Hornets/Yellow Jackets/All Wasps

Bees are a common problem during spring, summer & fall often in the spring when they are seeking to establish a new hive in or around the residential or commercial premises. Wasps or yellow jackets, can attack as a group and may sting many times. Yellow Jackets usually nest in the ground, rocks, tree stumps, wall cavities and void areas. Wasps usually nest under eves, overhangs, decks and windows. Wasps and Yellow Jackets can become even more aggressive later in the season. Hornets build large paper nests in trees or houses. 

One time treatment for active areas. Pre-treatments are very popular.


Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have been on a drastic increase over the last 5 years. Bed bugs feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded mammals. They conceal themselves in tight cracks and crevices. They are often found in furniture and bed parts, such as mattresses ,box springs, bed frames, couches and furniture.


Distinguishing characteristics:  The adult bed bug is oval and flat. They grow to only about a quarter of an inch long (approximately  the size of an apple seed). Bed bugs lack wings. Bed bugs use a piercing, sucking beak-like mouth part to penetrate the skin of their host. Adults are brown, but appear reddish-brown when engorged with blood.

Akron Pest Control offers inspections, treatments and evaluation for bed bugs. It all starts with an inspection and consultation to determine the best elimination program for you!


Carpenter Ants

Carpenter ants get their name because they excavate wood in order to build their nests, they do not actually "eat" wood. Their excavation results in smooth tunnels inside the wood as well as sawdust debris around nesting areas. Carpenter ants range in size from one-quarter inch for a worker ant to up to three-quarters inch for a queen. They will build their nest in other materials as well such as installation, foam, trees, soil and drywall.

Akron Pest Control recommends a one-time treatment localized inside (problem area only), and entire perimeter exterior treatment outside for complete elimination. Includes a one year guarantee.


Pavement Ants

Pavement ants get their name because they make their nests in or under concrete or pavement. They can infest structures from numerous areas and range in size. These are typically the small ants you find inside kitchens, bathrooms etc.


Akron Pest Control can control Pavement and similar ants with a one-time localized (problem area only) inside and complete perimeter exterior treatment. All small ant treatments include 6 month guarantee.


German Cockroach

Blatella germanica


The most common roach in United States homes. Breeds throughout the year. Favors humid, moist cluttered atmosphere.Found mostly in kitchens and bathrooms but in heavier infestations can be in all rooms. They prefer to at night and dark areas.


Distinguishing Characteristics: Adults are about 1/2" long, brown with two dark streaks on the thorax. The female is darker in color with a broader, more rounded posterior. Both sexes have wings as long as their bodies.

Akron Pest Control recommends a 3 treatment program for complete control. Heavier infestations may require more follow up services. We use multiple treatment methods for best control, chemical treating baits, growth regulators and glue boards. Akron Pest Control also helps with proper preparation recommendations for the most successful control.


American & Oriental Cockroach

Periplaneta americana


Found in dark, moist areas such as around floor drains,drainage sewers and basement corners. It's common for American and Oriental cockroaches to enter homes and buildings through abandoned drains or broken pipes.


Distinguishing Characteristics: The largest of the common species, the American cockroach grows to a length of 1 and 1/2" or more. Reddish-brown with a yellow border on the back of the pronotum. The wings of the male extend beyond the tip of the abdomen, while the female's wings are about the same length as the abdomen.

Akron Pest Control recommends a one-time or 3 monthly treatments for control. Initial service includes determining entry points and recommendations for repairs.


Subterranean Termites

Reticulitermes & Coptotermes spp


Ohio only has Subterranean Termites. The colony is in the ground approximately 6 to 8 feet below the surface and near the infested structure. They show evidence with damaged wood and mud tubes. They also swarm, typically in spring. Termites do actually eat wood and can cause significant damage if left go.

Akron Pest Control recommends a one-time treatment with renewable and transferable guarantee. An on-site inspection is necessary to give the most accurate pricing. Tom the owner is involved in all termite inspections and treatments.




Mice are typically found in homes. They can find entry into a hole the size of your pinky finger.They are active mainly in the end of fall and winter and beginning of spring. Common areas are kitchens (behind fridge, stove and cabinets), bathrooms, basements and attics. The most common visible evidence is their droppings. Very small black droppings (approximately the size of uncooked rice).

Akron Pest Control recommends one-time baiting program with a 6 month guarantee. Our baits are professional formulations specific to mice. Please call for details.



Rats can enter homes and buildings through floor drains, broken pipes, holes in the floor, abandoned sewer drainage and exterior voids. Often time rats move inside and outside of the structure numerous times throughout the night. 

Akron Pest Control recommends a 3 service program. Initially we set traps to capture all current rats as well as identify entry points and give recommendations to seal up. The follow ups are to clear traps and reset to be sure all rats have been removed and entry point repairs have been made and are still working, We issue a 6 month guarantee.

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Spiders are a common house pest that can get large in numbers. Spiders do tend to help eliminate other insects as well. 

Akron Pest Control can treat spiders inside or outside with a one-time treatment but highly recommends a 3 season or quarterly program for complete control. All spider treatments include removal of all webs inside and outside.

Image by Juan Pablo Mascanfroni

These are just some of the more common insects and critters Akron Pest Control can control/eliminate all your pest issues with numerous programs, Please call to discuss your current pest issue and we can get started with the current program and pricing.

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