There are many reasons people love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day – the transition from winter to spring, the ability to enjoy a holiday without buying presents, and celebrating the achievements of a memorable character in history. Primarily recognized as a saint for bringing Christianity to Ireland, Saint Patrick is also known for the legend of driving the snakes out. If you’re not fortunate enough to have a future saint around to eliminate pests from your home or business, call Brezden for your commercial and home pest control needs.
The snake story is more of a legend because there were probably no actual snakes in Ireland; however, many of the pagan religions which were prevalent at the time used serpent symbols. Bringing Christianity to the country would symbolically put an end to that practice, thereby “driving the snakes out of Ireland.” While we probably will never be called saints, many customers are happy that Brezden provided ant control, rat control, and bird control services that drove unwanted pests from their home or place of business.
If you’ve got a pest problem, call Brezden for a pest inspection or termite treatment. Here are a few fun facts about St. Patrick’s Day you can enjoy while the local pest control professionals from Brezden keep your home rodent-free:
- The original color associated with St. Patrick was blue: Green became the dominant color as the holiday was used to highlight Irish nationalism against British rule in the 1790s. Green is also associated with the idea of the Emerald Isles.
- There’s a reason to wear a shamrock: Many people wear a shamrock on their lapel or shirt during St. Patrick’s Day. The phrase, “Drowning The Shamrock,” comes from the custom of taking the shamrock and floating it on top of the last drink of the night to insure a prosperous year ahead.
- Saint Patrick wasn’t even Irish: He was born in England and brought to Ireland as a slave at age 16. He escaped, but later returned as a missionary. It is believed he died on March 17, 461.
- The Original Holiday Didn’t Involve Drinking: Because this was a religious holiday, pubs in Ireland were closed for business on March 17. This didn’t change until 1970!
About Brezden Pest Control: Since 1980, Brezden Pest Control has been a family-owned and operated business that has provided local pest control services to clients in the San Luis Obispo area. The company provides both home pest control and commercial pest control to keep homes and business pest-free. Services include ant control, rodent control and bird control. Visit the website at http://www.brezdenpest.com to make an appointment online. “Like” the Facebook page to receive information on pest inspection, dead animal removal, and termite treatment. Call 1-800-464-9446 for a complimentary estimate.