Last year’s annual Global Bed Bug Summit drew a record number of attendees. As this biennial event ramps up in the Mile-High City again for November, record-setting attendance is expected as the country battles the rising challenges of bed bug mitigation in a new world where these pests are growing increasingly resistant to common chemical treatments.
Why the Uptick?
With the recent additions of Multi-Family and Business Tracks to the summit’s strong technical sessions, the Denver conference experienced an influx of 30-40% new attendees. These included property managers and affordable housing representatives, in addition to the usual audience of pest control businesses such as your local NJ bed bug exterminator and service professionals.
In uncovering the disconnect between these different groups in the beg bug elimination market, the experts at BedBug Central are striving to reach out to previously underserved markets. By strengthening the connection between bed bug treatment pros and multi-family and affordable housing markets, BedBug Central hopes to more effectively aid these markets in the future, improving access to the latest bed bug treatment protocols and gaining better control over these pervasive pests.
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As if bed bugs bites weren’t bad enough, new research suggests these pests could continue to take a toll even after they’re eliminated. And we’re not talking about the psychological effects of a bed bug infestation. Your local NJ bed bug exterminator may soon be offering cleaning services in addition to bed bug treatment.
Bed Bug Poop Makes People Sick Even After Pest Eradication
A recent North Carolina State University study revealed the danger from bed bugs remains even after successful extermination in the form of their droppings. Poop from the pests was found to contain large amounts of histamine. In their study, the histamine was discovered in the dust of treated homes, where it was detected both before and after the bugs were banished. Histamine levels in infested homes were a whopping 20 times higher than those in homes with no bed bugs.
A Potential New Indoor Contaminant
Break out the mattress encasements. Your body’s histamines help the immune system repair injuries and combat germs, but they can also have damaging effects, resulting in rashes after physical contact and respiratory issues after inhalation of histamine particles. Even 3 months after extermination, histamine levels failed to decline, meaning rigorous cleaning may soon become an important part of bed bug treatment.
Traveling by plane can be nerve-wracking. Dealing with long lines, crowds and keeping track of flight arrivals and departures is challenging enough as it is. Now recent articles shed light on the discovery of bed bugs attacking passengers in flight.
What can be done? Stern Environmental’s NJ bed bug specialists provide solutions to ensure your flight plans are bed bug free.
Bed bugs Take to the Sky
Bed bugs and passengers actually may share some commonalities. Some people, like bed bugs, prefer overnight flights and hanging out in the areas with the least amount of light possible. If you love easy access to tasty morsels, then you could have a constant back-packing buddy/pest aka the bed bug.
Have you had dreams of flying but lack the ability to do so? Bed bugs have a similar problem. Despite having wing pads when they reach adulthood, bed bugs don’t actually have the capability to fly. They still manage to find a way to travel by hitchhiking on clothing, suitcases or other easily accessible human accessories.
Stern Environmental’s Air Service
Here at Stern Environmental, we provide the solutions that take bed bugs out of your flight plans. Bed bugs don’t pay for their flights and no one should have to suffer from their annoying bites. Our NJ bed bug specialists can keep airports and their passengers clear of any potential threats to their peace of mind and body!
Bed bugs are a nuisance. Not only do they travel and infiltrate multiple environments to feed on human blood, they are also a harbor for human disease-causing pathogens. How these pathogens have been passed to humans has been a cause for study with recent results showing evidence that bed bug feces is a possible way diseases are transmitted.
A report published in the Journal of Medical Entomology by researchers from New Mexico State University detailed their findings concerning disease transmission. Their investigation focused on the ability of bed bugs to carry Trypanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas disease.
They conducted experiments that involved feeding bed bugs blood infected with T. cruzi. Results showed the disease pathogen settled in the bugs gut and survived in nymphs even after the bugs molted. Along with nymphs being hosts to the pathogen, it was also determined adult males that were fed infected blood could host the pathogen for up to 97 days.
Additional studies at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine showed that bed bugs were capable of transmitting the infection to mice.
NJ pest control services available through Stern Environmental include an inspection of your home for bed bugs. With a plan in place, NJ pest control technicians use the latest techniques and innovations to eliminate these bugs. Call our office today to set up an appointment for a bed bug free home environment.
Bed bugs have become the scourge of the pest population due to their dining habits, which include human blood. At one time, bed bugs were a more dormant species but in recent years, this mobile bug has become more problematic for cities around the world. This is due, in part, to more people traveling and the bed bugs stowing away in their luggage.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
If you ask any NJ pest control professional what the easiest way is to get rid of bed bugs using over-the-counter sprays, they’ll tell you there isn’t a bug spray that’s going to eliminate the bloodsuckers.
Recently, researchers at North Carolina State University conducted tests involving boric acid. The tests were by ingestion and by an external covering of boric acid dust.
The results concluded that when boric acid was ingested by the bed bugs, they expired quickly while the bed bugs that were subjected to a high dose of boric acid externally were minimally affected.
Their goal was to find a way to design an easy-to-use bait system based on boric acid to attract and eliminate bed bugs. In the meantime, if you’re seeing signs of bed bugs, such as stains on bedding as well as red itchy welts on your body, or if you just want to have your home checked, contact Stern Environmental for an inspection by an experienced NJ pest control specialist.