Bed Bug Preparation Sheet
All sheets, bedding materials and pillows should be laundered and then placed in plastic trash bags. This will reduce bed bug migration into nearby rooms.
Sheets, pillows and clothes stored under the bed (or in a dresser) can be washed in soap and hot water. Bed spreads, covers and other items that cannot be washed should be dried in a dry and high temperature for 45 minutes (Please read the washing instructions on clothes to ensure the item will not be damaged).
Drapes should be bagged before moving from an infested rom. Remove them from the bag and dry them at the highest temperature for 45 minutes.
Everything should be picked off the floors of each room that will be treated. Clothes should be laundered with hot water and dried at high temperatures for 45 minutes.
Place any items that cannot be washed into plastic bags. They should be sealed for 2-4 weeks.
Upholstered furniture in other rooms will need to be thoroughly inspected and possibly treated. Blankets, throw pillow, should be bagged and dried at high temperature for 45 minutes.
Vacuum thoroughly under cushions and into the cracks around the furniture and couches.
Vacuum carpeting and floor thoroughly; spend extra time along the baseboards. Use the narrow vacuum attachments so you can clean into the cracks and crevices thoroughly.
Dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. Place the vacuum bag into a sealed bag and place in a dumpster or trash receptacle away from your home. If you have a bag-less vacuum, then empty the contents into a sealed garbage bag and place in a dumpster or trash receptacle that is away from your home.
Aquariums should have the air pump disconnected and the top cored by a moist towel.
Saltwater tanks should be removed from the premises as the air pump cannot be disconnected.
Birds, dogs, cats, and other pets need to be removed from the home and taken to another location until the treatment has had time to dry (Usually 3-5 hours).
You and the home residents will need to remain out of the treated rooms and areas until the products have had time to dry (usually 3-5 hours).
Following these steps will help us to provide a more thorough service and enable the treatments to be more effective. It may take several weeks for the products to fully work and to gain control of the bed bugs.