Ehrlich Pest Control was founded in 1928 in Reading, Pennsylvania by Julius C. Ehrlich. Mr. Ehrlich was a salesman who sold insecticides and fogging equipment. At this time, pest control was very much a do-it-yourself venture.
When one of his customers, a department store, had no one who could apply the materials, Mr. Ehrlich offered to do it for them – a novel idea at that time.
With that gesture in 1928, Mr. Ehrlich established his new service company using the principles that still guide Ehrlich today: initiative, ingenuity and exceeding customer expectations. In these early days, the service team consisted of Mr. Ehrlich, his wife and daughter, who placed rat bait in small pieces of bread.
From these humble beginnings, Ehrlich has grown to 45 local offices serving the Mid-Atlantic states – Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, and the District of Columbia.
For over 85 years, Ehrlich has provided innovative solutions to home and commercial pest problems. Your Ehrlich technician will look for the cause of your pest problem, not just treat the symptoms. This requires a highly trained individual who understands the biology of pests that can infest your business or home.
You’ll be working with the most technically advanced and trained company in the pest control industry.
We have developed unmatched technical expertise in dealing with pests — from exclusion and detection to capture, identification, and elimination.
Your Ehrlich technician is supported by our in-house research and development team plus our staff of entomologists who are available for on-site consultation.
Not only will you feel comfortable with the Ehrlich technician in your home or business, but you’ll also be working with the most technically advanced and trained company in the pest control industry.