Preparing for treatment

  • Live​ ​Plants,​ ​certain​ ​cactus​ ​plants​ ​can​ ​remain.​ ​All​ ​other​ ​live​ ​plants need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​removed​ ​from​ ​the​ ​room​ ​or​ ​home.

  • Fish​ ​bowls,​ ​all​ ​fish​ ​in​ ​fish​ ​bowls​ ​will​ ​die.​ ​Please​ ​prepare​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​all fish​ ​from​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​home.

  • Fish​ ​tanks,​ ​turn​ ​off​ ​the​ ​filter,​ ​cover​ ​your​ ​filter​ ​and​ ​tank​ ​with​ ​a blanket.

  • Dogs​ ​&​ ​Cats,​ ​remember​ ​hamsters,​ ​some​ ​tropical​ ​reptiles​ ​may remain.

  • Cans​ ​of​ ​paint,​ ​paint​ ​thinner​ ​also​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​be​ ​removed,​ ​store​ ​in​ ​your garage​ ​or​ ​other​ ​non-heated​ ​areas.

  • Food​ ​items​ ​,​ ​not​ ​all​ ​food​ ​products​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​removed,​ ​only​ ​products that​ ​may​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​melting​ ​or​ ​combustion.

                          (Such​ ​as​ ​carbonated​ ​drinks,​ ​peanut​ ​butter,​ ​cooking​ ​oil,​ ​chocolates,​ ​wine, and​ ​liquor.)

  • Wax​ ​products,​ ​deodorant,​ ​lipstick,​ ​cosmetics,​ ​crayons,​ ​candles.

 

  • Plastic​ ​blinds,​ ​take​ ​off​ ​of​ ​widows​ ​and​ ​place​ ​flat​ ​or​ ​they​ ​may​ ​warp. Bed​ ​bugs​ ​can​ ​live​ ​in​ ​blinds​ ​they​ ​must​ ​stay​ ​in​ ​the​ ​home.

  • Remove​ ​batteries,​ ​please​ ​take​ ​batteries​ ​out​ ​of​ ​remotes.​ ​Leave remote​ ​controls​ ​in​ ​your​ ​home​ ​and​ ​leave​ ​all​ ​children’s​ ​toys​ ​in​ ​the​ ​home.

  • Medicine​ ​and​ ​vitamins​ ​can​ ​be​ ​stored​ ​in​ ​your​ ​refrigerator.​ ​These​ ​are sensitive​ ​to​ ​heat.​ ​Remember​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​your​ ​meds​ ​with​ ​you.

 

  • Vinyl​ ​&​ ​VCR​ ​tapes,​ ​are​ ​recommended​ ​to​ ​be​ ​removed.​ ​35​ ​mm​ ​film​ ​will melt​ ​so​ ​please​ ​remove​ ​it.

 

  • Oil/Acrylic​ ​Art,​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​expensive​ ​artwork,​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​high heat​ ​exposure.​ ​“If​ ​in​ ​doubt,​ ​remove​ ​it.”

 

  • Picture​ ​frames,​ ​not​ ​all​ ​pictures​ ​frames​ ​will​ ​fall​ ​and​ ​break,​ ​only​ ​picture frames​ ​that​ ​have​ ​backings​ ​held​ ​with​ ​glue​ ​will​ ​fall.​ ​Keep​ ​the​ ​picture

       frames​ ​in​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​home.​ ​Picture​ ​frames​ ​may​ ​contain​ ​bed​ ​bugs. They​ ​need​ ​to​ ​remain​ ​in​ ​the​ ​treated​ ​area.

 

  • Combustible​ ​items,​ ​all​ ​combustible​ ​items​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​removed.​ ​This includes​ ​lighters,​ ​oxygen​ ​tanks,​ ​aerosol​ ​cans​ ​such​ ​as​ ​room​ ​deodorizers, and​ ​ammunition,​ ​matches,​ ​ect.

  • Collectible​ ​items,​ ​comic​ ​books,​ ​stamps​ ​collections,​ ​wood​ ​carvings. Are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​heat​ ​damage.

 

  • Music​ ​Instruments,​ ​leave​ ​all​ ​carry​ ​cases​ ​in​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​home. Carefully​ ​inspect​ ​instrument​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​removing​ ​from​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or home.​ ​These​ ​items​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​damage​ ​with​ ​heat​ ​treatment.

 

  • Make​ ​sure​ ​all​ ​furniture​ ​is​ ​~6​ ​inches​ ​off​ ​of​ ​walls​ ​to​ ​induce​ ​proper​ ​air circulation.

  • Remove​ ​mattresses​ ​from​ ​box​ ​spring​ ​and​ ​stand​ ​on​ ​ends​ ​up​ ​against wall.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​the​ ​only​ ​thing​ ​that​ ​should​ ​be​ ​leaning​ ​on​ ​the​ ​walls.

 

  • Unplug​ ​all​ ​electronic​ ​except​ ​major​ ​appliances

 

  • Vacuum​ ​or​ ​sweep​ ​up​ ​dust/pet​ ​hair​ ​as​ ​it​ ​impedes​ ​treatment​ ​and​ ​is hazardous​ ​to​ ​our​ ​equipment. These​ ​mandatory​ ​preparation​ ​steps​ ​increase​ ​the​ ​airflow​ ​making​ ​the treatment​ ​highly​ ​effective.

  • Clothing​ ​piles​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​no​ ​more​ ​that​ ​3”​ ​deep,​ ​clutter​ ​must​ ​be reduced,​ ​if​ ​not​ ​eliminated.​ ​​Overcrowded​ ​rooms,​ ​closets,​ ​dressers​ ​are the​ ​number​ ​reason​ ​treatment​ ​are​ ​not​ ​successful.​ ​If​ ​clothes​ ​are​ ​piled any​ ​more​ ​than​ ​3”​ ​deep,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​are​ ​not​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​prep,​ ​the​ ​30 day​ ​guarantee​ ​is​ ​void​ ​and​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​offered​ ​if​ ​reinfestation​ ​occurs. Please​ ​consult​ ​exterminator​ ​if​ ​in​ ​doubt.

  • All​ ​extra​ ​clothing​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​dried​ ​on​ ​high​ ​heat,​ ​bagged,​ ​sealed and​ ​remove​ ​from​ ​room​ ​or​ ​home.​ ​Consult​ ​exterminator​ ​with​ ​any uncertainties.

  • Books​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​treatment​ ​zones.​ ​We​ ​must​ ​treat​ ​all​ ​books that​ ​you​ ​have​ ​read​ ​in​ ​bed.

  • Luggage:​ ​this​ ​may​ ​be​ ​where​ ​the​ ​bed​ ​bugs​ ​came​ ​from,​ ​all​ ​luggage must​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​treatment​ ​zones.