Preparation For Service

Bed Bugs – How to Get Ready for Your Bed Bug Service Visit

You should always remember that controlling bed bugs is very difficult.  Bed bugs can hide practically anywhere, including beds, furniture, closets, behind wall pictures, clothing, accessories, and even in tiny cracks in the walls.  You can help professional technicians more effectively evaluate and treat your location by assisting them before their visit.  The following are suggestions to optimize the bed bug treatment. We understand it may be time consuming to do all of these things – Please try your best for optimal results from the treatment.

Bed Bugs – Strip your Beds

Remove all sheets, blankets, mattress covers, pillowcases, etc. from your beds and wash them. Then fold them and place them in plastic garbage bags. Do not put them back on the bed until the evening after pest control service otherwise they might become infested with bed bugs.

Bed Bugs – Remove everything from Bedroom and Hall Closets

Your closets must be empty, also empty all dresser drawers and night stand drawers. Take everything out of nightstands and other furniture near the beds. Remove all clothing, toys, boxes, and other belongings from bedroom floors.

Bed Bugs – Wash ALL Clothing, Towels, and other Linens

Wash everything and place the clean items inside plastic storage bins or plastic garbage bags, this means everything.

Bed Bugs – You need to Vacuum

Make sure you vacuum floors, furniture, and inside closets, dresser drawers, and bed stands. Also vacuum mattresses and box springs. Dispose of vacuum bag.

Bed Bugs – Provide access for pest control technician

Make sure the technician can get into all closets. If achievable, move bedroom furniture away from walls so there is a three (3) foot space between the furniture and walls.

Bed Bugs – Avoid contact with Insecticide until Dry

NOTE: Make sure there are no animals or people in the apartment throughout treatment and for at least 3-4 hours afterwards. WARNING