Bed Bug Preparation Instructions
- Place all clothing, linens, shoes, coats, pillows in seal-able plastic bags.
- Remove all items from walls like clocks, pictures, paintings. etc.
- Put all clothes and cloth items into a dryer of 30 minutes. Set Dryer to Hot setting.
- Keep cleaned items separated from items that are not cleaned, or have not been checked.
- All personal items should remain in bags until they have been inspected.
- Empty rooms of all items.
- Vacuum floors and put waste from vacuums in a sealed plastic bag
Preparation for Bed Bug Treatment
- Place all clothing and linens in large clear plastic bags.
- Put plastic toys, books, electronics and other paraphernalia in sealed plastic bags and have them inspected.
- Put all contents form closets drawers and other areas into plastic bags put them in the center of the room.
- Move furniture 18 inches from walls
- Remove outlet covers, switch plates and anything else that can be removed from walls.
- Make sure you can get to all areas of the domicile so that it can be inspected properly and treated.
Rooms should look like you are packed to move with no place for anything to hide.
To get rid of bed bugs you must remove all clutter and clean everything. The Bedroom is top priority, but every room must be cleaned just as well. The clutter doesn’t attract bed bugs but it does give them more places to hide. Bed bugs do infest beds, but they also infest everything else in your home. All items that can create a place to hide under or behind need to be removed. All clothing should be washed at hot settings and placed in the dryer on hot settings for 1 hour. after all clothing has been washed and dried. they must be kept in sealed plastic bags or air-tight containers. You must not place them back into furniture. There is no single item or action that can be taken alone that will completely eliminate bed bugs. Many techniques are required in order to eliminate bed bugs. They are small experts at hiding and can live for a long time without feeding. As previously indicated, the treatments include the following.
Cleaning – Preparation for Treatment
You must clean and prepare your domicile before using our treatment.
Bed bugs die at temperatures above 120 degrees F. Scrubbing all surfaces with a stiff brush followed by thorough vacuuming will remove bed bug eggs. You must be meticulous with your cleaning.
Cleaning and Laundry Tips
- All clothing, towels and linens in large clear plastic bags.
- Don’t use cardboard boxes! Bed bugs can lay eggs and hide in them.
- Place all shoes coats, pillows plush toys, throw rugs and mats in large clear plastic bags.
- Vacuum shoes thoroughly, in and out.
- Clean rugs at laundromat at hot settings 30 minutes or more.
- Inspect all personal items and place in sealed plastic bags and airtight containers.
- Take down all items that bed bugs might hide behind on walls.
- All clothing must be dried an a hot dryer for 30 minute or more. Make sure the dryer is used in a manner that allows all clothing to be heated. Do not overload dryer because the heat will not penetrate all clothing.
- Keep all cleaned and inspected items separate from uncleaned items.
- All personal belongings need to remain in bags until they are cleaned and inspected.
- Rooms should be emptied of all personal belongings, then all floors should be thoroughly vacuumed with a brush attachment. That attachment should be washed in hot water and detergent.
- Mattress, box spring and bed frame should be vacuumed completely and thoroughly with attention to detail. After vacuuming remove vacuum bag immediately and seal in a plastic bag. Remove bag from your home.
- Use only certified bed bug proof en-casements for your mattress and box spring. Scrub all mattress seams with a stiff brush to remove bed bugs and eggs.
- Vacuum everything after brushing. Seal your mattresses in your en-casements for at least one year. This will trap remaining bed bugs and eggs, and prevent re-infestation of mattress. If needed you must properly dispose of infested bedding. You must encase any new bedding.
- Wash all non-porous surfaces
WHEN DISCARDING MATTRESSES OR FURNITURE, ITEMS MUST BE PROPERLY WRAPPED ACCORDING TO YOUR LOCAL LAWS
Preparation for Treatment
Remove all cloth, linens, pillows, etc. and place in sealed plastic bags for transport to the laundry.
- Empty contents of closets and drawers into sealed plastic bags and put in center of room. Send all clothing in sealed plastic bags to laundry. Shoes and stuffed toys should also be in sealed plastic bags.
- All toys, games, books electronics and other household items like shelf and desk items that cannot be washed or placed in a dryer should be cleaned and inspected, vacuumed then bagged.
- Move furniture at least 18 inches from walls.
- The rooms should be void of all room items except for the empty furniture.
- All miscellaneous wall items like switch plates and outlet covers should be removed.
- Ensure that you can access all areas of the room easily so that you can treat each room properly.
- Make sure all clothing and other items are inspected, cleaned, sealed and isolated until your bed bug problem is eliminated.
- All rooms should appear that you are moving out. This will give you access to everything that has to be treated.
Successful treatment depends on proper cleaning and room preparation.
- Vacuum all cracks and crevices.
- Repair cracks in plaster
- Repair flooring to eliminate holes, cracks and gaps
- Seal all electrical outlets and plate covers
- Sealants must be elastic properties to allow for expansion and contraction while avoiding creation of cracks and crevices over time.