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Posted on April 15, 2013 with No Comments
J.P. McHale is listed as one of the top blogs by Green Pest Management! All the companies listed within the site take an environmentally responsible approach to pest & termite control methods. Every company on the site is fully licensed and insured to the highest standards of the pest control industry, and exemplifies what it truly means to be an environmentally responsible pest control company. By taking an Integrated Pest Management approach to pesticide application and use these pest companies can handle your pest control dilemmas while doing minimum harm to the environment we live in. Through education IPM is becoming a more viable solution to eliminating pests from peoples lives. By looking at thresholds, biological controls, mechanical controls, and cultural controls, IPM has revolutionized the pest control industry for the better.
At J.P. McHale Pest Management we stay on top of pest control topics for you! To visit our social media sites, follow us on twitter, follow us on facebook and as always, visit our website and our blog! Questions – call our office at 800-479-2284 or just send us an email.
Posted on October 16, 2012 with No Comments
JP McHale Pest Management, along with CALS Alumni Assocation, is product to support Inspectapalooza 2012!
Insects – from the good to the bad to the bugly – will be on display at Cornell University during the 9th annual Insectapalooza Insect Fair on Saturday, October 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Comstock Hall on the Cornell University campus.
The cost of entry is less than a cup of coffee: $1 per person. 3 yrs. and under are free
Insectapalooza is an interactive, hands-on experience that features hundreds of live insects, spiders, and other fascinating arthropods. This year there are many new exhibits and popular favorites like the live Butterfly room, Arthropod Zoo, and Pollination room. Insectapalooza is fun and educational for children, teens, and adults of all ages.
The annual, one-day insect fair is hosted by the Department of Entomology at Cornell. “The Good, The Bad, and the Bugly” theme reflects the countless ways that insects interact with people and impact our lives — for better or for worse.
How to get to Cornell:
How to find Comstock Hall: Comstock Hall is opposite Barton Hall (the large gymnasium) on Garden Avenue and north of Teagle Hall. Need a map? Maps of the Cornell University campus can be found at
Parking areas near Comstock Hall: Crescent Lot (uphill of Schoelkopf Stadium); along Campus Road (uphill of Lynah Rink); Parking Garage (Under Schoelkopf Stadium); along Tower Road.
Posted on October 12, 2012 with No Comments
Are you looking for information on a pest control blog in New York?
Below is just a small sampling of the information that you can find on our website and and our blog:
Signs and symptoms of bed bugs
Home Pest Solutions
Commercial Pest Elimination
Termite Inspections Information
New and Invasive Species
West Nile Virus
Bed Bug Dog Inspections
We also have a pest identification center so that you can do research on a variety of bugs and pests! You will find information on Carpenter Ants, Termites, Wasps, Bees, Deer Ticks, Mosquitoes, Fleas, Cockroaches and a host of occasional invaders including Ladybugs, Cluster Flies, Rats, Mice and Bed bugs. Many of these creatures have been associated with vectors such as West Nile Virus, Hanta Virus, Lyme Disease and various allergens. Our programs are designed by a Cornell University graduate entomologist and a staff plant pathologist. We use state of the art products including Borates, The Sentricon System, by Dow Agrosciences, and many other low risk tools.
JP McHale Pest Management welcomes you to explore our pest control website and welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. Give our office a call at 800-479-2284 and we would be more than happy to assist you or answer any questions you may have.
Posted on August 31, 2012 with No Comments
Matt Frye is the staff entomologist at J.P. McHale Pest Management in Buchanan, N.Y. He is a member of the Entomological Society of America and the Copesan Technical Committee and can be reached at email@example.com.
The following article, Where Do Pests Come From, was written by Matt Frye and published in Pest Control Technology on August 31, 2012.
Pest management in the 21st century is based on the premise that unwanted organisms can be excluded or eliminated from our living and working spaces. Pests, like all living organisms, require food, water and shelter to survive. Remove those conditions, and you are one step closer to living in a pest-free environment.
In its simplest form, a pest is anything that reduces the availability, quality or value of human resources — and that includes health. Because the idea of a pest is subject to interpretation, it is possible for the same organism to be a nuisance in one context and advantageous in another. Take the ladybug, for example: it can be an unwanted overwintering pest inside buildings during colder months, or a beneficial predator in agricultural food crops.
A Recipe for Pests? Early attempts to understand pest origins stemmed from the idea of spontaneous generation. The prevailing belief for nearly 2,000 years, spontaneous generation suggested pests were created by unsanitary conditions. One proponent, Jan Baptist van Helmont, went so far as to provide recipes for pests. His notes indicate his belief that a piece of soiled cloth mixed with wheat would produce a mouse in 10 days, and rotting meat created maggots.
To disprove spontaneous generation, Italian physician and naturalist Francesco Redi performed experiments in the 17th century to show that meat was not, in fact, the source of maggots. In his experiments, meat left in open containers was soon infested with maggots, where meat in gauze-covered jars was not infested. Redi’s experiments demonstrated that flies were responsible for the appearance of maggots on rotting meat, and that these “pests” were naturally occurring organisms. By excluding flies, Redi prevented infestation.
A Simple Answer. So where do pests come from? The answer, simply, is nature. The organisms we consider pests are naturally occurring species that live and survive in our world. Each species has its own role or function within the ecosystem and interacts with other living and non-living components of the environment. Organisms are adapted to exploit resources in a way that reduces competition with other, similar species.
