EnviroPest Offers Guidance on Treatment Preparation
EnviroPest wants the treatment of your home or business to be a complete success. There are several steps you can take to make sure this happens.
Please read through our guidelines below. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call and talk with one of our professionals.
Preparing A Room for Bed Bug Treatment
Preparing a Room for Bed Bug Treatment>
Proper steps must be followed to successfully manage a bed bug infestation.
In order to get a full understanding of the problem, EnviroPest will do an inspection before any cleaning or rearranging has occurred.
This prevents the spread and disturbance of the bed bugs prior to treatment. Once the size of the problem is determined, room preparation must be done.
Our Recommended Steps In Preparing Your Room
- Remove all blankets, sheets, covers, pillows, bath towels, drapes and curtains from the bed and throughout the room. Place the items into bags, which will be taken to the laundry.
- Place the contents of all drawers and closets into plastic bags. All bags of clothing, plush toys, pillows and shoes must be taken to the laundry.
EnviroPest recommends that anything that cannot be washed be bagged separately for inspection. This includes electronics, books and plastic toys.
Please remove all cloth and plush items from the room, except for plush furniture. The pillows of plush furniture should be laundered if possible.
Please move furniture a minimum of 18 inches from the wall.
Please remove outlet covers and switch plates from the walls.
EnviroPest recommends removing picture frames from the wall and have them inspected and treated.
During treatment, you, your family and pets must leave the area for approximately 4 hours. The time can vary depending on the job. An EnviroPest technician will let you know the appropriate amount of time to wait.
Pet Fish should be protected by putting a towel or plastic over the tank. Fish are sensitive to many pesticides used in bed bug treatment.
Clean all clothing and linens until they are free of bed bugs and keep isolated until the problem is eliminated.
Please check the space to ensure that EnviroPest has room to get to all furniture, closets, beds, etc., to inspect and treat.