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Technology Advances Into the Bed Bug Monitoring Arena

Understanding Bed Bug Life Cycles are Important.
Understanding Bed Bug Life Cycles are Important.

NJ bed bug specialists are busier than ever with the increasing influx of bed bugs expanding their populations around the world.

While international traveling is still a top activity, the downside is the exposure guests are experiencing with bed bugs who’ve made hotels their stomping/chomping ground.

New Technology

In Helsinki, Finland, a new product for bed bug detection has been developed by Valpas. The automated safety system is the first of its kind and works on a simple premise. The product is attached to bed legs in hotel rooms to capture the tiny pests that haven’t checked out.

Once they’re caught, hotel staff is alerted by the “smart” leg technology who can then take steps to address the issue before the bloodsucking bed bugs set up permanent residence.

By making this smart technology available to hotels, guests are less stressed when checking in busy hotels that have repeat guests who know the hotel has active bed bug detection.

It’s a win-win situation for both hotels and guests. Hotels can expect more guest traffic due to safety measures and guests get to enjoy a better bug-free experience.

On the home front, if you find signs of bed bugs in your home, you need the help of NJ bed bug specialists from Stern. Our technicians will do a full inspection, then plan an action of attack. When bed bugs arrive, Stern is on your side. Call today.

Bed Bugs: What You Really Need to Know Part One

Knowing How to Fortify Yourself and Your Home Against Bed Bugs Is Key.
Knowing How to Fortify Yourself and Your Home Against Bed Bugs Is Key.

Bed bugs; you can’t live with them and unfortunately due to their mobility, the days of living without them are becoming few and far between. One reason is the increase in international travel that allows these blood-sucking bugs to easily move from continent to continent.

About Bed Bugs

Cimex lectularius is the most common of the bed bug species. Regions with temperate climates such as Europe, North America, and Central Asia are popular habitats for these bugs. The C. hemipterus is found mostly in tropical regions such as California.

For many years, it was assumed bed bug infestations were due to unclean areas, dilapidated houses, and crowded living conditions. That is not necessarily the case any more as they have been found in five-star hotels, resorts, airplanes, commuter trains, buses, schools, hospitals, and nursing homes, to name just a few.

In the past, pesticides were used to control infestations, but through the years, bed bugs have built up a resistance to many treatment solutions. Today, NJ bed bug specialists rely on more sophisticated bed bug equipment and treatments to eliminate the initial infestation and provide ways to prevent them from returning.

To get the best help from professional NJ bed bug specialists, contact the Stern Environmental Group. Our technicians are experienced in finding the source of the bed bug infestation and ridding your home of these problematic bugs. Call today to schedule a home inspection.

 

The Bed Bug Life Cycle – Know Your Enemy

Understanding Bed Bug Life Cycles are Important.
Understanding Bed Bug Life Cycles are Important.

Bed bugs can quickly become a major nuisance when they get into your residential or commercial building. How long do these pests live? Learn more about their life cycle and when to seek help from NJ bed bug specialists.

Bed Bug Eggs and Nymphs

Females can lay up to 500 eggs during their lifespan, which generally means laying up to five eggs a day. Bed bug eggs, which are white, are usually found on wood and other rougher surfaces. These eggs are coated with a sticky, material and typically hatch in 10 to 15 days.

When bed bugs are going through the nymph stages, they look for blood meals, which are needed in for them to grow and develop. After passing through five of these stages, they become adults.

Adult Bed Bugs

Bed bugs have a life cycle that can range from as little as five weeks to as long as four months. Their lifespan depends on how much food is available and what the temperature in their environment is. Keep in mind that these pests can go up to 400 days without feeding if they’re in the right conditions. This usually means being in an environment that offers certain temperatures and humidity levels suitable for them.

If your home or business needs NJ bed bug specialists, we’re here to help. Contact Stern Environmental Group for more information about our services.

Woman Dies During Bed Bug Extermination Treatment

Woman Dies During Bed Bug Extermination Treatment
Woman Dies During Bed Bug Extermination Treatment

Handling bed bug infestations promptly is highly important, but it also needs to be done safely to prevent harm to homeowners or building occupants. Bed bug control that involved the use of heat led to the death of one Houston woman.

Dangerous Conditions

A Houston couple returned to their home in Laure Point Senior Apartments after it had been treated for bed bugs. Shortly after entering their home, the couple had to be taken to the hospital for emergency care. The treatment that was used to kill bed bugs raised the temperature inside the home to 139 degrees. The wife, 82-year-old Elizabeth Ashbaugh, ended up passing away at the hospital. Her family is suing the landlord and pest control company for failing to let the couple know when it would be safe to return home.

Safe Bed Bug Control

This unfortunate story illustrates the need to ensure that bed bug infestations are dealt with as safely as possible. At Stern, we use freezing technology to get rid of these pests. This helps prevent the kinds of health risks that are associated with the use of heat or chemicals to eliminate bed bugs from homes and businesses.

If your home or business has bed bugs, make sure it’s handled safely and properly. At Stern Environmental Group, we offer safe and dependable bed bug control to eliminate infestations without endangering you and your family or tenants.

Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

When You Need Help Call the Bed Bug Specialists - Stern Environmental Group!
When You Need Help Call the Bed Bug Specialists – Stern Environmental Group!

Many people grew up hearing the rhyme ‘Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite’ and most likely didn’t give much thought to its origins. Parents and children probably didn’t think about the real possibility of biting bed bugs, either, since the use of pesticides and DDT in the 20th century nearly eradicated the pests from existence.

Today, with the influx of travelers making their way to destinations across the globe, bed bugs have resurfaced with a vengeance. So, before sharing the rhyme with friends or family, you might want to think twice as some may have real life experience of not sleeping tight while the bed bugs took bite after bite.

Rhyme History

There are numerous theories about the origins of the rhyme but historians aren’t convinced the suggested reasons for the rhyme are anything more than guesswork.

The Oxford English Dictionary explains that “sleep tight” means to sleep soundly and doesn’t mention bed bugs.

Although the earliest the bed bug phrase was cited was in the late 19th century, earlier citations don’t mention the word “bug”. Other words used include fleas, buggers, and mosquitoes.

At Stern we have everything needed to guarantee a bed bug free home including expert NJ bed bug exterminators. When you have a pest problem, contact us to schedule an inspection with one of our NJ bed bug exterminator professionals so you can sleep tight every night.