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Mckean County Pennsylvania Commercial Pest Control & Facility Hygiene Services
If you operate a private, commercial, industrial or municipal business facility in Bradford, Kean, Port Allegheny, Smethport, Foster Brook, Mount Jewett, Eldred, Lewis Run, or any other city, borough, township or town throughout McKean County, we have seven decades of experience behind every pest and hygiene maintenance solution we provide.GET IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE »
Our Reputation Is As Immaculate As Commercial Establishments We Service
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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The Pests & Rodents Of McKean County
Bedbugs, fleas, bottleneck flies, cockroaches, ants and rodents such as grey squirrels, are all common pests that often invade the business facilities and environs of McKean County. Forest lands cover much of the territory, and the wood boring insects that have invaded them represent a real danger to the indigenous trees. The two major pests are the Emerald Ash Borer and The Cherry Scallop Shell Moth, both of which have dangerously infested other nearby counties. Rest assured, what ever your pest problem, we’re equipped to handle them all »
The Threat Of The Emerald Ash Borer & Cherry Scallop Shell Moth
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive, highly destructive, wood-boring insect that has killed more than 40 million ash trees in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Maryland, and Illinois. The metallic green insect was detected for the first time in Pennsylvania in June of 2007. The Cherry Scallop Shell Moth destroys black cherry trees by defoliation and is so named for its winged pattern of alternating dark and light scalloped lines.
McKean County's Premier Pest Control Company
Whether your business requires emergency pest control, ongoing pest monitoring and maintenance, or full facility hygiene services, we have science-based solutions to resolve any issue or challenge. Schedule an appointment or speak with our team (412) 252-5200.
Complete Facility Care — One Bundled Approach To Ongoing Pest, Germ & Odor Control
We know full well that annoying pests are not the only thing that can bring down a business’ good standing or bottom line — bad odors and subpar restroom hygiene are the last thing your clients should be welcomed by when stepping into your facility for the first, second or third time. Pests, bad odor, poor hygiene; they’re all one in the same when it comes to a business' survival.
So we’ve developed one of the most diverse, complete pest, odor and hygiene-control programs available — something we call Complete Facility Care, which includes ongoing pest management, environmental odor and air freshening services as well as ongoing, professional washroom deep cleaning maintenance. If your business' survival relies heavily upon repeat customers, company morale and the good graces of the state and local health departments, we've got you covered.
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The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence
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
The Zippo Lighter Factory Museum
Located in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the very first Zippo Family Store and Museum opened in late 1993. This 15,000 square-foot unique tourist attraction features two American icons, the famous Zippo Repair Clinic and the Zippo/Case flagship store. More than 10,000 fans, collectors and curious onlookers visit annually and they hail from all over the globe. The unusual driveway leading up to the museum is alone worth the visit. It is lined on both sides with fourteen custom-made Zippo street lighters and if that isn’t over the top enough, above the entrance stands an enormous Case Canoe three-blade pocketknife and a 40-foot Zippo lighter that pulsates with a neon flame.
Some interesting museum exhibits include: the contributions of Zippo products to the American effort in World War II, examples of how Hollywood made Zippo a familiar “supporting actor” in many old films; an interesting view into the company’s iconic repair center and Zippo’s place in the world of music down through the decades.
Eldred World War II Museum
This museum pays homage to the 1,500 people who worked there, 24 hours a day from January 1942 to May 1945, supporting the war effort. During World War II, Eldred was the site of a British and American munitions plant that produced mortar, fuses and over eight million bombs. It opened on Memorial Day in 1996 and is dedicated to preserving the history of World War II. Designed to attract visitors of all ages, the exhibits are extraordinary and include: an M551 Sheridan tank that seems to burst through the museum wall, a large research library, a working submarine periscope and tank-mountain, a special place where visitors can operate radio controlled tanks and compete to conquer the fortifications.
First constructed in May of 1882, it was considered the highest and longest viaduct in the world, measuring 301 feet high and 2,053 feet long. The 11,000 square foot structure was born from the pressing need to transport coal, oil and lumber across the Kinzua Gorge. In 1970, adjacent lands became Kinzua Bridge State Park, and in 1977, the viaduct was placed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks. In 2003, the powerful winds of a tornado partially collapsed the enormous structure. Today, the viaduct has been reinvented as the Kinzua Skywalk where the public can “walk the tracks across the sky.” A glass-bottomed observation deck enhances the experience. The Kinzua Bridge State Park features lovely picnic areas, hiking trails, group tent camping, scenic overlooks and a number of hotels, bed and breakfasts and resorts in the surrounding area that merit the Pestco shield of excellent facility hygiene.
This unique 4-star eatery is located in one of the county’s most beautiful landmarks; namely, The Carnegie Free Library. Established in 1901 from a behest of $30,000 from steel magnate and Pittsburgh philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it remained in continuous operation for 90 years until 1991 when new building codes forced its closure. In 1993, it re-opened as a restaurant offering a dining experience befitting the legacy of its benefactor. Known as a fine steakhouse featuring a cozy atmosphere and various cuts of meat, this restaurant is also featured in the National Register of Historical Places.
Come visit McKean County and stay a while. There is much to see and do, and if you live and work here and your business facility has a pest problem of any kind, call the Pestco family and learn more about their many cost-effective professional services bundled into one program that are designed to keep your establishment pest-free for a long time to come (412) 252-5200
Some Historical McKean County Pest Trends
Created in March of 1804 from part of Lycoming County, this region was named in honor of Governor Thomas McKean. This territory was ceded from Native American leaders to the state of Pennsylvania in 1784 under conditions stipulated in the Treaty of Fort Stanwix, also known as “The Last Purchase.” The dense forests delayed settlement until after 1798 and many of the early pioneers hailed from New England and New York. These intrepid settlers made their homes along the Allegheny River and its tributaries.
Early Pest Control Methods
They lived under the hegemony of destructive insects that largely went unchecked until the idea of botanical preparations, elemental sulfur, oil soaps and kerosene emulsions, replaced biological pest control, which imported pests to combat other pests and sometimes created even more pests. The world of the average person was greatly expanded during the 17th and 18th centuries due to a growing knowledge of world travel, exploration and exposure to new approaches, materials and potential solutions to the problem of pest control.
An example of this would be tobacco, which was a New World crop known as a fumitory that proved to be an effective pesticide as well. This supplanted the idea of using physical agents such as heat, cold, and even shoe leather, which could never be considered pesticides but were still at one time considered to be effective pest-killers.
Lumber Was The Dominant Industry
Lumbering controlled the early economy and settlement of McKean County, and even today only 7% of the area is farmland. The advent of the railroads in the late 1860s advanced the lumber industry and paved the way for others such as tanning, and chemical industries. In 1871, deep drilling created an oil boom that lasted for two decades and the water injection method revived production for another twenty-year boom, from 1930 to 1950. Today, popular local products include: motor oil, Zippo Lighters, electronics, corrugated boxes, furniture, glass containers and construction blocks, and oil and gas pipes and equipment.
Pests have clearly been around since the dawn of Mekean County’s early days, but like any great leader, we’ve not only learned from history, we’ve created the most effective pest control programs specifically tailored to deal with the varmints, rodents and creepy crawlers unique to the areas — the result of which means you as a business owner can leave any pest-ridden worries to us. Call us for any of your pest emergencies (412) 252-5200, or get preventative and enlist our facility care program »