Coming to the realization that your home has bed bugs is not pleasant but there are things you can do to alleviate and eliminate the problem.
Bed Bug Checklist
First thing on the list to do is not panic. You’re not the first nor the last person to face what is becoming a more frequent situation for people due to the mobility of these pests. To deal with the situation requires clear-thinking.
Next, if you have insect repellent for mosquitoes, do not cover yourself from head to toe. This is great if you have an infestation of mosquitoes but it won’t have any effect on bed bugs.
Other types of insect repellents that are FDA approved for bed bugs may not work in your situation or might be for outdoor use only. This is an area best left to a NJ pest control expert.
Your instincts may be telling you it’s time to move elsewhere but keep in mind if the problem isn’t addressed, the bed bugs in your home will move with you.
To begin the process of removing bed bugs, start with a thorough vacuuming of everything. Empty the canister frequently and secure the garbage bag so the bugs can’t escape.
Before you start tossing out your clothes and furniture, get professional help from a NJ pest control company. At Stern Environmental, we have the treatments to clear up your problem. Call today.
With the new pesticide-resistant strain of bed bugs, there has been a huge serge in bed bug infestations, especially along the east coast of the U.S. One of the deadliest new advancements in bed bug control is a completely non toxic, NYC bed bug freeze treatment. This method uses liquid CO2 to literally freeze bed bugs in their tracks.
As chilling as that may sound, it’s highly effective on contact and there is no post-treatment residue.
The New Wave
Fungal biopesticides are being explored as the new wave in bed bug control. Environmentally harmless fungus spores are administered into areas where bed bugs may live. When these spores come into contact with a bed bug, they burrow into their bodies and grow inside of the bug. Eventually, the bed bug is consumed and dies, releasing more spores that find other bed bugs to eat.
So far in testing, there has been a 95% success rate in killing off bed bug colonies, with no resistance seen. It is safe for humans and pets, and the spores can be spread around laying dormant until a bed bug walks by.
For More Information
For the latest in bed bug extermination and prevention, the NYC bed bug freeze treatment, or anything related to bed bugs in general, please contact Stern Environmental. We are the bed bug experts and have been serving the NYC area for nearly 20 years.
Bed bug infestations have been increasing in the NYC area in recent years for many reasons. Although the presence of bed bugs used to be associated with unsanitary or unhygienic conditions, this has changed considerably. Bed bugs have been thriving in a wide range of environments, including buildings that are normally kept clean. Pesticide changes, globalization and even interior decor trends have been contributing to these infestations.
Pesticides containing DDT have been banned since 1972, but they used to be effective at getting rid of bed bugs. At the same time, pesticides that are highly effective at killing cockroaches have been increasing in use, resulting in fewer cockroaches around to prey on bed bugs.
With more and more people traveling around the country and the world, bed bugs have been easily carried from one place to another in suitcases. Limited travel in the past used to make it harder for these pests to infest other places.
The shabby chic style of interior decor has also made it easier for bed bugs to find their way into new buildings. Purchasing secondhand furniture and other items comes with the risk that these objects are already infested with these pests.
Don’t let bed bugs cause problems in your building. Contact Stern Environmental Group, so our NYC bed bug specialists can thoroughly handle infestations and prevent more of these pests from entering your building.
Bed bugs are showing up more often in the NYC area in commercial buildings. If you’ve had employees complain about bug bites at work, it’s possible that your office has an infestation. However, keep in mind that other types of bugs, including fleas and mosquitos, can also cause bites. You’ll need to do some detective work to find out if bed bugs are the culprit.
Visible Signs of Bed Bugs
Check the furniture in your office for signs of bed bugs. If you don’t see the actual bugs, you might find tiny brown or black spots left behind by these critters. Look closely at bookcases, filing cabinets, desks and chairs for these spots, which are fecal matter from bed bugs.
Catching a Bed Bug
One of the most effective ways to determine whether or not you have an infestation is by trapping a bed bug. You can do this by placing clear packing tape around desk or chair legs with the adhesive side out. The tape will catch any bed bugs that walk across it.
Bed Bug Sniffing Dogs
Some dogs are trained to sniff out bed bugs, making it easier for you to find out if you have an infestation. These dogs can even find locations that bed bugs are hiding in.
Worried that you might have a bed bug infestation? Call Stern Environmental for nontoxic, effective NYC office bed bug treatment.
Bed bugs are big business. Apple seed-sized insects that creep into our beds to feed on our blood, bed bugs incite fear well out of proportion to their small size. And there are plenty of folks who want to cash in on that fear. Since bed bugs resurfaced in the U.S., bed bug killing products have flooded the marketplace. Some live up to their promises, but many do not.
Stern offers a wide range of useful products designed to fight bed bugs, but there are three products we consider standouts:
1. Protect-A-Bed bed bug proof mattress covers and box spring encasements are designed by pest control experts. Bed bugs cannot bite through or penetrate these specialized mattress and bed spring enclosures, providing a permanent barrier between you and bed bugs.