American, German and Oriental cockroaches are generally dark-colored, brownish or black, with antennae and six legs. While some types are relatively small, cockroaches can grow to more than two inches long, making them easy to spot.
Cockroaches come indoors in search of food and water. They’re able to make their way inside cracks, under doors and through any small openings. Sometimes, roaches are transported into homes and buildings via food products and other boxes or packages.
Dark, damp areas such as basements and crawl spaces are preferred living spaces for cockroaches. As they look for food and water, roaches may be found in kitchen drawers and cabinets, or behind appliances.
Based on their habit of frequenting dumpsters, sewers and other garbage sites, roaches are well-known transmitters of disease. In addition to contaminating food and cookware with more than 33 types of bacteria, cockroaches can trigger allergic reactions as they shed their skins. Children are particularly susceptible to these dangers.
Lutfa Moni and Sohel Ahmed are locked in a legal battle with their landlord, Setam Realty Associates. The lawsuit they filed in Queens Housing Court claims that the company failed to address their problem of pest infestation and the couple has been the subject of harassment since making the complaints.
According to Moni, their apartment has been overrun with bed bugs, mice and roaches since 2010. Extermination appears to have eliminated the bed bugs, but rats have recently turned up. She and Ahmed believe they’re being “punished” since Setam lost a 2016 bid to evict them.
Who’s at Fault?
For Setam’s part, they allege that the couple is chronically delinquent with rent, owing $18,000 in arrears. While the landlord says Moni and Ahmed are the only residents who have bed bugs, city records document complaints from other tenants dating back to 2013. Issues cited include peeling plaster, lack of heat and faulty elevators along with pest infestations.
Turn to Stern Environmental for Effective NJ Pest Control
The number of pest-related health violations in NYC restaurants has reached an alarming high. Nearly twice as many restaurants were shut down by city health officials due to unsanitary conditions in 2018 as compared to 2017. Eateries in the city were hit with 12,992 rodent and roach-related violations, a rise of 57%. The NJ pest control crew at Stern has the latest on this unappetizing story.
Who’s Coming to Dinner?
A total of 10,280 violations were linked to mice and 2,712 were linked to roaches.
Where are the Worst Violations?
Though all boroughs have seen a spike in pest-related citations, the highest incidence appears to be in Queens. Here, violations jumped 70% to 3,138 in 2018 – up from 1,841 in 2017.
Why the Rise?
Some wonder if the pest control crisis in our busy city is getting worse. Others ponder if the jump in pest-related citations is the result of more diligent inspections rather than an increase in mice and roaches in the area. To date, no cause has been identified.
Hope on the Horizon
Despite the rise in restaurant horror stories, 90% of the eateries in all five boroughs still receive A-ratings from the NYC Health Department, giving diners many safe options to grab a bite in the Big Apple.
Uninvited guests? Give rodents and roaches the boot with help from the NJ pest control experts at Stern Environmental today.
When it comes to NJ pest control for cockroaches, the use of chemical sprays raises some concerns for property owners, such as the risk of health issues. Fortunately, there’s another option for eliminating these pests. Cryonite provides a way for pest control professionals to freeze cockroaches to death.
How Cryonite Works
Cryonite involves the use of carbon dioxide in a “snow” form. Liquid carbon dioxide is stored in a tank and transformed into a frozen “mist” that reaches temperatures of roughly 108 degrees below zero. When these frozen particles make contact with insects, they kill these bugs quickly.
Even though cockroaches are able to survive in colder temperatures, they can’t handle the sudden and severe drop in temperature when Cryonite particles hit them.
Benefits of Cryonite
Cryonite provides a safe and effective way to kill cockroaches. After being sprayed, Cryonite turns into a gas form and evaporates, which doesn’t leave any residue behind. This type of pest control can be used on a wide range of surfaces where cockroaches are lurking, including furniture, pipes and outlets.
With the use of Cryonite, cockroach eggs are also destroyed, which helps protect homes and businesses from ongoing or additional cockroach infestations.
If you need NJ pest control for cockroaches or other bugs, please contact Stern Environmental Group. Our technicians use Cryonite to eliminate insect pests in your NJ home or business.
Fall brings comfortable temperatures and beautiful colors to the northeast region. But NJ pest control experts know there’s a downside to this seasonal shift. With the cooler weather comes an increase in pest problems as the animal kingdom seeks the perfect residence to hole-up for the winter season. Which pests should you be on the lookout for this fall?
Bees, wasps and yellow jackets become more active in the winter as they seek out additional food stores and nesting places. Prevent injury with fast stinging insect removal from the pros at Stern.
Germ-carrying flies are out in force during the fall season, as are smelly stink bugs, which infiltrate every crack and crevice of your home and automobile.
As the coming winter chill presses forward, ants, cockroaches, box elders, ladybugs and more seek out the warmth of your home and easy access to food. These pests are notorious for infiltrating even the smallest entry points to your home.
Rats, mice, and squirrels who are already an annoying presence will try your patience to the limit in the fall season, going out of their way to find a way inside your home to hibernate for the winter or nest with their babies.
Don’t feel like snuggling up with pests this fall and winter? Seal them out with the help of our NJ pest control team at Stern Environmental today.