Archive for June, 2012
Posted on June 29, 2012 with No Comments
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Posted on June 27, 2012 with No Comments
What does a bed bug look like?
A bed bug’s appearance actually depends on the stage of life it occupies. Adult bugs tend to have a reddish-brown coloration and are flat and oval-shaped. Bed bugs do not fly.
Bed bugs in the nymph stage are almost clear in appearance and lighter in color than adult bed bugs.
Bed bugs are often confused with other insects such as carpet beetles or bat bugs.
If you find a bug in your home or office, the first step is to have it properly identified by a New York City Bed Bug Specialist that has the knowledge and experience to properly identify the pest in question.
JP McHale Pest Management Inc. is a family owned and operated enterprise located in Westchester County. Fast, effective service is delivered to strategic areas in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Counties we work in include Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Fairfield, Bergen, Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Essex. We absolutely love what we do and look forward to delivering peace of mind to you and your surroundings.
Posted on June 26, 2012 with No Comments
The New York Assembly and Senate recently passed legislation authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation to adopt regulations pertaining to the use of pesticides designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as 25(b) or minimum risk pesticides. Such pesticides are exempt from federal pesticide registration requirements. The measure will soon be forwarded to Governor Andrew Cuomo for his consideration.
Click here to read Senate Bill 4522
Posted on June 25, 2012 with No Comments
Congratulations to our industry colleagues who were selected to serve as board members of The National Pest Management Association!
NPMA recently announced the results of its annual board elections.
- Laura Simpson (Dugas Pest Control of Baton Rouge, Inc., Baton Rouge, La.) will serve as President.
- Kevin Pass (Action Pest Control, Evansville, Ind.) will serve as President-Elect.
- William Tesh (Pest Management Systems, Inc., Greensboro, N.C.) will serve as Treasurer.
- H. Russell Ives (Rose Pest Solutions, Troy, Mich.) will serve as Secretary.
“I am pleased to be selected as the association president by my industry peers,” says Laura Simpson. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to continue to promote the general interest and welfare of the pest management industry, as well as reinforce the value of pest management in protecting public health and property.”
New members of the Board of Directors include:
- Past President Representative: Michael Rottler (Rotter Pest & Lawn Solutions, St. Louis, Mo.)
- At Large Director: Brent Boles (Schendel Services, Topeka, Kansas)
- At Large Director: J. Bryan Cooksey III (McCall Service, Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.
- At Large Director: Scott Fortson (Terminix Service, Inc., Columbia, S.C.)
- At Large Director: Todd Leyse (ADAM’S Pest Control, Inc., Hamel, Minn.)
- At Large Director: Justin McCauley (McCauley Services, Benton, Ark.)
- Region 2 Director: Scott Eubanks (Northwest Exterminating, Marietta, Ga.)
- Region 3 Director: Sean Bergmann (United Pest Solutions, Seattle, Wash.)
These individuals join the current NPMA Board members to round out the association’s leadership:
- At-Large Director: Lanny Allgood (Allgood Pest Solutions, Dublin, Ga.)
- At-Large Director: Cleveland Dixon (Holiday Termite & Pest Control, Springfield, Va.)
- At-Large Director: Alford Foster (All-American Pest Control, Inc., Nashville, Tenn.)
- At-Large Director: Stacy O’Reilly (Plunkett’s Pest Control, Inc., Fridley, MN)
- At-Large Director: Jeff Spencer (Griffin Pest Solutions, Kalamazoo, Mich.)
- Region #1 Director: Ryan Bradbury (Viking Termite & Pest Control, Bound Brook, N.J.)
- Region #4 Director: Debra Kay (Envirotech Pest Solutions, Centennial, Colo.)
- Region #5 Director: Bill Melville (PCO Services Corporation, Mississauga, Ont., Canada)
NPMA is delighted to welcome our newly elected Board and Executive Committee,” says Rob Lederer, NPMA Executive Vice President. “We are fortunate to have excellent leaders who will work together to encourage high levels of competence, knowledge and performance in the industry.”
