Protect structures, prevent illness and reduce the nuisance of invading pests, using effective, responsible pest management methods, performed with a desire to create and nurture trustworthy relationships.
Steve began working in the pest control industry in 1986. Having received his bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, Steve has always embraced the method of Integrated Pest Management. He has served on many committees to develop and raise the standards within the pest control and pest inspection fields.
Marsha has played a variety of roles in the business since it first opened. However, Mrs. Venables’ primary job is as a 2nd grade teacher at Pioneer Elementary School.
After graduating from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration, Juliana returned to join her family’s business in 2001. Hobbies include dogs and volunteering with the Thurston County 4H Program.
Alex has been with VPM since 2011. Outside of work, Alex enjoys spending time with his family and most things involving the great outdoors.
Denver has been with VPM since 2011, and specializes in the treatment of wood destroying insects, rodent control, and maintenance services. Denver enjoys spending time with his family, anything having to do with racing, and he can even ride a bicycle backwards.
During the school year, Mike works as a teacher and has been working with VPM during the summer since 2002. When he’s not in the classroom or working in the pest control field, he enjoys woodworking. In fact, you can see his work at many craft shows around the Olympia area.
Elyjiah has been with VPM since 2011, and specializes in rodent control and crawl-space restoration services. Ely enjoys playing music, gaming, backpacking, and spending time in the Great Outdoors.
Structural Pest Inspector
Jeff is a graduate from The Evergreen State College and has been with VPM since 2003. Outside of work, he enjoys writing and playing music, gaming, volunteering at his kids' school, and family events.
Johnny has been with VPM since 2012, and works in the office answering technical questions on the phone, updating our website, and assisting in general office procedures. Johnny enjoys playing music and hanging out with his wife and friends.
Miles has been with VPM since 2011, and specializes in the treatment of wood destroying insects, rodent control, maintenance services, and bed bugs. Miles’ hobby is doing what his wife (Samantha) says.
Samantha has been with VPM since 2011. Samantha enjoys playing her clarinet, a clean home, doing yard work, cooking, and spending time with her husband (Miles) and her son and daughter.
(Image coming soon!) Ryan specializes in crawl-space restoration services, wood-destroying organisms and rodent control. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and hiking all around the greater Pacific Northwest.
(Image coming soon!) Nick specializes in maintenance services and rodent control. He enjoys studying history and travelling around the globe. Nick has travelled to: Mexico, Belize, the Bahamas, Bermuda, England, Germany, Holland, S. Korea, the Czech Republic, Iraq, Kuwait, and Qatar.
(Image coming soon!) Kevin specializes in maintenance services, wood-destroying organisms, and rodent control. He enjoys backpacking through the Pacific Northwest region and long-distance running.
(Image coming soon!) Racheal works in the office as an administrative assistant. She enjoys participating in several Thurston County 4H clubs, doing community service projects and outdoor activities, and hanging out with her pug, Max. Racheal is working to obtain her AA degree, and hopes to continue studies to become a dental hygienist.
(Image coming soon!) Tammy works in the office answering phones, scheduling, and performing other general office procedures. She received her master’s degree in human behavior from the American University. Tammy enjoys reading, watching movies, basket-weaving and cats.
(Image coming soon!) Andrew specializes in maintenance services, wood-destroying organisms, and rodent control. He enjoys music, travelling, hanging out with friends, the great outdoors, and a good pair of sneakers.
(Image coming soon!) Sean works in the home services division performing crawl-space restorations. He enjoys playing guitar at his church, skateboarding, camping, and hanging out with his wife and kids.
(Image coming soon!) Sean works in the home services division performing crawl-space restorations. He graduated from Tumwater High School, and enjoys fishing, the great outdoors, and hanging out with his wife and Siberian husky.
(Yes, we really do have a flock of pet chickens at our office!) Reggie, Rosemary, Ellie, and their feathered companions specialize in greeting visitors and providing fresh eggs. They enjoy exploring for insects, sun bathing, and eating bananas, corn, and bread. Often times we're asked if our services are pet-friendly. Ask any one of us about our own furry and feathered friends and you'll understand just how important pets are to us - whether they're yours or ours.
Venables Pest Management uses a pest control method called Integrated Pest Management, also known as IPM. IPM is based on three fundamental beliefs:
Specific IPM Actions Include:
Achieve More Effective, Long-Term Solutions
IPM professionals work to find and correct the root cause of the problem.
Lower Exposure to Pesticides
Although the use of pesticides can prove effective in some situations, pesticides are just one of many tools. When it is determined that pesticides must be used, the selection and application process is based on achieving the lowest possible risk to people and the surrounding environment. Additionally, precise treatments are made directly to the building structure, greatly minimizing any airborne residual effects.
Requires Highly Trained and Educated Pest Control Professionals
Pest Control Professionals who practice IPM must have a thorough understanding of the pests they may be dealing with, as well as the control measures available.
Success is dependent on a Partnership between you and your Service Representative.
Will I have to sign up for a long-term service plan?
No. We have maintenance programs available and certainly recommend that homes be on one of these to prevent a re-infestation. HOWEVER, whether or not you choose to continue with our service is YOUR CHOICE.
How much will it cost?
We believe that one size does NOT fit all. Important things that must be considered in determining the cost of a service include:
There is no charge to provide an estimate for a specific pest problem. However, please note that this is different than a Pest Evaluation. All noises, smells, and inquiries that are unable to designate a specific pest or nest site (with yellow jackets) will first be investigated by completing a Pest Evaluation. The cost for a Pest Evaluation is $85 + tax.
Before beginning your service, you will receive a written agreement showing what specific actions your service will entail, which pests will be addressed, and what the total cost will be. Upon your approval, your service will be scheduled and treatment will be initiated.
Do you offer Senior Discounts?
Yes – seniors over the age of 65 may receive a 5% discount on new services.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes. However, they must be prearranged with your technician prior to beginning your service. Otherwise, payment is due at the time of service.
We also accept Visa and Mastercard.
What can I expect my service to be like?
The past perception of pest control has changed. Pest management today is about science, investigation, relationships, and problem solving. The industry also provides great opportunities for future financial growth and success for both men and women. If you enjoy interacting with people, taking on new challenges, and working independently, then you should look further into the pest control industry.