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09/20/16

Did you know that Plunkett’s Pest Control has been around for 101 years? That’s a pretty long time. To really bring home how impressive that is, here are 101 things younger than Plunkett’s:

  1. The Internet
  2. Any cockroach that has lost its head in the last 100 years
  3. Disney World
  4. The brief but charming popularity of the Beach Boys
  5. The hand held hairdryer
  6. Stan Lee’s comic book career
  7. Mom jeans
  8. Star Wars
  9. The Slinky
  10. Pop-up toasters
  11. World War I

  12. World War II
  13. The cool purple jacket Prince wore in Purple Rain
  14. Superman
  15. More likely than not, any person reading this list
  16. The person who wrote this list
  17. Car radio
  18. Oreo cookies
  19. Band-aids
  20. The ability to make a long-distance phone call
  21. The discovery of the first galaxy other than our own
  22. The Back to the Future trilogy
  23. Wonder Bread
  24. Penicillin
  25. Synthesized insulin for Diabetes treatment
  26. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel The Great Gatsby
  27. The ballpoint pen
  28. Barbie
  29. The Beatles
  30. Every single pest that was on the planet when we were founded in 1915 (all thanks to our efforts, of course)
  31. Nintendo
  32. The Great Depression
  33. Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s tenure as president
  34. A&W Root Beer
  35. The first jet airplane engine

  36. Frank Sinatra’s velvety singing voice
  37. The famous Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken"
  38. Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity
  39. Jif peanut butter
  40. In-ear hearing aids
  41. The Commodore 64
  42. Gary Gygax’s roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons
  43. Pyrex
  44. Electric kettles
  45. Brendan Fraser’s acclaimed film hit The Mummy
  46. Snapple
  47. J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
  48. Elton John’s grand piano
  49. Aerosol cans
  50. Electric razors
  51. Nicholas Cage and his robust acting career
  52. The Zippo lighter
  53. Radar
  54. Popeye the Sailor Man
  55. Satellites
  56. Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s tenure as a Supreme Court judge
  57. Color television

  58. Pacemakers
  59. The Golden Gate Bridge
  60. Smoke detectors
  61. Dishwashers
  62. The Woodstock music festival
  63. Microsoft
  64. James Bond’s submarine car
  65. The Simpsons entire time on the air
  66. Digital thermometers
  67. Disco
  68. Cordless phones
  69. Cell phones
  70. Really, pretty much all phones except for the ones Alexander Graham Bell himself made
  71. Video games in all shapes and forms
  72. Apple company
  73. Frozen food as we know it
  74. George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series (and that’s been around forever)
  75. Boeing
  76. Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
  77. The United States National Park Service
  78. Roald Dahl and all his fantastical stories
  79. SPAM
  80. The domestication of the Sugar Glider
  81. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
  82. Mickey Mouse

  83. The polio vaccine
  84. Bobby Fischer
  85. The modern day (delicious) cheeseburger
  86. The Empire State Building
  87. Marvel Comics
  88. NASA
  89. The first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster
  90. The Peace symbol
  91. The Olympic Winter games
  92. Readers Digest
  93. Saturday Night Live
  94. Credit cards
  95. Bazooka bubble gum
  96. James Joyce’s Ulysses
  97. Star Trek
  98. The T-shirt
  99. The UN
  100. Burger King’s chicken fries
  101. 99% of other pest control companies out there

There you have it. Plunkett’s Pest Control has been around for over a century, which is a lot longer than a whole lot of things. Our longevity is due in part to our devotion to staying abreast of the latest industry technology and devoting serious time and effort to training our technicians to be the very best they can be.

Next time you need some pesky critters or pests taken care of, contact us and we’ll be there with the history and know-how to solve your problem quickly and permanently.



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