Bed Bug Extermination and Bed Bug Control Services for the NJ and Metro NYC Region
When you have bed bugs, you need help fast. Not just any pest control company, but one who specializes in bed bugs. Stern Environmental is a New Jersey and New York City bed bug extermination expert. We provide bed bug extermination services for the residential consumer, property manager for multi-family housing, as well as commercial properties including hotels, colleges, and apartments.
Your satisfaction with our services is of the utmost importance to us. We work hard to assure that your bed bugs are exterminated when you purchase our services. We provide bed bug extermination with the treatment from Europe called Cryonite®, dry steam, and chemical materials.
Cryonite® has been used extensively in Europe and Australia to kill bed bugs. Stern Environmental is one of the first pest control firms to bring this innovative and effective bed bug treatment systems to America. Cryonite® is a non-toxic treatment that kills pesticide resistant bed bugs and even bed bug eggs by rapid freezing. The Cryonite machine sprays CO2 snow at -110º F.
How Does Cryonite® Kill Bed Bugs and Other Pests
Bed bugs have started to become resistant to insecticides that have previously been effective and because of this the pest control industry has been struggling to find effective solutions that work to stop the proliferation of bed bug infestations. Cryonite® will never lose its effectiveness against bed bugs as it is a chemical-free and non toxic. Cryonite® is a highly effective solution for the treatment of bed bugs.
Cryonite® is CO2 (carbon dioxide) snow that is pressurized and when applied in thin layers kills bed bugs and other insects by a rapid freezing of the fluids in their cells causing instant death. When the CO2 snow hits surfaces at normal temperatures it evaporates and becomes CO2 gas.
During this process energy is required and this heat energy is extracted from the immediate surroundings. If insects are part of the immediate surroundings the energy is taken from them and extreme cooling results, the water in their cells crystallizes to ice, killing the insects instantly. This crystallization occurs when the pest is cooled to -20ºC to -30ºC. Material will only be chilled on the surface. Most materials have the ability to transport energy from their larger mass.
When the pest is deep frozen, it has to stay frozen for a short while for a full kill. Cryonite® particles are optimized for reaching the pest, and clinging to it assuring an effective kill. Not only does Cryonite® kill bed bugs and other pests, but kills bed bugs and pests in all life stages including eggs that other insecticide treatments do not kill.
The CO2 snow made by Cryonite® is a mixture of three different types of particles: small, medium and large sizes. The three together will form snow with optimum freezing qualities. This mixture has been tested to give the optimum result against all insect pests.
As the CO2 snow is blown out of the patented applicator's nozzle, the vapors rapidly and easily penetrate bedding, box springs, the undersides of furniture, and cracks and crevices where bed bugs like to hide; freezing them to death in their hiding places. The snow vapor stream is simply able to penetrate places where other treatments simply can not reach for an effective "kill".
The CO2 used by the Cryonite® system is non toxic and is recycled from industrial processes. It does not add additional CO2 into the atmosphere. Cryonite® is a truly "green" system. There are no pesticide smells, messy wet residues, or health implications when Cryonite® is used. The CO2 used is food grade quality and presents no risk of contamination, even in sensitive industry environments.
Is It Safe to Use the Cryonite® in All Environments?
As Cryonite® is non-toxic and areas can be used immediately after treatment, Cryonite® can be used in many environments that were typically not suitable for toxic insecticides. Cryonite® can be used in all types of industries and areas and can be used to kill all pests not just bed bugs. It's the need for pest control that decides if Cryonite® should be applied, not the type of area. Here are a few areas where Cryonite® is routinely used:
In homes, poison free treatments are welcome. Small children, seniors, and pets (especially fish!) are some of the reasons Cryonite® has become a treatment choice for homes. You don't have to evacuate!
Hotels, Motels, and Cruise Ships
Rooms can be rented immediately after treatment with Cryonite®. Our treatment provides for maximum kill of pests allowing you to maximize occupancy rates by lowering the down time for affected rooms.
Hospitals & Nursing Homes
One advantage of using Cryonite® here, is that the pests are killed instantly and there is no chemical smell.
Additional Scientific Information on Cryonite® and Its Effectiveness
Read the full certified scientific and efficacy testing, Field Trial to Assess the Efficacy of a Combined Cryonite/Diatomaceous Earth Treatment Against Bed Bugs (Cimex Lectularius) from Insect Investigations Ltd., a government licensed Efficacy Testing Facility in the United Kingdom.
Discreet Residential Bed Bug Extermination Treatments
A typical bed bug extermination treatment will consist of two extensive and comprehensive visits. You can select from our traditional insecticide bed bug treatment, dry steam, or our new treatment program using Cryonite® combined with insecticide treatments in non-sensitive areas. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our services. Read testimonials about our bed bug treatments and feel comfortable with our services. To help us do the best job possible for you we recommend that you prepare for your treatment appointment by following these steps.
- Reduce clutter in the affected rooms. Belonging strewn about the room will give bed bugs more places to hide as well as impede inspection and treatment.
- Infested bedding and clothing should be bagged and laundered with hot water (120°F minimum) or discarded since these items cannot be treated with insecticides.
- Items that cannot be laundered can sometimes be treated by heating for several minutes in a clothes dryer.
- Bag other items in plastic and leave in a hot, sunny location for several days. Try to raise the temperature to 120°F minimum by measuring with a thermometer in the center of the items.
- Most house cleaning measures are of little benefit when it comes to bed bug management and prevention.
- Vacuuming with a scraping action with a wand along the infested areas such as seams, bedding, and the perimeter edge of wall to wall carpet may be helpful for killing bed bugs and eggs that have been missed. Make sure to change the vacuum bag immediately after your treatment has been completed.
We strongly recommend that you invest in bed bug bite proof mattress encasements and box spring encasements for all of your bedding after treatment. Not only will this help you sleep easier after an infestation, but will aid in the prevention of a re infestation from bed bugs from deep inside your mattress or box spring.
These special encasements are never to be removed and will lock all remaining, if there are any, bed bugs inside; keeping them out of your room and away from your skin. In several years these bed bugs will simply die from starvation. Keep in mind that bed bugs can go dormant for up to one year without feeding so these encasements should stay on and are not even to be removed for laundering.
The Wall Street Journal has interviewed Douglas Stern, Managing Partner of Stern Environmental Group, on bed bug extermination programs. When you need a bed bug extermination expert you need Stern Environmental. Even the Wall Street Journal turns to him for information on how to treat and get rid of these pesky bugs!
Discreet Commercial Bed Bug Treatment and Pro-Active Bed Bug Control
Visit our commercial bed bug service information page for more information about our services for the hospitality industry, hotels, motels, cruise ships, firehouses, dormitories, and many other settings. With our special Cryonite® treatment you can immediately reuse rooms and properties right after treatment.
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