BED BUG PREPARATIONS
Other pests or allergic reactions are sometimes mistaken for Bed Bugs. Please make sure you are actually seeing the Bed bugs before you call. A good test is to check the bedding on the bed for dark red or brown spots (bed bug fecal matter) on sheets. Check folds on mattresses and around seams, bed frames, and head boards for live bed bugs or fecal matter.
- Vacuum all rugs, carpets, fabric, furniture (under and between cushions) and closet floors.
- Mop all tile and hardwood floors. Vacuum baseboards with crack and crevice tool.
- Floors must be cleared of all objects, including those in closets.
- Empty all dresser drawers; place clothing in plastic bag.
- Launder all clothing according to label (hot water if allowed). DO NOT PLACE CLEAN CLOTHES IN SAME BAG.
- Remove all bedding from the bed and launder with hot water if allowed.
- Remove all items from under the bed.
- Pull ALL items away from the walls 2 feet.
- Cover all fish tanks with a towel and turn off pumps. All pets must be taken out.
- If you have a waterbed, we suggest you drain it, so the treatment can be done under the mattress.
- Please follow these detailed preparations or the Bed Bugs will continue to grow in numbers.
- Please remember there may be some bed bug activity after the treatment. A follow-up treatment will be performed in 2 weeks.
- The Technician will not wait for you to get ready, so please be PREPARED!
STAY OUT FOR 4 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT.
PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES STAY OUT 6-8 HOURS.
ELDERLY PEOPLE AND PREGNANT WOMEN STAY OUT 8 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT.
PEOPLE WITH OTHER HEALTH RELATED CONDITIONS, CONSULT A PHYSICIAN.
We recommend buying mattress encasements for your mattress and box spring to trap Bed Bugs inside and prevent them from emerging. Aller-Zip with 3-sided zipper is recommended.
** A $55 TRIP CHARGE WILL BE ASSESSED IF PREPARATIONS ARE NOT DONE.
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