Pre Treatment Video & Checklist
React quickly – The quicker you get a bed bug extermination service to treat bed bugs in your home, the sooner you can contain the problem. Small problems require small solutions. Big problems are more costly and time consuming to eradicate.
Call a bed bug extermination service – A bed bug extermination service has access to treatment options and expertise that are more effective for bed bug removal than anything you can do on your own.
Speak to your landlord if you have one – You landlord may cover some or all of the cost of bed bug removal and can alert other tenants in the building.
Remove piles of clothes in your bedroom – Bed bugs hide in nooks and crannies during the day. Eliminating the places they can hide makes it easier for bed bug extermination technicians to kill them. Use a bag to take the clothes directly to washer and make sure you dry them on the highest heat for at least 20 minutes. Do not bring these clothes back in the unit unless they are in a CLEAN bag that is sealed with tape or a sealable plastic/rubber tub.
Save bed bugs/molted skin you find – Save evidence of bed bugs in a sealed plastic baggie. It will help your bed bug extermination technician determine that you have bed bugs.
Try to treat the problem yourself – Using bug sprays or bug bombs for bed bug removal can cause bed bugs to scatter to different rooms, making it harder to treat.
Wait to see if the situation improves – Bed bugs are extremely resilient and reproduce quickly. One female can lay up to 4 eggs a day. Waiting will not make bed bugs or their eggs go way, it will only make things worse. Call us today.
Use Insecticides on bedding or linens. – These items should be dry cleaned or laundered in hot water and dried using the “hot” settings.
Sleep on the couch or anywhere but your bed – It may seem like a smart idea, but it’s not. Bed bugs will follow you and you will have two infested rooms rather than one. You are better off sleeping where you are and treating the area with the bed bug infestation.
Stay with a relative or a friend – Just like bed bugs will follow you to another room, they will travel to another house with you. Unless you’re extremely careful, you can spread your bed bug infestation to another home.
Throw away furniture – This is usually unnecessary if you act quickly to treat bed bugs. Also, if someone else takes the furniture it can spread the problem. You can also spread the eggs to other parts of the residence by dragging the edges along the ground. Keep the furniture contained until you have a chance to inspect the residence.