They’re Back! New York’s Heat Wave Brings Out An Unwanted Problem

by | Jul 22, 2013 | Rental Property Management Tips

Pest control experts at Bell Environmental in New York are reporting that, while most New Yorker’s are concerned about avoiding dehydration and power failures during this month’s heat wave, there’s another growing problem: bed bugs.

tenant screeningBell says that its bed bug inquiries rose significantly in the last few days. While summer months tend to be the height of bed bug season, inquiries are up over 40% from last year.

“This week, we’ve gotten calls about bed bug issues in offices, government buildings, apartment complexes, theaters, and camps,” said Glenn Waldorf of Bell Environmental. “The problem is as widespread as ever.”

Bell’s canine detective, Roscoe the Bed Bug Dog, is busier than ever.

Why are bed bugs so active now?

Bed bugs are more troublesome on hot days. They are more active in terms of their feeding, movement, and hitchhiking to new places. Bed bugs also reproduce and mature faster in higher temperatures.

Bed bugs are a problem that no one wants, but anyone can get. Unfortunately, these pests are hard to beat, and require expert treatment. Bell uses non-toxic and chemical-free InstantFreeze method to provide the thorough safe, thorough, and effective treatments necessary to eliminate bed bugs.

For advice on how you can avoid bed bugs and protect yourself and your properties against these worrisome insects, visit or download Bell Environmental’s free app “Roscoe’s Bed Bug Tips.”

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