Pest Control Preparation – 7 Steps To Prepare Your Home For Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bugs are a common pest that can easily find their way into your home. Although traditionally associated with unclean and unhygienic conditions, bed bugs are now more prevalent than ever as more people travel, purchase second-hand furniture and offer more ways than ever before for these pests to hitch a ride into your Omaha home.

Here at Genie Pest Control, we offer an unparalleled bed bug removal service that has been proven to be effective time and time again. However, before our exterminators can come into your home and get the job done, you need to take some time to get your Omaha home ready. With the proper preparation, our bed bug exterminators will be able to provide the most effective treatment to ensure your home remains bed-bug free.

Below our exterminators at Genie Pest Control have outlined nine steps you need to prepare your home for bed bug treatment by our bed bug removal experts.

#1 Declutter Your Home (Top to Bottom)

Take some time to remove as much unnecessary clutter from each room in your Omaha home as possible. Be sure to pay special attention to cardboard boxes, stacks of old magazines and newspapers, paper and plastic bags. These items should be located and discarded, where possible, before our team arrives.

#2 Get All Bedding Prepared Properly

Remove all the bedding, sheets, pillows, and any other bed covering such as mattress protectors, sleeping pads, or stuffed toys. Place all of these in a sealed plastic bag so they can be washed before treatment begins. The mattress should be left empty.

#3 Remove All Extra Items

If you have any additional items stored in your bedroom on bookshelves, dressers, bedside lockers, or nightstands, you will need to clear these before our Genie Pest Control team can begin treatment of your furniture. Place these items in plastic bags and do not replace them until treatment has ceased.

#4 Clear The Walls Completely

Posters, paintings, and any other wall hangings must be removed before treatment and inspected for bed bugs before our exterminators start treatment.

#5 Ensure Correct Furniture Placement

For our exterminators and bed bug removal experts to effectively treat your home, you need to move all of your furniture at least eighteen inches from the walls. This will allow our pest removal team enough space to rotate and treat all of your furniture correctly.

#6 Remove Or Discard Coverings

Here at Genie Pest Control, our exterminators require clients to remove all switch plate covers and outlet covers in any rooms that you suspect to be affected by bed bugs.

#7 Vacuum Thoroughly (Carpet And Hardwood)

Homeowners must vacuum thoroughly before our bed bug removal experts commencing treatment. Be sure to focus on those hard to reach places like the cracks of baseboards and in tight corners. Wait to vacuum until after you have completed all of the steps above, and be sure to discard the vacuum bag in a sealed plastic bag.

Prepare Your Home Properly For Our Bed Bug Removal Experts

Following the steps above will correctly prepare your home for our bed bug removal experts to get to work. If you prefer to download our bed bug treatment preparation checklist, you can do it here. Your home will need to be free of pets and people for at least four hours to allow the treated areas to dry. Once the treatment is complete, you will need to wait three weeks before unpacking your belongings to return your Omaha home to normal. To schedule an appointment with our bed bug removal experts, contact our exterminators at Genie Pest Control today. With our help, you can be sure that your home will be bed-bug free in no time.

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