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BUGS and the Real Christmas Tree

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry Source: Rayanne D. Lehman and James F. Stimmel Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry Purchasing a REAL Christmas tree may be a big decision for many people, but fears of introducing unwanted and potentially harmful pests into the home via the tree are unwarranted. Every […]

Bed Bug Treatment

Bed Bug Removal Once thought eradicated, the problem of bed bugs in homes and businesses has resurfaced in recent years. Bedbugs in a home are a nasty nuisance; bed bugs in a business can literally kill its reputation and drive away customers. This is particularly true if the business is a hotel or other residence. […]

Gypsy Moth Caterpillars Eating Away at Yards in New Jersey

The warm weather and rain of spring and summer always bring out invasive pests. This time, it’s lawns in New Jersey that are taking a hit. The gypsy moth caterpillars are back and in their six-to-eight year cycle, causing destruction in yards across The Garden State. This year was the first time since 2011 that […]

Interactive Map Points to All Rat Sightings in NYC

Everyone knows that New York City is flooded with rats, but have you ever wondered what neighborhoods in New York house the most rats? In this recent article by The Verge, a new interactive map has been created to track and show rat hotspots in the city. How does this map work? It is formed […]

Fireflies: Learn About the Insects that Glow During Summer Nights

As a kid, did you ever sit on a porch and watch fireflies light up the summer night sky and wonder how they were doing this? J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc. is here to answer all of your childhood questions about these fascinating insects. Also known as lightning bugs, fireflies contain an organic compound in […]

7 Reasons Why Cockroaches Are Such a Pain

Are you curious to know more about the invasive pests that are always unwelcome in your home? That’s right…we are talking about cockroaches. What makes these insects able to endure anything? What is the largest cockroach ever recorded? J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc. is here to fill you in on some cockroach facts that probably […]

Pesticide Use Made One Delaware Family Ill

At J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc., we make it a top priority to always use environmentally friendly and safe pest control measures when exterminating pests in homes across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. However, not all pest control companies make this a No. 1 priority, and one family had to find that out the […]

Putting the Spotlight on the Dangers of Lyme Disease

Just about a year ago, singer Avril Lavigne contracted Lyme disease, an infectious disease transmitted by the bite of a tick infected with Borrelia burgdorferi. For months, she wasn’t sure what was making her sick, due to the fact that Lyme disease is hard to diagnose. At J.P. McHale Pest Management, Inc., we hope to […]

How to Beat Garden Pests with Other Insects

Are you tired of pests eating away at the home garden that you have worked so hard to maintain and grow? According to this Lifehacker infographic, there are certain beneficial pests you can introduce into your garden that will feed on the invasive pests and allow your plants to flourish. First, let’s go over which […]