Archive for the Bed Bugs Category
Posted on April 17, 2012 with No Comments
Bed Bugs In New York
So you have bed bugs and you live in New York. What do you do? A thorough inspection and using the guidance of a knowledgeable New York Pest Control Company that knows how to handle bed bugs is an extremely important factor.
If you notice bed bugs in the early stage, pest control efforts can be contained rather quickly. If bed bugs go unsuspected and the infestation has manifested, you also have many successful elimination options. There are many integrated pest management options available to rid you property of bed bugs – but it should be done in the most effective manner for your situation as the the spray-and-pray method no longer works for bed bugs. Everyone deserves to sleep without bed bugs, including you!
If you live in New York you most likely have heard that bed bugs are on the rise. Whether you are a a homeowner, live in an apartment, or work at or own or manage a commercial property, you should form a relationship with a local pest control company that has experience in dealing with bed bugs. Knowledge is key when dealing with bed bugs. JP McHale Pest Management can educate you on all aspects of bed bug management. If you are are commercial property owner, we can guide you in implementing plans and train your staff to create a bed bug protocol.
Reduce the Impact of Bed Bugs with JP McHale Pest Management
Our entomologists continually study the biology of bed bugs. We know what works and we know what bed bug methods fail. We continually do research on new bed bug technology on the market. Doing so has allowed us to design the best bed bug protocols and bed bug inspection programs. We focus our time on bed bugs and design solutions geared toward your specific concerns and needs.
We employ an integrated pest management approach. We employ green eco-friendly technology to eliminate bed bugs. We have a strategy of options to meet your specific needs — inspections, monitoring devices, heat, steam, cryonite, green solutions, bed bug canine inspection teams — trained dogs are the best tool to find where your bed bug problems truly are!
Why Choose JP McHale Pest Management?
Earning and maintaining your trust is our top priority. We will provide you with quality and effective service programs, innovative solutions, immediate response time.
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 6, 2012 with No Comments
School aged children love to go on field trips! Did you realize that bed bugs can be brought home from even a Westchester County School District field trip?
The Burleson Star is reporting that fifth-grade trips to YMCA’s Camp Carter on the northwest side of Fort Worth have been postponed until Burleson ISD officials can get an update from health officials regarding a case of bed bugs.
While the above news is pertaining to a YMCA in Fort Worth, but bed bugs infestations are being reported in all states including New York, some even refer to New York as bed bug central.
Bed bugs are hitchiker’s and can be brought home by school aged children from day camps, field trips, classrooms in schools, another infested residence, or numerous other places.
If you suspect your child has brought home bed bugs, it is advised to act quickly and bring in a New York Bed Bug Pest Control Company who knows how to inspect, detect and properly handle your bed bug situation.
Posted on April 3, 2012 with No Comments
Bed bugs are on the rise, and not in areas people want to her about. A forum was held in Rochester Wednesday where people learned more about those bugs, and the problems they are causing. Night night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite. It’s an age old saying, but one that now, you might want to take seriously. “They’re in private residences, multi-family housing residences, senior assisted centers and so we really need to get rid of them,” said Stephen Kells with the University of Minnesota. Bed bugs were common in the 1960′s, and pretty much went away for about 40 years. About 10 years ago, they came back. Now some experts are saying, they are worse than ever.
“We have a campaign going across the state called let’s beat the bug campaign. Its about getting the information of bed bugs to as many people as we can,” said Kells.
Nearly 100 people came to a bed bug forum at the University of Minnesota Rochester to learn more. One topic of discussion was what the bugs are attracted to; human blood. “Once they’ve got a blood meal, they can grow, they can reproduce, they can create more bed bugs and we start getting severe infestations,” said Kells. Those severe infestations have moved away from places like hotels, which seem to have gotten the problem under control, to multi-family residences and senior living facilities.
“I think it’s scary, because I think there’s a stigma with it that its only dirty places, or low-income places or things like that,” said Rose Lenzher who works in a senior living facility. Bed bugs can happen anywhere, but it is important to get rid of them.
“The best thing to do is call an expert. They have either the equipment to do the proper heat treatments, or the commercial chemicals that are required to control bed bugs,” said Kells.
Posted on March 30, 2012 with 1 Comment
As a homeowner, you know there are some home projects you can take on yourself (painting the guest room) and some that are better left to the professionals (installing electrical wiring in the basement). The same logic goes for pest control. In some cases, do-it-yourself measures are fine but in others, it is best to call in a pest professional to ensure the job is done correctly and safely. So how do you know which pest scenarios are DIY-approved and which are pro-worthy?
In most cases, the answer depends on the several factors, including the type of pest, its threats to your family’s health, the potential for property damage and the size of the infestation. For example, one lone yellow jacket that found its way into your home is no cause for alarm. But a nest of yellow jackets near your front porch? Time to call in the pros.
Specifically, here is one pest that you should leave to the pros:
Bed bugs are certainly not a pest that should be handled on your own. For one, they are notoriously elusive, often hiding out in hard to detect places like behind electrical switches and under wallpaper. A trained pest professional will know where bed bugs are likely to hide in your home and can develop a treatment plan to target the pests while ensuring the safety of your family and pets.
To effectively treat a bed bug infestation all stages of the bed bug life cycle must be treated, including bed bug eggs, nymphs (babies) and adult bed bugs. Unfortunately, DIY pest control methods are often ineffective against bed bug nymphs and eggs. Attempts to control a bed bug infestation on your own may only exacerbate the problem and give the infestation time to grow. And bed bugs reproduce quickly – one female bed bug can lay one to five eggs in a day and more than 500 in their lifetime, meaning that a small infestation can quickly grow out of control.
