles will have a big bug on the side of it when we arrive for a service call. This question always comes up when we are called for a bed bug problem. Take a look at the following link ...

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 24, 2018 03:24:44 pm.

Bee and hornet season is here. Unsure what a hornets nest looks like?  Follow this link to see...

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 18, 2018 08:49:10 am.

Here are a few pics from heat treatment performed in Kettering today. 

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 13, 2018 11:36:18 am.

Flea season is in full swing. Are these bloodsuckers invading your home?

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 09, 2018 04:16:43 pm.

Here is a photo from another heat treatment performed near downtown Dayton today. 

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 08, 2018 10:28:56 am.

Here is a handy reference guide put out by OSU’s entomology department. If you think you have bed bugs or aren’t quite sure what one looks like, here a good place to start!

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Aug 07, 2018 10:28:18 pm.

Termites are still busy during this hot summer. Did you know this insect never sleeps?  They are working 24/7 looking for food (i.e. your house)!

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Jul 26, 2018 02:58:09 pm.

Here are some unwanted guests found at a customers home in Fairborn today. Follow the link below to see what termites can do!

 

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--Posted by Jarrod Kelley on
Jul 25, 2018 02:33:45 pm.

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