Pest Control Firm Gives the Christmas Gift of Being Bedbug-Free

Bed Bugs
Bed Bug Free

It’s always a nice gesture to “give forward” to those who need a little help along the way especially when you’ve been the recipient of such generosity. Unfortunately, where bed bugs are concerned, allowing those in a bind access to your home who are unknowingly transporting bed bugs can put a damper on helping.

This happened to a South Dakota family resulting in the house being infested with bed bugs for two years. Nothing worked from over-the-counter chemicals to throwing out mattresses and sofas. All to no avail.

Enter the Christmas Elf in the guise of a local pest control service who took applications for folks in a pest predicament. The company chose the homes they felt were in the most critical need and provided a free inspection, treatment, and a follow up visit. Who says miracles don’t exist? Just ask the mom of 7 children how happy she is that everyone is now “bite free.”

Don’t think for a New York minute that a bed bug infestation is forever. There are plenty of options available from heat and steam to freezing the pests. Give yourself a Christmas present that keeps on giving with professional help for a NYC pest control company.

Our NYC pest control technicians are experienced in all phases of bed bug removal. Call us at Stern Environmental Group to set an appointment and get peace of mind in the New Year.

Should I Worry About Disease Now That I Have a Few Mice?

There is a Mouse in this House
There is a Mouse in this House

Seeing a few mice running around your building can be an alarming sight. In addition to leaving droppings around and getting into any food you have, these pests can also carry infectious diseases.

If you’ve seen mice around, should you hire a NYC rodent control service firm? Keep in mind that mice can transmit disease to humans through direct or indirect contact. Direct contact includes being bitten, accidentally touching droppings or touching mice that are alive or dead. Indirect contact occurs when mites or fleas that feed on infected mice bite humans. Some of the infectious diseases that mice can spread include the following:

  • Hantavirus: White-footed and deer mice spread this disease, which can be fatal when it leads to respiratory failure.
  • Plague: Infected fleas from rodents spread plague, which can result in septic shock or severe pneumonia.
  • Tularemia: Bites from infected ticks or deer flies found on rodents can lead to tularemia, which can be life-threatening in some cases.
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis: Common house mice can spread this disease, which can cause neurological damage or death.

Mice can also be a health hazard if they trigger allergic reactions or spread salmonella and other food-borne illnesses that can cause serious health problems.

If you have a mouse problem in your building, don’t put your tenants or employees at risk. Contact Stern Environmental Group for safe and reliable NYC rodent control services.

Could I Really Have Squirrels in My Attic?

The Squirrels Are In My Attic
The Squirrels Are In My Attic

You hear the pitter patter of little feet running across the ceiling of your property and wonder what four-legged critter has managed to find its way into your attic. The answer is most likely squirrels.

While cute, playful, and great at putting on aerial shows, when squirrels invade your attic it’s usually for two reasons. One is to get away from cold weather in the cozy warmth of the attic. The other is when a female wants to make a protected nest for her young.

In either situation, the squirrels will make food and water runs throughout the day and return to their attic home for the evening. When you’ve determined squirrels have moved into your attic, it’s important to find their point of entry. Removing the squirrels is necessary but unless you address where they’re entering, the opening will serve as a swinging door for more squirrels.

Removing squirrels on your own is not recommended. You need the professional services of NJ squirrel control technicians who know how to remove the squirrels without harm.

Keep your home snug as a bug and without the unwanted antics and potential damage of squirrels setting homestead in your attic. With one call to Stern Environment Group, our NJ squirrel control specialists will give the squirrels the old heave ho safely. Call us today and be squirrel-free tomorrow and enjoy a good night’s sleep without all the clatter.

What Diseases do Squirrels Carry?

Diseases Squirrels Carry
Diseases Squirrels Carry

We see them all the time frolicking in the trees, running across fences, foraging in the leaves, and pilfering the bird seed stand. It seems like it’s squirrel season all year-round with the bushy-tailed marauders taking over yards, and in some cases, an easily accessible attic.

Squirrels are inquisitive and can find weak areas in a structure that serve as an easy entryway into buildings. This usually happens in cold weather and during the months when females give birth.

There are two concerns with squirrels. The first is the damage they can do with their gnawing. This is especially true due to their affinity for chewing electrical wires. The other concern is what types of diseases squirrels carry that can affect humans and household pets.

Types of Diseases

Squirrels carry ticks and fleas and both can turn into an infestation if left untreated in the home. Ticks are known carriers of Lyme disease and squirrels can harbor ticks. Squirrels can also be carriers of pathogens such as salmonella. For these reasons, if you have a squirrel problem, it’s best to contact a NYC squirrel control company to humanely move the critters.

Our NYC squirrel control technicians are standing by to help you with all of your pest control problems. To set up an appointment for an inspection and removal of pesky pests invading your yard and home, give our NYC squirrel control specialists a call.

Squirrels May Be Able to Pass Lyme Disease to Humans

Lookout Squirrels Can Have Lime Disease
Lookout Squirrels Can Have Lyme Disease

Even though you might enjoy watching squirrels “leap tall buildings with a single bound,” these aerial acrobats not only cause damage with chewing and gnawing, they are also potential carriers of Lyme disease.

Because of the danger of Lyme disease, it’s important to understand a squirrel’s agenda, how they live, when they breed, what they’re capable of doing, and why it’s important to keep them out of your house.

Grey squirrels which are found in just about every United States. They are an invasive species and have been found to be carriers of the Borrelia bacteria that can lead to Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is an inflammatory disorder. When contracted, it has a direct affect on the heart, joints and nervous system. It is not a disease to be ignored.

Ticks are a known carrier of Lyme disease. These tiny insects infect squirrels which transport them into your home of yard.

When humans are infected, they can experience headaches and muscle pains along with flu-like symptoms about 30 days after a tick bite. The disease is treatable with antibiotics, If left untreated, it can prove to be a serious situation that will continue to spread in the body.

Our staff of NYC pest control experts at Stern Environmental Group is ready to tackle squirrels wreaking havoc on your property. Contact us and our NYC pest control specialists will humanely trap and remove the unwanted critters.