Serving the Entire Buckeye State
One of Plunkett’s two main headquarters is located in Columbus, Ohio. We maintain local branches in the cities of Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, Mansfield, Youngstown, and Springfield. These branches support our network of local professional service teams working all over Ohio.
When you call Plunkett’s for pest control help from anywhere in Ohio, we put this network to good use. Our technicians respond to your call quickly and have everything they need to solve your problem, every time. Ohio is our neighborhood, after all, and we consider a privilege to help keep our neighborhood safe from pests. No matter where you are in Ohio, pest control you can trust is only ever a phone call away.
Common Pest Problems in Ohio
Ohio is the 10th most densely populated state in the US. This high population density and developed network of highways allow many types of pest to travel and spread easily. Ohio is also 31 percent forested, with over 8.1 million acres of the state under tree cover. These hardwood trees attract wood-destroying and woodland-infesting pests in large numbers. These are a few of the pests we see (and treat) the most in Ohio:
Bed bugs: When Terminix compiled their 2016 list of the most bed bug infested cities, five of the top fifteen cities–Cleveland, Dayton, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo–were in Ohio.
Termites: Termites inflict billions of dollars of property damage through the US. The wood and cellulose-consuming subterranean termite is highly established in Ohio.
Carpenter ants: Carpenter ants construct nests in wood, especially moist or damaged wood. They’re particularly common in Ohio hardwood forests and often infest homes.
Ticks: Ticks “quest” (or hunt) in forested areas with lots of places to hide and perch. They’re very common in Ohio forests and gardens.
Plunkett’s incorporates the best practices of Integrated Pest Management into each service we perform. We get to know your problem and considerations so we can design a service customized to what you need. We don’t just solve the immediate problem; we make sure the problem can’t happen again. Some of the most common services we provide in Ohio include:
Bed bug control and heat treatment: Plunkett’s has one of the largest heat treatment fleets in the industry. Heat treatment completely eliminates bed bug infestations by wiping out both adults and eggs.
Termite control and treatment: Plunkett’s technicians are Authorized Operators of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. Sentricon is the most effective and unobtrusive anti-termite treatment available today.
Indoor pest control and exclusion: Pest exclusion means we locate the entry points pests use to get into your home and make sure they can’t use them again.
Commercial pest control services: Plunkett’s designs our commercial pest control programs specifically for the environment you need to protect. Whether you’re running a restaurant, hotel, storage facility, or anything else, we’ll figure out just how to help.
Local Wildlife Service You Can Count On
Varment Guard Environmental Services is an Ohio-based wildlife control company that has provided excellent services to Ohio since 1983. In 2018, they joined the Plunkett’s Pest Control family.
Pooling our respective resources allows Plunkett’s and Varment Guard to serve Ohio more effectively than ever before. Whether you need pest or wildlife control, Plunkett’s and Varment Guard are the places to call. Visit Varment Guard’s site to learn more about the services they can provide you!
Ohio Pest Resources
Ohio’s Invasive Insects & Diseases: List and info compiled by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Insects and Pests in Ohio Fact Sheets: Information collected and compiled by the Ohio State University Extension
Ohio Pest Management Association: Resources for finding professional pest control, news on local pests, and more
Insects of Ohio: Searchable list of 257 insects found in Ohio, with pictures and identifying information (iNaturalist.org)