Bed Bug Preparation Instructions & Treatment Precautions

bed bug treatment is a specialized and extensive process so any items not wanted to be seem or handle by the technician must be examined and put in uncontained area.

  1. Declutter : throw away unneeded items.
  2. Pick up and bag all loose items in bedrooms (e.g., in the bottom of a closet) and other rooms that will be treated.
  3. Make sure that these items are treated (if needed) or inspected before returning these items to make sure you are not also returning bed bugs to the treated room(s).
  4. Place curtains, pillows, towels, stuffed animals, etc. in the dryer set on the highest setting that won’t damage the items for at least 30 minutes. bag these items immediately after drying.
  5. Dry all sheets, blankets, pillowcases, and other bedding in a dryer set on the highest setting that won’t damage the items. Dry the items thoroughly and then place them in trash bags. Keep them separate from items that may be infested.

Dry  all clothing on the highest setting allowed for the clothing.  Clothing that can’t be laundered and dried (including coats and jackets) can be dry‐cleaned or need to be inspected including coats . Do not place clothing in infested rooms/areas until treatment has been completed and the bed bugs have been eliminated.

   6. Contaminated vacuum should be left outside and professionally treated and bags properly disposed.

  • Provide access to walls, closets, and areas around furniture to allow for a thorough inspection and treatment.
  • Move all furniture away from baseboard to provide enough room to walk behind and around.