Archive for the Reader Request/ Question Category
Posted on December 6, 2010 with 4 Comments
Here at the JP McHale Pest Management offices we got another picture of one of our advertisements on Metro-North trains. Patrick Quirke will be receiving a free gift for sending this picture in.
If you spot one of our ads, please take a picture of it with yourself in it and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and we’ll send you a free gift!
Posted on January 4, 2010 with 6 Comments
Over the weekend, we had someone email us regrading the identification of a bug they found in their bedroom. We have provided the pictures below to show you what the bug looked like. This pest is a Stink Bug, closely related to the Western Conifer Seed Bug. The Stink Bug is an overwintering insect that will make their way into your home when the weather gets cold. Typically around this time of year we see a large increase in these pests.
All of these pictures are from a Flickr photo album by njvarsity.
Posted on October 23, 2009 with No Comments
Here at JP McHale Pest Management we always love to hear what our customers, and visitors to our blog want to read. We write about what the latest pest threats are during the respective season, and since we have this blog, we want to know what you want to read!
Please leave a comment on any of our posts (or this one), use our contact form, or send me an email directly!
Thanks for reading our pest control blog and we look forward from hearing from you!
Posted on October 21, 2009 with No Comments
We want to know, were you a victim of the huge ladybug swarm in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut over the past few days. Please answer yes or no so we can see how big this swarm actually was!
Posted on August 14, 2009 with No Comments
Are you in the pest management industry or a similar industry? Do you receive services from us? An average homeowner? Do you blog?
Write a guest post for us!
People have done it before with us. Writing a guest post will further educate our readers and your readers, and expose our blogs that much more. We will be happy to write a post for you back. Please email me or tweet @NYPestControl and we will arrange things.
Posted on August 12, 2009 with No Comments
We received a few customer testimonials over this past week and would like to share a few.
I”d like to take this opportunity to commend the service received from David C. He was extremely professional and informative in explaining how the treatments work. This level of service is rarely encountered today – it is people like him that put JPMcHale at the top of our list for extermination services.
-Lisa B, Bethel, CT
On Wednesday one of your technicians, Isaac W., came to my home to take care of two problems, mice and carpenter bees. I am writing to say that his manner, knowledge and execution were wonderful. He was a delight to deal with and clear in his explanation of the issues. I have built many homes; he was not dealing with an easy audience. I am looking forward to seeing him at my home in the future.
-Joe S. Pelham, NY
I just wanted to thank you for the quick response to our bee problem yesterday. When you called and said that you were contacting the field technician for him to put us on his schedule for the day, I was so pleasantly surprised and grateful. Thank you for taking care of one big worry (actually, fifty little buzzing worries is more like it!) so quickly.
Jane S, Chappaqua, NY
Darren S. just serviced our home and deserves to be recognized. He was thorough, kind, a problem solver and efficient. Please thank Darren from the our family – we look forward to his follow-up visits for our Yellow Jacket problem.
-Christopher H. Beacon, NY
If you had a good experience we want to know about it! Email us or leave a comment below!
Posted on August 3, 2009 with 2 Comments
A Wasps Nest That Was Removed From Tree
We had a reader question regarding what time of day wasps are most active. They are most active during the day. At night, they become less active as it becomes cooler, making it hard for the wasps to fly. Treating a wasps nests is recommended later in the day to ensure all the wasps are located in or around the nest.
Posted on July 23, 2009 with 2 Comments
We received a question over email from a website visitor.
“My friend’s house was infected with bed bugs and she slept over at my house yesterday. While I was changing the sheets, I found a very small bug under the mattress. Now I am worried that I have a bed bug too.”
It is very possible that this person in fact found a bed bug. The scenario they explained is exactly how they are transported from place to place and how an infestation begins.
Please take advantage of our free inspections, or look into using a K-9 bed bug inspector.
Posted on July 22, 2009 with 1 Comment
From spiders to rodents, there are so many pests that could call your property home. Pests are everywhere, lawns, foundations, in homes, under the ground, and flying around. This can make pest identification tricky. The basic pests, such as paper wasps and carpenter ants can easily be identified by their appearance and how the act. More complicated pests such as stored product pests or various ground beetles may need a microscope and an entomologist to identify. These pests get very small, and as a homeowner it might not be possible to identify them yourself.
Pest control companies usually have an entomologist on staff, or someone that can identify the pests that are brought into the office. Here at JP McHale we see bugs getting identified daily under a microscope by one of our managers.
Internet identification can also help a homeowner understand what kind of pests they have, and how these pests behave. All of the pests that pass through our office were gathered by potential customer or current clients.
JP McHale wants to assist homeowners and extend our knowledge of these pests out to the pubic. With our new company web page (NoPests.com) and the [coming soon] Bug ID center (BugID.net) we will accept any pictures or descriptions of bugs from around the country, and identify them, and post our results. We will not only identify these pests, we will give a full bio about everything range from their appearance to what they feed on.
If you have any pests wandering around your home, inside or out, take a picture, and email it to us at email@example.com. We will identify it and let you and the entire internet know about it.
A Florida newspaper wrote about why it is important to ensure you have the correct identification of a pest before you start treating for it.
Posted on July 22, 2009 with No Comments
We talked about this before, we are building a Bug Identification center. This will assist viewers in identifying pests they see around their home. This site will be very easy to use and will break the pests down into four categories. Flying insects, crawling insects, rodents and “Don’t” know” will be the categories. It will be very visually appealing to make the it very easy to use.
A section will also be dedicated to asking and answering questions. Visitors may ask us any questions about pests, and anything relating to our treatments.
If you have any pest pictures or questions that we can start adding to the site, please leave a comment. It will help us out SO MUCH. Please look for the opening of the site within the next week. We will post an announcement here when the site it up.
Tags: bug identification, bug library, bugID.net, pest ID
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