Preparation for Bedbug Treatment

Jul 17, 2018

Grant’s Pest & Animal Control would like to use this information to educate our clients on the importance of their part in the extermination process for bed bugs. A cluttered home makes it difficult for our exterminators to complete a thorough job. The greater the preparation the more effective the treatment.

  • Don’t move any of your belongings to another home or apartment during or before the treatmentbecause there is a possibility of spreading the bed bugs to another home. When you return these items to your home you may also re-infest your home.
  • Prior to extermination remove all bedding, mattress covers, bed skirts and blankets from your bed and wash them in hot water and dry them in the highest setting. Place the bedding in a plastic bag and tie it tightly. Do not return them to the bed until 4 hours after extermination. It is recommended you purchase a bed bug proof mattress cover before extermination and put it on according to the instructions after extermination.
  • Remove all of your clothing from the dressers and wash in hot water and dry on the hottest setting. Put the clean clothes in plastic bags and use as needed from the bag and seal it tightly.
  • Place curtains, pillows, stuffed animals etc. in the dryer on the highest setting (provided theywon’t get damaged) and dry for 30 minutes. Place in plastic bags from the dryer.
  • Empty all non-washable items from the bottom of the closets so we can have access to these areas.
  • Remove books, from wooden book shelves and night stands so the wood can be treated.
  • Pick up all your personal items off the floors and the furniture. They can be placed in the bathtub,
    on the tables or kitchen counters.
  • Move objects away from the wall in the perimeter of the rooms.
  • Vacuum the floors and leave the vacuum out for treatment. Dispose of the bag in an outdoor bin.
  • Also leave suitcases out for treatment.
  • Pets and occupants will need to be away from the home for 4 hours.

Thank you in advance for your attention to these instructions.