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Commercial Pest & Hygiene Control Serving The West Virginia Panhandle
For business owners with commercial facilities in Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton, Moundsville, Fairmont or Wellsburg, West Virginia, 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 »WE'RE NOT HAPPY UNTIL YOU ARE »
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Immaculate, pest, germ and odor free facilities have been our mission since the day we first opened our doors, and with each decade that has passed, everyone of our services and hygiene control methods have continued to be refined and perfected. Read on below for more on our approach to pest control and complete facility hygiene, or click below to read more reviews from our many loyal clients.
“Extremely professional commercial pest control services. One of the most diverse and experienced with more than just pest control. Services also include a suite of pest management and hygiene services. Their restroom hygiene products/services are great, and they have a vast array of professional air freshening / odor control systems. They don't do residential, just commercial businesses. Highly recommend.”
Insect and Rodent Pests of West Virginia
The state insect is the honeybee, but West Virginia has more than its share of creepy crawlies and rodent pests that threaten both the personal health, and economic stability of commercial and industrial structures. These include but are not limited to: termites, bedbugs, carpenter ants, European and Asian gypsy moths, fire ants, spiders, cockroaches, earwigs, the Emerald Ash Borer, weevils, aphids and rodents such as rats and mice. Turn any pest-related challenges over to our seven decades of experience »
Morgantown's Leading Commercial Pest Control Company
Whether your business facility resides in Morgantown, or any of the other above-mentioned West Virginian cities, and you have a rodent or pest problem, or you would like to take preventative measures to protect your commercial establishment against pest infestations, call and speak with a Pestco expert today! Roaches, ants, rodents... no mercy » (412) 252-5200.
Pest, Odor & Washroom Hygiene Control All In One Bundled Program
Complete Facility Care Hygiene Services
Having serviced thousands upon thousands of businesses since we opened our doors in 1948, we know full well that pests are just one part of a business' hygiene challenges. If unaddressed, malodors, germs and filthy washrooms all add up to potential liabilities for any commercial establishment. So we created Complete Facility Care, a program that offers a specific range of licensed services, including the control and prevention of pests, environmental odor control and air freshening solutions provided by the ambient scenting and air-care specialists at Air-Scent, as well as complete, ongoing washroom hygiene maintenance.
The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence
Our Shield of Excellence has become the goal of any establishment that deals with the public, displayed proudly for all to see as an indication that a business or commercial space cares about hygiene health of its customers and employees by providing the best eco-sensitive strategies and solutions to the issues of pest control, pest management and complete hygiene maintenance.
The following are a few of our employee's favorite West Virginian commercial establishments that meet the Pestco bar of facility hygiene.
Give us a shout if you’d like to engage our services and be listed » (412) 252-5200.
Wheeling’s Later Alligator
This 4.6 star-rated eatery serves lunch and dinner in a quaint room wrapped in an ambiance of brick accents and assorted wall art. The many tasty, eclectic selections range from good old-fashioned macaroni and cheese to delectable soups, chowders, salads, sandwiches and their very popular salmon crepes
Morgantown’s Spark! Imagination and Science Center
Located on Mountaineer Mall, this educational center features unusual interactive exhibits on science and technology for both children and adults alike.
Moundsville West Virginia Penitentiary
Opened in 1876 on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, this prison has an extremely violent past and is considered to be a hotbed for a paranormal activity. Former inmates are rumored to haunt the grounds, eternally replaying their tragic lives and deaths.
Fairmount’s Rambling Root Restaurant
This new Fairmont Avenue 4.7 star-rated eating establishment offers a menu that is a delectable mélange of Cajun, Appalachian and German foods and 21 different craft beer brews.
Vern’s Paradise Café
Rated with 4.7 stars, this Washington Pike eatery in Wellsburg is known for its delicious hot wings and tasty cocktails. It is comfort food at its all time best!
Moundville’s Alexander’s On 7th
Located in a renovated bank building on historic 7th Street, the West Virginia Division of Tourism has designated this eatery as one of the “101 unique places to dine in West Virginia.” Business hours are by reservation only and both the ambiance and food are perfect for all types of social functions.