An interesting example of this phenomenon is the common bed bug, an organism that prefers to feed on human hosts. Evidence suggests that this insect shared a common ancestor with the bat bug, which as its name suggests, feeds on bats. By switching to a new host, the bed bug no longer had to compete for food with bat bugs, making it an important and reviled pest today.
Other pests, however, can be pre-adapted to exploit human conditions. Insects that feed on dried plant material, for example, are well equipped to survive in crop debris, grain silos, production plants, grocery stores and our homes. In this way, humans make food acquisition for these pests much easier than finding scattered seeds on the forest floor. An abundant and predictable food source is one reason our environments are attractive targets for pest species.
Solving the Problem. Recognizing that pests are natural living organisms with specific but unique requirements means that professionals can apply this information to provide a more targeted approach to pest control. Informing customers about pest biology will reinforce important Integrated Pest Management practices of exclusion and source elimination as well. Clients may be more willing to comply with sanitation and structural repairs if they see the direct link to pest issues. Ultimately, educating clients about pest origins offers professionals the leverage needed to implement effective and successful strategies.
Posted on June 12, 2012 with 1 Comment
Have you explored our Environmental Air Quality Restoration Division. The EAQR division has recently launched new websites and has broadened it’s services to best meet our customers needs. Envirocare Air Quality Restoration proudly serves Westerchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland and Orange counties including the Bronx in New York. They also serve Northern New Jersey and Southern Connecticut. EAQR is committed to providing you with all of your environmental cleaning needs including:
Complete Restoration and Construction
Flood Restoration, Smoke & Fire Restoration
Odor Elimination, Deodorization, Dehumidification, Sanitizing
Water Damage Mitigation
Mold Inspections, Mold Testing, Mold Removal & Remediation
Power Washing, Waterproofing, Roof Cleaning Services
Air Duct Cleaning, HVAC Cleaning
Dryer Vent Cleaning
Crawl Space Restoration
Gutter Guards and Chimney Caps
Posted on May 9, 2012 with 2 Comments
New federal labels are coming on line that will restrict how pest management professionals use pyrethorids.
The revised pyrethroid labels contain mandatory and advisory language in two areas: environmental hazard statements and directions for use including “To protect the environment, do not allow pesticide to enter or run off into storm drains, drainage ditches, gutters or surface waters.”
Applicators are advised to apply the product in calm weather when rain is not predicted for the next 24 hours. Liquid concentrate users should rinse application equipment over the treated area, and broadcast granular users should sweep granules off sidewalks, driveways and streets back onto the lawn or garden to help avoid run off to water bodies or drainage systems. “In our judgment, these changes to the label are advisory, not mandatory, and are not enforceable,” said Rosenberg.
JP McHale Pest Management has reviewed the new restrictions with our staff and all technicians are thoroughly educated and trained to follow such protocols. For more information on the changes being made to pyrethroid labeling, you can visit the the Fact Sheet in the Pesticide Section on the EPA’s website; or read The National Pest Management Association’s public policy on changing pyrethroids.
Posted on January 6, 2012 with No Comments
EnviroCare Air Quality Restoration (EAQR), a division of JP McHale Pest Management Inc., located in Westchester County, New York. Envirocare LLC specializes in mold removal, flood restoration, air duct and dryer vent cleaning, crawl space restoration, power washing and repairs, basement waterproofing and roof cleaning, has recently added a blog to the EAQR website to raise awareness about environmental issues and how you can improve both your indoor and outdoor surroundings. This blog was launched not only to bring search engine optimization higher when searching for results of major search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing, but mainly to help local residents and business owners in Westchester County, New York that are searching online for qualified environmental services to find what they are looking for quickly, thus saving them time and frustration of how to choose the most qualified and best suited service provider.
Envirocare Air Quality Restoration is a family owned business with headquarters in Buchanan, New York. The company specializes in both residential and commercial mold removal, flood restoration, air duct and dryer vent cleaning, crawl space restoration, power washing and repairs, basement waterproofing and roof cleaning and serves New York City and the surrounding areas, including Westchester, NY; Connecticut and New Jersey.
Envirocare Air Quality Management (EAQR)
Richard McHale, Vice President
241 Bleakley Avenue
Buchanan, NY 10511
Phone: (914) 788-4454
Posted on December 29, 2011 with No Comments
Some of our staff and family members went Christmas Caroling as the “JP McHale Care-olers” this holiday season. They were so excited and along with delivering smiles and holiday songs they were able to drop off food, gifts and clothing including a like new leather coat!
Posted on December 15, 2011 with No Comments
Have a few spare momemts? Please fill out the questionnaire we have provided and we will not only try to be a better service provider but also send you a free gift! This is our way of saying “WE REALLY CARE ABOUT YOUR SERVICE EXPERIENCE!” We want to improve and impress our ultimate boss, YOU!
Posted on November 9, 2011 with No Comments
JP McHale Pest Management has a facebook page and uses social media sites (twitter, blogging, facebook, etc.) to keep our customer’s informed about the pest control industry in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. We post updates daily for our friends, customers, business associates and employees! If you’re not one of the almost 500 friends we already have, like us on facebook and let us know how we’re doing.