Bed Bug Chemical Treatment
- Reduce clutter to make inspection easier.
- Dismantle the bed frames to expose additional bedbug hiding sites.
- Remove drawers from desks and dressers and remove all items.
- Stand up the box spring and mattress. If the fabric is torn (possible hiding place), remove fabric to prepare for spraying.
- Since infested garments and bed linen can't be treated with insecticide they will need to be removed and laundered in hot water (120°F minimum). If washing is not available, sometimes heating the garments or bed linen for 30 minutes in clothes dryer will work. When items are cleaned please fold and put them in a clean sealed bag for storage until treatment is finished.
The Homeowner will be required to leave premises at the start of treatment and will not be able to return for at least 4-6 hours. Procedures will include using a professional steaming unit to apply steam to mattress, box springs, bed frames, furniture and base boards. The perimeter of the area infested will be sprayed with a residual chemical for after treatment protection. Finally the infested area will be fogged with a highly concentrated contact chemical.
After Treatment Procedures
After you return to your home open all the windows to remove fogging agent that may be left in treated rooms. Next you should thoroughly clean the infested rooms and scrub infested surfaces with hot soapy water and a stiff brush.
The area needs to be vacuumed of remaining died insects with a small vacuum
attachment. Vacuum along baseboards, nearby furniture, bed stands, rails,
headboards, footboards, bed seams, tufts, buttons, edges of the bedding as well as the edges of the carpets (particularly along the tack strips) are key areas to vacuum. A good vacuum cleaning job may remove particles from cracks and crevices to
encourage greater insecticide penetration. Discard vacuum cleaner bag in a sealed plastic bag when finished.
Install Bedbug mattress and box spring covers.