Bed Bugs can Cause more than Just Itchy Skin

Some New Jersey and New York City residents are not even aware they have been attacked by bed bugs during the night. Many people don’t have a skin reaction to bed bugs that have been stealing their blood. However, many people do get itchy skin rashes from being attacked by bed bugs.

Some people, including a woman living in Portland Oregon, have a severe reaction to bed bug bites. She woke up one morning covered with red hives. The doctor recommended she go to the emergency room. The doctors said her allergic reaction to the bed bugs attack almost put her into shock.

To make things worse the apartment complex would not give the woman and her boyfriend their deposit back and the company that owns the building locked them out of their apartment. They had to sleep on the couches of relatives. Sounds like a quirky movie script that could take several different plot twists, unfortunately it actually happened to the woman.  A bed bug monitor could be very beneficial for this woman and many others.

Bed Bug Bites Can Do More Than Make You Itch!

bed bugsJust the thought of encountering bed bugs in enough to make anyone’s skin begin to itch.  Those creepy blood suckers lurk in the shadows, sneak into our beds while we are sleeping, jab us with their tubes, and then for about 10 minutes, dine on our precious blood supply.  Once they are through, they scurry off to digest their blood meal just waiting for the next opportunity to strike again.

Some people don’t know that they have bed bugs because they are lucky enough to not experience the subsequent itching that is associated with the bed bug bites.  Others are so unlucky that they suffer from painful swelling, horrible itching, and oozing sores.  There are some people that even experience a worse fate…they have an allergic reaction to the bed bug bites.

Students in an off campus apartment complex in Portland, Oregon have been dealing with a bed bug infestation since the beginning of the school year.  Management has only been treating one apartment unit a time, as tenant’s report a problem, and the bed bugs are just being chased from unit to unit with each treatment.  One tenant had such a bad allergic reaction to the bed bug bites that her bites were swollen to the size of eggs and she went into anaphylactic shock!

If you are experiencing a bed bug infestation, don’t take a chance on these buggers causing you health problems.  Early treatment is critical.  Contact a bed bug expert as soon as possible.

Free New York Bed Bug Seminar Includes Prominent Guest Speaker

The Entomological Society, Inc., is hosting another bed bug seminar and this one features the prominent guest speaker Louis Sorkin B.C.E., Entomologist, Arachnologist of the American Museum of Natural History. Hie presentation is titled “What do you Really know About Bed Bugs?” I know, most New Jersey and New York City residents are shouting “They’re creepy!” Who could blame them?

Louis Sorkin has been invited to speak about insect topics at meetings sponsored by the medical community, science organizations, the real estate industry, the pest management agency and government agencies. Some of Louis Sorkin’s investigations have been on television, radio, in newspapers and magazines.

You can hear Mr. Sorkin discuss the odious bed bugs at the Kaufman Theater Wednesday January 20th from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The New York Entomological Society meetings are open to the public with no admission charge. You can probably learn a lot of valuable information about bed bugs from attending the meeting. No, men are not required to wear ascots.

Are Cockroaches Bugging You In New York City?

stern cockroachThere has been quite a bit of reporting in the news lately about the amount of cockroaches that are living among the residents of New York City and the surrounding Burroughs.  These disgusting pests are repulsive to most people just by their existence!

Cockroaches are capable of transmitting bacteria from place to place which could cause food poisoning.  Cockroaches are also responsible for causing serious allergies in some people, second only to house dust.  Like humans, cockroaches prefer to live where food, warmth and moisture are readily available.  They are very quick to breed and can easily produce several thousand offspring each year, so treating an infestation early is imperative.

Cockroaches have been lurking around for about 350 million years.  We can’t kill them all, but if you are experiencing a cockroach infestation in your restaurant or business, you should definitely contact a licensed pest control specialist as soon as possible.  Stern Environmental Group provides prompt professional service for cockroaches, bed bugs, spiders, and many other home invaders in Secaucus, New Jersey, the Greater New York City Metro and Connecticut Regions.  Give us a call today!

Bed Bug Detection Dogs are Actually Superior to Advanced Technology

Bed bugs are also known as Cimex lectularius. In some parts of New Jersey and New York City they might be known as odious insects. Some people believe bed bugs have been on the planet since ancient times. Even with all the technological advancements, bed bug detection dogs are the best at finding bed bugs. No machine made at a prestigious university by geniuses has outperformed bed bug sniffing Beagles or other highly trained bed bug sniffing dogs.

If you don’t have a bed bug detection dog as a pet and decide to look for bed bugs in your home, baby bed bugs are translucent and become browner as they age. Adult bed bugs are reddish brown, they have no wings and and are about three-sixteenths of an inch in size. No, there are no three foot long bed bugs with fangs. Bed bugs are attracted to carbon dioxide and warmth.

New Jersey and New York City residents are increasingly asking a bed bug detection dog to take over the task of finding bed bugs in their homes. Thank you knights in shining fur.