Archive for September, 2010
Posted on September 28, 2010 with 1 Comment
The NYC Niketown store is now back open to the public after a brief closing due a large infestation of bed bugs. Four days after it had to close its New York City store due to bed bugs, it is back open. While this is disastrous for their retail sales during the week, it can’t be viewed as surprising. In recent months the numbers of calls pest control companies and help lines have increased dramatically. Some estimate that the number of calls to help lines have risen 50% this year. Early in the summer another, smaller, Nike retail store was shut down briefly due to bed bugs. New York City has been proactive about the severity of the widespread bed bug infestation and have launched a program of information and prevention to help combat New York’s new problem.
Posted on September 28, 2010 with 3 Comments
According to several pest control companies in the New York City area, bed bugs are becoming more prominent in commercial buildings such as: Office buildings, hotels and clothing stores. Known for being a pest in bed, bed bugs have found themselves invading mostly any building that harbors carpet, excess fabrics and furniture.
Recently stores in New York City such as Abercrombie and Fitch & Hollister have had to shut down local branches due to their bed bug infestation. Not even government run buildings can escape the wrath of the bed bug. The Mid-Manhattan branch of New York’s Public Library system had a growing bed bug problem. While the reasoning for their increasing numbers is not completely known, theories of increased international travel may be the cause. Experts state that bed bugs are “incredible hitchhikers” and can be easily picked up by unknowing strangers.
Please contact us today if you are interested in K9 bed bug inspections or our new Bed Bug Care Package for homes, hotels and motels.
Posted on September 27, 2010 with No Comments
While we have seen a widespread increase in bed bug reports across the nation, it seems that our own Tri-state area is being hit harder than mostly anywhere in the country. With newer, and more widespread problems of bed bugs in the New York Metropolitan area, it is time for prevention and control tactics to evolve with the bug problem. Usually used in the crime scene area for the detection of drugs and/or bodies, dogs are now being trained to help in the pest extermination business. Dogs are being trained for hundreds of hours to be able to detect the presence of bed bugs around households and commercial buildings.
If we look at just the increase of sales coming from eliminating bed bugs in the past three years we see clearly the significant increase of bed bugs in this country. In 2006 the sales numbers for eliminating these pests was $98 million while in 2009 it jumped to $258 million dollars. With the addition of the new bed bug sniffers, pest control companies can eliminate the tedious work of disinfecting the whole house/commercial area. Not only does this save precious man hours, it saves the
customer a pretty penny in extermination fees. J.P. McHale, president of Buchanan, Westchester County based J.P. McHale Pest Management, states that the bed bugs can live up to a year without eating and can crawl in and out of cracks in the wall or in your luggage. McHale, who’s company is partnering with White Plains-based Inspector K-9, states that, “The dogs do a great job of identifying low-level infestation that may not be detected by the human eye.”
With continued education to the people and the evolution of new tactics of prevention and extermination of bed bugs, the number of bed bugs should be on the downfall. The addition of newly trained dogs that have the nose for spotting these critters will help pest companies to eliminate the problem faster while saving the consumer from writing a pronounced check.
Check out our new Bed Bug Care Package to monitor for bed bugs before they become a big problem!
Posted on September 9, 2010 with No Comments
Attention All Homeowners!
Have you ever had a Tree on your property that you thought may be rotting from the inside out and concerned it may be a danger to your family or home? Whether you’ve owned you’re home for years or in the process of purchasing one, you should have the trees inspected.
Trees in many cases can appear healthy on the outside even though a Carpenter Ant infestation or a cavity could be lurking on the inside. If you see mushrooms protruding from the base of a tree, something is happening on the inside.
JP McHale offers a service that utilizes a device that can measure the density of your trees beyond visual limitations. A probe is inserted into the tree by one of our specialists and a graph is generated highlighting a weakened interior.
Even healthy trees can pose a threat to people or property enhanced by strong winds, snow and rain. A hollow or rotten interior can increase that risk considerably.
Contact our Tree and Turf Department for more information about our new service!
Posted on September 8, 2010 with 1 Comment
Bedbugs make strange bed fellows. Don’t have your college student sharing a bed with these unwanted visitors. Prevent bedbug infestations by acting early. JP McHale Pest Management Inc has pulled together a “BED BUG CARE PACKAGE” for the upcoming travel season. Boarding Schools, College Dorms, Military Baracks and other facilities are extremely vulnerable to infestation. Contact us immediately to invest in a specially designed, environmentally sound mattress encasement, 4 climb up interceptors and a BDS glue monitor. These discrete components protect your loved ones from infested neighbors and roomates. Peace of mind for only $99.00 plus tax, S/H.
Do not delay!
Contact Us at 914.788.4400 or email us to place your order today.
Posted on September 3, 2010 with 3 Comments
Earlier today, the Wall Street Journal reported that a Google employee tweeted “jeepers i am not immune from the bedbug epidemic. bedbugs have been found at work.” This is referring to Google’s NYC office, as a spokesperson for Google confirmed this problem. Bed bugs have been invading New York over these past few summer months in massive numbers. Early detection is key, as bed bugs spread fast and treatment is difficult.
Lately, bed bugs inspection dogs have become very efficient and effective to detect bed bugs infestations in home, hotels and even office buildings. JP McHale employs a K9 inspection dog, and have highly trained technicians on hand waiting to eliminate your bed bug problem. Contact us today!