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Posted on September 5, 2012 with No Comments
Don’t panic, experts say as reports of outbreak spread nationwide.
New Jersey is among the 38 states where the mosquito-transmitted illness has surfaced. Eight cases have been recorded in New Jersey, according to the New Jersey Department of Health.
Affiliated with Rutgers’ New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, the center focuses on insects that affect both public health and the state’s economy. Rutgers Today spoke with center Director Randy Gaugler; Dina Fonseca, associate professor of entomology; Scott Crans, senior program coordinator; and Lisa Reed, field researcher, for an overview of the impact of the West Nile virus, particularly as it affects Garden State residents.
Rutgers Today: What steps can New Jersey residents take to minimize the risk of contracting the disease?
Center: There are several things people can do to reduce the risk of getting bitten. These are called the five Ds: Use Deet (read the instructions and see http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/RepellentUpdates.htm); Dress with long sleeves and pants; avoid Dusk and Dawn, when mosquitoes are most active; and Drain water from around your house, including spots such as pots, gutters, bird baths and other containers.
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Posted on November 30, 2011 with No Comments
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Posted on August 10, 2010 with No Comments
Middlesex, NJ has made a website dedicated to informing their residents on pests they should be concerned about. The website provides fact sheets on bed bugs, Dengue Fever, and West Nile Virus along with other information about mold and flooding information. Check it out!
Posted on June 15, 2010 with No Comments
This morning, ABC News posted an article on the Goldman Sachs’ tower and how it could potentially be infested with bed bugs. Located in across the Hudson River in New Jersey, the 42-story building is claimed to be taking cautionary actions against bed bugs. Sources say that employees are being relocated to different floors as the inspectors come through the building. Dogs have been brought in and although Goldman Sachs has claimed they are doing this only as a precautionary, many people are beginning to think that the building has already been infested with bed bugs. None of the employees are speaking up about this problem or making any comments. Bed bug cases have been on the rise in recent year throughout New York City. In 2004 there were 17 violations and in 2009 there was a reported 717. Goldman Sachs’ image has been hurt in the previous years and this controversy will just bring it down more. Bed bugs flourish wherever people are, so it is no surprise that bed bugs are now making their way into business offices. If you have a bed bug issue, you have to treat it immediately so it does not spread. JP McHale can conduct an inspection for your home or building, simply contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, live chat, facebook, or twitter. Learn more about bed bugs here.
Picture source: Golden Sachs Tower
Posted on May 25, 2010 with No Comments
The Princeton Packet of New Jersey published an article yesterday that talks about three buildings in the Princeton Borough that are infested with bed bugs. The landlords agreed to a written contract that states the tenants will be reimbursed with all expenses needed to leave the building for three days. The tenants will be given a room at a local motel, food, transportation and money for laundry for the three days. Bed Bugs have been an ongoing issue for the borough and everyone just wants the bugs out. Within the next few days the judge will hear the proposal and make the decision to see if the landlords will have enough funding, which they most likely will. It is very hard to eliminate bed bugs without proper treatment and they can give you diseases if bit, so if you have a bed bug problem feel free to contact us by phone 800-479-2284, email, twitter, live chat, or facebook.
Posted on February 18, 2010 with No Comments
In New Jersey, a bill is in play that will change the protocol when it comes to tenants, landlords and bed bugs. As of now, Landlords have to treat for bed bugs, however, after treatment is done, the costs can be passed along to the tenants. The problem with this is simple; most tenants can’t pay for the treatment, as well as follow-up treatment. So, instead of reporting the problem, they would rather not tell the landlord, and live with it. This in the long run costs the landlord more money, as they have to treat it later. The bill, however, would change that. When notified of the bed bug infestation, the landlord has to treat for it, and at their own expense. If the landlord doesn’t treat the bed bugs, they will be fined. Also, a local health board will come in, treat for the bed bugs, and then bill the landlord.
It is up to the tenant to notify the landlord. The landlord has up to 10 day to start treatment. This forces the landlord to be proactive and be on top of the process. Then the tenants must give the landlord access with 48 hour notice to inspect and treat the area. However, if the tenant fails to do so, they then become liable for the cost of getting rid of the bed bugs. Also, if bed bugs are present when the tenant moves out, the cost of getting rid of them will be taken from the security deposit.
