Bed bugs have become the scourge of the pest population due to their dining habits, which include human blood. At one time, bed bugs were a more dormant species but in recent years, this mobile bug has become more problematic for cities around the world. This is due, in part, to more people traveling and the bed bugs stowing away in their luggage.
Getting Rid of Bed Bugs
If you ask any NJ pest control professional what the easiest way is to get rid of bed bugs using over-the-counter sprays, they’ll tell you there isn’t a bug spray that’s going to eliminate the bloodsuckers.
Recently, researchers at North Carolina State University conducted tests involving boric acid. The tests were by ingestion and by an external covering of boric acid dust.
The results concluded that when boric acid was ingested by the bed bugs, they expired quickly while the bed bugs that were subjected to a high dose of boric acid externally were minimally affected.
Their goal was to find a way to design an easy-to-use bait system based on boric acid to attract and eliminate bed bugs. In the meantime, if you’re seeing signs of bed bugs, such as stains on bedding as well as red itchy welts on your body, or if you just want to have your home checked, contact Stern Environmental for an inspection by an experienced NJ pest control specialist.
Bed bugs. You can’t live with them and you definitely want to live without them. If you’re seeing evidence of bed bugs, it’s time to call in a NJ pest control service.
Bed Bugs: Everything You Need to Know
Bed bugs aren’t a new species that has just evolved. These blood-sucking insects have been around for over 3,500 years. To put it into perspective, these tiny bugs have been found in the tombs of the Egyptians.
Bed Bug Signs
The most obvious sign is the bites that appear overnight. They are itchy and usually look like a welt. Other signs include small dark stains on bed linens. The baby bed bugs, called nymphs, can be seen as well as the adults by the naked eye. Also, look around cracks and crevices, around and under mattresses, inside drawers, and in the laundry. Any dark, dry location.
Bed Bug Treatment
For bites, apply topical creams. If bites become infected, seek medical attention for antibiotics or corticosteroids for those with allergic reactions. Antihistamines also help relieve allergic symptoms.
Whether home or business, call a professional pest control company to eliminate the problem.
Our NJ pest control technicians know what to do about a bed bug infestation and have the treatments to take care of them. If you’re experiencing a bed bug infestation or concerned you might have them in your home, contact Stern Environmental for a free inspection.
Bed bugs don’t play favorites. They’ll hitch a ride whenever and wherever there’s an opportunity. This means the tiny pests can be just about anywhere you find humans and that includes the workplace.
All Work and No Play
When you’re at work, you have no control over other people’s travels. People without bed bugs can inadvertently bring them home via a yard sale purchase such as a piece of used furniture.
Several steps you can take while at work can give you a heads up on outsmarting these pests. If you have a place where everyone hangs their jackets, keep yours stowed separately. This may involve placing your sweater, coat, jacket, even scarves in a plastic bag. Better safe than sorry is a good way to look at this situation.
Keep your work area free of clutter and keep your eyes peeled in areas where your coworkers gather such as the breakroom or employee lounges. Pay attention to furniture where bed bugs can hide especially in crevices on sofas and chairs.
If bed bugs are found, call in the NJ pest control professionals to eliminate the problem.
Stern Environmental is your NJ pest control point of contact. With expert staff and a variety of bed bug treatment options, these pests will become a thing of the past. Contact us for more information about what you can do and to schedule a free bed bug inspection.