NYC Businesses: Why Pay for Regular Pest Treatments?

Regular Pest Control Can Save You Money

Regular Pest Control Can Save You Money

Pest control services aren’t just for dealing with a current bug or rodent problem. You can also use preventive services to reduce your company’s risk of having a pest infestation.

Routine Pest Control

At Stern, we offer Integrated Pest Management programs that focus on ensuring that commercial properties stay free of bed bugs and other insects, as well as rodents. These programs involve having our pest control experts come out to your property on a regular basis to use low-toxicity chemicals and other products that keep pests at bay. Scheduling this type of preventive pest control helps your business avoid problems that can occur when bugs, rodents or other pests invade, such as having to close indefinitely until the problem is taken care of. With our Integrated Pest Management services, your company doesn’t have to close for hours or days and lose out on business.

Waiting until pests have already invaded your business can also cost you more money when it comes to pest control. Depending on how severe the problem is, you might need several treatments in order to completely rid your property of these pests. With routine pest control, you don’t have to worry about this.

Don’t wait for a pest problem to appear. Contact Stern Environmental Group to set up regular NJ commercial pest control to keep your business free of insects, rodents and other unwanted critters.

NJ Home Owners: Get Ready for Carpenter Bee Season

Honey Bees

Bee Season

When bee season is in full bloom, home owners can expect a variety of problems the biggest one being the carpenter bee whose favorite pastime is burrowing into wood.

As late spring blends into early summer, carpenter bees will make their presence known, one way or another. While the larger male bee may plan diversionary tactics and terrorize you, your friends and family, and outdoor pets should you approach their home base, it’s the females who get an attitude and provide the stinging action.

The sting is very painful and serious for those with allergic reactions to bee stings and another good reason to contact the professional technicians at Stern Environmental Group for assistance.

Carpenter bees love to create tunnels in wood that is susceptible to chewing such as damaged or weathered pieces. Once they create their network, the bees set up their burrows within the wood and set up household.

With all the chewing and tunneling, it is pretty clear by doing a visual inspection of the exterior portions of the wood on your home, garage, shed, or carport, that these flying, stinging insects can wreak havoc that can lead to costly wood replacements and repairs to the affected areas.

When bees begin to buzz, it’s time to contact the professionals at Stern Environmental Group for answers and help. During bee season, you’re going to need more than a fly swatter to tackle bee infestations.

Our IPM Plans Save Your NYC Business Money

Save Your Business Money

Save Your Business Money

Having a pest infestation in your business can put you, your employees and your customers at risk. In order to lower the risk of food contamination, structural damage and other hazards, it’s important to make arrangements for commercial pest management as soon as possible.

If you’re worried about the overall cost to have pests eliminated or the dangers of having toxic chemicals applied inside your building, we offer an Integrated Pest Management program that is cost-effective, thorough and non-toxic. Our IPM program uses non-toxic methods of treatment to effectively get rid of pests, such as German cockroaches and bed bugs.

IPM programs are designed to be safe and convenient, along with providing highly effective pest control. At Stern, we use Cryonite®, a non-toxic, chemical-free carbon dioxide snow treatment, which freezes pests. Cryonite® is safe enough to be used in kitchens, near electrical equipment and in several other areas. It also won’t force you to keep your building closed for hours or even days, as you would need to do with toxic treatment methods. That means you won’t lose out on any business, and you’ll have a non-toxic, pest-free environment for your employees and customers.

For commercial pest management that keeps your employees safe while saving your company money, contact Stern Environmental Group. We’ll provide you with more information on our Integrated Pest Management program and set up an appointment.

Too Busy? Got Bedbugs? No Worry Prep Services

Fighting The Infestation

Fighting The Infestation

Getting rid of a bedbug infestation is not an easy process. It requires quite a bit of preparation in order to reach all of the areas that bedbugs are found and ensure that these pests are gone. If you don’t have time to fully prepare to have your home treated for an infestation, consider using a bedbug prep service.

What Does This Service Do?

Bedbug prep service takes steps to make sure your home is ready to be treated, which typically involves removing and fumigating certain items and storing others in sealed containers. Some of these tasks include the following:

  • Wrapping bedding and upholstery in plastic and taking them to an off-site location to be fumigated
  • Emptying drawers, placing clothing in sealed containers and taking them off-site for fumigation
  • Wiping down any items that won’t be removed with alcohol, then sealing them in plastic
  • Vacuuming carpets

What Happens to My Belongings?

Items that need to be fumigated are taken to an off-site location, then treated with sulfuryl fluoride, which is odorless and won’t leave any residue on your possessions. After being fumigated, these items are stored in a secure facility until you’re ready to have them returned to your home.

Need some help getting your home ready for bedbug treatment? At Stern, we offer bedbug prep service to make things easier and more convenient for you. Contact us today for more information.

Tips on Rat Control for NYC Restaurants Part Two

Protect Your Home From Mold

Keep The Rats Out

Thanks for checking back for the second post in our series about NYC restaurant rat control. Hopefully you’re finding this series helpful, and you’re able to use it to improve your own efforts at keeping rats out of your NYC restaurant. Let’s continue with a few more helpful tips.

Tip #4: Score extra points with neatness – It’s very important to make sure the interior and the exterior of your restaurant is neat. Regularly check for and remove stray trash, and if you have to store items, try to do so off the ground. You’ll find inspecting will be much easier.

Tip #5: Remove rats’ water supplyNYC rats might have a great water supply that you’re not aware of. Buckets, flower pots and other vessels that collect water offer them a welcoming place to call home. Dump these and remove them.

Tip #6: Inspect your foundation – Rats find it very easy to squeeze through small places, and if your foundation has cracks or holes, you’re making it even easier for them. Inspect your foundation regularly and seal up any cracks or problems that you find.

It is our hope that your restaurant never has to endure the scrutiny of an inspector who has just found a rat problem. Rat control in NYC can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. If you have a situation that you need professional help with, please contact us right away.

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