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Remove the Threat of Lyme Disease from Your Backyard

Clearing your backyard of ticks, and thereby the potential for Lyme disease, is no easy task. Ticks, and more specifically, deer ticks, are tiny arachnids that can carry this debilitating disease, which can cause arthritis, as well as neurological and cardiac issues. The bugs transfer the illness when they bite and feed on humans they […]

Prevent Wasps from Nesting In Your Trees, Plants & Homes

Wasps aren’t just annoying buzzers –– their stings (to which some people are allergic) can be quite painful, as well. What’s more, there are likely many places around your home that are well suited for wasp nests. Wasps create their living space out of a paper-like material that can quickly be expanded upon, especially if a […]

Why the Weather May Be to Blame for Disease Levels

It’s no secret that the weather levels across the United States have been extreme this past winter and spring. From snow in the Northeast to extensive droughts in the West, trying to keep up with weather patterns almost requires a scorecard. Humans, however, aren’t the only ones who have been impacted by the arid and […]

Not Just “Sweet Meat”: Possible Genetic Link to Mosquito Bites

If you’re a mosquito magnet, you understand the metaphorical and literal pain of trying to enjoy a warm afternoon, only to become a veritable buffet for the blood-sucking insects. You may have even noticed, if you’ve been outside in a group, that some people may be getting bit more than others. So what gives? It […]

Humans Aren’t the Only Thing Emerging After a Cold Winter

Welcome to summer months –– the time when you can get outside, enjoy a cold beverage on your porch, visit the pool, stay active outside, and fight the good fight against mosquitoes. While you were inside, trying to stay warm through an exceptionally cold winter, the conditions were being set for bug populations to explode […]

Home Maintenance Budgets: Include Pest Control & Termite Treatment

Money is something a lot of people don’t like to talk about, and budgets aren’t far behind. It’s never fun to open your wallet for a project that you really don’t want to work on, regardless of how important (and there’s a direct correlation between importance and expense) it is. Because of the potential expense, […]

DIY Pest Control Tips

Not all pest problems are hopeless. Sometimes a small change in your living habits or a quick fix can rid your home of insects for good. J.P. McHale is here to provide you with a few do it yourself pest control tips to try out before calling in the big guns. Also, make sure to […]

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 […]