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Are You Checking These Unusual Spots for Bed Bugs? You Should!

Could You Have Bed Bugs?
Are You Checking These Unusual Spots for Bed Bugs? You Should!

Bed bugs are making their presence known more and more around the world. These wily pests are travel savvy and know how to get around, which means more places are prone to an infestation.

Hide and Seek

As noted, bed bugs are known travelers whether it’s on a plane, train, city bus, subway, taxi, or school bus. They hide in many places while in travel mode such as suitcases, totes, computer cases, socks, jackets, etc. If there’s a place to snuggle down in a dark cozy place to hide, bed bugs will find it.

Some of the favorite bed bug hiding places include the following:

• Sofas and chair seams

• Curtain folds

• Furniture joints such as seams in drawers

• Holes in electrical sockets

• Libraries

• Hotel rooms

• Movie theaters

• Schools

• Day Care Centers

• Offices

• Retail stores

• Medical facilities

Help reduce the possibility of bed bugs in your home by sealing cracks and crevices, eliminating clutter, vacuuming often, and using protective mattress covers.

Professional NJ pest control services have got your back when it comes to a bed bug infestation. With the latest equipment and treatment options, bed bugs don’t stand a chance.

To schedule a free inspection with a NJ pest control specialist, contact Stern Environmental. We believe you should “get Stern” when it comes to getting bed bugs under control. Call us today.

The NYC Guide to Bed Bugs – Part One: Treatment

Bed Bugs are "Armoring" Themselves, so to Speak. Let Us Defend You!
Bed Bug Infestations

Being subjected to a bed bug infestation is not a situation to be taken likely. These parasitic bloodsuckers make life miserable once they’ve set up housekeeping in your home and targeted you as their main course.

Bed bugs are found anywhere, from schools and churches, to city buses and five-star hotels. They don’t discriminate. Their only interest is finding a good meal and they’ll hitch a ride on any mode of transportation.

Bed Bug Signs and What to Do

1. First and foremost, you’ll know if bed bugs are in your home if you find multiple itchy bites. In some cases, people experience bumps, hives and a rash. While bed bugs are not known to carry diseases, their bites are constant reminders that you have a problem.

2. Bed bugs are primarily night stalkers. Look for signs of the pests such as shells the bugs have shed, and black or brown stains on sheets, comforters, and the mattress.

3. Check behind outlet covers, points of entry on the bed frame such as tiny cracks, and along the seams of the mattresses.

4. Document what you find, then contact a NYC bed bug specialist for help.

The NYC bed bug specialist technicians at Stern Environmental are more than ready to take care of a pesky bed bug infestation. Contact our staff today about treatments and available preventive measures that ensure your property remains bed bug free.

University of Minnesota Gives Tips to Property Managers on Bedbugs

Bed Bug Infestations
The Bed Bug Issue

Bedbugs wreak havoc on homes, hotels, motels, hospitals, trains, buses, schools, churches and any other building or mode of transportation. Bed bugs are opportunistic and once they’ve set up a home base, they’re not easily removed.

For property managers, a bed bug issue can become a ongoing problem as the bugs travel from place to place. In an apartment building, for example, bed bugs in one apartment can infiltrate another apartment by passing through cracks and crevices.

Tips to Consider

If a tenant complains of bites and itchy rashes, the first thing to do is call Stern, your NJ bedbug specialists, to determine if the biting pests are actually bedbugs versus fleas. If it’s found the pests are bed bugs, the technician can treat the problem.You should have the option of using the heat or freezing treatment to eradicate the bed bugs.

Whether the property is a duplex, apartment, or a single-family rental property, it’s important for the tenant to remove any clutter that can be used as a hiding place for bed bugs.

It will also be necessary to wash all bedding, clothing, and rugs, vacuum the area and furniture thoroughly, and place mattresses and box springs in a bed bug encasement.

Our staff of professional NJ bedbug specialists are standing by to address your bedbug problem. Call us today at Stern Environmental Group and let us take a bite out of your property’s bedbug infestation.

My Sister Has Bed Bugs, What Do I Do?

The Trouble With Waiting
She Has Bed Bugs!

When you hear about a bed bug infestation, chances are you don’t give it much thought but when it’s a family member with the issue, that’s another story.

Bed bugs are opportunists and catch a ride on many things including clothing and purses. Since there’s a good possibility your family member has been in your home, it’s highly probable bed bugs visited your home, too.

If you find yourself in a situation where folks from an infested home have been in yours, there are a few things to consider.

Tips When Bed Bugs are on the Scene

One of the first things to do is talk with your family member and find out to what extent their home is infested. The more you know, the better you can prepare.

Don’t assume because your home is clean bed bugs won’t set up housekeeping. Only dirty homes get infested with bed bugs is a myth.

Until your family has taken care of the infestation in their home, it’s a good idea to limit visitations to your home.

It’s also suggested your home be inspected by a NYC bed bug control professional.

If you have a bed bug infestation or seeing signs of the insects, contact our staff at Stern Environmental Group so we can take action. Our expert NYC bed bug control technicians will inspect your home and let you know about the best method for extermination.

Bed Bugs: The Signs of a Problem

The Problem With Finding Bedbugs
The Problem With Finding Bedbugs

Bed bugs have no shame. They don’t care where you live, work, go to school, or where you go on vacation. Wherever they can commute to, that’s where they’ll set up a base of operations whether it’s via a briefcase, backpack, suitcase, or used furniture.

Signs of Bed Bug Bites

Bites from bed bugs leave clusters of 3 to 5 red and itchy bites that are uncomfortable on the best of days.

Keep in mind these pests are tiny and chance are you won’t see them at all. The bites may be confused with those of a mosquito or flea and for some people, the bites can cause an allergic reaction.

Signs Bed Bugs Have Moved In

If your home has a large infestation of bed bugs, it’s possible you’ll see an actual bug but most likely, you won’t so you need to be aware of what to look for.

  • Look for small, white oval shaped eggs found in out-of-the-way places such as cracks or small holes.
  • Check your mattress or sofa and chair cushions for empty bed bug shells.
  • A sweet odor that borders on smelling musty is a sure sign of an infestation.
  • If you see small black flecks on bedding or beneath cushions, this is excrement produced by bed bugs.

Before the bed bugs decide to make you their next meal, contact Stern Environmental Group for help with eliminating these unwanted pests.