Posted on June 28, 2010 with No Comments
Recently, one of our techs was called out to do a termite service at one of our customers house. Since he was already there, our customer asked him to check the rodent trap too. When she turned on the light in the basement she screamed and said that there was something else in the trap and not a mouse. The tech looked and said that there was a mole in it. Once he told her she was ecstatic because she said that a mole had been eating all of her vegetable plants! JP McHale is a Westchester pest management company that can conduct an inspection for your home or building to check for rodents, simply contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, facebook, or twitter.
Posted on June 23, 2010 with No Comments
Yesterday, one of our techs was called out to a home. He was doing a routine check on a customers home and started to check the cabinets for any pests. He got around to the counter where the the home owners kept the bread and coffee on, and in that cabinet you won’t believe what he found. In the very back corner of the cabinet, there was a family of mice! The tech saw about 6 baby mice and two adults. Mice can get into the tiniest of areas, so make sure you seal the smallest of holes! JP McHale PM knows exactly where to check for pests, unlike some homeowners that might miss an area. If you have a mice problem feel free to contact us. JP McHale is a pest management company in Westchester, New York. We would love to help you with your pest problem! Contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, twitter, or facebook.
Posted on June 21, 2010 with No Comments
What better way to recycle tennis balls then to turn them into a home! Over in the UK, conservationists are cutting holes in old tennis balls used in the Wimbledon Tennis tournament with the hope of provide shelters to mice. In the recent years, mice population in the UK has dropped and is now starting to rise up again. The tennis balls provide a rather good shelter for the mice, and once they are settled they will breed 4 to 6 mice at a time. Over in the US mice have been on the rise in the past years, and more cases of mice invading homes have been seen. If you have experienced a mouse problem, feel free to contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, facebook, or twitter. JP McHale is one of the the leading Pest Control companies in Westchester.
Posted on June 11, 2010 with No Comments
Yesterday, one of our tech was called out to check on a customers mouse problem. In some cases, we will treat the problem by setting up ketch-alls (mouse traps). The tech was inspecting the catch-all that was sent up between a wall and discovered a mouse with her five, just born pups sheltered in the wall. If you set up mouse trap at home they might not be 100% effective. At JP McHale we use different techniques to treat mouse issues. Feel free to contact us with any questions at 800-479-2248.
Posted on June 3, 2010 with 1 Comment
Yes! After a mouse was found scurrying around in Simon Cowell’s dressing room from American Idol, he decided to keep it! A source said he became very close with the mouse and took it everywhere! The Daily Start posted this brief article earlier today.
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Posted on May 21, 2010 with No Comments
Yesterday President Obama gave a presidential address to try and solve an ongoing Wall Street battle. As he began to address the audience, a small rodent ran across in-front of the podium. Some photographers snapped a photo of it but questions of what kind of rodent it was began to be discussed. A wildlife biologist, Russell Link, identified the rodent as a vole, which is commonly referred to as a meadow mouse. The vole ran from one bush, across the steps where Obama was, and into another bush. It is not clear whether the president saw the rodent or not, but minutes later he went into his office without answering questions. Workers at the White House said this was not the first sighting of a rodent appearing at a president address; surprisingly the same rodent appeared the week before when camera crews were setting up for a previous presidential address. The White House was originally built on swamp, so there is no surprise that rodents are an issue. Voles are usually found in grassy areas and underground burrows. Voles rummage though the ground, uprooting grass, causing destruction to your lawn. If you have a vole problem or any other rodent problems contact JP McHale by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, facebook, twitter, or visit us on our website.
Picture Source, New York Post article
Posted on May 20, 2010 with No Comments
Mice are scared off by rats and cats, but how do they know when they are coming or if they will harm them? A BBC News article recently showed how tests have been conducted to seek an answer to this question. They found that through the predator’s urine mice can sense if they are approaching them. Mice will go away from the scent, and then stand up on their legs to determine if they need to dash away. A study was conducted where they put a mouse in a cage with a rat that was anesthetized. The mouse was not alarmed and seemed to be comfortable with the rat. These results conclude that mice are usually not scared by the predator’s initial appearance, rather through the urine they can tell and be alert if they need to run. Having a cat in a house is always helpful to keep mice out, but not everyone has cats and sometimes the mice are too quick for the cat. To learn more about mice and how to prevent them check out our website, or contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, facebook, twitter, or live chat.