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For those that own or operate a business facility, building or complex in Indiana, Blairsville, Homer City, Chevy Chase Heights, Black Lick, Clymer, Lucerne Mines, Saltsburg, Heilwood or any other city, town, township or borough throughout Mercer County, our teams at Pestco leads the way towards impeccable facility hygiene and a pest-free commercial environments.SCHEDULE A FACILITY EVALUATION »
Effectively Removing Pests, Germs & Malodorous Conditions For 70 Years
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Our passion for providing the absolute in effective hygiene control services started way back in 1948. Since then, our pest experts, hygienists, entomologists and service teams have worked to continually improve upon every program we offer, and that determination has blessed us with a universal five star rating from clients all throughout Western Pennsylvania and Indiana County.
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The Major Pests of Indiana County
The motley crew of insect pests invading Indiana County business, farms and commercial facilities include: fire ants, carpenter ants, German and American cockroaches, termites, mosquitoes bed bugs and spiders to name a few, but specific infestations to the area in the recent past concern the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid and the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug also known as BMSB — none of which can escape our cutting edge pest control systems. If you need immediate assistance or you'd like to engage our preventative pest control program, give us a call today at (412) 252-5200.
Pest Control for the Brown Marmorated Stinkbug
Accidentally introduced to the United States from Asia, this insect was first spotted in eastern Pennsylvania in September of 1998. It poses a serious threat to fruits, vegetables and other farm crops. So named for the shades of brown on both its upper and lower body surfaces, in 2010, this agricultural pest caused severe losses in apple and peach orchards. Effectively eliminating these insects requires the services of professional technicians, and applying pesticides in the fall just before the bugs have the chance to congregate.
Termites, Bed Bugs And Stinkbugs Beware
At Pestco, our technicians have decades of experience handling every commercial pest control problem. Whether a bed bug is challenging your commercial interior, or you’re faced with any other infestation, give us a call. We’re just a phone call away (412) 252-5200.
Indiana County, Meet Our Complete Facility Hygiene Care Program
This unique initiative offers real solutions for businesses located within Indiana County. Packaged as a bundled program, it is designed to meet the diverse needs of business and industry by providing cost-effective pest control and management strategies coupled with Air Scent’s environmental odor and air freshening services. We're a 5-star family owned company that has been in continuous operation since 1948 and no pest, germ or malodor can outrun us.
The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence
We not only love to help local Western PA businesses improve the cleanliness and hygiene of their facilities, we also love to highlight those that continually meet the proverbial gold bar standard of “clean customer satisfaction”. Below are just a few of our favorite throughout the beautiful lands and cities of Mercer County. Don’t hesitate if you’d like to engage our services and be listed along side these stellar establishments »
This small, once bustling canal town seems frozen in another time and place. It extends for one third of a mile and features dozens of well-preserved, historic buildings that date back as far as 1827. In the late 1830s, the Main Line Canal, which stretched from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh, passed through the heart of Saltzburg, transporting both goods and people through the town. Many 19th century notables passed this way, including authors Charles Dickens and Harriet Beecher Stowe.
Jimmy Stewart Museum
Located at the intersection of 9th & Philadelphia Streets in Indiana, Pennsylvania, on the third Floor of the Indiana County Community Building, the Jimmy Stewart Museum is a one-of-a-kind visual adventure. Military hero, civic leader, family man, world citizen and beloved actor, Jimmy Stewart is the epitome of the small town, All-American boy who catapulted to enduring fame. The museum celebrates its most famous native son by highlighting both his family history and his many accomplishments in film, radio and television.
Naps Cucina Mia
Opened in 1993, this highly rated family-owned restaurant run by Mary Jo Karas, is located on Philadelphia Street in the heart of Indiana Pennsylvania. It offers fine family recipes served in a warm and intimate setting with an open kitchen. Pasta and sauces are all made from scratch using only the freshest local ingredients.
If you are a business owner operating in Indiana County and you're besieged with either a pest, germ or odor control issue, don’t wait another day to call our experts at Pestco. We're are there to help »
Historical Indiana County Pest Trends
The word Indiana means land of the Indians, which this territory certainly was since the dawn of time, particularly to those who would come to be known as the Iroquois Six Nations Confederacy, which was comprised of the Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca, Onondaga and Tuscarora tribes. These ancient hunters lived off the land and were self sufficient for centuries, relying on maize beans, and squash, which they planted together. Symbiotically, the beans climbed up the cornstalks and infused nitrogen in the soil that in turn fertilized the corn and squash. Known as the ‘Three Sisters’, this diet was nutritious and high in amino acids, protein and vitamins.
Early Problems With Pestilence
Native Americans relied on their crops for their existence and invading pests often threatened their food supply. To ancient people, insects were mysterious entities and for more than a thousand years, it was believed that they arose through spontaneous generation. Fighting back against cutworms, which attack corn sprouts, aphids, whiteflies and squash bugs was no easy task, and early farmers utilized both cultural and biological methods to eradicate the invading insects.
Migrating birds helped to some degree because they ate all kinds of insects and rapidly moved from field to field. Changing the pest environment, which translated in ancient times to crop rotation, was somewhat effective as were biological controls, which introduced natural predators to control insect populations.
Early White Settlement and Industry
The recorded history of Indiana County began in the western part of the county around 1727, when a French Huguenot trader named James LeTort established a trading post for the Indians. The first wave of European settlers would never have survived if not for the largess of the native-American tribes who taught them how to cultivate New World beans, corn, pumpkins and squash. Increasing settlement brought both traders and Indian fighters to the county.
The Advent of Transportation and Abolitionism
In 1803, the Pennsylvania Legislature officially created Indiana County. In the early 1800s, transportation was developing, particularly the Pennsylvania Canal, which linked Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with a system of waterways and railways. Within 30 years, the railroads replaced the canal. Indiana County became a breeding ground for abolitionists in the 1830s and 1840s. Its location was on one of the mail lines of the Underground Railroad and many prominent citizens risked their lives by harboring runaway slaves.
Salt manufacturing, produced from evaporating salt water pumped from wells, was this county’s first industry. Timber cutting flourished from the 1840s to about 1890 when the trees were depleted. A coal-mining boom began in 1900 and dominated the economy until the 1920s. Today, Indiana County is the state’s fifth highest bituminous producer, but it is perhaps best known as the birthplace of film star, Jimmy Stewart, and as the Christmas Tree Capital of The World.
History will only be kind to your business if you take steps to write its story yourself, or so said Churchill. Engage our hygiene services program, turn your pest, germ and malodorous worries over to us and start ensuring your business has an immaculate future - (412) 252-5200.