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Mice, ants, termites, cockroaches and other critters all play important roles in the environment. However, when these creatures enter our homes, they become pests that can potentially threaten our health and our property.

The Ohio Pest Management Association (OPMA) strives to provide consumers with up-to-date information about pests and the latest pest issues in their area. We want to assist you in protecting your property, your health and your family’s health from the damage and diseases associated with pests. OPMA and NPMA (National Pest Management Association) provide some preventative tips to potentially avoid pest problems and detailed information about pest issues in your area.

Addressing pest infestations accurately and quickly requires extensive knowledge of pest biology and habits. Since many of us won’t look at an insect long enough to determine its species, it is important to enlist the help of a knowledgeable and qualified pest control professional  to determine what pests may be in your home. Pest control professionals have the experience and expertise to rid your home of pest infestations and maintain your way of life. On this website, you can locate a qualified pest control professional in your area who can assist you with protecting your home and your family from pest threats.

Not sure if you need a pest control professional yet? OPMA is here to help. Pester” us with your questions about the bug, insect, rodent, or other pest invading your home. You can also see what other homeowners are asking, by visiting our FAQs page.

Pest Prevention Tips

Below you will find a variety of prevention tips from the NPMA (OPMA is a state affiliation of NPMA) for avoiding pests and the potential health and property threats they can pose. Tips include ways to prevent pests from entering your home, avoiding pests when outdoors, regional pest issues, and tips on protecting your family and property from disease and property damage.

Consumer Friendly Articles

Below you will find a variety of articles from OPMA's Public Relations Committee to provide consumers with information about pest control.