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Jefferson Pennsylvania Commercial Pest Control & Complete Facility Hygiene Services

Regardless of your industry, the size of your commercial facility or the pest, germ or malodor that’s affecting your business, we’re fully equipped to tackle any pest-related or hygiene-related emergency for businesses in Punxsutawney, Brookeville, Reynoldsville, Sykesville or any other Jefferson County city, town, borough or township.

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Effectively Eliminating Malodors, Creepy Crawlies & Germinating Bacteria

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We founded our company in 1948 on the belief that a satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all, and we've stuck to that mantra ever since. It's taken decades of consistent delivery of reliable pest management, odor control and restroom hygiene services to be celebrated as a 5-star facility hygiene services company for businesses throughout Western Pennsylvania, and it's a position we work to maintain every day.

“Very responsive and thorough. Have used their full facility care program for years...”

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Rats, Mice, Bed Bugs, Spiders & Effective Control Of Other Pests

Our expert technicians are always busy stabilizing the populations of common insect pests for businesses throughout Jefferson County, which include mice, rats, spiders, bedbugs, termites, stinkbugs, German and American Cockroaches, black flies, Carpenter and black ants and others. Learn more about our pest expertise, or schedule an appointment today (412) 252-5200.

The Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

In addition to the infestations of creepy crawlers in commercial facilities aside, there’s another more destructive insect pest threatening the forests of Jefferson and nearby Clarion County. The hemlock wooly adelgid is attacking and killing thousands of hemlock trees across the state and many in Cook Forest State Park, which is famous for its old growth trees of hemlock and pine known collectively as the Forest Cathedral, which is deemed a National Natural Landmark. According to DCNR Secretary, Richard Allan: “This is especially unsettling due to the signature hemlocks in both parks’ forests.”

Effectively Rid Your Business From Pests, Rodents & Other Annoyances

Regardless of your business, our highly trained technicians attend monthly training sessions and are always a few steps ahead of invading pests and equipped to handle any pest emergency or ongoing pest maintenance problem. Speak with our team of pest experts today and get pest free »


Commercial Pest, Odor & Hygiene Control In One Simple Program

Discover Our Complete Facility Care Program

Caring for a workplace interior is an essential element to any businesses ingredient for success, particularly for restaurants and other service industries, and pests are just one aspect of achieving a clean bill of facility health. Bad smells and germs that cause disease can quickly build up in restrooms, lobbies and other high-trafficked areas, leading to diminished repeat business and bottom line and increased scrutiny from the watchful eye of the local health department.

Our Complete Facility Care program offers a simple, cost-effective, bundled agenda of maintenance services especially designed for commercial and industrial spaces that includes ongoing pest management along with expert air freshening and odor control services provided by Air-Scent. Dealing with one company can eliminate many headaches for the business owner or manager besieged with pest and/or odor control issues » (412) 252-5200.

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The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence

Pestco is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, and our teams of technicians are all proud Western Pennsylvanians. With local pride comes a desire to tout the Jefferson commercial establishments that strive to maintain impeccable, five star facility care. The following are just a mere few of our staff’s picks. If you’d like to engage our services and be listed, don’t hesitate to drop us a line — (412) 252-5200.

Cool Spring Power Museum

Founded in 1985, this museum features the largest collection of historically significant, early stationary gas engines in the country, if the not the entire world. The exhibits document the early history of the internal combustion revolution. The museum also houses a formidable library and archive related to the objects in the collection and to the internal combustion engine in general. The museum's collection includes over 275 stationary engines housed in more than 20 display buildings.

Gobbler’s Knob

The site of Phil the ground hog and his annual shadow quest is located on Woodland Avenue in Punxsutawney and is divided into two separate viewing areas, one designated for families and the other for students. Many visitors to the area are not aware that the off season traveler to Gobbler’s Knob can still find much to do here in the way of day excursions and side trips. It is not a spot recommended for children and animals are not permitted. There are a number of great restaurants and hotels throughout the area, one of which can’t go without mentioning — Gobbler’s Knob Supper Club.

Flight Deck Restaurant

It is often said that good things come in small packages and this restaurant is a working example of how small can translate into grand. This 4.4-star reviewed restaurant is located on Aviation Way and offers a wonderful view of aircraft landing and taking off. The service is good and so are the prices. Reviews claim the drinks, wings and pizza are really good. Breakfast is also excellent and served with big portions.

All business owners or managers in Jefferson County, PA should take note of our complete facility hygiene services program to deal with all their pest control, pest management, washroom hygiene and environmental odor and air freshening needs » (412) 252-5200.

A Quick Historical Trip Through Some Jefferson County Pest Trends

Named after Thomas Jefferson, this region was created in March of 1804 from a section of Lycoming County. Brookville, the county seat, received its moniker in honor of the many brooks that flow throughout the area. The state of Pennsylvania acquired this formerly Delaware Indian Territory known as the “Last Purchase” at the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, in 1784.

Early Settlement, Industry and Pestilence

The first white settlers, Joseph and Andrew Barnett and Samuel Scott, were farmers. By the time they arrived in 1796, nearly all of the Indian tribes that had comprised the once commanding native-American Six Nation Confederacy had left the area except for a few Muncies and Senecas. Other white settlers that followed came mostly from Hanover, Germany, Ireland, Scotland and Belgium.

The Punxsutawney Indian Village

For more than 1800 years, Jefferson County was the site of a huge Delaware Indian settlement consisting of hundreds acres of bark houses and hunting grounds. It was situated halfway between the Allegheny and Susquehanna rivers on the Great Shamokin Path, which was the earliest known trail to the East. The Delaware and Seneca Indians occupied this area known as Punxsutawney, which translates into “gnat town.” This was an appropriate moniker for a swamp teeming with millions of unpleasant insects, such as gnats, mosquitoes and black flies. The native-Americans anointed themselves with oil and ointments comprised of animal fats and poisons to combat their stings.

Even though farms cover only one-fifth of the county today, this industry did sustain the early pioneers who lived in log cabins and raised wheat, potatoes, turnips and small patches of corn. They protected their crops from marauding insects, like the potato beetles and the Corn Borer, by covering them with earth in a corner of the cabin and keeping them there until they could be consumed the following summer.

Jefferson county was rich in natural resources, particularly the forests, where a great variety of trees thrived including: white and yellow pine, hemlock, white, red, and black oak, chestnut, sugar, maple, beech, hickory, elm, cherry, ash, and birch. Lumbering became a viable industry in the 1830s, which also led to boat building. Large-scale coal mining began after the Civil War, but fell off during the mid-1920s due both to labor discontent and the falling coal market.

Advances In Pesticides And The Use Of Paris Green

During the 19th century, advances in pesticides and particularly the 1867 advent of Paris Green, an arsenic paint pigment used successfully to destroy potato beetles, became popular. The average farmer was slowly becoming aware of the changes in crop maintenance that were occurring swiftly around him arising from new cultures, materials and approaches for dealing with marauding insects. Tobacco, for example, a New World plant known as a fumitory, had proved to be an effective natural pesticide. Towards the end of the 19th century and into the early twentieth, pesticides did not require federal regulation and elixir and snake oil salesmen pervaded the industry with their bogus, useless and sometimes even harmful products.

Engage our services and make sure any modern pest, germ or malodor is as much a part of past as the history we just wrote about.