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Washington County PA Commercial Pest & Facility Hygiene Control
If you own, operate or manage an office, office complex, restaurant or any other type of business facility throughout the great city of Washington, Pennsylvania, Canonsburg, California, Donora, McMurray, Charleroi, Thompsonville, Centerville or any other Washington County city, township or borough, our pest, odor and hygiene control services are backed by more than 70 years of precise service.TELL US YOUR PEST PROBLEMS »
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We opened our doors in 1948, and have been constantly evolving to serve the needs of our clients ever since. We continually strive to deliver cutting-edge pest control and hygiene maintenance solutions so you as a business owner can focus on what you do best — run your business. Our passion to deliver best in class solutions has blessed us with the gracious 5-star rating our clients have bestowed upon us.
“Pestco handled our pest control for years in the restaurants I managed. Their workers are friendly and there is no problem too large!!”
The Major Pests of Washington County
Spiders, black flies, German and American Cockroaches, carpenter and black ants, termites, bedbugs, stinkbugs and other creepy crawlies are bug populations managed by the expert exterminators at Pestco every day of the year in Washington County, but there are also serious problems with rodents, such as rats and mice, the mere sight of which can transform a well-liked restaurant into a no-frequent zone. The diseases these rodents carry are nothing to sneeze at and they include: tapeworm, salmonellosis and last but not least, the bubonic plague which decimated half of Europe in the 16th century. Send our sales team a message today, for a pest free tomorrow!
Rat, Rodents & The Diseases They Carry
The diseases these rodents carry are nothing to sneeze at and they include: tapeworm, salmonellosis and last but not least, the bubonic plague which decimated half of Europe in the 16th century. If you find any furry, four-legged creatures scarring across your facility floors, or worse, infringing upon the bottom line and reputation of your restaurant or business, engage our rodent-exterminating services today »
Bug And Pest Control In Washington, PA and Washington County
Regardless of the bug or pest infringing upon your commercial establishment’s interior and good name, we have decades of knowledge behind every solution we provide. If you own or operate any type of commercial business throughout Washington city or Washington County, we’re equipped to address any pest-related emergency »
How Complete Hygiene Facility Care Can Improve Your Bottom Line?
Bug and rodent infestations aren’t the only thing wreaking pestilent havoc for businesses in the great city of Washington and throughout the county. Bad smells and poor maintenance hygiene can negatively effect repeat business, company health and bottom line just as much as the site of a mouse or roach scurrying across a restaurant or businesses lobby floor.
So we created one, simple, cost-effective, all-in-one maintenance program to handle all of your pest control, pest management, odor control and air freshening needs.
Our complete facility hygiene services program is a boon to the maintenance of commercial and industrial spaces of many businesses throughout Washington County. Start securing odor and pest free cleanliness, sustained business traffic and a sustained and improved bottom line. Call us today and find out for yourself »
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Receive The Pestco Shield Of Hygiene Excellence
The following commercial institutions are our staff’s picks and represent what we as proud Pennsylvanians view as stellar examples of well-maintained, hygienically clean environments.
Engage our services, get listed below, and join the growing wave of commercial cleanliness and pest-free Washington County commercial environments today »
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This 4-star, old school intimate eatery has been in business for more than seventy years and is operated by three generations of the same family. Located on North Franklin Drive in the heart of Washington County, this fine restaurant promises it is “redolent with garlic and good cheer.” Known for its traditional Italian fare which includes: Chicken Marsala, Veal Piccata, Shrimp Scampi, Fettucine Alfredo, and Filet Mignon, their signature gelatos are an unusual treat.
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum opened in February of 1954, but it was a dream born some thirteen years prior in 1941. The museum’s mission has remained the same down through the decades; to keep the trolley era alive in the hearts and minds of its many visitors who number more than 30,000 each year. It all began with three trolleys but today the museum boasts of nearly 50 cars, over 600 members worldwide and 150 active volunteers.
David Bradford House
Completed in 1788, David Bradford’s mansion is a National Historic Landmark and was his family home from 1788 to 1794. It represents the quintessence of the beauty and splendor of 18th century architecture. This home in every way reflects his immense wealth and social standing. He spared no expense with its furnishings, fittings and construction.
This fine elegant home has been restored to its original glory and is lushly complemented by a garden of plants, herbs and flowers, typical of the 18th-century. New to the museum is the “Sign of The Seven Stars” tavern exhibit, which represents the social hub of communication in frontier towns in the same manner as the coffee houses served as an exchange of news and ideas in 18th century Europe.
Pest And Pest Control Throughout The History of Washington County
Named for the father of our country, this once Indian land was created in 1781 from parts of Westmoreland County as the result of the “New Purchase” deed established at the 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix. This region was originally claimed by both Virginia and Pennsylvania, and in 1781 the drawing of the Mason-Dixon Line permanently settled the dispute. There were however, many discontented native-Americans who resented the immigrant intrusion into their sacred land hunting grounds. Well into the 1790s, they conducted hostile raids on early white settlers, who hailed mostly from Ireland, Scotland and central Europe.
Early Farming and Pestilence
Since early pioneer days as well as today, forty percent of the county is farmed, and Washington County has always been a significant producer of apples, cattle, alfalfa and forage crops (those grown deliberately to be either utilized by grazing animals or harvested as whole crops). During the late 18th century, these crops were often attacked and debilitated by marauding insect pests and rodents. Some of these included: the army worm caterpillar alfalfa weevil, meadow spittlebug, blister beetle and the potato leafhopper. The Norway rat and house mice were also very destructive around farm facilities, spreading disease, contaminating feed, destroying granaries and eating newly sown plants.
During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Washington and other nearby counties were still decades away from the advent of commercial pesticides. Farmers resorted to natural methods. They planted “trap crops” (often radishes) alongside their other crops, hoping they would be more attractive to insects, which they sometimes were and more often were not. They also relied on hungry migratory birds to stabilize insect populations as they ate any kind of insects they could find as they traveled from field to field headed for warmer climes.
Early Settlement and Industry
Around 1775, early Scots-Irish settlements were established in Buffalo, Amity, and Canonsburg. In 1794, this county became the site of the Whiskey Rebellion incited by local leader, David Bradford. They protested the excise tax on whiskey, which deeply affected production costs because of the steep expense of shipping grain to the east. Local farmers could sell their grain crops for more by converting their grain into whiskey and thereby lower shipping expenditures. After this insurrection, distilling declined as an industry and between 1820 and 1840, breeding sheep, especially the Merino breed, brought increased prosperity to the region.
In the 1850s, The Pennsylvania Railroad arrived in the region, and after the Civil War, coal mining became a vital industry. In 1884, oil was discovered and by 1900, small steel mills and a glass industry flourished and lasted well into the 1950s. To this day, coal, steel processing and steel products are strong industries in Washington County as are sheep and wool production.
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