Port St Lucie area was originally inhabited by the Ais tribe, a hunter-gatherer culture whose territory extended from south of the St. John’s river to the St. Lucie Inlet. Spanish explorers frequently encountered the fierce tribe as the Spanish treasure routes ran parallel in order to take advantage of the strong Gulfstream current. The name “St. Lucie” was first introduced to the area by the Spanish.
The area became gradually more populated as settlers ventured down for health and economic reasons. The Flagler railroad reached the area in the 1890s. Major industries at the end of the 19th century in the area included pineapple, fishing and seafood canning, cattle and citrus.
In 1958, General Development Corporation bought tens of thousands of acres of land along the St. Lucie River in the southern part of the county in order to build a new community. Colorful and clever advertising soon drew thousands of northeastern retirees and families to the area, laying the foundation for the future city of Port St. Lucie. The population boomed! . . . and so did the pest problems.
Bates Exterminating, a family owned and operated business, has been keeping Port St Lucie pest free for over 39 years. We are experts in all areas of pest control treating for ants, roaches, silverfish, spiders, bedbugs, rodents, and other unwanted pests. All of our technicians are trained in the newest industry practices and the best pest management technology.
Call Bates Exterminating for pest control or pest problem solving.