The recent reports of bed bugs arriving on the Upper East Side of New York City have many residents in those neighborhoods in a whirl. People who are not living the high life in the poshest real estate in the United States might be scratching their heads however; because they have been dealing with the nocturnal blood suckers for quite sometime. In fact, so have the residents of the Upper East Side! Bed bugs reports have actually been on the rise throughout the City since 2004.
It is a common misconception that bed bug infestations only occur in poor communities or homes that are unclean. Bed bugs do thrive in cluttered environments because they provide ample hiding spots for safe harborage and multiplication. Being poor or unclean is not a criterion for having bed bugs.
Bed bugs do not discriminate. They don’t care how much money you have in the bank, where you live, or where you work. The simple fact is that they want a blood meal, preferably from a human source, but pets will do in a pinch.
Bed bugs are not a pest that can be eradicated easily and “do it yourself” treatment doesn’t work. It is always wise to call in a licensed pest control specialist when you have a bed bug infestation. Stern Environmental Group provides expert bed bug services to Secaucus, New Jersey, the Greater New York City Metro and Connecticut Regions. Give us a call today!