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About Us


General Exterminating and Outdoor Services was founded right here in Erie, Pa in 1932.  The founder was Jack Thompson, who was an avid outdoors men that loved everything to do with the great outdoors.  He founded the business and was an owner operator for most of his life, having a store front attached to his home on 10th and East Avenue as well as an office on Peach Street, when it was still a dirt road.  Jack had a daughter Carol that married Dan Reese, who then became involved with the business and eventually took over for Jack.  Dan had a son Jim that started working the business as a technician at a very young age.  Jim was then married to Donna Reese, and they eventually bought the business from Dan upon his retirement.  Jim and Donna were the next generation to be owner/operators of General Exterminating and Outdoor Services.  They have 2 sons of their own, Ryan and Shane.  Not only is the business in its 84th year of servicing the Erie area, it is now celebrating its 4th generation ownership, with Ryan and Shane buying Donna's portion of the business to now be owner/operators along side their father Jim.  84 years in business does not happen by accident and does not happen by taking advantage of customers.  We here at General Exterminating and Outdoor Services pride ourselves with honesty and providing the best customer service that we can.