In addition, homeowners that attempt to control a bed bug infestation on their own often spend more money in the long run on failed treatments. Some residents with bed bug infestations unnecessarily throw out furniture, clothing and other personal property in an attempt to control an infestation. In extreme cases, homeowners have seriously damaged their homes or sickened their families by misusing pest control products.
Posted on March 21, 2012 with No Comments
In most cases a bed bug infestation can be found either by the homeowner or a trained pest professional, however early infestations can be very difficult to detect without a professional bed bug inspection.
Below are several pictures of bed bug infestations.
One Large Adult Bed Bug, Fecal Staining and Cast Skins
One Bed Bug on a Matttress Seam
Bed Bugs, fecal staining, bed bug eggs
Bed Bug Colony in Screw Hole on a Headboard
Posted on March 19, 2012 with No Comments
Are you looking for products to conduct do-it-yourself bed bug treatment in New York? Bed bugs are known as the hardest pest to rid from a structure and top entomologists, including Penn State’s Entomology Department, stated that “it is not advisable for homeowners to attempt to treat for bed bugs. Most of the necessary insecticides are only for sale to and use by professional pest-management companies. If homeowners try to control these bugs with over-the-counter products, the bed bugs likely will become dispersed, resulting in a more difficult treatment required at a later date”.
If you are faced with bed bugs in New York and are looking for the best price with guaranteed results, contact JP McHale Pest Management at 800-479-2284.
Posted on March 16, 2012 with No Comments
To the naked eye bed bugs they look like little more than blood-filled dots, but look through a microscope and you see a monster. This image, digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph, shows the underside of a bedbug’s head and the first pair of its six jointed legs. Its mouthparts, used to pierce the skin and suck up blood, are shown in purple. Want to see more bed bug shots up close and personal just check out LiveScience.
For more great indepth bed bug photo’s; check out Lou Sorkin’s Flickr photo’s.
Posted on March 12, 2012 with No Comments
Adarien Jackson, a Maryland mother, was awarded $225,000 in a jury trial this week, after her family allegedly got bed bugs from a pair of wooden-frame beds she bought for her sons from a furniture retailer. The Baltimoresun.com reports,
On Thursday, a jury ordered Calidad Furniture & Linen Inc., the store that sold Jackson a pair of wood-frame beds, to pay Jackson and her sons $225,000 for the ordeal. It is one of the largest bedbug liability judgments in the country.
It sounds like the two beds were delivered soon after the family bought the home from Jackson’s mother. “Within weeks,” skin reactions began for one of the two twin boys. The second twin began reacting a few months later, and bed bugs were discovered in October.
That the case went to court at all was unusual. According to the Baltimore Sun, most bed bug cases fade away with settlements rather than going to court.
And not only did the case go to a jury trial, but the jury also awarded $75,000 more than the plaintiff was seeking.
A jury of six women deliberated for 30 minutes before finding in favor of Jackson.
Jackson had only sought $150,000 in damages. That an Anne Arundel County jury raised the stakes is rare, Whitney said. County juries are known for being conservative with damage awards, he said.
Jackson’s award is the second-largest known to [Jackson's attorney Daniel Whitney] or Tom Campbell, an Alabama attorney who takes a large number of bedbug cases. In what is thought to be one of the largest judgments of bedbug liability, two siblings who sued a Motel 6 in Chicago were awarded $382,000 in 2002.
The award suggests the six-woman jury was sympathetic to the plaintiff’s story.
Posted on March 6, 2012 with No Comments
The Entomological Society of America’s Eastern Branch Annual Meeting will be held March 16-19, 2012 at the Hilton Hartford Hotel
“Bed bugs are coming back. Are you ready?” asks Dr. Changlu Wang, Rutgers University entomologist and organizer of the Bed Bug and Urban Integrated Pest Management symposium. Bed bugs have become problematic pests of schools, houses, apartments and other public spaces.
Noted bed bug researchers and educators will discuss innovative bed bug control and education methods developed by leading researchers and educators in a symposium to be held on Sunday morning, March 18, from 8:00 am-12:00 noon, at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America in Hartford, CT (see http://bit.ly/z3Lt2h).
Brown marmorated stinkbugs, first reported in Pennsylvania in the late 1990′s seem to be everywhere are everywhere we live, plus fields, orchards and vineyards. These insect emit a foul-smelling substance that can taint produce, and their feeding damages crops. Their growing populations have caused significant economic impact on agriculture.
Two symposia will discuss the latest findings on stink bug biology and trends in attempts to control these insects. “Managing Brown Marmorated Stink Bug Today and in the Future” will discuss the insect’s impact on vegetable crops and urban landscapes, and methologies to control it. This symposium will be held on Sunday afternoon, March 18 from 1:00-5:00 pm. A symposium on brown marmorated stink bug biology and crop impact will be held on Monday morning, 8:00-12:00 pm, March 19.
These symposia will headline the ESA Eastern Branch’s 83rd Annual Meeting, to be held March 16-19, 2012, at the Hilton Hartford. The three-day meeting will draw entomologists from northeastern and mid-Atlantic states and several Canadian provinces. Other symposia will feature papers on biological control, insects as vectors of human and plant disease, and detection of new and emerging insect pests. Graduate and undergraduate students throughout the eastern region will compete in oral and poster presentations about their research.
Growers, crop consultants, landscapers and other interested members of the public can attend the symposia with a half day ($40) or full day ($60) admission.
The meeting will include a free public program for all ages, “It’s a Bug’s World” (see http://bit.ly/xeTfIN). This event will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm at the Hilton Hartford. “Bug’s World” will feature informational displays, demonstrations and activities, and a pollinator talk and honey tasting with the 2012 American Honey Princess, Danielle Dale.
The full meeting Program is available at http://bit.ly/zGJwsn.