It’s hard to believe it has been over 30 years, but some very memorable things happened in 1988, including the start of Patrick Exterminating. Rick Patrick opened his family-owned business that year with a vision to become the area’s most trusted pest control company.
1988 was a politically active year with indictments handed down in the Iran-Contra affair, a presidential election in which George HW Bush beats out Michael Dukakis, and the election of Sonny Bono as the new mayor of Palm Springs. The War on Drugs was in full swing, urging the youth of America to “Just Say No.”
People flocked to the movies to see some great cinema. This was the year of Rainman, Coming to America, Die Hard, Beetlejuice, Hairspray, A Fish Called Wanda. And who can forget the hilarious Twins where unlikely siblings Julius (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Vincent (Danny DeVito) are reunited after being separated at birth. At the Oscars that year, The Last Emperor won an astounding nine Academy Awards. Both Roseanne and The Wonder Years hit the small screen.
On the music scene, Rick Astley released “Never Gonna Give Up,” and George Michael convinced us that we had to have “Faith.” INXS and Michael Hutchence wooed the ladies with “Need You Tonight” and Guns N Roses hit it huge with “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”
The Winter Olympics were in Calgary; the Redskins won Super Bowl XXII; and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame won the NCAA 1-A Division National Championship under the guidance of Lou Holtz, completing the season with 12 wins and no losses. Regardless of what was happening in the world in 1988, everyone tried to heed the advice of Bobby McFerrin – “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.”
At Patrick Exterminating, we are happy to continue serving the pest control and lawn treatment needs of so many satisfied customers throughout the Treasure Coast and Northern Palm Beaches. We are grateful for the business and the wonderful relationships we have made. In 1988, we coined the slogan “Just Say No to Bugs,” and we still use it to this day. In many ways, the world is a different place, but bugs have been here for billions of years and they’re here to stay.
Source: Like Totally 80s
Patrick Exterminating – Since 1988
Just Say No to Bugs!
226 SE Gran Park Way, Stuart, Florida 34997
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