Bob Jackson started Ornamental Pest Control in 1985. He built his company one customer at a time- earning trust and friends everywhere he went. He ran the company by himself, until his son, Rob Jackson, joined the business on January 1st, 2001. At this time, the company also changed its name to Jackson Pest Management.


Bob and Rob are active members of the Indiana Pest Management Association (IPMA) and Bob was president of the IPMA in 2008.


In October 2011, Bob underwent heart valve replacement surgery and suffered severe complications, including kidney failure.  Due to Bob’s health problems, he was no longer able to return to his normal work schedule. Rob took over managing the business and hired Robert Powell in the Spring of 2012. Robert has been a wonderful addition to the business.


There were some exciting things that happened in early 2013. On January 8th, Bob Jackson was inducted into the Indiana Pest Management Hall of Fame. Rob’s wife Jen, who has an MBA and is also licensed in pest management, began helping run the business.

2016 Ryan Dick brought his talant and expertise to JPM with his wildlife experience. Ryan was a great addition to our family, and we continue to support him as he started his own wildlife company from JPM.  Ryan's new wildlife company launches in 2019.

Robert Powell retired from JPM 2018 to pursue a new venture with Lincoln Financial.  After 7 years with JPM, Robert is now married to Kelsey and has a new house.  

In October 2018 JPM Hired Army Veteran Tyler Mahathy.  Tyler brings great skills of observation and flexibiliy to changing conditions in pest management. Tyler is married to Wanda, and they enjoy their 2 dogs, and rides on his Harley when weather permits.

Jan 1, 2019 Our founder and dad passed away surrounded by his loving family.

In Early 2019 Winston Williams began training with JPM and is a great addition to JPM. Brings kindness and amazing curiosity to the industry.  He loves to learn and is always eager to help out wherever he can.


There have been many changes since the company’s inception in 1985, but one thing remains the same. Jackson Pest Management’s owners and employees have high integrity and care about what they do.

If there is one thing that JPM can say about ourselves, is that we have some of the best people in the business here.

Mission Statement

    To be a trusted mentor in the pest control industry by delivering the best pest management, by Serving our customers with the best pest control technology in an environmentally responsible way using common sense; backed by a handshake and morality.