Butler County Commercial Pest, Odor & Facility Hygiene Control
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Seven decades of working within a certain industry brings many things; refinements of pest control methods, customer service and one of the most comprehensive building facility hygiene maintenance programs in all of Western PA. Above all it comes with the appreciation of the customers that value all we deliver.
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Major Pests of Butler County
Butler County businesses have their standard cast of pesky critters to contend with, which include but are not limited to: German and American cockroaches, beetles, black flies, carpenter and black ants, spiders, termites, bedbugs, stinkbugs and assortment of four-legged rodents such as mice, rats, squirrels and more.
The Highly Destructive Emerald Ash Borer
While the above mentioned pests are enough to keep top-rate exterminators extremely busy every day, the truly dangerous pest here is the Emerald Ash Borer, a highly destructive beetle native to northeastern Asia, which threatens Butler’s many forests of hardwoods, which comprise half of the land in Butler County. These include varieties of oak, elm, chestnut, walnut, ash, and hickory and maple trees.
Butler County's Premier Pest Control Company
Only Pestco provides commercial establishments with a holistic approach to pest control, pest management, odor control and all hygiene maintenance solutions. Get immediate pest control solutions, or join our Complete Facility Care program and receive one of the most comprehensive and preventative facility hygiene services.
Pestco’s Complete Facility Hygiene Services Program
Pests aren’t the only nuisance that can create an emergency; bad odors and poor facility hygiene can also wreak havoc on a businesses interior, often negatively effecting online reputations, work morale and that all important bottom line.
Since 1948, our experts have been at work providing the best exterminating services available for the residents of Butler County. And we have recently initiated a new bundled program, which offers a vast array of professional, cost-effective pest control, pest management, environmental odor and air freshening services via Air-Scent®. Our complete hygiene services program is intended for commercial and industrial spaces and are the best available anywhere throughout Butler County.
The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence
Our company founders and many of our pest and building hygiene maintenance teams are born and bred in Western Pennsylvanian, and we love to highlight local industries that put facility hygiene at the forefront of their monthly practice. The following are just a few of our staff’s picks that we feel deserve the Pestco shield of excellence. If you’d like to engage our services and be listed, reach out to our team today »
King Kong Ice Cream Castle
Come and enjoy the best twenty-two delicious and creamy soft serve, yogurt and forty-eight intensely flavored hard ice creams in Butler County! Open all year round, this unique, family-oriented, fun-themed ice-cream parlor with its hand painted wall murals features a friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. The selections are quite inexpensive and the portions are large. Pints and quarts are available for take-out, making these wonderful concoctions available all year round.
Opened in 2004 and located in downtown Butler, the Maridon is the only museum in the Western Pennsylvania region that features a specific focus on Chinese and Japanese art and culture and German Meissen porcelain. Mary Hulton Phillips donated all the buildings and wonderful, magical objects. According to the Pittsburg Post Gazette, “the Maridon is a gleaming little gem of a museum.”
Founded by Brooklyn Bridge designer, John Roebling, this museum features the suspension bridge pioneer’s first workshop where he made his first wire cable. Restored by Saxonburg Historical and Restoration Commission, this workshop is on the National Register of Historic Places. Other exhibits include a blacksmith shop, general store and laundry.
Moraine State Park
Located in Portersville, Moraine State Park is an outstanding example of environmental engineering. Every year over one million people visit the verdant forests, luminous waters and rolling hills of this 16,725-acre park but don’t know the effort that has gone into its preservation and restoration from damages incurred by the effects of both continental glaciers and massive mineral extraction. A must visit for lovers of Mother Nature’s scenic and picturesque beauty.
If you own or manage and business in Butler County, call on the experts at Pestco for any pest control, pest management or facility hygiene problem. Our solutions are the best that money can buy anywhere.
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Butler County Historical Pest Trends
Named for Revolutionary War hero, General Richard Butler, the county was created in March of 1800. This territory was intended as compensation for services rendered by veterans of the American Revolution and had been ceded for white settlement at the 1784 treaty of Fort Stanwix. There were many disputes over land titles during the early years of settlement. Oddly, the boundaries of Butler County have remained unchanged from its inception to the present day.
Early Settlement, Industry and Pestilence
The very first white visitors were French explorers who came to the region in 1740, but these early hunters and trappers never settled permanently in the area. The first true stream of pioneers came from Ireland, Scotland, Holland and mostly, Germany. Before the days of manufacturing, they struggled tirelessly to transform the fertile wilderness into cultivated fields that were often besieged with invading pests. Beetles of diverse species invaded primitive granaries that threatened the food supply for these early settlers who relied on the land for their sustenance.
The Corn Borer's Devastating Effect
Their options were few and their knowledge was limited to folklore legends and ingenuity. The corn borer devoured acres of maize, forcing early settlers to send families out to the fields to pick the insects off the plants and place them in baskets where they were later either consumed as protein or burned. They also burned corn-cobs and often used them as smoke- screens to ward off bugs both in the fields and around homes. While effective, it only worked for a few hours.
Early manufacturing centers were located at Zelienople and Saxonburg and date back to the early 1800s. In 1809, the first sawmill was built along the Nescopeck Creek, and wool was another early very successful industry that became the major clothing fiber in the early days of the United States. Samuel Woodring built the first gristmill in 1813. An oil boom occurred briefly during the mid-1860s, followed by natural gas production and bituminous coal mining.
Butler County And The Advent Of Manufacturing
Butler County embraced diversified manufacturing, and by the advent of World War II, was producing railroad cars, military vehicles, rolled steel, glass, and gasoline. To this day farming continues to be financially successful.
During the 19th century, Butler was not only the industrial hub of the area but also a region of cultural importance. The Utopian Society also known as Harmony, founded by German immigrants who believed the Bible was humanity’s ultimate authority, resided here from 1804 to 1814. Butler was also an Underground Railroad station, aiding slaves along the road to emancipation.
Evolving Methods of Pest Control in Butler County
During the 19th century, classical biological control of insects, which involved introducing natural predators of indigenous insects to an area became standard practice. About the time of the Civil War, this gave way to a very effective pesticide known as Paris Green. This lethal blend of paints consisting of a mixture of copper and arsenic acid was so successful that it stimulated further testing into the utilization of inorganic compounds, such as copper sulfate, as pesticides.
The past is one thing, but your business' present and future are another. Make any bug, rodent or insect invading your business establishment exactly what they should be — history »