Because bed bugs and their larvae are considered cryptic insects, i.e. they have very effective methods of hiding, extreme measures must be taken to prepare for and treat the infestation.
Before each conventional bed bug control treatment:
- All clothing, linens, etc. in the home must be washed and dried prior to each treatment, then sealed in zippered storage bags for maximum safety.
- Beds must be stripped, with mattresses and box springs exposed.
- All surfaces must be vacuumed, with special attention paid to cracks, crevices and baseboards.
- All artwork should be removed from walls.
- All clutter must be eliminated and bagged, and any loose magazines and newspapers should be thrown away.
- All drawers in the home must be opened and emptied of any clothing.
Conventional Bed Bug Control Treatment:
- Insecticides will be thoroughly administered in every area of the home from top to bottom, including furniture, beds, mattresses, closets, kitchen areas, etc.
- The home must be evacuated for a minimum of 4 hours.
Conventional Bed Bug Control Follow-up:
- All mattresses and boxsprings must be encased.
- Most if not all conventional bed bug control measures require follow-up inspections and subsequent insecticide treatments, if needed.
- Each additional treatment will require the complete preparation routine to be repeated for maximum effectiveness.
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