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German Cockroaches May Be Brought Into Your Office by Unsuspecting Employees

German Cockroaches May Be Brought Into Your Office by Unsuspecting Employees
German Cockroaches May Be Brought Into Your Office by Unsuspecting Employees

Many may utter the word “cockroach” and shudder. Do you? If you aren’t a fan of uninvited clients coming to a food facility or office near you, then you might want to contact our local NJ pest control team as soon as possible. German cockroaches love food, hanging out on employee clothing, and hitching rides on any belongings. What can you do to stop it? The key is isolation.

Keeping the Cockroaches Away

What can you do to prevent unsuspecting employees from bringing bacteria-spreading German cockroaches near food products or food preparation areas in your facility? Here are a few simple steps to prevent an accidental cockroach invasion:

– Ensure employees put on their uniforms on site.

– Install an employee locker room, separate and away from daily operations.

– Keep cockroach monitors near vending machines, in locker rooms, and sources of water such as sinks.

– Set clear guidelines that ensure employees know not to bring open containers into the facilities. They are quick transportation devices for enterprising cockroaches.

– Teach employee awareness. Stress the importance of following guidelines that discourage pests from entering your facility.

Our NJ pest control team of experts love to inform, investigate, eradicate and take care of any pest concerns you have. Your livelihood may be at stake and we understand the importance of that. Contact us today and we’ll be quick to help you safeguard your business and the health of your clientele!

What NYC and NJ Need to Know About the Oriental Cockroach

What NYC and NJ Need to Know About the Oriental Cockroach
What NYC and NJ Need to Know About the Oriental Cockroach

There are approximately 3,500 different species of cockroaches worldwide. Of these, about 55 are currently found in the United States. New York and New Jersey residents typically have to contend with German and American cockroaches. Another, Oriental cockroaches (Blatta Orientalis Linnaeus), are a problem and tougher to eliminate. They move slower than other species of cockroaches because they can’t fly. However, they’re highly resilient and very elusive. To identify and properly treat them, you need a thorough inspection by professional NJ & NYC exterminators.

The life of Oriental cockroaches

These roaches are often referred to as water bugs because they prefer dark, damp areas like crawl spaces and basements. During the warmer months, they’re most often found outside. During periods of drought, they move indoors in search of humidity. They will travel through sewer lines and carry the filth with them everywhere they go. Adult Oriental cockroaches reach about one inch in length and can live up to one and a half years. The males have wings but are apparently unable to fly. Females have small wing pads and wider, heavier bodies. Females will usually produce about 200 offspring during their life.

Oriental cockroaches are known to transmit forms of gastroenteritis-like food poisoning, diarrhea, dysentery, and other diseases. The NJ & NYC exterminators at Stern Environmental have the knowledge and equipment to protect your home or business. Call us for a thorough professional inspection and treatment plan.

Cockroach 101 for NJ Business Owners

Cockroach 101
Cockroach 101

Practically every homeowner has entered their kitchen, flipped on the light and been startled by a creepy cockroach standing in the middle of the floor, or even worse, on the counter. But these highly resilient pests often go about their nightly routine unnoticed in businesses that close in the evening. The following are a few basic cockroach facts every business owner should know.

There are more than 4,000 different species of cockroaches in the world. Seventy of these species are found in the United States. Of these, there are four that cause the most trouble for homeowners and businesses: The German Cockroach, Oriental Cockroach, American Cockroach, and Brown Banded Cockroach.

Since cockroaches are so common, some business owners overlook the need to call NJ pest control. Cockroaches need food, water, and warmth to survive. They will eat practically anything, including dead cockroaches. Although they’re known to favor sweets, cockroaches eat cardboard, human feces, toenails, and, of course, any type of food that humans also consume.

In addition to defecating indiscriminately, cockroaches regurgitate digestive juices as they eat. If they are present in a food prep area, they are certainly contaminating prep surfaces and utensils.

Cockroaches are known to carry more than 30 species of bacteria, including E. coli, Salmonella, and Staphylococcus.

Protect your customers and your business by contacting the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental Group for pest monitoring, infestation prevention, and extermination.

Exactly Why Do We Hate Cockroaches So Much?

What Is It About Cockroaches That We Hate?
What Is It About Cockroaches That We Hate?

The last thing a property owner wants to see scurrying around their property is a cockroach. These intimidating bugs are fast, creative at getting into food sources, and in some cases show no fear when confronted.

About Cockroaches

There are even more reasons why the sight of cockroaches traveling over, under, and around your living area can make your skin crawl. Any one of these situations is why many people choose to contact a NYC cockroach exterminator for professional help needed to eliminate these and other bug problems.

• Cockroaches have been around since the time of the dinosaurs, which means they have adapted very well to the planet’s many changes and are most likely at the top of the list of survivors.

• Cockroaches have around 4,600 subspecies setting up housekeeping around the world.

• Some species are known to carry allergens that can be problematic for asthma sufferers.

• Roaches are transporters of bacteria as they traverse through many dark, dank, and unclean areas.

• Most people have an adverse attitude towards cockroaches because of their size and armored-body look.

• They’re just gross.

• However, on the list of dangerous insects that are harmful to humans, cockroaches rank much lower than mosquitoes.

At Stern Environmental Group, our NYC cockroach exterminator specialists are standing by to rid your property of disease carrying bugs. Contact us by phone or through our online form for more information or to schedule an appointment.

New ‘Winter Roach’ Invades NYC

New York City rolls out the welcome mat for millions of visitors each year, but city health officials wish they could send one visitor packing. A cockroach species that thrives in cold weather has been found in the Big Apple’s unique High Line Park. Native to the cold northern regions of Asia, Periplaneta Japonica most likely arrived hidden in the soil of imported landscape plants used to turn the old elevated train tracks on the lower west side into a green space.

First seen in 2012 by an exterminator treating the exterior of a building on the High Line, the roach species is new to the U.S. Rutgers University biologists used DNA tests to identify the species, making the High Line discovery the first confirmed sighting of Periplaneta Japonica in the U.S.

Unlike America’s native cockroach population which can only survive winter by moving indoors, this Asian immigrant (and its eggs and offspring) can survive outdoors even when the temperature plunges below freezing. Unlike U.S. roaches, Periplaneta Japonica has the ability to walk on ice and snow, a talent that should not only increase cockroach activity in the city during the winter but also allow this species to spread to new sites in New Jersey and beyond more easily.

Fortunately, Stern Environmental commercial cockroach extermination services are just as effective on this new immigrant as they are on U.S. roaches.