The success of the treatment depends greatly on the homeowner/ tenants proper preparation. Items to be removed from the treatment area. (if questionable let us know when we arrive)
First thing first, any bed bug covers on the mattress or box spring MUST be removed, we do not remove or replace these or guarantee any damages to them. They only hinder treatment and must not be used until the home is absolutely clear of bed bugs for future prevention.
ALL PEST CONTROL DUST PRODUCTS MUST BE COMPLETELY CLEANED BEFORE TREATMENT
- Plants and animals including fish.
- Aerosols and other explosives/ flammable.
- Perfumes, lotions, creams, makeup
- Carbonated items
- Valuable oil paintings and crafts, unless possibly infested
- Any other items that can melt or items that may be damaged or explode from heat.
- Cigarette lighters
- Candles or other wax items
- Markers , Pens and crayons
- Old vinyl records
- Vinyl slat blinds
- These items can be placed either on a balcony / garage/ backyard or in the bathtub.
If you suspect any of these items may be infested leave them in the treatment area with a note if possible.
UNPLUG all electronics and TVs from wall outlets.
FLOOR SPACE in the treatment area is very important. Bed bugs will search for cold spots on the floor during treatment to escape the heat. Please place items on the floor on top of dressers and tables. If you have too many possessions on the floor we may place items on the bed or stack items during treatment.
DO NOT move items from bedrooms into other rooms with the exception of laundry that is bagged and going to be washed. We can not guarantee heating of clothing or linens in bags due to the insulating properties of fabrics tightly packed.
PLEASE turn the heat in the apartment or home up to maximum and close all windows and doors prior to our arrival on the day of treatment.
FOLLOW UP chemical treatments will be performed in the apartment or home in approximately 7 days THIS APPOINTMENT NEEDS TO BE MADE BY YOU A FEW DAYS BEFORE(CLIENT). Please be sure to declutter and keep up on laundry in between treatments to ensure success. For the technician to preform the follow up chemical treatment properly remove all bed sheets, bedspreads, stuffed animals and clear laundry away from bed, end tables and dressers and have ready to be laundered in case of bugs being in fabrics.