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Quincy WA Pest Control

Established in 1979 Bishop Spray Service has provided the best Quincy WA pest control service at the lowest cost. Whether you have termites, bed bugs or roaches, Bishop Spray's Quincy WA pest control is here to save your home and give you piece of mind. We've been provide full spectrum pest control services for over 36 years.

(509) 760-4958

Quincy WA Weed Control

Bishop Spray provides a full spectrum of Quincy WA weed control services:
Lawn Weeds:crabgrass, spurge, oxalis, mallow, dandelions, clover, ground ivy, knotweed, plantain
Noxious Weeds:dalmation, toadflax, punturevein (goatheads), skeletonweed/rush, knapweed, kochia, thistle, spurge
For Lawns:eliminate existing problems, prevent developing new ones
Soil Sterilants:season-long pre-emergent weed control

About Quincy, WA

Quincy Flats was once a lake, according to Indian legend. Thousands of cubic yards of volcanic soil were deposited by glacial floods. During the late 1800's, a Scottish nobleman named Lord Thomas Blythe used the arid land of this area only for horse and cattle ranges. The region was opened to settlers when a man named Jim Hill, who was known as the Empire Builder, constructed the Great Northern Railroad in 1892.

Although the community only had the word Quincy written on a sign post, Trinidad was the home of the first railroad camp in the area. In 1900, a man named Joe Clay staked out the first homestead where the original Quincy was located north of the railroad tracks. The year 1907 saw the incorporation of the later business district. Numerous settlers and their families had only one unanimous dream among them which inspired and challenged them all, which was to bring water to the Quincy Valley.

Many different groups of people looked for a way of bringing water by irrigation to their fertile soil. Although numerous surveys and plans were made, when the financing required was considered they always came to an impasse. Many people forgot about their dreams and left the valley after a severe drought resulted in crop failures statewide and their wells went dry during 1920 and 1921. Although it wasn't until 1951 that a small stream of water turned into a flowing canal that brought the community the current prosperity, the federal government was in favor of the 30 year old dream of bringing water to the valley as far back as 1933.

Between 1950 and 1955 the population increased from 804 people to 2,710 people. Once again the area became a dust bowl after numerous acres of sagebrush were cleared. Eventually, the blowing dust was brought under control by the crops and water, which stabilized both the economy and the land.

The rich soil of the area was helped to produce many different crops by irrigation. Wheat was replaced by beans and potatoes as staple crops and another cash crop soon became sugar beets. The first food processing plant was established by two men named Percy Kelly and Erroll Brown in 1965. In 1966, Lamb Weston bought the French fry factory and has since undergone both ownership changes and expansion. Since several food processors outside of the region contract local farmers for cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, sweet corn, and peas, the farmers in Quincy Valley farmers are still supporting a large food processing industry.

Groups of people in the community organized to further improve the living conditions as hardships lessened and there was a stabilization of the economic conditions. During the past 85 years, an especially since the 1950's, many different service and fraternal groups have made several significant contributions to the community. In 1907, the Order of the Eastern Star as well as the oldest continuous organization in Quincy, namely the Masonic Lodge was chartered. Some years later, the Quincy Women's Club was formed, which had its own hall that served as a dance hall on weekends, a library, and a meeting place. The older residents of Quincy can still remember several festive events that took place in the Women's Club Hall. The Quincy Grange was another organization, which offered community and social service functions.

Around 1946, the Chamber of Commerce was established and the Activities Booster Club, Kiwanis, the Moose Lodge, Sigma Beta sorority, the Hospital Auxiliary, the Rotary Club, and the Lion's Club were all also established some years later.

The growth in population that resulted in the diversification of that population came from the agricultural activity. In 1990, the population of Quincy was approximately 6,523 people. The 1990 city census reported 3,734 people, of which 1,398 people were of Hispanic Origin. Not included in that census is a large population of migrants that spend a portion of the year in Quincy. The population of Quincy was 5,044 people, according to the 2000 census. Quincy had a population of 5,401 in 2007.

The history of the community Quincy resulted from its history of the dream for its future. The courage of that dream, the ingenuity, and the spirit of community will sustain the residents of Quincy in the future much the same as it has in the past.

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