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Adam’s Pest Control in Mankato, Minnesota

Adam’s provides fast, local response to pest problems in Mankato, North Mankato, and surrounding towns. Homeowners and businesses can count on Adam’s for the best pest control in Mankato, Minnesota

Nestled in the scenic Minnesota River Valley, Mankato and North Mankato are home to more than 40,000 residents, making it one of the largest cities in Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Mankato-North Mankato Area is one of the fastest growing economies in the Upper Midwest.

Greater Mankato keeps growing because of its reasonable cost of living, safe and charming neighborhoods, and friendly atmosphere. It is no wonder that Mankato/North Mankato ranked #5 on nerdwallet’s 2015 Best Small City in America; and is the #19 Top College Town in the nation by the American Institute for Economic Research.

The greater Mankato area offers a variety of entertainment, arts, historical places, and natural resources for residents and visitors to enjoy…

  • Minneopa State Park (featuring southern Minnesota’s largest waterfall and bison herds)
  • Sibley Park (with an interactive farm-themed playground)
  • Rasmussen Woods (more than 150 acres of parkland for passive recreation)
  • CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour
  • Old Town shops
  • Kayaking on the Blue Earth River or the Minnesota River
  • Summer concerts at Riverfront Park
  • Betsy’s House (from the Betsy-Tacy books)
  • Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota
  • MSU Mankato Rock Wall
  • Ribfest (3-day music and barbecue extravaganza)
  • Scenic Bike trails
  • The Mankato Marathon mankatomarathon.com
  • More than 900 acres of quality park and recreation areas provide plenty to do including hiking, frisbee golf, basketball, swimming and more mankatomn.gov/city-services-a-z/city-services-n-z/parks/find-a-park

Find more to do in Mankato  https://www.citycentermankato.com/city-center/things-to-do/


In 1852, when the area in and around Mankato was still officially Indian territory, Parsons K. Johnson and Henry Jackson were the first settlers to stake their claims. The Dakota Indians called the area “Mahkato”, meaning greenish blue earth. But an early spelling error forever changed the name to Mankato.

There was stagecoach service along a rough, military road to St. Paul at the time and soon a general store opened. With the Treaties of Traverse des Sioux in 1853, Mankato was named the Blue Earth County Seat and the town’s population grew rapidly.

For six weeks in the autumn of 1862, the Minnesota River Valley was at the center of one of the bloodiest wars between the native Dakota Indians and Anglo-American settlers. By the time the “Dakota Conflict of 1862” ended, hundreds were dead or homeless.

Land where Mankato is located had been secured in treaties between the U.S. Government and the Dakota Nation. However, the United States Indian policies of the time were poor and the government took advantage of the Dakota Indians; including the failure to make several payments for the land it had purchased. This, along with a crop failure in 1861 and the harsh winter in 1861-1862, caused starvation among a large portion of the Dakota Indians. The Dakota force, which had attacked several forts and killed many settlers, was defeated by a volunteer state militia under the command of Henry Sibley. At the conclusion of the war, 303 Indian prisoners were condemned to death by a military commission. All but 38 of the death sentences were commuted by President Lincoln. The public hanging of the 38 on December 26, 1862 in Mankato remains the largest one-day mass execution in American history.

Steamboats on the Minnesota River brought more settlers to the area, but in 1868, the railroad came to Mankato and the last steamboat left Mankato in April 1897.

1868 was also the year the first classes were held at the second Normal School in Minnesota. The facility became a teachers’ college in 1922. The Mankato Teachers College later became Mankato State University. And in 1999, the name was changed to Minnesota State University, Mankato.

1910 saw completion of the Rapidan Dam on the Blue Earth River and the first electrical power generated for Mankato. The Dam is owned by Blue Earth County and is still being operated today.

Mankato has been made famous by two well-known authors. Sinclair Lewis wrote a portion of his novel “Main Street” in Mankato in 1919.  And in 1940, Maud Hart Lovelace published her first book in Betsy-Tacy series, based on her life growing up in the historic Lincoln Park district of Mankato.

In 1948, William Carlson started Carlson Letter Service in the basement of his North Mankato home. The business became Carlson Craft in 1974 and was purchase by Glen Taylor in 1975 as the foundation for what would become a diversified global company called Taylor Corporation. Glen Taylor purchased a majority of the shares of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1994. The company later added the Minnesota Lynx who has won several WNBA titles. Adam’s buys tickets to about 15 games per year and in 2017  brought the entire company and their spouses to a Wolves game.

Today, Mankato, Minnesota is a center for retail, education, manufacturing, agriculture, tourism, and government services.

Agriculture has always been and continues to be a primary industry in the area. Mankato is the soybean capital of the world and Blue Earth County is one of the top hog producers in the state.

Top employers in the Mankato area include:

  • Taylor Corporation
  • Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Mankato Area Public Schools
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • City of Mankato

Adam’s is proud to serve greater Mankato area businesses with dependable commercial pest control tailored to the specific needs of each location.

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