There are some flaws to the bill. For instance, landlords are only responsible for one treatment and one follow-up per year. This is less than most treatments require. Additional treatments that maybe needed would be placed on the tenant. Also, the 48 hour notice maybe too little. Making a person who works everyday clean all their clothes and bag everything, in the span of 48 hours in which they work the majority of them, might be unrealistic. This is not to mention the burden it would be on those who are seniors or need assistance. Regardless of the flaws, this bill does improves the laws that are in place. If it would be put into effect, it would have a great benefit to all those effected, landlords and tenants alike.
If you are a landlord or a tenant, and think you have bed bugs, please do not hesitate to contact us. Let us get a K9 Bed Bug Inspection Dog out to see if in fact your really do have bed bugs present.
Our friends over at Bedbugger.com informed us of this story.
Posted on December 21, 2009 with No Comments
Could you imagine trying to overcome a drug addiction while bed bugs are flourishing in the patient’s beds? Nicole Gallo is one of these people. She was receiving treatment at Straight & Narrow, in Hudson County, New Jersey when she realized the beds were infested with bed bugs.
“I’m not sure we’ll ever have a month where we don’t see a bed bug, we’re doing the best we can. We always feel bad,” Mactas said. “If we get a report, the exterminator is out right away.”
-David Mactas, executive director of Straight & Narrow
This establishment should look into a K-9 Bed Bug Inspection dog to notify them exactly where these creatures are hiding. Just by reporting to the pest management professional where they see an infestation is just not enough.
NJ.com first reported this story.
Posted on December 8, 2009 with 18 Comments
When authorities opened up a new $200 million dollar psychiatric hospital in New Jersey, they weren’t informed that an infestation of bed bugs came with the new territory.
The hospital opened last year in Parsippany in North Jersey. Recently nurses began receiving complaints from patients who claimed their beds were irritating their skin. Complaints like this, however, are frequent and usually go without a thorough investigation and just a change of the sheets to satisfy patients. However, when the bugs infested staff areas in the wards it became apparent something needed to be done. Exterminators invade the premises and were able to rid the center of its problem within days.
Human Services Department spokeswoman Ellen Lovejoy says the first bedbug sighting was on Nov. 11. When a more were found days later, Lovejoy says an extermination company that employs dogs to sniff out the bugs was brought in.
Luckily, due to the hospitals aggressive response their patients came away bite-free. This however, is just a reminder to keep a look out for these pesky little creatures.
Posted on November 17, 2009 with No Comments
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In Morris County, New Jersey they have taken these facts and have put together a project that would help prevent above normal mosquito population. For the past ten years the county has put together a task force that has workers going into the wooded areas of the county and collecting old vehicle tires that have been dumped. Morris County states that they have recovered just about 52,000 tires since the program started 8 years ago. The state Department of Environmental Protection states that not only does it reduce the amount of mosquitoes that can populate different areas, it is also a huge environmentally friendly project. With every tire that is picked up it helps the environment as well as creating a credible recycling source of rubber. The rubber recovered is chopped up and recycled into things such as playgrounds, rubber footing rings for horseback riding, as well as landscaping. As a prevention project, Morris County officials say that the cleaning up of dumped tires will help prevent an “inborn” West Nile virus. Officials state that with the junk tires becoming few in numbers it means that they are getting rid of any lingering mosquitoes that can carry the West Nile virus, stating that most cases of the virus have been totally transient.
Mosquito populations can be prevented by a good percentage with the right prevention steps and tactics. Our Vector Intervention Program targets Mosquitoes, Rodents and Ticks. Please contact us if you are interested in a free inspection.
Posted on October 20, 2009 with 4 Comments
If you live in the tri state area of New York, New Jersey or Connecticut chances are you or a friend has seen tons of lady bugs today. You may ask why?
Lady Bugs are an overwintering pest. Over the last few weeks the weather has been getting comer, and over wintering pests such as Lady Bugs enter your home through cracks and crevasses, usually on the sides of your home that get the most sun. Today, because of the rise in temperature, Lady Bugs were tricked into thinking it was spring! They came out in HUGE numbers. Our phones were very busy, and we apologize for the entended wait times.
To prevent lady bug swarms in your home we recommend you look into our Over-Wintering program that will protect you from many pests such as Lady Bugs.
***DO NOT TAKE IT UPON YOURSELF TO SQUISH THEM***
The scent from a lady bug that has been squished will attract even more lady bugs!
If you are interested or would like more information please Live Chat With Us, Email Us or Call Us at (800) 479-2284!