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Posted on February 26, 2013 with No Comments
Rats, wasps, bees, fleas, and mosquitoes can be a tremendous nuisance. The spring and summer months are the perfect time to enjoy your patio and garden, but when these recreational areas are infested with creepy, crawly critters it becomes difficult to do so. pest control services utilize a number of tools and methods for wasp nest removal and other kinds of pest problems. Regardless of whether you are having wasp problems or are experiencing other kinds of pest troubles, a pest control company can come in, do a full diagnosis, and do what is required to rid your home and the grounds around your home of any and all unwanted insects and vermin.
Wasps are of particular concern during the spring and summer months. They can infest and build up nests in the spaces around your home. Recurring visits by wasps, especially if they come in groups, is an indication that there is a nest somewhere on or near year property. If not taken care of immediately, problems with wasps can go become very serious. The last thing you want is for wasps to nest permanently in your yard, or in some other area of your property.
The best way of ensuring that your wasp problems are handled competently and effectively is to call a professional pest control service. Such exterminators are trained to rid you of the problem of wasp nests. And they can take the resolve the problem in a way that will be of little expense and inconvenience to you.
Spring and summer are for barbeques, swimming, and other outdoor entertainments. It is virtually impossible to indulge in such recreation when your backyard is infested with wasps and other pests. Calling in a pest control service can help you reclaim your living space. However, it is vital that you call the right company—a company that is able to offer the right service for the right price. It may be the case that the wasp problem is one that affects the entire neighborhood. If this is the case, the pest control company you work with will need to be flexible enough to work with a joint effort by the community to combat a pest problem. Not every pest control company can offer that kind of service, so it’s vital that you find and contact one that can.
The worldwide web provides a medium through which it is possible to search through and evaluate the websites of many different pest control companies. The web gives you a great deal of power and control in choosing the pest control firm you believe it is best to work with. Using the web will enable you to select the pest control firm that you believe can best deal with the wasp problem you face. And the great thing is you can do such a search and selection in the comfort of your home. This makes deciding on the pest control company that is best suited to meet your needs and expectations easy and convenient.
This blog was posted on the nopests blog of J.P. McHale Pest Management Inc. and approved for publication by Martin Miller, NBC Bird and Pest Solutions.
Posted on August 10, 2012 with No Comments
If you are seeing more pests this summer, Missy Hendrickson of the National Pest Management Association was recently quoted as saying it is currently a breeding bonanza.
JP McHale Pest Management Inc. has several plans for residential pest solutions or we can customize a plan to meet your specific pest needs.
If you are looking for the best pest control servicing the New York area, JP McHale Pest Management services Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, Orange Counties and we have technicians throughout all service areas every working day. Our services are top notch and we welcome the opportunity to be of service to you.
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 May 7, 2012 with 1 Comment
MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. — Copesan Services and Western Exterminator Company, Anaheim, Calif., have announced the termination of their business relationship.
Michael Katz, president of Western Exterminator Company, said, “Leaving the Copesan network was a difficult business decision, having been a Copesan partner since 1991. However, after very careful consideration, we have determined that we want to refocus our service efforts on the Western Exterminator side of our business. This was solely a management decision for Western as we fully support the Copesan business model. We are committed to working with Copesan’s national clients and will do everything in our power to ensure a seamless transition.”
Deni Naumann, president of Copesan, said, “Our commitment to providing exceptional service and account management to our clients is and always will be our top priority. We are grateful that the Western team shares this same commitment and is dedicated to a smooth transition of service. We recognize that change in our service provider network may cause some uneasiness, however, Copesan has addressed similar challenges in the past and the end result is a stronger servicing network.”
Naumann added that one of the strengths of Copesan’s unique business model is its redundant service capabilities identified in its local markets. “All of our servicing Partners are committed to Copesan’s high-touch account management approach and quality service performance standards. We’re confident that our clients will continue to receive the best of care in their capable hands,” Naumann said.
Copesan will be communicating transition details to its clients as they are finalized. The transition is targeted for completion by Sept. 30, 2012.
Source: Pest Control Technology
Posted on April 20, 2012 with 1 Comment
A 33-year-old White Plains woman was attacked by a raccoon while getting into her car in the Valhalla train station parking lot Tuesday evening, as reported by The Daily Ossinning.
One of our facebook friends reports that every morning around 4am raccoons are fighting and screaming in her neighborhood. So what do you do if you encounter a raccoon? The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website says that “Raccoon rabies reached New York in 1990 and has become widespread. Rabies is a viral disease with symptoms similar to distemper. Rabid raccoons may behave aggressively, salivate heavily, or have paralyzed hind legs. Rabies can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected animal. If you suspect a raccoon is rabid, avoid or destroy the animal and contact local health officials.”
