Typically, there are 4 treatments, more may be needed, that are every 2 weeks apart. After a treatment, you need to be out of the house for 4-5 hours. All residents, including pets, must vacate the house for 4-5 hours. We also recommend you remove all live plants. After treatment, you should vacuum a day after plus continue to follow bed bug checklist. Some treatments have a faint smell.
Strip ALL the bed(s) and launder ALL sheets, Pillowcases, Mattress Pads and Blankets etc. (or throw away IF necessary)
Remove EVERYTHING from bedroom closets, dresser drawers, nightstands, dressing tables etc. and place in tightly sealable containers (totes, trash bags etc.)
Have ALL clothing and fabrics laundered and/or dry-cleaned. **VERY IMPORTANT!!** DO NOT DO BEFORE TREATMENT; UNLESS, ALL LAUNDERED ITEMS CAN BE STORED OFF-SITE UNTIL AFTER TREATMENT. DO NOT LEAVE ANY LAUNDERED ITEMS IN HOME/APT BEFORE OR DURING TREATMENT.
Remove Drapes, Curtains, Valences, etc. and have laundered. Again, DO NOT reintroduce any laundered items back into the property until AFTER treatment!
Remove toys, stuffed animals, dolls etc. and have Laundered Dry-Cleaned or Replaced.
Remove ALL pets, cages, reptile, and snake tanks for treatment time. Turn off: fish tank pumps, Air conditioning units & cover fish tanks.
Clean and organize. It's time to throw away things you do not need/want. Discard cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, paper and plastic bags, old newspapers, stacks of magazines and similar items in infested rooms.
Vacuum all rooms! Especially where your wall meets the floor, Mattresses, Box-springs, couches, chairs and ALL similar items (Bottoms& inside as well if possible), closets, closet-shelves (above and below), shoes, inside dresser drawers, and bedside side table drawers.
Vacuum bags are to be placed in a plastic bag, Sealed tightly, and marked "Bio-Hazard" or "Contains BEDBUGS" and discarded.
Only together will we defeat these pests. MORE REST, LESS PEST! Rice Termite and Pest Control.