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University of Minnesota Creates a Retailers Guide to Fight Bed Bugs

Retailer's Guide to Bed Bugs
Retailer’s Guide to Bed Bugs

At Stern’s NYC pest control, we always want to stay one step ahead of bed bugs, and any way that we can help consumers or retailers is a bonus.

To that end, the University of Minnesota has created a retailers guide that gives solid and useful information about fighting bed bugs, and it’s a “must read” for those in the hotel business, hospitals, office buildings, movie theaters and virtually any other place where large numbers of people gather or congregate in a residential or commercial setting.

Here is a basic overview of the article:

Let’s Beat the Bed Bug

• A general history of bed bug infestations and where these pests can be found in both residential and retail establishments.

• An explanation of how bed bugs actually get into a retail store setting.

• Places in retail stores where they are most often found, highlighting both lower risk areas and higher risk areas.

• Prevention and control methods which address clutter, product returns, and what employees and managers need to know if there are bed bug complaints. This section also addresses basic bed bug control and having a pest control company summoned if bed bugs are found.

If you have any questions about bed bugs for your retail business or your residence, please contact us at Stern Environmental Group. We are bed bug experts and have been serving the NYC and New Jersey areas for nearly 20 years.

Time’s Square Theater Hit with Bed Bugs – Again

Bed Bugs On Stage
Bed Bugs On Stage

When you go to the theater, the last thing you expect to be the star of the show is bed bugs but this was the case at a Time’s Square venue. Not only that, it was a repeat performance by the pesky pests.

Movie goers definitely got more than they bargained for when bed bugs took center stage as they bit their way among the customers. Unfortunately for the theater, this was the second instance of bed bugs on the premises. A previous infestation resulted in the theater closing while the problem was addressed by a NYC bed bug control company.

Bed bugs can easily infest any area by hitching a ride on clothing, shoes, book bags, or any other available mode of transport. Once the person enters an establishment whether it’s their home, restaurant, taxi, bus, or movie theater, the bugs take up residence in snug places such as in the crease of theater seats.

Their bite leaves uncomfortable red itchy welts and sometimes a red itchy rash.

NYC bed bug control is on the top of the list of priorities for residents and businesses. The blood-sucking bugs are on the rise not on in New York City, but around the world.

When you need the help of professional bed bug technicians, just give us a call at Stern Environmental Group. We have the treatments and products to make your property bed bug free.