According to an article published in JAMA Pediatrics, a study of allergens in schools and how these allergens may be affecting the health of students with asthma is the first of its kind to be put forth in the U.S.
With an estimated 6 million children in the U.S. suffering from asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the study was conducted to determine what types of allergens, such as pet dander, dust mites, and mice, could be triggering asthma symptoms or full-blown asthma attacks.
The study indicated that children spend a good portion of their time in school, which is where the environment was shown to play a part in their asthma problems. In each of the schools in the study, mouse allergens were consistently found in the air.
While mice are considered potential allergen providers, the study, which took place in northeastern cities at 37 inner-city schools, does not prove that mice are the main culprits. Since asthma can be triggered by more than one type of allergy, it’s difficult to point to mice as the one that is affecting the quality of air in schools.
Here’s some information that property owners may not be aware of: a rat’s ability to live in the massive root system of large trees. In Boston, rodentologist Bobby Corrigan shared his expert observation of just such an occurrence in a city park.
At the base of old, mature trees within the park, a network of roots created the opportunity for rats to tunnel into holes and access a network of openings around the tree. Evidence showed that the rats used multiple openings for entry and exit routes as well as bringing in food sources and nesting material. It was estimated the “tree house” would hold up to a dozen rats.
If your property has trees with massive above ground root systems, it’s recommended you hire a NYC rodent specialist to inspect the area. With proven systems, methods, and techniques, whether a single tree or multiple trees are affected, the extent of the root-based rat population can be determined and eliminated.
Having a rat infestation in your home or business or anywhere on your property creates an unhealthy situation. If you suspect there’s a problem, don’t allow the rat population to expand, which could result in rodents finding their way inside your home or business.
For fast, efficient help with rodent removal, contact a NYC rodent specialist at Stern Environmental. Our experienced staff will suggest a plan of action to make your property rodent-free.
It’s normal to be tired after a long trip. You just want to get to your hotel, crawl into the bed and go to sleep so you can rest up for the next day. Unfortunately, a lot of travelers get more than they bargained for when they do this, and the last thing you want is to find out you’ve not only been bitten by bed bugs, but you’re pretty likely to bring them home with you as well. As your NYC bed bug specialist, we have a few tips for you.
Checking for Bed Bugs at Hotels
The most important thing you can do when you get to your hotel room is to check for bed bugs before doing anything else. To do this:
• Put your suitcase on a raised surface or even in the bathroom when you enter your hotel room.
• Check the bed by looking for blood stains on the seams of the mattress, on the blankets, pillow and dust ruffle.
• If you find signs of bed bugs, ask for another room. If you’re still not happy, ask for a refund and find another place to stay.
Do Your Homework
Checking the Bed Bug Registry site and hotel reviews will alert you to the possibility of bed bugs when you’re traveling. Be sure to check them both!
If you bring bed bugs home, a NYC bed bug specialist can help! Contact us!
As your NJ bed bug specialist, we know that there are a lot of different ways to rid your home of bed bugs. People try everything from pesticides in a can to using hair dryers in every crevice of their homes. However, one man took a more drastic approach and he decided to set his house on fire.
Arson or Bed Bug Control?
There’s no doubt that people become desperate when they find out they have bed bugs, but only one has gone so far as to set his house on fire. According to the police report, the owner stated that he became overwhelmed because of the bites his wife was suffering. He purchased five gallons of gas and then proceeded to start the fire. A police officer found him sitting across the street in his pickup truck as the house burned.
Cryonite: The Better Way to Kill Bed Bugs
Cryonite is a much better solution. For one, you won’t have to worry about being taken in on criminal arson charges; and for two, all of your belongings will remain intact after your home has been treated with Cryonite. It works by freezing bed bugs and their eggs, which means that it’s a non-toxic method.
Your NJ bed bug specialist can help you get rid of your bed bug problem using the latest, most effective methods. If you’d like to know more, please contact us.
One of the best things about winter is that some pests tend to go away, at least for a little while. However, NYC commercial pest control specialists know that while some pests take a break for the winter because their populations start to die off, or they go into hiding, there are others that really enjoy the colder temperatures.
Will There be a Bed Bug Break?
Unfortunately, no. Bed bugs are very happy to be living in your nice, warm house, and the colder temperatures outside don’t affect them at all, according to experts. Even though bed bug infestations tend to increase when the weather gets warmer, they are still a big problem during the winter.
Additional Winter Pests
Scientists have discovered a new type of cockroach that’s great at weathering the storms of winter. Also stink bugs are likely to survive because they enjoy the colder temperatures, and because they’re often already in your house. Those pests that will end up getting their populations cut are only going away temporarily. They always come back for more.
If you find you have a pest problem this winter, please don’t worry about it. The best NYC commercial pest control specialists can handle it for you. Our goal is to keep your business pest-free, and we pride ourselves on being able to deliver.
Please contact us if you have a pest control issue. We’re here to help!