Although bed bugs have been dominating a lot of headlines lately, cockroaches are still one of the most common New York City pests. There’s even a species that is resistant to cold weather. These roaches (Periplaneta japonica) are native to Japan and have spread to Korea, China, and parts of Russia. Also known as the Yamato cockroach, this resilient pest was first discovered in the United States back in 2013. An exterminator noticed one under some plants in New York City’s High Line Park and DNA testing confirmed the pest’s identity. Scientists suspect it hitched a ride to NYC on ornamental park plants that were imported from Asia.
NYC cockroach control
Cockroaches benefit greatly from their close and unbalanced relationship with humans. As they make a feast out of the food we work hard to provide, we get an elevated risk of disease and increased asthma attacks. Also, winter allergies from their saliva, droppings, and decomposing bodies. Of the more than 4,500 different species of cockroaches, there are about 30 that live among people. NYC cockroaches are some of the most diverse on the planet. The New York Department of Health has some helpful information on minimizing your risk of an infestation.
Even clean households without clutter can attract roaches. For the best NYC cockroach control, contact the experts at Stern Environmental Group. We will develop a plan of action tailored to your unique circumstance.
Just in case you need another reminder of how gross cockroaches are, this viral video from Instagram user Martin James shows several dozen of the pests swarming out of a New York City subway drain to feed on discarded food. The video demonstrates why NYC cockroach control is such a daunting task. Where there is one cockroach, there is most certainly a lot more.
Roaches reproduce frequently and in large volume. They are able to adapt a tolerance to poisons about as quickly as new ones are developed. They have also learned to avoid some of the sweet tasting bait traps. It is no wonder they are considered superpests. The lowly roach is able to thrive in just about every environment on the planet and can be found everywhere in the United States from Alaska to Florida.
Although it is unlikely that cockroaches would be able to survive a nuclear blast, they have survived for about 350 million years and earned their reputation as resilient pests that are very difficult to eliminate. They do not just infest dirty households. You can be a meticulous housekeeper who never leaves a crumb on the floor and still suffer an infestation.
Call the experts in NYC cockroach control at Stern for fast, safe extermination. We will evaluate your situation and develop an effective course of action to protect your family from these disease spreading creepy crawlers.
New York City hotels are fighting a tiny menace that makes life miserable for guests. Bed bugs have packed their bags and moved in to some of the top hotels in the city.
The tiny bloodsuckers infiltrate bedding, walls, drawers, curtains, suitcases, tote bags, clothing, or anything else they can attach themselves to for a free ride to a new destination. Upon arrival the bed bugs set up housekeeping, then wait for the food buffet – which is the guests – to arrive.
Bed bugs can bite multiple times leaving red, itchy welts. While not disease carriers, some people do have an allergic reaction.
According to a report from the Bedbug Registry, New York has experienced an increase in bed bug complaints of over 44 percent in two years. This is alarming as the hotels used for the report are members of the Hotel Association of New York City.
Out of 272 association members, a whopping 65 percent had received at least one bed bug complaint. Another 18 hotels had a total of 363 bug complaints which equals 42 percent.
NYC bed bug control is at the top of the list for members of the association and to fight the insects, they have implemented anti-bedbug programs.
Whether you have a rental property, home, or business, consider NYC bed bug control for your property. Contact Stern Environmental Group for an inspection and treatment by our experienced staff.
The world-wide bed bug infestation continues to rise as the tiny bloodsucking insects invade homes, businesses, planes, trains, automobiles, and any other location that offers a snug environment and readily available food sources.
Another area being hard hit by bed bugs is the hospitality industry. Namely, hotels, motels, inns, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. This includes 2-star to 5-star establishments. No business is safe from the small marauding bugs.
One thing that is adding fuel to the fire about bed bug infestations where hotels are concerned is the negative reviews being posted on popular social media sites. With multiple places available where disgruntled guests can share their bed bug experience with millions of people with an instant post, hotels are losing ground fast and taking a hit financially.
A negative post can have a potential guest think twice before booking a room and this has many hotels scurrying to meet the problem head-on by hiring pest control companies to immediately address the problem.
For residents and business owners who are experiencing an infestation, you need the expert services of a NYC bed bug control specialist. Trying to rid the problem on your own will most likely not be successful.
At Stern Environmental Group, our NYC bed bug control technicians have the experience, products, and the treatments available to rid your property of the pesky pests. Call Stern today and be bug free, tomorrow.
As homeowners, renters, and travelers continue to wage war against bed bugs, items are available that will
help with the on-going battle. One very helpful item is the PackTite SC portable chamber. The newly updated device has revolutionized a way to kill bed bugs quickly and efficiently.
The unit is 36″ long by 19″ wide by 24″ deep creating a chamber that is heated to temperatures between 118 to 125 degrees. The chamber can maintain temperature for an extended time ensuring all bed bugs are exterminated. This includes eggs as well as adults.
With the PackTite SC, it’s easy to treat items that may be infested such as luggage or clothing used on a recent trip. If you have an infestation in your home, you can treat items such as linens, sensitive clothing items, and even items you send to the dry cleaner.
It’s the perfect alternative for treating items you do not want to use chemicals or insecticides on such as children’s or pet’s toys or items that can’t be traditionally treated. The PackTite SC takes up minimal space when in use and when it’s time to store it the chamber it collapses to only 11 inches high.