What should I do before and after bed bug treatment?

Pre-Treatment Requirements:
Before your bed bug treatment, the infested rooms need to be prepared. Follow our step by step guide:

  • Remove and wash bedding and clothing from the infested bedroom. Items need to be washed on a hot wash setting (60°C). We cannot treat clothing and bed linen.
  • Vacuum the infested bedroom(s) to help remove any signs of bed bugs including the mattress if possible. Remember to empty the contents of the vacuum cleaner as you may have sucked up some critters.
  • Re-position furniture in the infested bedroom(s) away from the walls and move items from underneath the bed. This will allow our operative to treat the skirting boards and walls. Do not remove any furniture from the bedroom, as these items could be infested with bed bugs.
  • Ensure the operative has access to other bedrooms in your house, as bed bugs crawl between rooms in search of food.

After each bed bug treatment appointment, you and your family (including any pets) must avoid entering the treated bedroom for at least four hours. This will allow the control product to settle and take full effect. In addition, avoid vacuuming or cleaning the treated bedroom in-between each appointment. Our treatment products also leave a transparent and odour-less residual which stays active for more than several weeks. This provides long-lasting prevention against future infestation. So, avoid vacuuming or washing the treated area for at least five days after our bed bug treatment service has been delivered. Our
operatives will provide expert recommendations and guidance to prevent further infestations.

Please note, our operative cannot deliver an effective treatment if the infested bedroom(s) has not been prepared as stated.

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