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Could the Release of Bed Bugs in an Office be Considered Bio-Terrorism?

Could the Release of Bed Bugs in an Office be Considered Bio-Terrorism?
Could the Release of Bed Bugs in an Office be Considered Bio-Terrorism?

Bed bugs have been known to elicit crazy reactions from people with infestations. However, where is the right place to draw the line? One man recently over-reacted when he was denied help for his bed bug problem. As your NYC bed bug specialists, we wanted to share this story with you.

An Extreme Bed Bug Problem

The story takes place in Augusta, Maine, where a man was denied assistance from code enforcement regarding a bed bug infestation in his home. When he had shown the bed bugs to his apartment manager, he was told he’d need to move out. Disgusted, he returned to the code enforcement office, once again, to ask for help. His request was denied and he was told he didn’t qualify for any assistance. That was when the situation took a turn for the worse.

An Act of Bio-Terrorism?

The man had a cup of bed bugs with him that day. He slammed the cup on the counter, causing about 100 bed bugs to scatter. The office had to close for the day while the area was treated for the blood-sucking pests.

What would you have done in this man’s situation? Fortunately, that’s a question you may not need to answer. Your NYC bed bug specialists are here to help you with your bed bug problem. When you contact us, we’ll be on the job right away, putting your mind at ease.

NYC Bed Bug Cases Flourish and Mutations Increase

Why Are Bed Bug Reports Down?
Why Are Bed Bug Reports Down?

One of the best pieces of news that a NYC/NJ bed bug exterminator can hear is that New York City officials have reported for the first time in years that bed bug infestations are down. That means our current methods are working. In fact, the Housing Preservation and Development Department reports that they’re down by almost 50%.

While this might be great news for homeowners, business owners, and public entities, the bad news is that there are still new reports coming in, and it seems that these NYC bed bugs are not willing to give up without a fight. They’re actually mutating by growing thicker skins, and this is allowing them to withstand many of the common insecticides that are generally used to eradicate them.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, there is some speculation that bed bug reports aren’t just down because the problem is getting solved, but because people are just learning to cope with the pests, and so they’re not reporting infestations. This creates a serious problem because without reporting them, bed bug infestations aren’t receiving the attention needed to get them under control.

Contacting a NJ bed bug exterminator is the best way to ensure that your bed bug problem is handled properly. You don’t have to live your life with bed bugs, and here at Stern Environmental, we have methods to kill even the hardiest of bed bugs. Contact us today.

NYC Prepares to Attack Bed Bug Epidemic

Today New York City announced the launching of a campaign to alert residents to the bed bug epidemic that is spreading through the city, even those parts inhabited by the rich and famous (see our January 14 post).

The NYC housing department will kick off the info campaign with a town hall meeting on January 28 in Washington Heights where residents have been fighting record outbreaks of the blood-sucking critters. Community forums will follow in other well-bitten neighborhoods: Astoria on February 5 and Bushwick, Brooklyn on March 12. Information on identifying, exterminating and preventing bed bug infestations will be provided in English and Spanish.

“Rich people get bedbugs and poor people get bedbugs,” City Councilwoman
Gale Brewer told the Daily News. “We need to overcome the stigma and create a
public outcry so people will know what to do when they get them.” Brewer has
sponsored a bill to create a city-wide bed bug task force. (Click here to read the whole article.)

For pictures and information on identifying bed bugs and how to tell if you have them, click here. If you think you might have bed bugs, call Stern Environmental Group today. We are specialists in bed bug eradication and understand the importance of fast action. Our new Cryonite system uses CO2 vapor to penetrate tiny cracks and crevices where bed bugs hide and kill them before they can escape. Unlike other bed bug treatments, Cryonite kills bed bugs at every stage of development, including eggs. To learn more about this revolutionary bed bug extermination system, click here for information on Cryonite.