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Bed Bugs Treatment Preparation

One of the main advantages of hiring a professional pest control service for effective bed bug treatment is their expertise and experience in dealing with these pests. Bed bugs are small and can hide in tiny cracks and crevices, making them challenging to detect and eliminate.

Professional pest control technicians have in-depth knowledge and training in identifying bed bug infestations and understanding their behavior. They also have access to advanced techniques and equipment that are not available to the general public, allowing them to effectively and efficiently eradicate bed bugs.

A professional pest control service will conduct a thorough inspection of your home to determine the extent of the infestation. This step is crucial in developing a customized treatment plan that will effectively eliminate bed bugs from your home. DIY methods may not be as thorough, leading to a recurrence of the infestation and the need for additional treatments. Professional technicians also use safe and eco-friendly methods to eliminate bed bugs, ensuring the safety of your family and pets.

Many homeowners may be hesitant to hire a professional service, thinking it will be more expensive than DIY methods. However, in the long run, professional pest control services can be a more cost-effective solution. DIY methods may seem cheaper at first, but the costs can quickly add up when multiple treatments are needed, or damage to property occurs due to improper treatment. Professional services offer a one-time fee for a comprehensive treatment plan, saving you time and money in the long run.

Dealing with a bed bug infestation can be embarrassing and uncomfortable for homeowners. Professional pest control services understand the importance of discretion and respect for privacy in handling these situations. They also adhere to industry standards and regulations, ensuring that their methods and techniques are safe and effective.

The achievement of pest-free conditions of bed bugs is difficult and expensive without the co-operation of all residents. For the best results it is important to carry out the following steps:

Before the Bed Bug Treatment

  1. People and pets must vacate for at least 6 to 8 hours.  24 hours for children under 1 year old, pregnancy, or anyone suffering from respiratory illness.
  2. Place all open food, fruits, vegetables and breads in the refrigerator.
  3. Cover all fish tanks and turn off air pumps.
  4. Clean out the floor of bedroom closets, and move furniture away from the walls about one foot.
  5. Launder night cloths, and any items of concern after the treatment.  Please leave the bedding on the beds so it can be inspected and removed by the technician.  Launder bedding after the technician has checked it.
  6. Eliminate clutter. The more clutter, the harder it is to get rid of bed bugs.
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Try not to move items from infested rooms to other areas of the apartment.  Place items which are to be laundered in plastic bags, and do not reuse to bags.  Launder all items and dry in a hot dryer for 30 minutes.  Keep “safe” or clean items in plastic bags unit after the treatment program is complete.  A follow up treatment will be done in 2 to 3 weeks after the first treatment.


When insecticide treatments are applied to enclosed areas or continuously occupied living or working spaces, people and pets should vacate for 6-8 hours.

Please Note

Bed bug activity may be observed for a couple of weeks after treatment. This is not unusual and may be due to newly hatched bedbugs, which have not yet come into contact with the insecticide.  The insects will eventually die. A follow up inspection and treatment is required in 2-3 weeks.

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