Posted on June 22, 2012 with No Comments
Do you have a spider phobia? If so, you are not alone. Experts predicted an increase of pest activity this summer and that includes more spiders. JP McHale Pest Management will arrange for to service your residence with our Guardian Program. This program delivers the highest level of protection in urban pest management. This service combines advanced treatments for household pests in conjunction with a strategically installed, full service, termite colony elimination system. Advance treatments are designed to intercept and prevent invasive pests at a time when they are most vulnerable.
Posted on June 21, 2012 with No Comments
Mosquitoes, ants, water bugs, ticks and bees. They are coming out all over the US with a vengeance this summer according to bug experts.
The city of New Orleans has reported an elevated number of mosquitoes this year, and so have many cities in northeast Illinois, as well as St. Paul, Minn., where pest control workers have reported a 50 percent increase in call volume.
In the Northeast, a mild winter and a mellow spring with warm and wet conditions have contributed to a flourishing bug population.
Mike Deutsch, an urban Entomologist with Arrow Exterminating Company, told FOX News, “We are bracing for a major bug war, if you will. It all depends on how the summer is. If the summer is really hot and there is a lot of moisture like there has been the last month or so, the population of insects is going to be out of control.”
And there are certain species entomologists and exterminators are looking out for — like the Asian tiger mosquito — a very aggressive version of mosquito that bites during the day. Many types of bugs have arrived far ahead of schedule, said Deutsch.
“The mosquitoes were out early. Normally you don’t really find them until June, but we’ve got reports of mosquito problems as early as April, which is very early. We also saw carpenter ant activity much earlier.”
One of the biggest concerns in having extra mosquitoes around this summer is the possible increase in numbers of West Nile Virus cases. Last year, 11 people in the New York City area contracted the virus. Two of them died.
Residents can take an active role in eliminating bug’s breeding grounds which usually involves water collection sites. Dominick Ninivaggi, superintendent of Mosquito Vector Control for Suffolk County in Long Island, said, “It is important to try and get rid of any standing water, particularly after a rain.”
Get rid of any buckets, birdbaths, anything that has picked up water because these mosquitoes can breed in a paper cup or even a bottle cap.”
Ninivaggi said mosquitoes are not the only blood-sucking predators they are worried about.
“We are also seeing an increase in certain species of ticks,” he said. “Ticks in the Northeast are a big problem, with the transmission of lime disease and certain other tick-borne diseases. The mild winter seems to be giving us an upper-crop of the ticks as well.”
Read More: Experts predict buggy summer across the US
Posted on June 20, 2012 with No Comments
Dust mites excrete a protein in their feces that can trigger sneezing and a runny nose. You can’t see them but they are there. “In humid areas like the Northeast, where we are, a mattress will double its weight in 10 years from dust mites,” To remedy use hypoallergenic mattress encasements on your mattress, box spring and pillows. Bed encasements are also a great tool to find signs of bed bugs in the earliest stages. You should also wash your sheets weekly in hot water, lower the thermostat and keep humidity levels low. It will also help, he says, to use a HEPA-filter vacuum and to clean with microfiber cloths that trap dust instead of launching it into the air. Click here for in-depth information about dust mites.
Posted on June 18, 2012 with No Comments
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Posted on June 15, 2012 with No Comments
ABC’s ‘The Revolution’ included a lengthy segment on the health issues of various pests including ticks, bed bugs, and mosquitoes. NPMA Vice President of Public Affairs Missy Henriksen shared advice on what homeowners should do to protect their families from the dangers of these problematic pests including contacting professionals for treatment. Click here to see an excerpt from this episode. This show is yet another way, NPMA, through the work of the Professional Pest Management Alliance (PPMA) is educating the public about the industry.
Posted on June 14, 2012 with No Comments
True armyworm (aka Common armyworm) larvae are being found across New York State. They do not overwinter in New York, but fly north from states to our south in the spring. Armyworm moth migrations are somewhat sporadic, cyclic from year to year, and difficult to predict. Our last notable infestations in New York occurred in 2001 and 2008. True armyworms are primarily a pest of plants in the grass family: forage / pasture /grasses & lawns, small grains and corn.
True armyworm larvae appear smooth, cylindrical, pale green to brownish when they are still small. Mature larvae are smooth and marked with two orange, white-bordered strips on each side. Larvae range in size from 1/8 inch to 1 1/2 inches long.
Read more about this pest alert here by Cornell University