Tag: Pest Control
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 9, 2012 with No Comments
JP McHale Pest Management is your local pest control company. Our technicians provide daily services throughout Dutchess County and we truly welcome the opportunity to be of service to you. Whether you are looking for monthly pest control or have a one-time emergency situation, contact JP McHale Pest Management inc. at 800-479-2284 and our customer service staff will be more than happy to assist you.
Dutchess County is located in the Mid-Hudson Region on the Hudson Valley. Dutchess boarders Connecticut and is half way between Albany and New York City. The land is made up of 826 square miles; 802 square miles of it being land and 24 square miles being water. The area is mostly hilly with the exception of two cities, Beacon and Poughkeepsie. The Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill is home to the Hudson Valley Renegades.
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.
Posted on January 19, 2012 with No Comments
Snow fleas. Image courtesy of Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota
The next time you are outside on a sunny winter day take a close look at the snow, especially where it has melted a bit around the base of trees or house foundations, for a small insect called the snow flea. Snow fleas will look like someone spilled pepper on the top of the snow but if you look closely you will see them moving.
The snow flea is one of the very few insects that remain active in the winter; they are believed to be feeding on fungal spores and algae on the surface of the snow. They have a unique compound in their body that basically serves as anti-freeze, allowing them to be active when most other insects, and humans, are seeking shelter.
Despite its name the snow flea is not a flea, it is part of a group of insects called springtails. Springtails are harmless insects found in damp areas where they feed on fungi and decaying organic matter. Springtails get their name form their ability to use a tail-like apparatus to jump. There are many different species of springtails, but most are not active in the winter. Springtails can also easily be found in the summer in the soil, under leaf litter, in decaying logs, and other areas that are moist with organic matter. Springtails are actually very abundant but tend to get overlooked because of their small size – less than a millimeter to several millimeters in length.
Posted on July 22, 2011 with No Comments
Bed Bugs are expected to be entering public school classrooms at a rate of three times as many as the previous school year, the NY Daily News reports.
These hitch hiker bugs are expected to travel to schools with a child, and home with others as well as leaving classrooms infested.
NYC public schools are planning to store book bags and jackets in plastic bags and sealed containers as an attempt to limit the number of reportable cases.
Be sure to stay on the lookout for bed bugs!
Your children could be bringing them into their schools, or taking them home. Either way, they are pesky to deal with, and a bed bug infestation is nothing to take lightly!
Call JP McHale today if you suspect or know of any bed bug infestations…we’re here to help!
Posted on June 6, 2011 with 1 Comment
The majority of home and business owners are under the impression that pest control is unnecessary until an issue has already been suspected or witnessed. Here at JP McHale Pest Management Inc. we believe that using pest control as a preventative measure is greatly effective because action can be taken prior to damage being caused.
Some home and business owners are suspicious of the work done by pest control professionals.
The term professional sums it all up!!
JP McHale Pest Management Inc. employs professional technicians that are highly trained and capable of completing their work in the most effective, environmentally friendly fashion.
There is no reason to speculate whether or not our company will provide you with the best possible service, guaranteed.
All of our technicians service designated areas with materials in dosages specifically listed on labels, and will not service the area if treatment is not necessary. Pest control professionals are here to help, not harm, you, your family, lawns, homes and businesses.
We are all pinched during this harsh economic time, but skimping on your pest control is not something you should consider.
The less pest control you have, the more damage your home endures.
Using pest control professionals as a preventative measure will help reduce any further payments you need to make in order to recover or repair damage caused by pesky rodents or insects.
Our company vows to keep you safe, healthy, and pest free through use of our pest control programs.
Posted on June 6, 2011 with No Comments
Proper sanitation of your home or business is the first step in reducing or preventing pest issues. Be mindful of any debris food, standing water, animal droppings etc. which pests flock to.
Pest control companies are used not only to treat any issues that may arise, but help in prevention of these pesky visitors as well.
We are here to help you in any way possible to reduce your pest issues!
We operate our company according to integrated pest management standards which target and treat only areas with an issue, and treatment is done with the least amount of pest control products.
Regardless of the season, pests will flourish in areas which lack cleanliness. Why not begin your own home or business prevention methods today? Make sure all areas remain clean and free of problematic issues that could result in an influx of pests in your home or place of business. Make sure all trash is removed each day to reduce attractive areas for flying insects. In accordance with our integrated pest management standards, we highly recommend cleaning drains, gutters, keep the lawn cut regularly, retaining all food to the kitchen area in closed containers to reduce pest activity levels.
Closing off entry ways to your home is important in reducing rodent and other pest entry. In sealing all crevices and holes in and around your foundation, rodents will be less likely to find a point of entry to make their way inside. Flying and crawling insects will have a difficult time joining your household if you are consistent in placing screens in all windows throughout your home or business.
