Inspection and identification is the basic first step for bed bug control. Once bed bugs are identified, customers will need to remove all linens, such as bedding, comforters, mattress pads, sheets, pillow cases, bed skirts, draperies, items from dressers, closets, etc. Customer places items in plastic bags before moving to laundry. Launder all linens in hot water, using the highest possible heat setting to dry. Dry clean items such as draperies, comforters, etc. Customers will need to remove items from night stands, book cases, decorative items, clutter, collectibles, etc. and placed storage bins. Customer is recommended to thoroughly vacuum mattresses, box springs, carpets, rugs, flooring, furniture, closets, shelving, chairs, etc. focusing on cracks and crevices. Immediately place vacuum bags or canister contents in a sealed bag and dispose of debris in outside trash receptacle.
Once the areas are prepped for the technicians they will begin work, starting with treating virtually every crack and crevice in the room and furniture. Mattress, box springs, head boards, mattress frames, dressers, chests, base boards, molding, trim, electrical switches, outlets, chairs, luggage racks, armoires, TV stands, lights, fans, etc.,. Wall voids are treated. Items placed in storage containers are next. In most cases mattress encasements will be used. Last but not least monitoring devices will be placed in strategic locations for any activity.