How To Prepare Your Property For A Bed Bug Treatment

The Ultimate Checklist for prepping your commercial or residential property

When you realize you have a bed bug problem, there’s no time to waste! Your first instinct should be to call Gunter Pest & Lawn and set up an appointment. Before our technicians arrive, there are certain steps you’ll need to complete in order to properly prep your residential or commercial property. We’ve put together the ultimate checklist to help you prep your property for a bed bug heat treatment.

How to Prepare Your Property for a Bed Bug Treatment

   Do not use any pesticide bombs, foggers, sprays, dust prior to heat treatment.

   Do not remove anything from the treatment area except for items in sealed garbage to be permanently removed.

   Furniture and clutter must be pulled away from walls at least 4 inches.

   Unplug all electronics except major appliances.

   Any items (clothing, shoes, bags, valuables) taken out with occupant on a day of heat treatment must be thoroughly inspected and/or sanitized before being reintroduced to the treated area.

   Permanently dispose of all trash and unwanted items before treatment.

   Completely remove litter boxes from the treatment area if present.

   Vacuum or sweep up dust/pet hair as they are hazardous to our equipment and personnel.

   Improperly secured pictures and posters that may blow down should be taken down and laid flat.

   Take down, disinfect and remove vinyl or faux wood blinds have a low heat tolerance.

   High power fans are used during this process; loose papers should be secured or weighted down.

   Heat sensitive items should be clearly labeled and left inside the treatment area.

   Remove all pets and house plants (including fish aquariums).

   Remove fresh, meltable, and/or perishable food.

   Remove or place prescription/over the counter drugs or vitamins in the refrigerator.

   Remove cosmetics.

   Remove candles.

   Remove all pressurized items – lighters, hairspray, fire extinguishers, etc.

   Remove all flammables – fuel, alcohols, solvents, etc.

   Remove wooden and stringed instruments – cases should remain in the treatment area.

   Family heirlooms and irreplaceable items should be inspected and a determination made as to whether they should remain in the treatment area.

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