The History of Pest Control

Since the advent of agriculture, humans have needed a means to prevent pests from destroying their crops. Techniques such as crop rotation, intercropping and selective breeding of pest-resistant plants sought to make plants less desirable to weeds as well as herbivores. Nowadays, if your garden seems a delectable treat, Northwest offers modern methods through Lawn Care and Wildlife services to tackle these problems.

The traditional idea most people have of pest control involves the use of pesticides. Chemical pesticides, substances intended for the prevention of pests, aim to protect plants by producing an effect that deters, incapacitates, or kills pests. Historians credit Sumerians as the first known civilization to employ pesticides by using sulfur compounds to rid their crops in 2500 B.C. The Egyptians, as well as Chinese, used natural products such as herbs and oils to prevent infestation.  With NorPest Green and other Green services, Northwest takes after these ancient societies by using natural methods that eliminate pests with minimal harm to the ecological balance of the environment. We don’t just do pest management – we create healthier living and working environments.

The modern history of pest control began in the 18th and 19th century with the advent of widespread industrialization and mechanization. With the introduction of chemical compounds pyrethrum and derris, pest control became more widespread. The early 20th century saw another change in the pest control industry, with the use of DDT and herbicides. After the 1962 publishing of Rachel Carson’s book “Silent Spring,” the use of known harmful chemicals such as DDT came to a halt. Since then, the shift in pest management has been towards more traditional and natural pest management.

As stated earlier, Northwest maintains a commitment to creating healthier living and work environments by providing green pest control. We know the importance of protecting the health of our clients, their residences and workplaces by offering products that prevent pests without incurring ecological damage. As the Southeast’s leader in Green pest control, Northwest has proven that our products can control pests the way nature intended. We know that this is the future in pest management and hope you become a part of it too by joining the Northwest family.

Melissa Brown
mbrown@callnorthwest.com

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pest_control

http://extension.psu.edu/ipm/schools/educators/curriculum/contents/shorthistory

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Northwest Exterminating Acquires Jody Millard Pest Control of Hixon, TN

Northwest Exterminating is proud to announce that it has recently acquired Jody Millard Pest Control of Hixon, TN.  Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing the Chattanooga area for over 17 years.    We’d like  welcome Jody Millard and his team to the Northwest Exterminating family!

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NORTHWEST EXTERMINATING ACQUIRES JODY MILLARD PEST CONTROL
Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing Chattanooga, TN for over 17 years

Marietta, GA-Northwest Exterminating, the Southeast’s leader in GREEN Pest Control, recently expanded its reach by acquiring Jody Millard Pest Control. Based in Chattanooga, TN, Jody Millard Pest Control has been servicing the Tennessee area for more than 17 years. The acquisition will allow Northwest to extend its footprint and permit Jody Millard Pest Control to continue operating as a division of Northwest Exterminating.

In 2011, Northwest opened its first Tennessee service center in Murfreesboro, TN and now, with Jody Millard Pest Control added to the roster, eco-friendly pest control will take Tennessee by storm.  “At Northwest, our goal is to provide superior services that will enhance the health of homes and businesses, as we strive to make our communities better.  We are happy to add Jody Millard Pest Control to our team, as it will help us further our mission”, said Scott Eubanks, Leader of Technical Services and Industry Relations at Northwest Exterminating.

Jody Millard Pest Control provides more than 30 years of experience. With an excellent reputation and a strong force in the Chattanooga Community, Jody Millard Pest Control has knowledgeable employees and offers increased benefits for Northwest to provide excellent customer service in Tennessee.

About Northwest Exterminating                                    

Northwest Exterminating is a family owned and operated exterminating company that was established in 1951 by L.A. Phillips and his wife, Emma Lene Phillips. The company was founded on the values of honesty, integrity, and excellence. Today these values still remain the core of Northwest Exterminating as we have grown from a family of 2 to a family of over 300 team members and multiple service centers throughout Georgia and in Nashville, Tennessee. We specialize in residential and commercial termite control, pest control, mosquito control, wildlife services, lawn care, and insulation.