The insecticide spray used for bed bug extermination has little odor and has a light cream color. This pesticide spray does not stain or damage typical surfaces fo flooring or carpet. The insecticide has a very good residual quality and affects pests upon contact and not by smell, odor or vapors. So it is important that the surfaces where bed bugs are typically seen, are cleaned well in preparation for the treatment. Typically, along with dust and debirs, behind the beds and couches, one would find coins, paper, clothes, and pet and kid toys, etc.
Before the treatment begins, the residents are to leave the area and return after at least 2 hours after the treatment completion. The articles treated may be wet to touch and may need 30 minutes to 6 hours to dry, depending upon relative humidity, temperature and ventilation. Do not use mattress without sheets. We recommend using a fitted sheet and a flat sheet on the mattress.
It takes about 3 to 5 weeks for the Complete Elimination. Hence, it is requested that Client, Sanitize Clothing and Bedding Every Two Weeks to Suppress Possible Resurgence of the Pest.
How to Prepare for or What to do before the Bed Bug Extermination Service?
In a nutshell, Clean Thoroughly and Reduce Clutter by Organizing and Arranging Articles. Focus on the bed rooms and living room’s couch areas – where you sleep or sit for extended periods.
FOCUS and TARGET the Bed and Sofa/Couch areas.
Floors: Steam-Clean, Wet-Vacuum, Vacuum or Shampoo any carpeting. Vacuum and mop any floorings. Especially, clean away any insecticides or chemicals that you may have tried to get rid of Bed Bugs. Clean flooring/carpeting under and around the beds and couches.
Mattress: Vacuum the mattress at the seams, tufts, handles, & buttons.
Box Spring: Similarly clean the box spring, bed frame, baseboards and other objects within 6 inches of the bed. Night tables should be cleared off and cleaned.
Vacuum: Clean and Sanitize the vacuum itself.
Clothes Closets: Do not worry about clothes hanging in closets. If you have time and energy left, go over the items above and double check.