Epcon Lane is a third-generation family-owned pest control company in Northeast Ohio. For 75 years, we have been helping Ohio businesses and families just like yours get to the root of their pest control problems, whether they’re the result of structural building issues, household behaviors, or another issue.
In Business Since 1945
Our roots trace back to 1945 when Albert Lane founded the original Lane pest control company. We got our start servicing realty companies in the Akron area, providing WDI inspections in search of termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. By the early 1970s, we expanded our business to not only inspecting for wood-destroying insects but eliminating and treating these pests as well.
Evolved Into a Full-Service Pest Control Company
By 1990, Epcon Lane had evolved into a full-service preventative pest control company. We are proud to offer residential pest control services, termite control, and bed bug control to homeowners in Northeast Ohio.
We also offer commercial pest control services, specializing in highly sensitive environments that require special consideration when it comes to using pesticides. We have been protecting many Northeast Ohio food processors, hospitals, daycares, and zoos since the 1990s.
Environmentally Friendly Pest Control Company
For over 70 years our company has had two main priorities; get rid of pests and keep the environment safe. So how exactly do you find a pest control company, known for its use of harsh chemicals, looking to keep the environment safe? That’s where we come in!
Integrated Pest Management
At Epcon Lane, we specialize in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is, “a program that should be based on prevention, monitoring, and control which offers the opportunity to eliminate or drastically reduce the use of pesticides, and to minimize the toxicity of and exposure to any products which are used” (source). That means our goal is to exterminate pests and keep them from returning, all while protecting our environment.
Family- Friendly Products
Our practice of inspection is to identify where and why pests are entering a structure and then give recommendations on how to seal entry points. We prefer to use pastes, baits, and gels instead of relying on spraying chemicals inside homes and offices. As a family-owned company, we understand how important family is and our priority is to keep yours safe and away from chemicals whenever possible.
Every product that we use is EPA-approved and highly tested before we let it near your family. Our pest management techniques are based on reactive and preventative measures that have been specially designed to shield you from pesticide exposure - in fact, we consider using insecticides indoors as a last resort. With our pest control service in Ohio, you can have peace of mind knowing that your children and pets are protected from start to finish.
Quality Pro Certified
We are proud members in good standing with Greater Akron Chamber, WBENC, Ohio Pest Management Association, NPMA, BBB, and Angie’s List! We’re also leaders in the pest control industry -- our management team regularly attends the National Bed Bug Summit and NPMA pest conference, and several of us sit on the Professional Women in Pest control board.
We are also one in a handful of companies that have been Quality Pro certified by the National Pest Management Association, a distinction granted only to some of the top pest control companies in the nation.
Why Should You Choose a QualityPro Company?
- During the interview and hiring process, we check references and perform background checks.
- Our company maintains a drug-free workplace policy.
- We practice on-the-job safety procedures.
- We have effective and efficient customer communications.
- Our employees are tested and trained to the highest industry standards.
- We ensure that our technicians are trained in proper pesticide handling.
Winner of Athena Powerlink Award
The Athena Powerlink Award is a prestigious award given annually to a woman-owned company. The winner is awarded her own staff of experts, who consult and educate in areas she chooses.
In January 2012, Akron Ohio became the proud hometown of this year’s winner: Leslie Wyman, third-generational owner of Epcon Lane, the Environmentally Friendly Pest Control Company.
Wyman has been making great strides over the last few years to bring her company–started in 1945 by her grandfather–up to the next level in the business world. As its leadership continues to benefit from the expert consultation, Epcon looks forward to contributing even more to its community.
We Offer Classes!
Did you know that Epcon Lane offers continuing education credits for realtors? Topics include bed bugs in residential homes and WDI reports. These free classes are 60 min. long and can be taught at your location–during sales meetings, if you’d like!
Our instructors are certified by the State of Ohio Real-Estate Division. They are ready to share with your their +60 of experience. And the best part? We bring coffee and doughnuts! Real estate brokers and realtors who want to keep a competitive edge in their field can call Epcon Lane’s office today!