Cleveland & Eastern Ohio Commercial Pest Control & Restroom Hygiene

If you own or operate a business facility in Youngstown, Cleveland, Ohio, Ashtabula, Akron-Canton, Steubenville, East Liverpool, Alliance, Warren, Kent and Saint Clairsville, we have well over seven decades backing our 5-star reputation as the premier pest control and hygiene services company.


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Steve Jobs once said that, "Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." Truer words have never been spoken, particularly as it pertains to Pestco. We founded our company in 1948 and have since built our 5-star reputation one satisfied client after another. Their satisfaction came as the result of the terrific employees, entomologists and service teams that have made up our family over the years, and each and everyone one of them have worked towards a mission underpinned with precision, reliability and 70 years of providing the most cutting-edge hygiene care services available.

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Cleveland Ohio Insect, Pest & Rodent Control & Extermination Services

Like most states, Ohio is home to a host of unpleasant critters, both insect and rodent pests that can damage property, affect personal health and cause disease. These include but are not limited to: Carpenter and black ants; black flies; German and American cockroaches; spiders; termites; bedbugs; stinkbugs and mice and Norway rats. These creepy-crawlies are extremely difficult to eliminate without professional help. Speak with a Pestco expert today » (800) 473-7820

The Importance Of Exclusion To Your Commercial Business Facility

Exclusion is your facility's first line of defense against any pest invasion. Buildings often have little cracks in their foundations, pipes, drains, vents, garbage shoots and other points of entry that are not completely sealed, allowing for small insects and rodents to easily find their way through these cracks and into your establishment. Therein lies the importance of our optional exclusion services.


One Collective Approach To Ongoing Pest, Germ & Odor Control

Complete Facility Hygiene Management Services

For more than seventy years, Pestco has been a top name in pest control and pest management, offering a wide range of cost-effective pest control and pest management services. Our Complete Facility Care initiative features both pest control and management options as well as environmental and odor solutions provided by the ambient scenting masters at Air-Scent® and thorough washroom hygiene services for protection against germ, flu and bacterial spread. Our experts at Pestco are well known and respected in the following cities: Youngstown, Cleveland, Ashtabula, Akron-Canton, Steubenville, East Liverpool, Alliance, Warren, Kent and Saint Clairsville.

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The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence

For any Eastern Ohio business establishment that services the public, especially restaurants, earning Pestco’s Shield of Excellence is an important goal and indication that this business or commercial space cares about its customers and the environment by providing the best strategies and solutions to the issues of pest control and hygiene maintenance.

Ashtabula’s Hubbard House Underground Railroad Museum

Built in 1841 and located on Walnut Boulevard, the Hubbard House served as the northern terminus   station along the Underground Railroad. A fascinating tribute to a terrible, shameful time in American history, this museum is a must see for all visitors to Ashtabula County.


Youngstown’s Jimmy’s Italian Food

This 4.7 star-rated Belmont Avenue eatery is a unique spot because it is mostly a retail store with an outdoor and indoor dining area. Its many offerings include: baked goods, select sandwiches and imported foods of all types, plus a courtyard and fountain.


Cleveland Rock and Roll Museum of Fame

East 9th Street on the shores of Lake Erie is the site of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that opened in 1983 and has since garnered an estimated $1.8 billion to the coffers of the city, Early inductees included: Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley.


Cleveland’s Fahrenheit Restaurant

This 4.5 star-rated busy eatery is located on Professor Avenue in the funky Tremont neighborhood. Known for its adventurous ambiance and innovative chef, the menu is arranged according to the temperature at which the items are prepared.


Akron’s Fleming Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

This 4.5 star-rated, Medina Road restaurant is a high-end steakhouse chain that features aged prime beef and classics such as lobster tails and delicious pork chops.


Steubenville’s Yorgo’s Gyros Potatoes

Rated with 4.8 stars, this Greek restaurant on North 4th Street is known far and wide for its delicious Gyro plate, which is a huge serving of potato, salad, gyro and pita. This eatery also serves wonderful breakfasts at low prices, offering quick, efficient service.


