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How Cold Does It Have to Get to Kill Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are sensitive to extreme temperatures. When correctly applied by an expert bed bug exterminator, both high heat and freezing cold can and will kill bed bugs. In both cases, a certain temperature must be reached and maintained for a specific period of time to guarantee the death of these insects. However, a recent study indicates that bed bugs may be better that previously believed at protecting themselves against low temperatures.

Like many insects, bed bugs have the ability to shield themselves against injury from cold temperatures by lowering the freezing point of their body fluids. As reported by the Entomological Society of America, a new study has been able to document bed bug behavior at various low temperature exposures and durations, providing pest control professionals with reliable bed bug control data.

Study results validate the instantly lethal effectiveness of Stern’s Cryonite bed bug extermination system. Researchers found that at temperatures below 5 F., bed bugs at all stages of development died within 3.5 days. Decreasing the temperature, shortened the necessary exposure time to guarantee 100% extermination; although some bed bugs were able to survive short exposures to below zero temperatures down to minus 13 F. Our Cryonite system uses a carbon dioxide “snow” super-cooled to a temperature of minus 110 F. which instantly freezes and kills bed bugs at all stages of development, including eggs.


Plainfield, NJ Senior Complex Overrun by Bed Bugs, Cockroaches

On its website, the city of Plainfield, New Jersey in Union County bills itself as “a suburban treasure,” nothing that it attracts “people from many different lifestyles and backgrounds” who enjoy friendly, small town life. Unfortunately for residents of Richmond Towers, the city’s housing complex for low-income seniors, Plainfield also attracts bed bugs and cockroaches.

Operated by the Housing Authority of Plainfield, the 12-story senior housing complex is overrun by bed bugs and cockroaches, according to NJ.com. While admitting that some work orders may have been missed, building management said they have exterminated for bed bugs several times but can’t seem to get ahead of the infestation and speculated that residents may be bringing bed bugs into the building from senior centers.

The problems at Richmond Towers illustrate the difficult of exterminating bed bugs and cockroaches in apartment buildings. Building management typically relies on residents to prepare their apartments for treatment and clean their clothing and possessions to remove bed bugs and their eggs, an overwhelming task for many residents. If eggs or bugs are missed during cleaning and treatment, infestations can regrow quickly.

It takes persistence, a joint effort between management and residents and an expert licensed New Jersey bed bug exterminator to rid multi-family housing units of bed bugs. Cryonite offers a 2-for-1 punch, killing bed bugs and cockroaches instantly and safely. Visit our website to find out more.

How to Prevent Cockroach Infestations

Cockroaches may seem an inevitable past of doing business in New York City or northern New Jersey, but your business reputation may hinge on your ability to control and exterminate these noxious pests. Preventing cockroach infestations of commercial properties requires a multi-pronged approach that includes both cockroach prevention measures and commercial pest control services.

Prevention measures include:

  • Exclusion to prevent cockroaches from entering the building either in boxes, bags or supply containers or from other buildings or outdoors.
  • Sanitation is critical to cockroach control as these insects are attracted by dirt, filth and food scraps.
  • Monitoring for cockroach presence allows commercial pest control services to address possible issues before they become a major problem.

Commercial pest control services may include:

  • Bait traps to attract and kill roaches. Roaches not only die from eating poisoned baits, they carry poison back to their nests.
  • Insect growth regulators prevent immature cockroaches from reproducing when they reach adulthood. Colonies gradually die from attrition.
  • Dusts and poisons adhere to the insect’s legs and outer cuticle and are ingested during normal grooming, killing  cockroaches directly or through dehydration.
  • Cryonite is a revolutionary non-toxic cockroach control method that uses a frozen carbon dioxide mist to instantly kill roaches on contact.

For superior commercial cockroach control, contact the experts at Stern Environmental today.

Cryonite Is Revolutionary New Solution to Commercial Cockroach Control

A single cockroach can close a restaurant, have health inspectors combing your commercial establishment for code violations, send tenants complaining to the housing authority or worse. And every business owner knows there is no such thing as one cockroach. Cockroach infestations in the greater New York City and northern New Jersey area have been known to destroy professional reputations and send customers fleeing.

German cockroaches are a persistent problem in densely-populated metropolitan areas. Difficult to eradicate, they breed quickly and can easily migrate into your clean facility from neighboring establishments and curbside garbage piles. Keeping cockroaches under control is a never-ending battle for restaurants, day care centers, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, warehouse facilities and commercial enterprises.

Contracting for regular commercial pest management services with a licensed pest control company can keep cockroaches at bay and your professional reputation intact; however, it pays to investigate cockroach extermination options before choosing a pest control professional. Professional-grade pesticide sprays and baits are the most common form of commercial cockroach control offered in the New York City and northern New Jersey area; however, these methods of cockroach control may not be ideal for sensitive environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centers or pet stores that serve children, ailing seniors or pets.

Cryonite offers a revolutionary, completely non-toxic and extremely effective alternative to traditional roach control methods. Get the details on our website.

Freeze Bloodsucking Bed Bugs With Cryonite

NY and NJ pest control professionals continue to receive calls from customers who are fed up with being nibbled on by blood thirsty bed bugs.  Recent studies have shown that using traditional bug bombs are disasterous when it comes to treating bed bug infestations.  Bug bombs do not reach into the cracks, crevices, mattresses, dressers, walls, electrical outlets, and all of the other locations where bed bugs hide. Once bed bugs detect the bug bomb pesticide, they quickly move in the opposite direction, spreading the infestation to other rooms or adjoining apartments, condos, hotel rooms, etc.

For a safe, non-pesticide, non-toxic alternative to bed bug eradication, Stern Environmental Group is offering Cryonite.

Previously used extensively throughout Australia and Europe, Americans now have the satisfaction of killing bed bugs without the use of harmful pesticides.  Cryonite will eliminate bed bugs, as well as other pests, by blasting them with a fast burst of carbon dioxide snow.  The deep freeze that the bugs encounter kills bed bugs and their eggs quickly and efficiently.  Cryonite does not leave a wet sloppy mess, but instead melts completely dry.  This amazing technology allows us to penetrate into deep cracks and crevices where bed bugs love to hide.  Cryonite is also safe for all types of carpet and fabrics.

Stern Environmental Group has many different products and services that we offer both business and residential customers.  We invite you to stop by our website to see how we can help you keep bed bugs from attacking and eradicate them if they have invaded.