JP McHale Pest Management of Southampton specializes in pest control using organic and environmentally friendly methods.
When it comes to pest control, you don’t just want to hire the services of an old company to protect your home; you want the best – equipped with the latest innovative technology – to ensure that when the pests go away, they STAY away.
JP McHale offers a full range of services using state-of-the-art technology to handle any type of pest-related problem you may encounter; they control carpenter ants, ticks, mosquitoes, termites, all species of rodents, wasps, animals and wildlife…pretty much anything you could think of that would cause you heartache. you and your family.
The company focuses on its advanced technology to design the most effective pest control solutions, providing its customers with state-of-the-art systems that can cut off infestations in their homes before they even occur.
This technology works especially well on Long Island, where many people have vacation homes and don’t reside locally year-round.
“We have our own proprietary technology called the SMART system. It’s a digital remote monitoring program where we place these units in people’s homes, and our system can detect any activity – say, a rodent – which immediately alerts us in our office. What happens next is we call you, as opposed to the other way around, and then we come to your house and deal with any issues that have arisen or are emerging,” said Jim McHale.
The SMART system consists of small, non-invasive sensors that are installed in places where pests tend to congregate, such as attics and basements. In addition to notifying her company when a problem is evident 24/7, the technology also provides the company with raw data that she could use to further her preventative care.
“Our pest control technology is a major paradigm shift in the industry because we can now provide preventative care instead of just waiting for a problem to occur and dealing with it after the fact,” he said. -he declares.
“Sometimes infestations can be very predictable, so if you capture the data and track it, you can almost predict when infestations are going to happen based on temperature, type of weather, etc.,” McHale added. “So if you can predict when things might happen, you can do your job even more efficiently. We used to be just trap checkers, but now we can actually spend our time finding entryways and make the solution more chronic in nature.
For those who think they might be overpriced for such an advanced pest control solution, McHale was quick to point out that it’s actually quite affordable and part of the company’s annual maintenance program.
However, even if you’re not using the SMART system in your home, McHale said there are still common signs to look out for in case you have a pest infestation.
“If you see signs of what looks like sawdust, it may indicate a carpenter ant problem…they don’t eat the wood like termites do, they just tear it up and lay their eggs in it. their eggs. They tend to do this in damp wood. So if you have carpenter ants, you probably also have a moisture problem. With termites, there would be a swarm of insects losing their wings; rodents would be rodent droppings; and controlling ticks and mosquitoes is all about seeing them visually,” he explains.
“We do a lot of work on Long Island with tick and mosquito control.”
JP McHale Pest Management began over 50 years ago, incorporated in 1971 by McHale’s father, Jim McHale, Sr., an Irish immigrant who started out as a prison guard at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, New York.
McHale, Sr. then started a beer tap cleaning business to make ends meet (this business is actually still in business today). He eventually bought a pest control route from another retiring ranger, and from there he grew his pest control business. Jim McHale, Jr. started riding with his father in the early 1980s. He started running the company himself in 1988, and in 1992 he and his brothers took over the business completely.
“Riding with my dad, I quickly learned that this business is more about people than just eliminating bug issues,” McHale said. “It’s about creating relationships.”
A state ruling regarding chemicals used by pest control companies has been enacted in Albany, which has had a positive impact on company operations and the pest control industry as a whole.
“Pest control then became a well-regulated and regarded industry,” McHale said. “They started requiring licenses and training, as well as removing all the hydrocarbons and other chemicals that were in pest sprays (at the time), which were previously harmful to animals,”
He added: “These formulas have since been superseded by the ones we use today, which focus on the environment and wildlife, are all safe and break down in the sun, and require regular reapplication.”
“With the old chemicals they used, it was basically a one-time process,” he continued. “But with the necessary switch to safer products, it became something that needed to be done now on a bi- or tri-annual basis. That’s when JP McHale Pest Management really took off.
In 2019, when his brothers retired, JP McHale Pest Management was acquired by a private equity group, with McHale remaining chairman of the company.
McHale said he takes great pride in taking the company his father started so many years ago and evolving and growing it to embrace emerging technologies, making it one of the Long Island’s leading pest control companies, as you can tell. by their many satisfied customers.
“For 30 years I’ve built this business, and it’s all been organic growth, brick by brick…we’ve focused on great service and environmentally friendly pest control solutions,” he said. declared. “I’m an entomologist – probably one of the few in the business when I started – and people liked the fact that we were scientists and that we had a scientific approach. And our recent merger has given us an even broader base and a partner with significant resources, allowing us to better serve our customers.