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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 […]

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 […]

Common NY, NJ & CT Types of Wasps

Did you know that wasps benefit the environment by serving as organic pest control for crops, gardens and plants? Did you also know that there are a handful of different wasp types that are found in NY, NJ & CT? One difference in wasps is that some are social and some are solitary wasps. Social […]

Spring Tips For Your Yard

We saw this great article with tips in Westchester Magazine and wanted to share it with you. Here are some of their suggestions on snow mold: “1. Aerate your lawn (with mechanical core aeration) to improve air circulation, dry out the turf and stimulate root growth. 2. Over-seed with a high-quality seed that is disease-resistant and drought-tolerant. […]

Family Suffers Consequences from Improper Bed Bug Treatment in Vermont

Failing to properly get rid of bed bugs can have disastrous results. Case in point, the story of Neil and Patricia Whitney, who ended up contracting a bed bug problem in their home after they brought in a foster child whose clothes and belongings were not treated for bed bugs prior to the foster care […]

Protect Your NY, NJ or CT Home from Termites This Spring

With the arrival of spring comes warm weather, blooming plants and flowers, and termites. Wait what? That’s right, termites are most active in the springtime due to the warmer temperatures that allow them to form new colonies and grow existing ones. Termites can access your home through a variety of entrances including: Porch fill Crevices […]

Identifying the Rodent Infesting Your NY, NJ or CT Home

How can you tell what kind of rodent is infesting your NY, NJ or CT home? With so many different kinds of mice and rats out there, sometimes it is hard to know. At J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc., we decided to break down the four most common rodents in the Northeast: Deer Mice. Deer […]

Diseases That Cockroaches Can Carry Into Your Home in NY, NJ or CT

We all know that cockroaches are annoying, invasive pests. But, did you also know that they can carry a variety of diseases that can affect human health? This is because certain proteins, also known as allergens, are found in cockroach saliva, feces and body parts that can cause allergic reactions and even trigger asthma, particularly […]