The history of pest control and insect extermination to include fun facts and a timeline of mouse traps. The early pioneers tolerated a lot when it came to bugs and insects. Our understanding and science have come a long way.

Build a Better Mouse Trap

“Build a better mouse trap, and the world will beat a path to your door.” This quote, commonly attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, is as true today as when it was originated in the late 19th century. Throughout American history, we’ve constantly searched for new ways to improve upon the lowly and simple mouse trap. In fact, since 1838, there have been more patents issued for these traps than any other device – over 4,400 of them. These patents cover a wide … Read More

Early History of Pest Extermination

Past Methods of Pest Extermination At one time or another, you will come into contact with some type of pest or insect that has gained access into your home, requiring pest extermination. The common house ant that is marching around your kitchen pantry with his buddies or the unsightly cockroach that is crawling out from under your laundry room door are both great examples of nuisances that we routinely deal with as homeowners. Luckily we live in a day and … Read More