About Us - Dayton's Pest Control
Dayton's Strong Community Ties
Dayton's is a family-owned Knoxville pest control company with strong community ties. Owners Dayton and Sheila Hylton and their families are area residents who grew up in the area.
Dayton Hylton started Dayton’s Pest Control in 1985 in the basement of his parents’ home, and it has now grown to a well-managed enterprise of over 25 professionals in an office building of its own. In 2010 Dayton’s was featured in PCT magazine as a Top 25 "Company to Watch" due to their innovative strategies in providing excellent service in the pest management industry.
Dayton received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science in 1977 and a Master’s Degree in Entomology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 1980. He was also a 1977 UT Letterman in Tennis. He is licensed in termite and pest control and real estate and also certified as a CleanSpace® dealer. Dayton maintains an active role in many business and civic organizations such as Business Network International, Rotary Club, Sertoma Club, Knoxville Board of Realtors, and the Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership. He is involved with the University of Tennessee Letterman Association and served as the 2010 President of the East Tennessee Pest Control Association. Dayton is a longtime member of the NPMA and has participated in various committees including the Leadership Development Group (LDG), Wood Destroying Organisms Committee (WDO), and the Business Development Committee.
Dayton Hylton is the only degreed entomologist serving the Knoxville market (Masters of Science, University of Tennessee, 1980), and he uses his technical expertise to evaluate and implement new technologies in his business. As an innovator, Dayton's was the first pest control company in Knoxville to incorporate services targeted specifically for mosquitoes, ladybugs, and carpenter bees.
"We are very involved in the community and provide complimentary pest control services for many non-profit organizations. The most important measure of our success is our reputation. The work we do is not just a reflection on the business; it is a reflection on us as individuals in this community. We believe the keys to our success rest on three principles: a continued focus on customer satisfaction and retention; the nurturing of an experience, trained workforce; and a consistent investment in marketing and business growth." Dayton Hylton
At Dayton's, one of the ways we measure our success is our ability to give back to the community. As a company, we support a number of social service organizations in the Knoxville area. Dayton himself plays a leadership role in the University of Tennessee Sertoma Club, which supports the Second Harvest Food Bank and its mission of alleviating hunger in East Tennessee.
Local Pest Control Experts
Dayton's Pest Control is your local source for pest control & crawl space repair in the Tennessee area.
We serve Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge, and many outlying areas, including Clinton, Corryton, Eagleton Village, Friendsville, Harrogate, Loudon, Midway, Powell, Sharps Chapel, Sevierville, Tazewell, White Pine and nearby. See our full service area.
As pest control experts and crawl space repair experts, we are locally owned and operated contractors who have been in business since 1985.
Dayton's was recently featured in the January 2010 issue of PCT Magazine as a Top 25 "Company to Watch" due to their innovative strategies to provide excellent service in the pest management industry. Employees receive ongoing training/development, and new improvements are continually implemented to automate Dayton's operating system and add more convenience to the customer.
Your Best Source For Pest Control In Knoxville
- We don't recommend what you don't need!
- Free inspections and estimates (even over the phone)
- The only Knoxville pest control company owned by a degreed entomologist
- Convenient perimeter pest control treatment
- Monthly, quarterly and one-time pest control services
- Only the best termite bait systems and termiticide treatments (Sentricon® and Termidor®)
- Prompt VA, FHA and conventional real estate termite letters
- Guaranteed ant control
- Seasonal control of mosquitoes and exterior Asian lady beetles
From the beginning in 1985, owner Dayton Hylton has run his company according to the golden rule treating his customers' homes and businesses just like his own. Honesty, integrity and diligence in providing quality services are all hallmarks of Dayton's Pest Control.
Free Pest Control Cost Estimates
At Dayton's Pest Control, we offer free, no-obligation quotes to homeowners within our service area.
Our free crawlspace quotes include all of the following:
A Personal, On-Site Inspection: Your specialist will inspect your crawl space to identify sources of flooding and moisture and explain the problem in depth.
Your Complete Crawl Space System Design: Our waterproofing specialist will measure your crawl space's dimensions and identify the best spot to place the sump pump and run your discharge line, if needed. You select which of our products you'd like in your home, and we make a plan together.
Our FREE Written Quote: We provide our customers with a free, no-obligation written quote at the end of each visit. Our prices are fair--there will be no hidden expenses later on and there will be no high-pressure sales techniques.