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Tionesta & Forest County PA Commercial Pest & Facility Hygiene Control

If you're business facility resides anywhere throughout Tionesta, Marionville, Barnett, Green, Harmony, Hickory, Howe, Jenks, Kingsley or any other city, town, township or borough throughout the beautiful lands of Warren, Pennsylvania, we provide the most effective, complete and reliable facility hygiene services and have been since 1948.

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Killing Bugs, Rodents, Germs & Malodors For Businesses Since 1948

In the business world, it's been said rather aptly that the review mirror is always clearer than the windshield, unless your a business that has engaged our complete facility care program, which has been ensuring the highest level of hygiene excellence for business owners and operators throughout Jefferson County Pennsylvania for well over seventy years.

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Rats, Bed Bugs & The Other Pests Wreaking Havoc In Forest County

Expert exterminators, like our knowledgeable technicians, already have their hands full dealing with the conventional motley crew of critters known to cause pesky trouble for Forest County restaurants, hotels, markets, malls, business interiors or any commercial environment for that matter. These creeping nuisances include but are not limited to: rats, mice, carpenter and black ants, German and American Cockroaches, black flies, those persistent bedbugs, stinkbugs, termites, spiders and beetles of all types. While this list may seem formidable, no pest is a match for our expertise. Message us with your pest concerns or speak with our service teams today (412) 252-5200.

The Cherry Scallop Shell Moth

This region, however, is so densely forested and its black cherry, white ash, oak and beech trees comprise the state's only national forest. These are experiencing severe defoliation, crown dieback and high mortality rates due to multiple pests. According to Kevin Treese, Marienville planning team leader, “We've got a whole host of pest problems, but the cherry scallop shell (moth) is the new one, the big one. We need to take a more active role in regulation of the forest. And we need to do it before we lose the seed sources.” Suggested remedies for this dire situation include more aggressive timbering and tree planting. So far, 48,660 acres of black cherry trees have been defoliated by the cherry scallop shell moth, which is almost three times more than the 17,000 acres eaten by this moth the year before.

The Leading Commercial Pest Control Company Nearest You

Regardless of your business, we’re fully equipped to immediately solve any interior or exterior pest-related emergency that you’re business might be incurring. With years of experience behind our belts, we’re leaders in commercial pest control. Give our sales team a call today to discuss your needs — we're standing by (412) 252-5200.

Pest Control, Odor Control, Air Freshening, & Washroom Deep Cleaning All-In-One

Complete Facility Care

Cost-effective and uncomplicated, our Complete Facility Care Program featured bundled and diversified facility maintenance services under the umbrella of one prestigious company, all performed by highly trained technicians. This all-in-one program includes pest control, pest management, total washroom hygiene maintenance and environmental odor control and air freshening systems deployed by the experts at Air-Scent. Consider this a complete, one-stop-shop for your facility’s pest and hygiene maintenance needs. Quite simply, complete Facility Care translates into one company’s commitment to best serve those who do business of any kind in Forest County, PA »

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The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence

Good pest and hygiene maintenance are critical to any businesses success. Being experts in the field of both, as well as proud Western Pennsylvanians, we aim to feature local businesses and attractions that soar at keeping a gold standard of clean within their business interiors. The following are just of our staff’s picks, a few Forest County-based businesses and attractions we love, that continually do a stellar job at keeping their facilities tiptop. If you’d like to engage our service and be listed, please feel free to submit an inquiry »

Allegheny Forest

Established in 1923, this state-owned forest, which covers over 40% of the region, is Pennsylvania’s only National Forest. Comprised of plateau tops with elevations of up to 2,300 feet and valleys down to 1,000 feet above sea level, the expanse spreads across 517,000 acres and includes Kinzua Dam and territory that extends into neighboring northwestern counties. Known as the "Land of Many Uses," this moniker captures the focus of the caretakers of the National Forest to maintain a healthy, vigorous forest that provides wood products, watershed protection, a variety of wildlife habitats and recreational opportunities to visitors of all ages. There are an endless array of hotels, restaurants and businesses that rely on the magical draw Allegheny National Forest provides, including the Corner Bistro & Pizza Company, Kaffe Sol and many more.

 

Skyjet Restaurant

Located at 1775 Route 36 in the heart of Tionesta, this 4.5-star family-friendly eatery attracts loyal locals as well as tourists with children. Known for its good home-cooked food and its coleslaw, this restaurant offers fine value in terms of large portions for the dollar. Their own blend of ice cream is delicious by most standards. Check them out the next time you find yourself visiting the Forest County seat of Tionesta.

 

Tionesta Dam and Lake  

Situated in Northwestern Pennsylvania and built by the Pittsburgh Army Corps of Engineers, Tionesta Dam features an amazing panorama of picturesque landscape, beautiful wildlife and many miles of pristine wilderness. It is one of the best and most prolific big game regions in the state for white tail deer, black bear, lynx, turkey and other smaller game. The quintessential vacation spot, it offers water recreational sports, including fishing in mountain streams replete with trout, Muskie and walleye and bass. The Tionesta Lake and Dam offers one of the most breathtaking settings in outdoor recreation that exists anywhere in the nation.

A Few Interesting Historical Forest County Pest-Related Facts

Created in April of 1848, from parts of Jefferson and Venango Counties, its namesake derives from the dense and plentiful forests that dominated the region. Much of the county is within the limits of the Allegheny National Forest. This county is the only one in the state of Pennsylvania created by a joint resolution of the Legislature. In 1866, Tionesta became the county seat. Two hunters, John Aylesworth and Ebenezeer Kingsley, were among the first to settle in Tionesta, where they made a living by trapping beaver and selling their pelts in nearby Brookville.

Early Settlement and Industry

The first saw mill was built in 1823; the first gristmill at Salmon Creek in 1840. Leather tanning as well was a profitable enterprise. As early as 1830, boats were constructed from Forest county lumber at Port Barnett and North Fork for the transportation of pig metal, salt and coal to markets. Cyrus Blood, a powerful and educated man who was a surveyor by trade, was one of the county’s earliest settlers. He single-handedly founded Marienville as the center for the lumber industry. In 1833 he brought his wife and five children to their log cabin forest home which was so surrounded by panthers, bears and wild cats that the children could watch them playing outside in the garden.

Early settlers and pesticides

Although farming was never a major industry in this county and even today is confined to only two percent of the country­side, it did help to sustain the early settlers. Crops included oats, onions, potatoes, and some corn. During the early 19th century, there were no chemical pesticides available and farmers relied heavily on natural means to combat, often in vain, the marauding insects, such as corn borers, that decimated their granaries and fields.

Natural methods involved using biological controls, such as introducing insect predators and relying on migratory birds to stabilize insect populations. They also planted trap crops (known as intercropping), which are more attractive to insects. These are grown to lure marauding pests away from one crop and towards another. They were generally planted alongside the main crops and were known to appeal to insects for feeding, breeding and survival.

Later in the 19th century, because there were no federal regulations concerning pesticides, their production and sales were not only experimental, but also worthless and sometimes dangerous. Unscrupulous snake-oil salesmen fraudulently profited from these bogus products, but the hard-working farmers who tilled the soil did not.

As they say, the past is the past, but poor facility hygiene can drastically affect your business' future. Write us with your facility information, or call us today with any commercial pest or hygiene related challenge (412) 252-2010.