Bed Bug Preparation

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  • Strip all bedding including upholstery blankets and pillow cases
  • All bedding must be bagged & laundered on treatment day
  • Items stored under the bed must be removed
  • Dressers and furniture with drawers must be emptied(Heavy Infestations Only)
  • Closets must be fully cleared (shelving & floor areas)
  • All clothing must be bagged and put through the dryer on high heat for 20 minutes
  • All drapery in infested rooms should be put through the dryer on high heat for 20 minutes
  • Move furniture away from walls
  • Some base boards and switch plates may require removal in cases of heavy infestation
  • Laundry bags should not be reused for clean laundry
  • Baseboards should be removed if possible
  • Some furniture may be required to be disposed of

Precautions

  • All occupants must remain out of premises for 8 hours
  • All pets must be removed and aquariums covered with air intake disconnected
  • Infants and pregnant women should be out 24 hours
  • People with medical conditions or chemical sensitivities should remain out 24 hours
  • All food & dishes must be kept in fridge or cupboards
  • A follow up treatment will be done in approx. 2-3 weeks

 

Preparation is important and necessary for bedbugs to be eliminated

Following Treatment

  • Ventilate the premises by opening doors and windows
  •  Do not clean carpets for 3 months following treatment
  •  Do not wash floors or baseboards for 6 weeks
  •  We recommend putting down a blanket or sheet for your infant to crawl on for first month following treatment

It is not uncommon to continue to see bed bugs for up to a couple of weeks following treatment