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How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

If you have bed bugs, don’t wait another minute; call Stern today. Getting rid of bed bugs is not a do-it-yourself project. If you have bed bugs, you need professional help and you need it today before they spread to other parts of your home.

The little buggers are hard to find and they spread like wildfire. If they’re in your bed and you start sleeping on your couch, you’ll have them in your couch too. If you move out, you could carry them with you in your suitcase. If you spray them with Raid, they’ll just move to another comfy spot in your house. The tiny critters are easily spread on clothing, furniture, bedding, suitcases and cardboard boxes. They move easily through wall voids, ductwork and elevator shafts. They hide in the tiniest of cracks and crevices, behind wall paper, behind baseboards, under carpeting and in furniture joints. If you’ve got them, you’re going to need professional help getting rid of them.

In addition to traditional bed bug extermination treatment, Stern Environmental also offers the new, revolutionary Cryonite treatment for bed bugs. Extensively used in Europe and Australia, Cryonite is the most effective bed bug extermination treatment available on the market today. Unlike traditional treatments which need to be repeated to kill hatching eggs, Cryonite kills adults, nymphs and eggs at once without pesticides or toxic residue. Click here to find our more about Cryonite, the safest, most effective way to kill bed bugs on the market today.

‘The Cryoniter’ Zaps Bed Bugs Dead

The thing about bed bugs is that they’re hearty little devils. They hide in tiny cracks and crevices where pesticides don’t reach. They can go months, even a year, between feedings. They can survive in hostile weather, both extreme heat and cold. And they’re prolific enough to put rabbits to shame. A female bed bug lays 1 to 12 eggs per day which hatch in 6 to 17 days. In a year’s time, you can have three generations feasting away.

Nearly eradicated in the U.S. after WWII, bed bugs are back — with a vengeance. New bed bugs are more powerful than a speeding bullet, able to survive commercial pesticides at 10 times the recommended dose, and practically immune to the DDT that wiped out their ancestors in the 1950s. Now, of course, that’s not all bed bugs; but a growing number are being found to be resistant to normal chemical pesticide treatments.

Stern to the rescue! We are among a select number of pest control companies able to offer “The Cryoniter,” a revolutionary new bed bug control system that is popular throughout Europe. Cryonite uses a carbon dioxide “snow” to reach bed bugs where they hide, immobilizing them before they can scurry out of reach. The fast-freezing gas kills adults, nymphs and eggs alike, unlike pesticides which are impotent on eggs.

The best thing about Cryonite is that it uses no harmful pesticides and leaves no toxic residue so it is safe for use around children, seniors and pets. Your home or business can be used right after application. Our customers have been so excited about Cryonite, we’ve had to purchase another system to meet demand. If you get bed bugs, call Stern today and ask for “The Cryoniter.”

Bed Bug Seminar to be Held in Queens

Bed bugs have invaded New York and the city is fighting back! In its continuing effort to educate its citizens, the city will host the second in its series of informative Bed Bug Seminars from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5 at Ricardo’s Catering Hall, 21-01 24th Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Call the Department of Housing Preservation and Development at 212-863-8830 to reserve a space and for more information. Spanish translation will be provided. The program will include:

  • How to recognize bed bugs.
  • How to prevent bed bug infestations.
  • How to eliminate bed bugs from your home.

“Bed bugs do not discriminate and we must do everything we can to stop the spread of the epidemic in our city,” said Council Member Miguel Martinez. “Consumers must be educated about buying used mattresses and of the signs to look for when bitten by the bed bug. The public’s education is desperately needed.”

Bed bug complaints in Astoria climbed from 41 in 2004 to 345 last year. Reports of bed bugs have increased across all of New York’s boroughs. Last year the city logged 6,889 infestation complaints and cited 2,008 building owners. Bed bug complaints soared at nearly all — 57 out of 59 — of the city’s community boards. Some of the worst hit areas are Astoria, Long Island City, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Central Harlem and Bushwick.

