Apartment, Condominium, and HOA Pest Control
Dayton Exterminating provides comprehensive pest control services for apartment houses, condominiums, planned communities, and homeowner's associations (HOA's) in and around the Dayton and Springfield, Ohio areas.
Unlike old-fashioned "exterminating" services, we don't build our multi-unit and intentional community pest management plans around routine "spraying" of every unit. We haven't done pest control that way in years. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a better, more effective, more environmentally-friendly ways to maintain a pest-free environment.
IPM is a modern, holistic approach to pest control that emphasizes inspection and non-chemical pest control techniques over routine pesticide applications for pests that may not even be present. When pesticides are necessary, they are applied only in the quantities needed, using precision application equipment. The old days of "surround and drown" spraying with foul-smelling chemicals are, thankfully, a thing of the past.
Once an IPM program is in effect at a multiple dwelling or housing community, most units will not be treated unless requested by the owner or tenant. In most cases, a request log is maintained by the property manager, maintenance department, HOA, or landlord, and the pest management company is notified of any requests for services. Urgent requests (for example, yellow jackets by an entryway or other common-area problems) that don't require coordination with individual tenants or owners are scheduled right away. Service requests that do require coordination with individual residents are fulfilled as soon as the details can be worked out.
Having the same company perform the pest control for an entire building or community has many benefits. It's more effective because the technicians get to know the entire property, which enable him or her to better anticipate (and often prevent) seasonal pest problems. It also helps identify common-area and structural problems that could affect the entire building. It also results in lower costs per-resident in most cases, and simplifies security (especially in gated communities where access passes or "clickers" are issued to contractors).
IPM plans for multiple dwellings and residential communities can be customized according to the organization's or properties' needs. Usually, however, service for the following pests are included in a standard IPM contract:
- Most common ants
- Rats and mice
- Stinging insects
- Pantry pests (moths and weevils)
- Perimeter invaders (sow bugs, pill bugs, millipedes, etc.)
Treatment for other pests that require more extensive treatment methods are also available and are deeply discounted for existing clients, but usually are excluded from the regular pest management contract in order to keep the fixed costs down. Examples of pests whose control typically would be quoted and priced separately from those covered under the regular plan would include bed bugs, termites, mosquitoes, cluster flies, wood-devouring beetles, wildlife such as squirrels or raccoons, and other animals and pests whose control requires more extensive work.
Coordinated Pest-Control Services for Property Managers and Landlords
If you're a property manager or landlord with multiple properties located within our service area, we can help make pest management at your properties more convenient and and less expensive by combining all of your properties into one account. You'll receive the benefit of quantity pricing based on the total number if units, deep discounts on services not explicitly covered under the master agreement, and one point of contact for all your pest control needs.
We also offer a useful "pre-occupancy" service by which we inspect (and and treat, if necessary) units that are in between residents. These treatments are even more deeply discounted than usual because of the relative ease of treating an empty, unoccupied apartment. If desired, we can also provide you with a letter certifying to our findings and any treatments performed. This can be a plus when marketing a unit to potential residents who are concerned about bed bugs, cockroaches, and other noxious pests.
Finally, we also will cart away and dispose of old furniture and belongings left behind by questionable tenants. This is especially important if the tenants who left had (or are suspected to have had) a problem with bed bugs. Many commercial carters want no part of hauling furniture that may be infested with bed bugs.
If you're a landlord, property manager, homeowners' association, or other person responsible for pest control at a multiple dwelling, condominium, or intentional community, please contact us for more information about how we can help you maintain a pest-free environment at your property. We look forward to hearing from you.