We hope you will benefit from these do-it-yourself tips in preventing pest entry!
Tags: Crawling Insects, Do It Yourself, Flying Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Control, proper sanitation
Category: Crawling Insects, Do It Yourself, Flying Insects, Insects, Integrated Pest Management, Pest Control Co, Uncategorized
Posted on August 11, 2010 with 7 Comments
When students go away to college, they are on their own to maintain their dorm room. Here is some information on the pests to expect in a dorm room and some tips that will help you control them.
Spiders: Most people jump at the sight of a spider. Spiders are unwelcomed guests that always tend to make their way into a room. Spiders are attracted to two things, moisture and light. Often your will see spiders make webs in the corners of the room or by the windows. If you do see a web forming, a handheld vacuum is an easy way to get rid of it. Try not to leave clutter around. Spiders can easily make a web in a stack of papers or in a cup that is just lying around.
Stink Bugs: The Western Conifer Seed Bug, often called the stink bug, is a bug that seems to make its way onto dorm walls. You will see stink bugs more likely in the winter months because they will go inside to look for shelter. When you kill them, they give off a foul odor. The only way to prevent them is to seal off entry points from the outside, like windows and doors.
Lady Bugs: If you see a small dot on the wall, don’t be surprised if it is a lady bug! Lady bugs are around ¼” long and are red or yellow with black spots. Like the stink bug, lady bugs will come indoors to look for shelter. They best way to keep these out is to seal off all entry points.
Flies: Flies and gnats are a big nuisance in dorms. You will find a significant number of gnats in the bathrooms. Flies and gnats love moisture and will hover around pipes that condensate. If a fly does enter your room the best this to do is have a fly swatter handy. Flies are very quick and a hassle to get rid of! Flies are either attracted to decay organisms or food. Hopefully a fly will be in your room just from crumbs and not a dead mouse!
Silverfish: Silverfish look like hairy centipedes. They are usually ½” to ¾” long and appear silver to brown from their scales. They are flat and oval shaped, with three long tails and two antennas. Silverfish are attracted to moisture and will thrive in rooms 70 to 80 degrees. Silverfish are nocturnal but can be found in the day time.
By following these tips, you’ll be sure to stay bug free in your dorm:
- Make sure the screens in your windows do not have tears or holes.
- Frequently dust. By dusting the areas that you rarely use will reduce the amount of pests your see significantly.
- Try to make sure there is not a big space between your door and the floor. Often there will be a small space which is big enough for pests to crawl under.
- Do not leave damp clothes or towels around. Hang up all wet clothes before you throw them in your hamper.
- Make sure all food is securely stored. Most people will be eating a bag of chips then leave the room for a bit. You’d be surprised how fast bugs can sense food!
- Position furniture right against the wall or in an area where you can move it. If there is an inch between a closet and the wall, pests will likely hang out there.
- If you do see pests, try not to kill them. Some insects, like the stink bug, will give off a scent that attracted other to the area. Catch the pest and throw it outside.
- Don’t leave clothes lying on the floor. Even if the clothes are not damp, a shirt can make a warm environment for a pest to live under!
Tags: flies, Ladybugs, Pest Control, Pests, Silverfish, spiders, western conifer seed bug
Category: Cluster Fly, Crawling Insects, Do It Yourself, House Fly, Silverfish, Spiders, Western Conifer Seed Bug
Posted on August 4, 2010 with No Comments
Briarcliff Manor, New York is a suburb in Westchester County. Briarcliff’s population is roughly 8,000 people within its 6.7 square mile area. Briarcliff High School, Pace University, Trump Nation Golf Course, and The King’s College are all found in Briarcliff Manor. Located near the Hudson River, Briarcliff Manor is woodsy-area where pests can be found. Common pests found in the area include mice, rats, spiders, millipedes, centipedes, bees, wasps, and termites.
JP McHale Pest Management is in Briarcliff Manor everyday and services many residential accounts. If you live in or around the village of Briarcliff Manor and are interested in some of our services please give us a call so we can formulate a plan for your need.
Some of the many services JP McHale Pest Management conducts includes the following:
- Bees and wasp extermination
- Termite mitigation
- Rodent exclusion
- Bed bug elimination
- Mosquito & tick abatement
- Commercial and Industrial pest control
- Lawn care maintenance
Our partners over at Envirocare offer Environment Services including:
- Mold restoration
- Air duct cleaning
- Crawl space restoration
- Deck repair/washing
Please contact us at (800) 479-2284, email us, twitter us or live chat with us to learn how JP McHale can formulate a custom pest management for your home or business in Briarcliff Manor.