“The bed bugs epidemic is one that is adversely affecting all sectors of our community,” said Council Member Diana Reyna. “This issue deserves our full and undivided attention. Educating the community is the first step towards ensuring the safety, proper management and elimination of this problem. A well-informed resident is a safe resident.”

For immediate answers to your bed bug questions, click here. Stern Environmental is at the vanguard of NYC’s battle against invading bed bugs. We now offer the revolutionary chemical-free Cryonite system that is so popular in Europe. Environmentally safe, the Cryonite system is the only treatment program that kills adult bugs, larva and eggs simultaneously. We urge you to attend the city-sponsored bed bug seminars or visit our website to get educated about bed bugs, how to spot them and how to prevent them. If you have or get bed bugs, don’t wait another minute; call Stern immediately. Let “The Cryoniter” put paid to your bed bug problem — permanently.

Cryonite Trumps Pesticides in Ridding Hotels of Bed Bugs

Using dogs to sniff out bed bugs (see our Jan. 30 post) is a fine idea, though I’m not sure a 3-month patrol is going to get the job done. Bed bugs travel on people, suitcases, clothing, furniture — practically anything. It takes just one unwitting bed-bug carrying guest to infect a hotel room. There’s no 3-month incubation period; the little buggers will be snacking away on the new tenant the next night.

What I found disturbing was the hotelier’s comment that when the dogs sniff out bed bugs (and, believe me, there’s never just one; these guys put rabbits to shame), they fumigate the room. Here’s the problem:

  • The room is unusable until the pesticide dissipates.
  • You risk exposing hotel guests to pesticide residue.
  • Pesticide treatments must be repeated to kill all bed bugs and hatching eggs.
  • Some bed bugs have become resistant to commonly used commercial pesticides.

Specialized pesticides are the most widely used method of exterminating bed bugs; and, until now, have been the only reliable option. But now there is a more effective option: Cryonite. Cryonite has particular advantages for the hospitality industry:

  • Cryonite is pesticide-free and leaves no poisonous residue so hotel rooms can be back in circulation right after treatment.
  • Unlike pesticides, Cryonite presents no health hazard to your guests. It’s safe for even your most sensitive guests and is recommended for use in day care centers, hospitals and nursing homes, as well as the hospitality industry.
  • Cryonite kills bed bugs in all stages of development: adults, larva and eggs. Using a dry carbon dioxide snow, bugs are instantly immobilized so they can’t hide or escape and quickly die.
  • Cryonite kills even pesticide-resistant bed bugs and other insects, like hard to kill German cockroaches.

The bottom line is that Cryonite is the most effective bed bug eradication system available. It’s healthier for your guests, and it gets your rooms back in circulation faster — making it healthier for your bottom line! Stern is one of an elite number of pest control companies able to offer Cryonite. Contact us today to find out more about Cryonite.

Bed Bug Control Going to the Dogs in Boston

It may not be as effective as our Cryonite extermination system, but it’s definitely a new wrinkle in the fight against bed bugs. At the exclusive Jurys Boston Hotel, bed bugs are going to the dogs. In its nearly 4 years of operation, Jurys has never had a bed bug incident. Even so, last year the hotel instituted canine patrols of bed bug-sniffing dogs to patrol its 225 guest rooms.

The specially trained canine pest hunters have only barked twice, apparently detecting the scent of the tiny blood-suckers or their eggs. In both cases, Jurys took no chances. They immediately fumigated the room for bed bugs and burned the mattresses.

“At the first sign or suggestion of a problem, our reaction would be to treat the room with chemicals, no questions asked,” said general manager Stephen Johnston in an interview with The Boston Globe. Johnston calls in the canine patrol for an inspection every three months.

While guest comfort is high on hotels’ lists when contracting for pest control, avoiding potential law suits must run a close second. A couple from New Jersey sued the Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers last fall after claiming they were bitten by bed bugs during a two-night stay.

Jurys isn’t about to take any chances, and they’re not the only hotel whose pest control service is going to the dogs. About 10 Boston hotels use the services of Advanced K9 Detectives in Milford, Connecticut.