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Why Are Bed Bugs a Growing Problem in 2018?

Why Bed Bugs in 2018?
Why Bed Bugs in 2018?

Beg bugs have plagued mankind for millennia. Though we believed we had the upper-hand back in the 1950s, as years passed, bed bugs have returned – in mass quantity. Why are NJ bedbug exterminators seeing an increase in the prominence of these pests?

Pesticide Resistance
Over the years, and despite a number of variations, bed bugs have developed a resistance to the pesticides used to battle them, rapidly rebuilding populations to reconquer territory.

Biology
Bed bugs can detect prey in total darkness, locate other bed bugs by smell, go 3-months (or more) without food, are highly-mobile, and highly-reproductive: A single female can lay up to 500 eggs. Offspring are easily transported to new hosts on clothing, furniture, luggage/purses and more.

Adaptability
An age-old human parasite, bed bugs are some of the most widely-distributed pests worldwide, living everywhere from mountains to valleys, polar latitudes to deserts, the tropics, and everything in between.

Travel Tendencies
Our increased capacity to travel, more frequently and farther, has also fueled the fire.

Embarrassment
Pride has also allowed bed bugs to get the better of us, from hotel-owners to homeowners, leaving the beleaguered to ban the ubiquitous ‘bed bug van’ from being seen at their front door until the last possible minute.

Suspect an infestation? NJ bed bug exterminators know that rapid attention and careful care is key to triumph. Defeat these devious bugs with the help of Stern Environmental today.

The History of Bedbugs Part One

Did you Know?
Did you Know?

In the history of naming bugs, it only stands to reason bed bugs most likely got their name due to their standard operating procedure of dining on humans while tucked away snug and cozy for what should be a restful night’s sleep.

History of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs, also referred to as “wall lice,” “red coates,” and “mahogany flats,” have been an issue as far back as the Pyramids, which means these bloodsucking pests have been enjoying human buffets for over 3,000 years.

As explorers began traveling the high seas in search of new continents, and colonists began moving from Europe to the United States, the pests moved along with them.

A Bed Bug Myth

The thought that bed bugs only inhabit unclean places is a myth as any NYC bed bug specialist will tell you five-star resorts and multi-million-dollar homes are no exception. Bed bugs are avid travelers taking any opportunity to find a mode of transportation to new locations where they set up household and start planning nightly menus.

Bed Bug Hiding Places

If you ask an NYC bed bug specialist where bed bugs may be found in your home, you’ll get a list of places that include mattresses, headboards, behind walls, in drawers, suitcases, backpacks, computer cases, or on a person’s clothes.

If you have a concern about bed bug infestations, contact Stern to schedule an appointment with an experienced NYC specialist.

It’s Bed Bug Awareness Week, June 4-10, 2017

Save the Date It's Bed Bug Awareness Week!
Save the Date It’s Bed Bug Awareness Week!

With bed bug problems on the rise in the NYC area, it’s important for property owners to know what they’re dealing with. During this year’s Bed Bug Awareness Week, Stern Environmental wants to make sure that homeowners and commercial property owners in NYC can identify these pests and understand their options for bed bug control.

Identifying Bed Bugs

How can you tell if you have a bed bug problem? You might see these tiny reddish-brown bugs around, although they’re good at hiding in cracks and crevices. You might also see stains on mattresses and bed linens, but keep in mind that bed bugs are found in many different areas, not just bedrooms. Bed bug bites, which appear as small, reddish bumps, are another telltale sign.

Treating a Bed Bug Problem

What should you do if you have a bed bug problem? While there are many over-the-counter products in stores, these aren’t always effective at eliminating bed bugs. To make sure they’re completely gone, it’s better to hire bed bug control experts.

You can also get rid of these bugs by washing clothes and linens with hot water and vacuuming all floors and pieces of furniture in your home. Using a bed bug mattress cover also helps eliminate these pests and stop them from getting to other parts of your property.

If you need reliable bed bug control, contact Stern Environmental.

NYC’s Top Hotels Are Outed for Bed Bug Problems

NYC's Top Hotels Are Outed for Bed Bug Problems
NYC’s Top Hotels Are Outed for Bed Bug Problems

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.

Bed Bug Problems Spread on Social Media Hurting Businesses

Don't Let Bed Bugs Destroy Your Online Reputation
Don’t Let Bed Bugs Destroy Your Online Reputation

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.