Fairmont’s Telephone Museum
This Monroe Street museum is a tribute to the history of the modern telephone. Interesting displays include: a collection of switchboards, payphones, cable displays, phone booths and test boards.
Some Historical Western Virginian Panhandle Pest Trends
Broadly speaking, the state of West Virginia was an ancient hunting ground for numerous native-American tribes long before the arrival of European settlers. Indigenous people were mound builders and hunters and gatherers who stored their food in granary baskets to keep them safe from insect pests. These baskets served as cupboards and substantiate that the idea that keeping food safe from pests for future use was as important in the ancient world as it is in modern times. To this day, mysterious earthen mounds survive and are blended into the modern landscape of several cities.
Inhabited for thousands of years by native-Americans, Colonel Ebenezer Zane founded Wheeling as a white settlement in 1769. Trade routes along the Ohio River transformed this small city into a booming frontier town that soon became known as the “gateway to the west.” In the 19th century, Wheeling became the center of the nail industry and an important hub for iron production. Wildlife, such as raccoons and deer, have been a problem in both residential and commercial spaces as well as rats mice and the Acorn Weevil, the larvae of which threaten the expansion of oak trees.
Named for its proximity to the ancient Grave Creek Mound constructed by the Adena Indians more than two thousand years ago, for these early indigenous people, pests, particularly the corn borer, were a constant threat to their crops of corn, squash and beans. They often resorted to classical pest control methods, such as planting additional crops in between the fields and gathering and consuming bugs as protein sources. Today, Moundsville with its rich heritage and spectacular landscapes still has its problems with destructive termites and mice and rats that threaten the structures and safety of commercial buildings.
Located in the state’s Northern Panhandle, this is the only city in the United States that is bordered by two different states on opposite sides of town. The first frontier settlement, which was originally known as Holiday Cove, dates back to the mid 1700s. In 1793, the name was changed to Weirton in honor of Ernest Weir, who built the city’s first steel mill, Early settlers relied on folklore and ingenuity to fight invasive insect pests, such as the squash beetle and the corn borer, as well as aphids, bedbugs, flies, mosquitoes, termites and cockroaches, and rats and mice, until the mid 19th century. The 1860s marked the advent of the pesticide, Paris Green, a very poisonous green copper and arsenic compound.
Situated along the banks of the Monongahela River, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. The Treaty of Paris in 1763 awarded this territory to the British, and Morgantown was settled in 1772 and named for its founder, Colonel Zackquill Morgan. Early settlers relied on biological insecticides, such as pyrethium powder, which is derived from chrysanthemum flowers to combat the insects that ravaged their field crops and rats and mice that destroyed their food storage granaries Migratory birds, helped to stabilize insect populations as they flew from field to devouring all types of insects.
Established in 1820, the introduction of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1901 transformed Fairmont into an important commercial center for the coal trade industry. Its name derives from an early resident who suggested Fairmont because the town had a beautiful view of the Monongahela River, rendering a “fair mount.” Dealing with insects like black flies, spiders, termites, bedbugs, carpenter and black ants, roaches and rodents, which require professional pest control and management, was addressed as an appeal to Mother Nature’s good will and seeking ways to create hermetically-sealed storage containers for seeds. Most were ceramic and sealed with stone covers and unbaked clay. Even as pesticides began to appear, the farmers of the remote frontier was too far away from busy urban markets.
Situated along the banks of the Oho River and originally known as Charlestown, the name was changed to Wellsburg in 1816 to avoid confusion with Charles Town in Jefferson County. Here in 1813, the state’s first glass factory was constructed. Settled about 1770, several industries, such as glass, warehouses, furniture making and mills of all kinds flourished. In modern times, the area’s oak, hickory, pine and American chestnut trees have been severely threatened by the prevalence of both native and exotic insect pests such as the gypsy moth, woolly adelgid and the emerald ash borer.
Yesterday may be history, but tomorrow doesn't need to be a mystery, particularly when it comes to your business facility's immaculate hygiene. Call today, and take the first step towards a pest, germ and odor free interior - (800) 473-7820.