Raccoons are highly intelligent and persistent. They are good problem solvers and will learn from repeated attempts to breach your security.
Also according to the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, there are some ways to prevent raccoons from becoming a nuisance:
- Do not leave pet food outside. Feed pets only as much as they will eat at once, and remove all leftovers. If necessary, place pet feeders in an enclosed area such as a porch, garage, or barn.
- Keep garbage bags in an entry-way or garage, and in a metal can. Run a rubber strap, rope or soft wire through the lid and attach to the can handles. To make it hard for raccoons to remove lids, hang the can one foot above the ground, or use a rack and secure the cans upright.
- Surround gardens with an electric fence made up of two wires attached to an insulated post, one wire four inches and the other eight inches above the ground. Install the fence before vegetables ripen.
- Block the openings raccoons are using to get into your attic, porch or other location. Place a temporary cover when the raccoons leave on their nightly search for food, and make a permanent seal later. To check if the raccoons have really left, sprinkle twigs, grass or flour in the opening and watch for tracks. Caution: do not permanently seal entrances without first verifying that all animals are out of the den. Especially in the spring, look and listen for animal noises.
- Nuisance wildlife control persons licensed by New York State can be hired to deal with problem raccoons. Injured and “orphaned” raccoons should be left alone. Animals actually in need of assistance may be cared for by licensed wildlife rehabilitators. The DEC regional office can refer you to these individuals.
Posted on April 16, 2012 with No Comments
No organization can survive without the efforts of its volunteers. NPMA committees, divisions, and affiliate organizations are important to pest control industry. The National Pest Management Association says that each year over 200 individual members of the association actively participate in setting policies and providing leadership to the pest control industry.
The NPMA has the following committees available for the July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013 fiscal year.
NATIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES
- Business Development works to advance the growth and success of NPMA member businesses by serving as a resource for best practices, providing business-related tools and reference information, and publishing peer and industry benchmarks for measuring performance. In addition, the committee also hosts educational webinars to teach members how to expand their business through new technologies.
- Government Affairs helps to formulate public policy positions and develops strategy to implement such positions. Also works with NPMA staff to track federal, state, and local legislative and regulatory proposals that impact the pest control industry.
- Technical Advisory is a resource and helps to provide guidance regarding entomological and technical related issues.
- Bed Bug provides guidance regarding bed bug policy, management practices, and educational outreach activities across both residential and commercial settings.
- Canine Insect Detection provides guidance and helps to set priorities regarding the use of canines to detect insect pests.
- Commercial addresses projects and policies related to any commercial building service including businesses, manufacturing, food protection, retail, schools, institutions, and multi-family housing.
- Fumigation addresses policies and procedures related to fumigation. This heavily regulated area has had many changes over the past few years and this division works to promote the importance of fumigation and provides information to fumigators.
- Lawn Care discusses lawn care related issues and provides solutions to companies’ technical, business, and training needs.
- Wildlife addresses the specialty of wildlife management, which includes any animal not covered by the traditional pest control license.
- Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO) develops strategies and sets priorities for any NPMA issues related to wood destroying organisms.
- Leadership Development Group (LDG) is an affiliate group of NPMA that administers and guides the planning of activities and objectives such as educational opportunities and the NPMA Mentoring Program.
- Pest Management Foundation Board of Directors raises money for pest management research and reviews and identifies which projects to fund.
- Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Council is an affiliate group of NPMA that is focused on attracting, developing and supporting women in the pest management industry through educational programs, resources and peer networking.
- QualityPro Board of Directors governsQualityPro, an industry program designed to raise the bar of professionalism for pest management companies across the country. This program continually adapts to changing regulations while ensuring that program participants adhere to highest standards in the industry. (Only representatives of approved QualityPro companies can serve on the QualityPro board of directors.)
For more information or to fill out an interest form, visit email@example.com.
Posted on April 13, 2012 with No Comments
Last year, fire ants posed a threat to students across the southern U.S., but it was school administrators who felt the heat most. From upset parents to canceled football games, fire ants proved to be more than just a nuisance. FMC Professional Solutions is currently providing several online tools that facility managers can use to determine the best course of action for their sites.
A fire ant mound is seen in the foreground of this photo.
While these tools are geared to school facilities departments, facility managers in all types of organizations can use these tools to take a proactive approach to fire ant control by assessing risk and carrying out a plan to prevent or rid their properties of fire ants.
For school and government entities, the company is also offering free samples (while supplies last) of Talstar XTRA, a fast acting granular insecticide.
