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Five Things You Might Not Know About Bees

It’s no secret that the honeybee population over the last several years has been declining at an alarming rate. Bees pollinate more than three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants, including apples, watermelons, beans and almonds. To inform individuals about these important insects, J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc. is here to tell you five things you […]

Where Do Fruit Flies Come From?

They’re here one minute and gone the next. They appear out of thin air and could be called the “ninjas” of the insect world. We are of course talking about fruit flies. Where do these tiny pests come from? Dr. Jim Fredericks, chief entomologist for the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), is here to let […]

The Importance of Pest Control in the Hospitality Industry

Running a business in the hospitality industry can be stressful — you are constantly trying to impress your ever-expanding customer base. One thing that would shut down any restaurant, hotel, cruise line or other commercial business is a pest infestation. Whether guests are staying the night at your hotel, visiting your restaurant to eat dinner, […]

Why Do I Need Pest Control Services in the Winter?

You would think that cold weather scares mosts pests away, but in fact, the opposite can be true! There are many pests that enjoy a warm and dry area to escape to during winter time, and it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible before they damage your property. From attics […]

K9 Allie: NY, NJ & CT’s Top Bed Bug Detection Dog

Did you know that well-trained and healthy canines can identify and detect bed bug infestations with 90% accuracy? At J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc. we bring along a special friend to help us detect bed bugs in homes: K9 Allie. As a certified bed bug detection dog in NY, NJ and CT, she can quickly […]

Protect Your Family from the Chikungunya Virus This Summer

Summertime brings many things: cookouts, trips to the beach, great weather, and, unfortunately — mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are not only annoying pests that leave itchy bites on your skin, but they can also carry diseases that are potentially harmful to humans. A mosquito-borne disease that has been spreading this summer is the chikungunya virus. In May, […]

Mosquitoes Carrying West Nile Virus Discovered in Rockland County

NewCityPatch is reporting that Rockland County has distributed a press release warning residents that West Nile Virus has been discovered in mosquitoes in their county. The New York Department of Health made this discovery and relayed the information to Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert, Rockland County Commissioner of Health. This is the first reported instance of […]

Scientists Use Weather Conditions to Track West Nile Virus

West Nile virus is a very serious and deadly disease, killing 114 people in the United States last year and sickening 2,374 people. However, there’s good news in the fight against West Nile virus –– some scientists have been able to use weather to predict where and when West Nile virus will hit. A team […]

New Jersey: A Hot Spot for Ticks & Lyme Disease

Summer is a great time to be outside with your family and friends, whether you’re grilling out or just enjoying the sun. Be warned –– if you’re living in New Jersey, you’re at a higher risk of contracting an illness like Lyme disease after getting bit by a blacklegged or deer tick. In 2012, the […]