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Whether your business is located in Oil City, Franklin, Sugarcreek, Hasson Heights, Woodland Heights, Seneca, Pleasantville, Polk or any other Venango City, Borough or Township, our teams are standing by to address any commercial pest-related or hygiene care emergency.


Keeping Business Facilities Clean From Pests & Germs For 70+ Years

Sam Walton once said, "there is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else." Since our company's doors first cracked open in 1948, we've lived by the essence of this statement, and thankfully our thousands of clients, and counting, over the years think so too.

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The Pests Causing Havoc For Venango County Businesses

Black flies, termites, carpenter and black ants, bedbugs, stinkbugs, German and American cockroaches, beetles of all types, many varieties of spiders and a host of other creepy crawlies reside in Venango County, some causing more trouble than others for busy exterminators like the highly trained technicians at Pestco (412) 252-5200.

The Emerald Ash Borer

By far more sinister in terms of damage to natural resources is the Emerald Ash Borer that was first spotted in Venango County in 2009. This non-indigenous beetle is believed to have entered North America on wooden packing material. It is native to northeastern Asia and feeds on ash and other hardwood trees.


Venango County Pest Management Solutions

Whatever your pest emergency may be, we have decades of entomological experience eliminating or removing insects, bugs, rodents or any other kind of pest that might be wreaking havoc upon your commercial establishment. Message us your facility details, or call today to speak with one of our experts (412) 252-5200.


Pestco’s Complete Facility Hygiene Care Services

Commercial Pest, Odor & Hygiene Control Bundled In One Program

Pesky insects and rodents aren’t the only nuisances that affect businesses throughout Venango County. Poor hygiene and bad smells can wreak just as much damage on the interior of any commercial establishment, so we created a new all-encompassing program that collectively tackles all three.

Our Complete Facility Care initiative features diverse pest control and management services along side environmental odor and air freshening strategies deployed by Air Scent as well as ongoing deep cleaning washroom services, all of which are rolled into one bundled program. For business owners and managers, this translates into a cost effective solution to marauding pests of all types and the comfort of knowing professionals are at work keeping one step ahead of the bugs, bad odors and viruses and bacteria that are certain to arise in any type of industry.

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The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence

Our 5-star rating is the direct result of our impeccable staff and teams of pest experts, most of which were born and bred right here in Western PA. As proud Pennsylvanians, we love to support local Western PA businesses that consistently maintain hygienically clean and pest free environments. The following are a just a few of our staff’s picks. If you’d like to engage our services and have your business highlight, contact our teams today — (412) 252-5200.

Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry

Originally a post office erected in 1905, this museum features exhibits and artifacts relevant to the interests of local residents and visitors. It offers a dynamic exhibit area featuring eclectic displays such as Rattlesnake Pete’s Shop and the quiet splendor of The Victorian Room. The museum strives to provide a quality educational and cultural experience for visitors of all ages.


Debence Antique Music Museum

Founded by a family of dairy farmers in the 1940s and located in the county seat of Franklin, this museum is the largest of its type and features formidable collections that contain more than 100 antique mechanical musical instruments, including music boxes, band organs, player pianos and the Violano-Virtuoso, a self-playing violin. Most of the instruments still work and some date as far back as the mid nineteenth century. This museum offers a wonderful way to spend a unique afternoon in Venango County.


Leonardo’s Restaurant

Located on Liberty Street in Franklin, PA, this cozy family-run eatery offers high quality   homemade style food at reasonable prices. Known for their traditional Italian dishes such a chicken scampi and chicken marsala, their menu is diversified and includes pizzas, salads, subs, calzones, and steaks.


Our Complete Facility Care Program is the best available on the market today for business owners and managers of commercial space in Venango County. Call us today, (412) 252-5200, and get rid of any invading pests, germs and malodors that are damaging your bottom line tomorrow!


A Brief Historical Trip Through Venango's Past Pest Trends

Its name derives from the moniker given to the region by native-Americans, namely, Onenge meaning Otter, which was then corrupted in English as Venango. Created in March of 1800 from parts of Allegheny and Lycoming Counties, this once Indian Territory was ceded for white settlement at the “Last Purchase” of the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1784. Some fifty years before the treaty, the French had explored the area, and in 1753, they established a fort and claimed the territory for their king. They were later deposed by the English after the French and Indian War, who were also forced out of the area after many soldiers were killed in Pontiac’s Uprising in 1763.

Early Settlement and Pestilence Trends

For the intrepid pioneers combating pestilence was a daily battle. There were no established solutions to keep invading pests from eating the crops upon which they relied so heavily for sustenance. Effective pesticides were still many years away. Classical methods, which depended mostly on the whims of Mother Nature, were often deployed. Early farmers sometimes planted more crops than needed in the hopes that invading pests would leave the others alone. This method, as well as introducing natural predators of the invading insects to the area sometimes worked and often backfired.

After the Revolutionary War, a company of US soldiers came to build Fort Franklin, which was named after Benjamin Franklin and became the county seat. Lumbering, farming and later iron furnaces became the main industries of the region. In 1859, Colonel Drake struck oil and established the world's first successful oil well in the northern part of the county. It was a time when entrepreneurs and speculators rushed in to capitalize on the oil boom, which for more than 100 years fueled the county's economy.

Farming persisted in parts of the county, but pioneers on this remote frontier still lived too far away to take advantage of any new and improved pesticides that might have been available in bigger cities like Philadelphia, New York, Washington and Baltimore. Paris Green, a mineral paint developed in the mid-19th century, was a pesticide comprised of copper and arsenic that had successfully wiped out the potato weevil. It was supplanted a few years later by a lead arsenate and calcium, but since there were no federal regulations on pesticides, false and sometimes dangerous claims made by slick snake oil salesmen selling bogus products dominated the sale of pesticides until the dawn of the 20th century.

Venango County’s Most Famous Resident

A little girl name Ida Tarbell, who grew up to become an investigative journalist and a noteworthy 19th century muckracker, wrote a book, the History of Standard Oil. Born in Venango County, her father’s small business had been ruined by the greedy conglomerate started by John D Rockefeller, and her book help to promote legislation, which brought about the collapse of the monopoly known as Standard Oil in 1911.


Harry S. Truman opined, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.” As a business owner, you can’t afford not to influence your businesses “future” history, at least the one that’s being written or will be written in the form of online reviews. Maintaining positive online reviews over negative is a crucial part of any company’s longevity, repeat business and bottom line. Ensure every review is always as hygienically clean as your facility’s interior »