" Bedbugs New Jersey is a topic of interest across the state. continue to be a problem. With more people traveling into and out of the State, the problem promises to worsen over time""
According to Bell Environmental services as reported in myCentralJersey.com, the number of bed bug related calls is dramatically increasing. In Patterson complaints increased from 2 per week prior to 2009 to 10 per week. According to NorthJersey.com, reports of bed bug infestations are up 500%. in the past decade. Bed bugs have been found at multiple locations in the State including a movie theater, schools and hotels.
This mirrors a 34% year of year increase reported in nearby New York City. A recent New York Times article indicates that the infestation is so widespread in New York, that you should just assume a building has a problem.In 2009 the New Jersey state Assembly passed a "bed bug bill" requiring landlords to treat infestations and that fines them $300 if they don't. Legislation being passed in the State Legislature is considered to be a model for the rest of the country.
We always recommend hiring a bed bug exterminator instead of
doing it yourself. Any extermnator will tell you that bed
bugs are the hardest insect to kill and control.
We suggest calling a national company such as Terminix first (1.877.291.4849). They share best practices between locations, and offer a free in home inspection. Compare methods and prices provided to any bed bug exterminators in your town that are members of the Service Magic network (1.877.233.1145) which are pre-screened by the network. They will provide 4 free quotes.
To find a licensed bed bugs New Jersey contractor and consumer review for a pest control expert in New Jersey you can also check the customer reviews on Angies List.
With bed bugs becoming a problem, be sure to ask the current home owner if the home has any insect problems including bed bugs. If buying a condominium or co-op, check the board minutes for any problems and ask which units have been treated. The problem is widespread enough that this is becoming a standard question during home inspections.
Another quick check is to look at the mattress and sheets on the bed. If you see brown or red stains. have a pest control expert check for bed bugs before purchasing, or if too late, before moving in.
The first decision is to either take a do it yourself approach or call in a professional when combating bedbugs New Jersey.
A professional could cost $300 - $500 for an onsite inspection and estimate. Treatment itself can cost $750 or more.
It is significantly less expensive to do it yourself. Bed bug kits can be purchased on line from Bed Bug Supply. These kits cost $150 - $200 and contain all of the products needed to kill the bed bugs and prevent them from returning. Included in most kits will be a spray (to kill bed bugs on contact and in cracks), dust (for around electrical outlets and to provide longer term protection) and a steamer (great for killing adult bed bugs and bed bug eggs, sprays can't kill the eggs since it doesn't penetrate the shell). Supplement purchased products with a thorough vacuuming of the area and by washing all clothes and linens.
Keep pets out of the rooms that will be treated. Non-chemical approaches include vacuuming and washing all clothes and linens in hot water followed by 30 minutes in the dryer. See our compete guide on getting rid of bed bugs.
"Don't let the bed bugs bite': No ideal phrase nowadays
Buying and Selling in Bedbug City
- New York Times (8/23/09)
New Jersey Assemblywoman Joan Quigley presses campaign against bedbugs
N.J. lawmakers approve "bed bug bill"
Bed Bug eradication continues in Atlantic City Public Housing
- Press of Atlantic City
Citing bedbug infestation, Newark residents charge pattern of neglect at New Community Corp.
Bedbug bill called model legislation
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Service
To see if a New Jersey hotel has had a bug bug problem, check the Bed Bug Registry.
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