Alliance’s Troll Hole Museum

Located on East Main Street, this unusual museum is rated with 4.8 stars. This unique tourist spot   explores trolls from the days of mythology to modern times and boasts the largest troll collection in the world today.

Some Historical Cleveland And Eastern Ohio Pest Trends

Ancient artifacts dating back as early as 13,000 BC, indicate that the state of Ohio was first settled by Paleo-Indian populations. It was French fur traders seeking to do business with native-American tribes that opened the territory to white settlement in the mid 18th century. In 1788, a group of American pioneers led by Rufus Putnam arrived at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers to establish Marietta, Ohio, as the first permanent white settlement in the Northwest Territory.


Named after General Moses Cleaveland but permanently misspelled, this city lies along the southern shores of Lake Erie. In 1796, the first European settlement was established, and it soon became an important manufacturing center due to proximity of the river and its connection to canals and railway lines. Its economy has always been diversified and today Cleveland is a leader in social and cultural activities and a bustling culinary and arts hub. It is also known as “Forest City” because oak, elm, sycamore, chestnut and ash trees comprise much of the city’s treasured natural resources. These trees are always under surveillance, as the threat of ravaging insects such as the Asian Long-horned beetle, the Emerald Ash Borer, the Gypsy Moth and the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is of constant concern.


Founded by John Young in 1797, the discovery of iron ore deposits in 1802 and the subsequent cultivation of “old growth” hardwood trees needed to produce charcoal brought about the advent of an early iron industry. In the late 1800s, the first steel mills were constructed and many eastern European immigrants flocked to the area, attracted by the promise of decent wages and working conditions. Native and exotic insect pests, such as the Gypsy Moth, the Emerald Ash Borer, and the White Oak Borer that threatened the region’s hardwood forests, were a force to reckon with, not to mention Norway rats and mice that gnawed away at structures, contaminated food and spread disease.



Formerly an ancient Indian burial ground and named for a native-American word meaning ‘fish,’ this city is located in the northeastern corner of Ohio. The first permanent white settlement was established in 1799, and it was the abundance of wildlife and life-sustaining grain that saved these early pioneers from starvation. Every day, they faced the ravages of insect pests, such as the squash beetle and the corn borer, that decimated their field crops. They prayed to and relied on the whims of Mother Nature and their own ingenuity for pest management solutions. Ashtabula is a predominately a rural region and today most of its residents earn their livings by working in manufacturing, shipping, sales and service positions.


Founded in 1811 by Paul Williams, the name, Akron, derives from a Greek word meaning “summit or high point.” Earliest regional history dates back to 13,000 BC, when indigenous hunters and gatherers depended on game and field crops to survive. Insect pests and rodents devoured the crops and food granaries. Natural methods, such as introducing insect predators and relying on the largesse of migrating birds to control insect populations sometimes worked and sometimes didn’t. The late 19th century headquarters of the Goodrich Corporation and other major tire companies, transformed Akron into the rubber capital of the world. Canton was founded in 1805 and named after the Chinese city. Although primarily a prominent manufacturing center, modern Canton has a diversified economy based on retail, education, finance and health care sectors.


Named for Fort Steuben, which was erected in 1786 to protect land surveyors from Indian attacks, this city has a rich and colorful history. In 1814, the first Merino sheep were brought here, and in 1815, the nation’s first woolen mill was established. Other early industries that attracted many immigrants to the area included: paper mills, coal mining, glass factories, potteries and steel mills. The paper mills relied on coniferous and hardwood trees, such as maple and oak, to provide wood pulp, and the sheep and wool industry required diverse grains, such as corn barley oats and wheat for their diets.

Insects such as the Cereal Leaf Beetle, the Angoumois Grain Moth and the Cinch Bug threatened these crops and the Emerald Ash Borer, the Gypsy Moth, the Long-horned Beetle and the Wooly Adelgid posed the biggest problem for hardwood trees, which at one time comprised as much as 85% of the land area. In the 19th century, before the advent of modern pesticides, which took their toll on the surrounding environment, fighting off these pests as well as rats and mice, was a largely futile task.

