Archive for the NY Pest Control Category
Posted on May 14, 2013 with No Comments
May is Asthma Awareness Month and last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published important information about asthma in America. According to the EPA, “The economic costs of asthma amounts to more than $56 billion per year from direct medical costs and indirect costs, such as missed school and work days.”
An important part of of J.P. McHale Pest Managements mission is spreading awareness through Envirocare Air Quality Restorations mission during Asthma Awareness Month to help raise awareness that asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic disease that can be controlled.
Identify asthma triggers in your home. Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. Indoor allergens, along with pest and rodent droppings in New York homes play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms, an episode or attack or make asthma worse. If you have asthma, you may react to just one trigger or you may find that several things act as triggers. Be sure to work with a doctor to identify triggers and develop a treatment plan that includes ways to reduce exposures to your asthma triggers.
Some of the most commons asthma triggers include:
Don’t wait to take action to protect your family. Contact J.P. McHale Pest Management or Envirocare Air Quality Restoration in New York at 914-788-4454 for healthy solutions for home and work. With our guidance and services their is no other company better suited to protect your indoor living environment. Our aim is to make every month Asthma Awareness Month.
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 April 9, 2013 with 1 Comment
1-1 5/8″ black with yellow markings. Two wings. Cicada killers are often mistaken for yellow jackets. Cicadas are much larger and faster then yellow jackets.
The like to nest in the ground. When activity is noticed holes will appear in the ground with small soil mound outside them.
How do they affect me?
Cicada kills are very intimidating. When an infestation is found there will be hundreds of them. It’s rare that a female cicada killer will sting.
What do I do?
Cicada’s are covered under J.P. McHale Pest Management’s home pest prevention plan. Simultaneously we can also eliminate all bare-spots on your yard to prevent them from returning in the future.
Posted on April 3, 2013 with 1 Comment
This April, homeowners are reminded to pest-proof their home in preparation for the upcoming pest season. J.P. McHale Pest Management recommends the following tips:
- Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes.
- Repair worn out roof shingles.
- Replace weather-stripping around doors and windows.
- Keep tree branches and shrubs well trimmed and away from the house.
- Store fire wood away from the house.
- Eliminate standing water around in your yard, including birdbaths and in clogged gutters.
- Keep basements, attics and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
- Store food in sealed containers.
- Store garbage outdoors in sealed containers.
Spring and summer are extremely active times of the year in the pest management industry. If you are noticing higher than normal pest activity contact J.P. McHale Pest Management.
Posted on April 2, 2013 with No Comments
It’s National Pest Management Month! For more than 30 years, April has been declared National Pest Management Month (NPMM) to recognize the invaluable role professional pest management plays in protecting public health, food and property.
During this month-long celebration, we will be working to to educate our customer’s about the positive impact professional pest control has on our daily lives.
Posted on March 29, 2013 with No Comments
Roaches and termites, and ticks, oh my! While clicking your red heels three times might exterminate your pest problems, your solution can be as simple: call the experts at JP McHale Pest Management to get rid of all uninvited pests.
Serving numerous counties throughout New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, JP McHale offers home pest solutions, lawn and tree care, mosquito and tick abatement, termite control, environmental services, and commercial and industrial pest elimination.
The company employs programs designed by a Cornell University graduate entomologist and a staff plant pathologist alongside state-of-the-art tools and technology to provide low-risk, environmentally sound ways to exterminate annoying pests – including bed bug heat treatment in New York, New Jersey and portions of Connecticut.
Posted on March 25, 2013 with No Comments
Here’s a real travel nightmare: a Greyhound bus on its way to New York City pulled off the road and evacuated in mid-March after a roach infestation was discovered during the ride, NBC News reports.
According to NBC, roaches began falling from the ceiling of the bus, then skittered across the floor, terrorizing passengers. “All of a sudden the roaches came out of nowhere, they were on the floor, they were falling from the ceiling,” passenger Andy Rodriguez
The roaches began their brief reign of terror only about 15 minutes after the bus left Atlantic City, NBC said.
Read the full story at NBC News.
Posted on March 12, 2013 with No Comments
The pest control experts at J.P. McHale Pest Management Inc. are located in New York and also provide extermination in parts of New Jersey and Connecticut, but you don’t have to live in in the tri-state area to take advantage of the information that we provide!