The online tools available from FMC Professional Solutions assist facilities professionals in:
Assessing risk. What areas of your school pose the most threat of fire ant stings? Use the Fireants101 Risk Assessment Tool, developed by leading fire ant experts, to prioritize treatment areas, and help determine which products to apply. In high risk areas where young children play, a fast acting insecticide is preferred over slower products that take days or weeks to work.
Determining thresholds. Learn how to create a Fire Ant Threshold Guide specific to your school. Action thresholds determine when pests reach levels that justify treatment, so pesticides are applied as part of a program approach, not on a reactive case by case basis.
Creating a plan. Learn about application methods (broadcast, mound, and perimeter), label and reentry restrictions, state and local regulations, and new products to create your school’s Fire Ant Action Plan.
Sharing information. Share Fire Ant Identification Tips with teachers, administrators, and maintenance crew. They will learn how to distinguish fire ant mounds from native ant mounds; when fire ants are most likely to build mounds; and what to do if a student is stung. Awareness is the first step to keeping people safe.
Source Credit: The Premier Facility Management Blog
Posted on April 11, 2012 with No Comments
Bed bugs are different! Bed bugs are unlike ants, cockroaches, stink bugs or carpet beetles and require a different approach to traditional pest control methods. Get a Bed Bug Quote from a company with experience!
When bed bugs are found in a bedroom, home or structure you want each and every one of them 100% removed. You deserve to have your bed bug pest control service done correctly so that you, your family and guests can sleep peacefully at night.
Bedbugs are not everywhere but they can be anywhere. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and can unknowingly be brought to your residence, office or place of business from numerous places including recent travels, visitors to your residence, hotel stays, purchasing used furniture from the classifieds or Craigslist, visiting to infested house, consignment shops, schools, day cares, hospital stays, etc. They can hide in picture frames, cracks and crevices, mattresses and box springs, head boards and foot boards, bed frames, wooden slats and screw holes, carpet edges, closets, furnishings, in boxes and items stored under and in your room and numerous other places.
A New York Pest Control Company should have the knowledge and proper tools to conduct a extensive and thorough examination to determine the extent of your infestation. Eliminating 100% of the bed bug population is a must.
Find An Experienced New York Bed Bug Exterminator.
When requesting bed bug quotes and prices from a New York or Manhattan Pest Control Company, always ask how much experience the company or pest control technician has in inspecting and dealing with bed bugs. Bed bugs are not considered a monthly pest control service and you may find that some local exterminators may have never even inspected or treated for bed bugs at all. You want to be sure that the company you choose can successfully handle your bed bug needs with guaranteed results.
Choosing the right exterminator for bed bug elimination doesn’t have to be difficult but does require a little research. For your free bed bug phone consultation thoughout New York and New Jersey contact JP McHale Pest Management at:
Posted on April 10, 2012 with No Comments
JP McHale Pest Management Inc. provides pest control services the tri-state area including White Plains! Our techician’s love visiting the city of White Plains where we offer all of our services, including Full Service Pest Control, Tree & Turf Programs as well as EnviroCare Air Quality Restoration Programs.
Pest Control Company - White Plains, New York
Did you know that White Plains is the commercial hub of Westchester County, an affluent suburban county that is home to almost one million people, just north of New York City. It is located in south-central Westchester County, about 4 miles east of the Hudson River. White Plains is bordered to the north by the town of North Castle, to the north and east by the town/village of Harrison, to the south by the town/village of Scarsdale and to the west by the town of Greenburgh.
JP McHale Pest Management is located in Buchanan, New York. Here at JP McHale 100% customer satisfaction is our #1 priority. We want to make sure your business, employees and family stays healthy and pest free in and around your home or office.
If you have any pest or environmental concerns, we can help protect you! We value all feedback and we want to make sure your experience with us is pleasant.
Posted on April 3, 2012 with No Comments
Mamaroneck and Chappaqua Pest Control
JP McHale Pest Management is located in Buchanan, New York, a town in Westchester County. Termite treatment is tricky in New York because of the NYDEC regulations. Many products and treatment methods used in other states are prohibited for use in New York. Drilling and treating cinder blocks is illegal, limiting our ability to use liquid termiticides effectively. We have found that new baiting technology is our best option for extermination and treatment for termites at your home. Our Termite section will describe what we use to mitigate termites, and the services that we offer. All of our MSDS labels are provided to all customers. You can also view them online here.
Here at JP McHale the customer’s satisfaction is our #1 priority. We want to make sure your family stays healthy and pest free in and around your home. If you have any way we can further protect your family, please tell us. We value all feedback and we want to make sure your experience with us is pleasant.