Please see the list below with our recommendation for your bed bug treatment. There is a PDF checklist version down below if you would like print out.
Linen removal and laundering prior to treatment.
▢ Remove all bedding (sheets, pillowcases, mattress pads, blankets, comforters, bed skirts, etc.) and place items into a plastic bag. Seal the bag before moving it to the laundry. Preferable to have a technician on-site as breakdown occurs as this can cause bed bugs to move.
▢ Launder washable bedding and use the highest temperature possible to dry.
▢ Dry clean items, like draperies, comforters, and bed skirts, per manufacturer’s label. Items, like draperies, may be treated by technician if requested by the customer (release required).
Miscellaneous items removal prior to treatment.
▢ Thoroughly check each item for bed bugs as items are removed from closets, dressers, nightstands, etc. Place items in plastic bags, then seal bags and leave bags in the room.
▢ Place in a sealed bag all paper products, such as cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, personal papers, old newspapers, magazines, and similar items that are in the infested rooms. Leave for treatment or discard.
▢ Move all furniture and items away from the walls. It would be optimal for the technician to be on-site and ready to treat when customer prepares area.
▢ A critical step! Thoroughly vacuum all infested rooms, especially areas where baseboards meet carpet/flooring. Vacuum mattresses, box springs, furniture, closets, shelving, etc. focusing on cracks, crevices, mattress buttons/ tufts/ seams etc. Immediately place vacuum bag or canister contents in a sealed bag and dispose of in an outside trash receptacle. Note: We discourage the use of a central vacuum system for this work. When using a bag-less vacuum cleaner, be aware that insects and/or eggs can get caught in the filters, hoses, etc.