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Mobile Bed Bug Heat Treatment Trailer Solves Bed Bug Problems Caused by Infested Returned Merchandise for Retailers

Stern Environmental Group is now offering a mobile bed bug heat treatment to retailers to kill bed bugs on customer returned merchandise and to prevent the migration of bed bugs into fresh store stock.

Secaucus, NJ, December 09, 2011 --( The New York City metro area is again in the number one spot in the nation for the highest level of bed bug infestations according to’s November 2011 report. With more New York residents reporting bed bug problems, it is not unusual that New York City retailers are being visited by this scourge as well. The proliferation of bed bugs in homes and apartments is creating real problems for retailers with bed bugs being brought in on product returns and then spreading to fresh stock on stockroom and store shelves. In fact the problem is so severe; several top retailers were outed in the press this past year as having had bed bugs on their property. Stern Environmental Group now offers help to these bed bug infested retailers with their mobile bed bug heat treatment trailer.

This custom built trailer contains state of the art computer controlled fans and heaters to produce a pressurized air flow of 4.8 cubic feet per minute; allowing for fast and more energy efficient heating. The trailer is fully insulated with an R value of 9.7 and all inside seams have been specially treated to prevent bed bugs from escaping. The computerized heating system uses temperature probes to monitor for the proper temperature scientifically found to kill bed bugs and their eggs. The mobile bed bug heat treatment trailer is much more than a heater inside a truck, it is a closed, sealed, and controlled system with advanced computerized monitoring to assure a quick and efficient kill of this difficult to eradicate tiny pest. Time to heat and kill bed bugs will depend on the amount of merchandise in the trailer and can range from one or two hours per load.

The mobile bed bug heat treatment trailer can be used not only for retailers who need to treat front room and back room stock, but also home owners who have infested sofas, chairs, and mattresses. With prices lower than off-site fumigation and no chemical odor or residual spray stains, using the closed and sealed heating system the trailer provides is cost efficient, secure, and fast. Douglas Stern of Stern Environmental Group says, “With our new mobile bed bug heat treatment trailer, we can treat the furnishings of a condo or apartment in only several hours. Retailers will love our new service as we can treat back stock or just segregated returns quickly and effectively. This treatment assures a complete kill of any bed bugs found in merchandise or pests hiding deep inside upholstered furniture.” The treatment truck and 22 foot trailer arrive fully staffed with the manpower needed to move, “cook”, and then replace the affected possessions or merchandise. The heat is provided by propane powered heaters contained within the truck and merchandise will have no odor after treatment. There is no fear of fire as the flame heating unit is fully contained for safety.

With bed bug extermination treatment being fairly expensive, some apartment and co-op dwellers have opted to wait to treat for bed bugs. Infestations of bed bugs in multi-family housing units can spread rapidly under walls and through the duct work creating a difficult to treat reoccurring bed bug problem. Residents who have not been able to fully exterminate their bed bug problem have become carriers of bed bugs and their eggs; spreading their home infestation into the work place and now into retail establishments. Because of this alarming trend, retailers must become proactive in isolating and then treating all merchandise returns as well as periodically checking front and back stock routinely for the presence of bed bugs. When a problem is found rapid treatment with a mobile heat system, an infestation can be contained and the potential damage to a store’s reputation can be minimized.

The mobile bed bug heat treatment trailer is available for service bookings in the New York City metro region and in Northern New Jersey. For more information on the mobile bed bug heat trailer, bed bugs, and new extermination and control options contact Douglas Stern for media interviews.

About Stern Environmental Group:
Stern Environmental Group, LLC is a fully licensed and insured bed bug exterminator and pest management company. Operating in New York City, New Jersey, New York, and parts Long Island, New York for over 10 years, Stern Environmental Group has become a leader in bed bug control, pest control and pest management solutions in the New Jersey, New York, and New York City areas. You can follow Douglas Stern on Twitter at or on his blog

Douglas Stern, Managing Partner
Stern Environmental Group
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Secaucus, NJ 07094-3613

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