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Elk County Pennsylvania Commercial Pest Control & Facility Hygiene Services

If you operate a business in St. Marys, Ridgway, Johnsonburgh, Kersey, Weedville, Byrnedale, Wilcox or any other borough, city or town throughout Elk County, we’re armed and ready to safely and economically address any pest emergency that might threaten your facility interior, exterior and good name. Contact us today and rid your mind from any pestilent worries »

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Yes, you read it correctly. We've been in operation for well over 70 years, making our services some of the most advanced and reliable in the industry. Even more, we are proud Pennsylvanians, and we love to support the businesses, communities and the employment of those from our local fellow counties. Read on below for more on our approach to complete facility hygiene, or click to see what our clients are saying about us.

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St. Marys & Elk County Pest Removal & Control

Elk County has its conventional fare of insect pests, including bedbugs, termites, German and American cockroaches, ants, mosquitoes and spiders, just to name a few, but it is the forests that have drawn the attention of tree conservationists and caring officials. Regardless of the insect or rodent, we’re equipped to defend your business against them all. Message us your emergency, or call to speak with a member of our service team - (800) 473-7820

The Cherry Scallop Shell Moth

The Cherry Scallop Shell Moth is the latest in a growing list of forest pests that includes the emerald ash borer, an invasive species accidentally introduced from packing material imported from China, the hemlock woolly adelgid and the tent caterpillar, which collectively are infesting the white and red oaks in the eastern part of Pennsylvania and particularly the Allegheny National Forest. The last major infestation to hit this forest occurred some twenty years ago.

According to the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry, the Cherry Scallop Shell Moth, which is a native species, has defoliated cherry trees on more than 17,000 acres in the Allegheny National Forest and a total of 56,000 acres in the public and private forests around the county. Its name derives from the pattern of alternating dark and light lines on its wings. As caterpillars in their larval stage, these insects feed mercilessly on the tree leaves, defoliating them and stunting their growth.

Preventative Facility Pest Exclusion Services

Exclusion is your business' initial line of defense against any pest infestation. All it takes in one little crack in your foundation, or in a pipe, drain, or vent to allow for small insects and rodents to easily venture into your establishment. Therein lies the importance of exclusion services. Call today if you'd like to take a step towards securing your  business establishment - (800) 473-7820.

 

Germ, Odor & Pest Control Services In One Bundled Program

While pest control and pest management solutions are an essential part of maintaining a healthy establishment, there are other potential disease-spreading invaders that can have an affect on the cleanliness of your facility. Germs, bacilli and malodors are right up there, and collectively can land your business in the hot seat with local safety and health inspectors. Via our Complete Facility Care Program, we offer pest control and management, environmental odor control and air freshening systems, as well as complete washroom hygiene services to keep your interior tip-top and fresh-smelling.

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The following are a just few of our staff’s picks, and represent businesses that strive to continuously maintain odor-free, pest-free and germ-free environments. Give us a shout if you’d like to engage our services and be listed » (412) 252-5200.

Elk County Visitor Center

The Elk County Visitor Center opened in September of 2010. This 8,400-square foot, eco-friendly main building is designed for energy efficiency. It features solar-oriented windows for warmth and lighting and a renewable geo-thermal heating and cooling system. This center offers multi-sensory 4-D theater, interactive exhibits and extensive information about the largest elk herd in the northeastern United States; including their history and behavior through the seasons.

 

Elk Mountain Winery

This is the one and only winery located at the gateway to the largest elk herd on this side of the Mississippi River. Most famous for their Jack Ass Red and Horn E. Elk, this winery has a reputation for being a “fun” place to visit, offering free samplings of wines with edgy and risqué names. In addition, a lounge with a view of beautiful local artwork, a few stray and curious wild elk that often peer through the windows and a unique gift shop, combine to make this winery a must see spot when visiting Elk County.

 

Big Trout Restaurant

Located in the town of Weedville, this restaurant is dubbed ‘the best place to eat in Elk Country.’ Food is good and prices are reasonable according to most reviews. In addition, it is quite common to see a roaming heard of elk grazing on nearby lawns.

Elk County Historical Society

Founded in 1964, The Elk County Historical Society is located in Ridgeway, the county seat. This non-profit membership organization consists of Center House, a fully furnished Victorian Era home with a typical Doctor’s Office of the time; the Robinson Museum, housing current exhibits, a book store, and the Genealogy Research Room; and Decker’s Chapel, once billed as the "Smallest Church in the U.S.A”.

If you live in Elk County, take advantage of Pestco’s professional services, and if you are a visitor, come and enjoy both the sights and the scenery of this lovely Pennsylvania County.

Elk County Historical Pest Trends

Archaeological ruins of ancient Indian fortresses support the idea that Seneca Indians were the very first inhabitants of the area that would come to be known as Elk County. They were hunters and gatherers, constantly juggling with the habitat and sustenance for insects their early crops simultaneously provided. For much of human history, the insects were the victors and ancient people were mystified by their presence and often at a loss as to what to do to stop them. For more than a thousand years, it was believed that insects and organisms that carry disease arose through spontaneous combustion.

The Area Was Known For Its Enormous Elk Population

The terms of the 1794 Treaty of Fort Stanwix ceded the territory to Pennsylvania and land speculation companies owned it soon afterwards. During the mid to late 1790s, the first settlers arrived in the region. They came from Upper New York State and New England, attracted by the bountiful forests. Elk County was officially created in 1843 from sections of Jefferson, Clearfield and McKean Counties. The name derives from the indigenous elk population that roamed the countryside.

Lumber Was The Main Industry of Early Elk County

Elk was the first county to designate land for state game, and the evolution of its borders took almost three decades to establish. Its current outline map assumes the shape of an eagle bent over in flight. Lumber was at the heart of the area’s early economy, aided by the railroads, which appeared in 1864 and replaced the transport of logs to cities by flotation across natural waterways. In addition, by 1890, Elk County produced both coal and oil. Also around this time, an influx of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe arrived in the region.

 

Okay, enough about the past. If you aspire to achieve dreams of your business’ pest, germ and odor-free present and future, then give us a shout! (800) 473-7820.