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NJ Cockroach Crisis

Cockroach Problems
Cockroach Problems

Cockroaches are a nuisance, on many level. They’re creepy, crawly, and carry a variety of germs, and now they’re in your multi-family property or business.

Whenever you see cockroaches zipping up the wall, skittering across the floor, or exploring your break room counter, it’s time to call Stern Environmental Group for an inspection.

These pesky insects are known carriers of bacteria, disease and allergens that increase the severity of asthma attacks, especially in children. According to the National Pest Management Association, “one in five children in the U.S. have severe sensitivities to cockroach allergens, which can cause or increase the severity of asthma symptoms.” This is not good news.

Cockroaches are heat seekers. They prefer moist locations that offer both warmth and darkness. The summer is the height of the infestation season because of increased temperatures. Once established in your property, you’ll see the pesky insects throughout the year.

With help from Stern Environmental Group, our professional technicians will implement a pest control program that works effectively to eradicate your cockroach problems. One of the products Stern uses is Cryonite, a non toxic, odorless, green control system that kills cockroaches instantly.

If your multi-family units are being overrun by six-legged cockroaches or other types of bugs, flying insects, rodents, or wildlife is roving your open spaces, we have a program designed to handle your specific situation.

Contact us by phone, email, or our online form if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment.

The Trouble with Cockroaches

The Trouble With Cockroaches
The Trouble With Cockroaches

If you’re like many people, you probably think of cockroaches and assume that anyone who is harboring these pests in their kitchen must not be very clean. However, you tend to think differently when cockroaches come to visit your business.

Clean Areas Invite Cockroaches Too

Even if you clean meticulously, you can still be prone to a cockroach infestation and not even know it. Very small food particles can be missed when you’re sweeping the kitchen floor. It’s also easy to forget those minor water spills. Sometimes these small amounts are all that’s needed to encourage a cockroach infestation.

Health Problems Caused by Cockroaches

Many people are allergic to the substances produced by cockroaches that are found in their droppings. Cockroaches tend to stay out of sight, so you might not know you have an infestation for a long time. In the meantime, the allergens that are present in their fetal matter quickly become airborne, resulting in chronic lung and breathing problems for many people.

The only way to effectively get rid of a cockroach infestation for good is by talking with a Pest Control Specialist about your problem. An experienced exterminator will be able to assess your infestation and determine the best way to rid your space of these pests for good.

If you’d like to make an appointment for an inspection, please contact us today.

Three Characteristics of the German Cockroach

The Cockroach
The Cockroach

No one likes to hear that they’ve become the victim of a cockroach infestation. If your home is being visited by these pests, you’re probably eager to get rid of of them as soon as possible.

German cockroaches are one of the most common species of cockroach, and they frequently invade human dwellings. Here are a few characteristics you can look for to determine whether or not your visitors are German cockroaches.

Where they hide – German cockroaches like warm, humid places within a home. You’re likely to find them in the bathroom or in the kitchen.

How they travel – More often than not, German cockroaches travel when bags or cardboard boxes are brought into a home. Sometimes they arrive on used appliances.

What they eat – Unfortunately, German cockroaches don’t require a specific type of diet. They’re not finicky at all, and they can feed on just about anything that’s available to them. That means everything from crumbs to toothpaste to the bindings of books is all fair game.

If you think you might have a German cockroach infestation, it’s important to contact a pest control specialist right way. These types of cockroaches do carry diseases, and their presence can cause an increase in asthma symptoms, so it’s important not to wait.

If you’d like to make an appointment for an inspection, please contact us today.

Three Characteristics of the American Cockroach

The American Cockroach
The American Cockroach

If you think your home or business is infested with cockroaches, you’re not alone. Cockroach infestation is a real problem in the United States. However, what should you look for when trying to identify whether what you have is a cockroach infestation or something else altogether?

Droppings

Many people see cockroach droppings and assume they actually have a mouse problem because the droppings look so similar. If you’re not sure, look at the ends of the droppings. If they’re blunt and not pointed, you probably have a cockroach problem.

Eggs

Female cockroaches actually lay their eggs within protective casings. These casings can contain around 16 eggs. When the eggs hatch, the babies can become adults in less than six months. They shed their skins as they grow.

Living Space

Cockroaches prefer warm, damp areas and they’re commonly found in sewers in larger cities. When they’re outdoors, you can find them in flower beds or on trees. However, it’s very easy for them to get into houses through cracks in doorways or windows. Once inside, they tend to head for the kitchen, bathroom or basement.

If you think you might have a cockroach infestation in your home or business, the best way to get rid of them for good is by contacting a professional. To make an appointment for your inspection and consultation, please contact us today.

Interesting Facts About Cockroaches

Cockroach Control
Cockroach Control

If the New York Daily News report of a Chinese woman who lives with more than 100,000 cockroaches made you cringe, you are not alone. Calling them “my babies,” the woman raises the insects for the lucrative Chinese medicine market; but we don’t recommend following in her footsteps.

Cockroach FAQ

  • Efficient scavengers, cockroaches feed on organic waste and can survive 6 weeks without food. These insects prefer sweets but will eat nearly anything, including glue, grease, soap, leather and hair!
  • Modern cockroaches can trace their ancestry back 200 million years, but the first ancient roaches appeared on Earth nearly 350 million years ago. These pests pre-date the dinosaurs and aren’t going anywhere.
  • Cockroaches hide in small crevices because they like to be touched on all sides. A German cockroach, the most prevalent roach species in New York City and northern New Jersey, can squeeze into spaces as thin as a dime.
  • Cockroaches carry and spread many bacteria that are harmful to humans but necessary for roach survival. The bacteria that live on a cockroach’s body provide the insect with essential vitamins and nutrients.

Cockroaches spread disease and are a prominent cause of childhood asthma. With the sweet bait traps traditionally used to control roaches losing their effectiveness, commercial managers are turning to non-toxic Cryonite to keep roach populations under control. Visit our website for details.