7 Crucial Steps To Prepare for a Bed Bug Treatment
When preparing for a bed bug treatment, it's important to do as much as possible to ensure success. There are many things you can do to help ensure that once these bugs are gone, they stay gone. Here as 7 steps to prepare for a bed bug treatment!
Step 1: Remove Frames
For every room that’s being treated, you need to take down all the pictures, posters, art work, bulletin boards, or any other decoration off of the walls. Move them to the middle of the room.
Step 2: Unplug Electronics
Make sure to unplug everything from the outlets. This includes computers, printers, scanners, TV’s, Media players, game consoles, clocks, and anything else plugged in. Also unscrew and remove the outlet covers or any wall plates.
Step 3: Move Everything
Move everything besides heavy appliances and furniture 2-3 feet away from the walls or to the middle of the room.
Step 4: Secure Pets
Cover any fish tanks and turn off the pump. All people and pets must leave the area during treatment.
Step 5: Remove Bedding
Take all your bedding including pillowcases, mattress pads, sheets, blankets and any other items from your bed and seal them in a plastic bag in the middle of the room.
Step 6: Secure All Clothes
Again in plastic bags, remove all your clothes from the closets, dressers, cabinets or anywhere else you store them. This includes umbrellas, hats, scarves, shoes, linens, and towels. Place the filled bags in the middle of the room.
Step 7: Even More Plastic Bags
In the rest of the plastic bags you place in the middle of the room, you should put all of your DVDs, CDs, tapes, or other media cases. Do the same for any additional items under your bed, in your closet, and things on top or inside of furniture.
After treatment, you need to make sure to wash all the clothes, bedding, and other washable items you stored in plastic bags. Wash and dry them on a high-heat setting. If that’s not possible with some of your items, you will have to dry clean the rest.
We hope this helps you prepare for treatment! And don’t worry, if you’re reading this then it means this nightmare is almost behind you. Give UnBugMe Pest Control a call at 818-510-0629 or click the link below to schedule a bed bug inspection today! If you do have bed bugs, we will deduct the cost of the inspection by putting it towards your treatment, making it absolutely free!
This discount is only available online and offered to anyone who thinks they may have a Bed Bug problem. Our skilled technicians will inspect your property and consult you on a treatment plan based on your situation.
*If you do have Bed Bugs, this inspection fee will be credited back to you if any Bed Bug treatment or extermination plans are performed by UnBugMe Pest Control.
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