When bed bugs are in the news, the news media turns to our head honcho, Douglas Stern, managing partner of Stern Environmental Group. An expert in the eradication of bed bugs, Stern was interviewed yesterday by Executive Producer Marissa Toccin of NewsProNet. The Miami-based production company is filming a story for possible syndicated release to 80 television stations across the U.S. Toccin came to talk to Stern about the revolutionary new non-toxic Cryonite system that kills bed bugs by rapid freezing.
Stern Environmental is among an elite few who offer Cryonite treatments in America. Popular in Europe and Australia, Cryonite uses a carbon dioxide vapor to quick-freeze bed bugs before they can scurry away. The vapor is able to penetrate under beds and furniture and deep into cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide. Unlike pesticides, Cryonite kills bed bugs in all stages of development, including eggs.
The news story will feature an interview with Stern. Our ace technician Wilson Oquendo will also demonstrate the use of Cryonite in an apartment and show the proper way to install a bed bug-proof encasement to protect mattresses and box springs from bed bugs. Watch for us on your local news soon.
Yesterday’s post chronicled the woes of the Milford Plaza in Manhattan which is being sued by an unhappy couple who got nibbled on by bed bugs during their stay. It’s not the first hotel or motel to be sued by grossed-out guests and it won’t be the last. A lawsuit is expensive even if damages aren’t awarded. Here’s what hotel and motel managers need to know about bed bugs:
- Bed bugs hitch a ride into hotel rooms on guests’ clothing and luggage.
- A room that was bed bug free this morning can be infected in the afternoon by the arrival of a bug-carrying guest.
- Most of the bed bugs won’t leave with the guest. They’ll stay in and near the bed, nesting in the mattress, box springs, linens, carpeting, bed frame, baseboards, under wallpaper, nearby furniture, etc. and start to multiply.
- Bed bugs spread easily through electrical and plumbing conduits and voids, air ducts, elevator shafts, in laundry carts, even on the clothing of your housekeeping staff.
- If a room is infected, the rooms adjoining and above and below are likely to also be infected.
For more information on bed bugs, click here. You’ll find information on how to identify bed bugs, where to look for them, and how Stern Environmental can get rid of them for you.
Cincinnati, Ohio public health officials are joining forces with surrounding counties to fight bed bugs in the southwestern Ohio region. “We already know it’s a regional issue,” Camille Jones, assistant Cincinnati health commissioner, told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “It’s going to end up being a statewide issue.” Health officials in Cincinnati and Hamilton County plan to target landlords, tenants and secondhand-furniture sellers.
What’s happening in Cincinnati mirrors the growing bed bug problem being reported across the country. In 2004, only two bed bug complaints were reported to Hamilton County health officials. By 2006 that number had increased to 167 complaints. Last year complaints skyrocketed to 800, and this year the county is afraid that number could nearly double.
Cincinnati area health officials plan to combat the bed bug invasion by educating residents, landlords, thrift stores and secondhand furniture stores on how to prevent bed bugs and what to do when they occur. A bed bug hotline to assist in tracking infestations is under development. Training for pest-control operators is being investigated to ensure their knowledge of proven bed bug eradication techniques like the revolutionary green bed bug solution Cryonite. Enforcement actions are being considered that may entail changes to city and county ordinances and Ohio state law.
For information about identifying bed bugs and how to control them, click here.
At Stern Environmental Group our customers are singing the praises of our revolutionary green solution to eliminating bed bugs — Cryonite. We just received a letter from another customer who was completely satisfied with Stern’s bed bug elimination team and the application of Cryonite to rid his home of bed bugs.
After four months of unsuccessful chemical treatment by another pest control firm, he called Stern to ask about Cryonite. In part, here’s what our customer had to say about Stern and Cryonite (click the link to read his entire letter):
“Wilson, one of your Technician Supervisors, was dispatched to my home and mirrored the professional and sympathetic demeanor that I had also experienced when scheduling with Ella. Wilson took the time to explain the process that was going to take place, what my responsibilities were to ensure that this problem remains resolved, then he diligently and with great attention to detail treated my home. . . . He responsibly took the time necessary to ensure total extermination of the bugs almost as if he was working in his own home. The methods and processes utilized by Wilson ultimately proved to be outstanding since my infestation is now completely remedied. . . . After so many months of on-going issues with these pests, I once again have a sense of peace in my home.”
If you have bed bugs, don’t wait another minute; call Stern today. Getting rid of bed bugs is not a do-it-yourself project. If you have bed bugs, you need professional help and you need it today before they spread to other parts of your home.
The little buggers are hard to find and they spread like wildfire. If they’re in your bed and you start sleeping on your couch, you’ll have them in your couch too. If you move out, you could carry them with you in your suitcase. If you spray them with Raid, they’ll just move to another comfy spot in your house. The tiny critters are easily spread on clothing, furniture, bedding, suitcases and cardboard boxes. They move easily through wall voids, ductwork and elevator shafts. They hide in the tiniest of cracks and crevices, behind wall paper, behind baseboards, under carpeting and in furniture joints. If you’ve got them, you’re going to need professional help getting rid of them.
In addition to traditional bed bug extermination treatment, Stern Environmental also offers the new, revolutionary Cryonite treatment for bed bugs. Extensively used in Europe and Australia, Cryonite is the most effective bed bug extermination treatment available on the market today. Unlike traditional treatments which need to be repeated to kill hatching eggs, Cryonite kills adults, nymphs and eggs at once without pesticides or toxic residue. Click here to find our more about Cryonite, the safest, most effective way to kill bed bugs on the market today.