East Liverpool

Eastern Indian tribes, including several Iroquois groups, occupied the land before it became available for purchase in 1796. They lived as hunters and gatherers relying on plentiful wildlife and grain crops to survive. They believed that angry gods brought about the insect hordes that attacked their crops of corn, squash and beans, and the rodents that decimated their granaries. For them, pest management was a matter of spiritual appeasement. Founded in 1800 by Thomas Fawcett, the city officially became East Liverpool in 1830. During the 19th century, pottery made from nearby yellow clay was the town’s most prominent industry and in 1840, Englishman, James Bennett, became the community’s very first pottery manufacturer. This city’s most infamous resident was bootlegger/gangster Pretty Boy Floyd, who based his illicit operations in East Liverpool.


The first white settlers were Quakers from Virginia who arrived in 1805. Located in the northeast corner of Stark County, Alliance was born from the merging of three small communities; Williamsport, which was founded first in 1827, followed by Freedom (1830) and Liberty (1850.) The first inhabitants of this former Indian Territory were early mound builders who lived along the nation’s rivers from 200 BC to 500AD and relied heavily on agriculture for their survival. Insect pests ravaged their field crops and rodents contaminated their food stores and spread dreaded disease. They fought back by gathering, roasting and consuming insects as a source of protein and using aromatic plants, oils and minerals both as repellants and insecticides. They also resorted to planting additional crops in between the fields, hoping the insects would leave the others alone. In 1832, Alliance farmers were so besieged with rodents, particularly squirrels that more than 1,600 squirrels were shot in a desperate attempt to save the crops! Today Alliance is a manufacturing and retail center.


Ephraim Quinby founded Warren in 1801 and named it after Revolutionary war hero, General Joseph Warren. A fire in 1846 destroyed much of the town, but residents rebuilt it and Warren soon became an important trade center for all the farmers in the surrounding countryside. They lived too far way from urban markets to benefit from access to first generation pesticides, like Paris Green, which was a mineral paint compounded with copper and arsenic that effectively killed agricultural pests. Instead, they relied on natural means to combat pest invaders. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Warren thrived as an important trading and manufacturing center, producing a wide variety of products including: linseed oil, furniture, barrel staves, wool fabric, blinds, carriages and later steel.


Native-American territory until the 19th century, indigenous populations had no understanding of what caused the pestilence that decimated the crops that were vital to their survival. They prayed to their gods, for there was little else they could do in the way of pest control, save gathering roasting and eating invading insects as sources of protein. The first white settlers were the Haymaker family who arrived in late 1805, attracted by the Cuyahoga River and its potential for powering gristmills. The city was officially named after businessman, Marvin Kent in 1863, who was influential in bringing the railroad to the village and transforming it into an important manufacturing stop on the east-west line between St. Louis and New York City and home to the railroad’s maintenance yards and diverse shops. Despite being the site of the infamous Kent State college shootings in 1970, education is ironically the city’s largest economic sector today.

St. Clairsville

Once the site of a prehistoric village, artifacts retrieved in 2009 reveal that this early settlement dates back to 8000 to 1000 BC. These ancient people lived off the land and fished from the four streams that flowed into a feeder creek of the Ohio River. They hunted wildlife and cultivated rudimentary crops that were often devastated by insect and rodent hordes. Fighting back was often futile, and pest control was a matter of appeasing angry gods and praying for hungry migratory birds who descended upon crops fields and ate many different kind of insects. Nicknamed "Paradise on the Hilltop," its original name was Newellstown, and it was first laid out in the 1790s. The name was changed to St. Clairsville in honor of Northwest Territory Governor and Revolutionary War Major-General, Arthur St.Clair and it is the Belmont county seat.

Quakers were among the first residents of this area and many became outspoken critics of slavery, including famous abolitionist, Benjamin Lundy. In the 1830s, coal was mined along the Ohio River and at one time, this was Ohio’s largest coal producing region. In the 1850s, the steam engine and the railroads created both a new market for fuel and an opening for the emergence of other large industries which included: glass plants, iron mills, blast furnaces and machine works. Today, approximately twenty-five percent of the residents are involved in sales, with another fifteen percent employed in service industries.


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