Categories include home pest solutions and commercial pest control including all pests from bed bugs, wasps, ants and termites to lawn care. You can visit our pest identification center if you need information on a certain pest. We also occassionally include topics covering indoor air quality and mold removal from our partner – Envirocare Air Quality Restoration.
Some of the most popular posts are on the New York bed bug epidemic and mosquito and tick problems.
Whether you are a pest control operator or a homeowner visiting our website and our blog will arm arm you with the information and knowledge you need to make informed decisions about pest control. Whether you are looking for do-it-yourself pest control ideas or if you are looking for a pest control company in New York or the area that you work or live – you will be sure to find what you are looking for!
You can also stay up-to-date by following us on facebook and twitter – just look for nypestcontrol ! Have a question or want a topic included on one of our social media sites, just send us an email here or call us at 800-479-2284.
Posted on February 19, 2013 with No Comments
The New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA) was recently formed by the mergers of the PPMANYC, LIPCA and NYSPMA.
New York State can now speak with “one voice” as it now has only one association representing the pest control industry. The New York Pest Management Association (NYPMA) was recently formed by the mergers of the Professional Pest Management Association of NYC (PPMANYC) and the Long Island Pest Control Association (LIPCA) with the New York State Pest Management Association (NYSPMA).
According to the new president, Jim Skinner of A&C Pest Management, East Medow, N.Y., this was a major accomplishment on the part of all three associations to combine their resources to better promote the industry and provide greater education throughout the state. “Some said it would never happen,” he said.
Joseph Sheehan, representing the city group, along with Victor Bonivita of LIPCA and Ken Unger of NYSPMA, were instrumental in promoting this change among their members. Along with membership in the new association, NYPMA members will have the added benefit of being joint-members in the National Pest Management Association.
The other officers of the association will be Bonavita of Battle A Bug Inc. of Massapequa Park, Long Island, and Unger, of Surburban Pest Control, Yonkers, who will serve as vice-presidents. Louis Taranto of Tonto Pest Control, Brooklyn, will become the new treasurer and Bill Minahan, Orkin Pest Control, Latham, N.Y., the secretary. Len Douglen will be the executive director and Harriet Schary the associate director for marketing.
Posted on February 14, 2013 with No Comments
If you’ve found furrows, holes or threadbare spots in your woolens you’ve got clothes moths. This damage is most likely caused by the webbing clothes moth, Tineola bisselliella, which is widespread in the U.S. or the less common casemaking clothes moth, Tinea pellionella.1,2
It’s the caterpillar (larval) stage of these moths that does the damage. They feed on wool, hair and feathers found in household items such as furs, blankets, upholstery, pillows, piano felts, clothing, carpets, brush bristles and synthetic fabrics that are blended with wool.1,2
Clothes moth caterpillars feed on hair, fur, wool and feathers found in household items such as furs, blankets, upholstery, pillows, drapes, piano felts, clothing, carpets, rugs, natural brush bristles, and synthetic fabrics that are blended with wool. The caterpillars target areas that are soiled by food, beverages, perspiration, and urine. These residues provide nutrients that the caterpillars need; they can’t complete their development on clean materials.2
Keep clothes moths out of your house.
- When you bring home used clothing and furniture, quarantine and clean susceptible items.6
- Clothes moths sometimes take up residence in abandoned nests of birds, wasps and rodents. Remove or clean up nests in and around the house.4
- Make sure the screens on windows and doors fit tightly and are in good repair.
Clothes moths will be killed by heating an infested article for 30 minutes (or more) at temperatures above 120 F.
- Lyon, WF. 2000. Clothes moths: HYG-2107-97. Ohio State University Extension. http://www.ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2107.html
- Olkowski, W and H Olkowski, 2001. Clothes moths: How to protect your woolens. Common Sense Pest Control 8(1):3-12.
- Rust, MK. 2000. Clothes moths. UC ANR Pest Notes Publication 7435. University of California. http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7435.html
- Klass, C. 1995. Clothes moths. Cornell Cooperative Extension. Suffolk County. [An updated version (12/2008) is available online at: http://counties.cce.cornell.edu/suffolk/HortFactSheets/factsheets/Clothes Moths.pdf ]
- Cranshaw, W. 2007. Clothes moths: Identification and control in the home. Colorado State University Extension. http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05599.html
- U.S. EPA. Office of Pesticide Programs. 1997. IPM for schools: A how-to manual. Chapter 7. IPM for clothes moths and carpet beetles in schools. http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ipm/schoolipm/chap-7.pdf