The History of Groundhog Day

History of Groundhog DayThe history of Groundhog Day dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries in central Pennsylvania. Folklore states that if a groundhog appears out of its burrow on February 2nd, Spring will be arriving early; six more weeks of winter is eminent if on a sunny day the groundhog emerges and retreats back to the burrow after seeing its shadow. Presently, Groundhog Day is a part of holiday festivals and celebrations of food and activities; a lot of pressure to put on a little, cute-looking rodent.

The history of Groundhog Day began with the Germans in 1886 when it was first celebrated. The German premise was that if the sun shines on Candlemas, the predecessor to Groundhog Day, the badger or groundhog sees its shadow to indicate another six weeks of winter. The first celebration of this new tradition was held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

Punxsutawney was the area where the first Indians settled in 1723 and it was named for its meaning, “town of sandflies”. The name for the groundhog came from the Indians to simply mean Phil and he has survived in the area allegedly for more than 100 years. During severe winters, Phil was provided a protected, heated burrow before making his entrance as the weather predictor on February 2nd.

The groundhog typically lives up to six years but the legend continues with the onset of Groundhog Day and the anticipated appearance by famous Phil. Well, little Phil did see his shadow this past Groundhog Day, showing us that we should expect another six weeks of cold weather. Although we look forward to seeing this obnoxious, cute little rodent on television, having any type of rodent invading your home is not a welcomed sight. Precise Pest Control is an experienced rodent exterminator. Passaic County is home to many rodents, none of which should make a home in your home.

Experienced Rodent Exterminator: Passaic County, NJ

If you suspect a rodent infestation is taking place in your home, an experienced rodent exterminator in Passaic County can help safeguard against further damage. Rodents are not quite as cuddly and cute as some may think and they can present much harm and danger to your home or business. Not only do they destroy your private space by chewing, they leave fecal matter and urine everywhere. Since they carry several parasites and diseases, this can be a health risk for you, the family and others exposed to these excrements.

Rodents are often in search of food and leave a gnawing mess behind that is invasive and costly to fix. Precise Pest Control can detect if there is a rodent problem, find it and eradicate it. Some rodents can enter into your residence or business through the smallest of holes, in pipes, along wiring, attic vents, sump pumps and crawl spaces.

Effective rodent removal involves detecting and eliminating all entry points. Leave the process to the professionals who are qualified and dependable with a warranty. Service also includes methods of prevention for further infestation which may include traps and seals along with rodent control devices installed throughout the property. A reliable rodent exterminator in Passaic County like Precise Pest Control is a best option for the quick and permanent elimination of any rodents invading your home or business.

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We know how important it is to protect your home and pride ourselves on a through and timely response to your needs. You can continue the tradition of seeing Phil on Groundhog Day each year. However, if you suspect that you are experiencing a rodent infestation call us at (866) 971-2847 or contact us online for a free consultation today.