What you need to know

The only treatment that kills all insects in a single one shot service, is a tent fumigation. It costs up to $5.00 per square foot. They put tarps over the entire building and all attachments. This treatment penetrates the entire home and everything in it. It kills all pests. It is 100% effective. Whole home heat treatments fail 25% of the time. Our 3 time service is more effective than that, but you must accept all 3 treatments and do your part. (See below.)

There will be live bed bugs after our first treatment. Bed bugs are naturally resistant to chemicals, that is why we rotate the materials we use at each treatment. There may be live bed bugs in your home after the second treatment. There could be live bed bugs after our third treatment.

Why? Most bed bugs want to live near you, but they will travel and some will nest away from you. That is why it is important to accept all three treatments, do good prep work, and create a safety zone around your bed.

 

What you need to do.

 

The following three items have to do with creating your safety zone.

Have a bed with a frame that allows the installation of insect interrupters under the posts of your bed where they contact the floor. Trapping bugs getting on or off the bed. This is crucial. (We typically include four per bed in our treatment price.) Extra large bed posts may need to be modified.

Install bed bug encasements on your box springs. We can provide them for you at our cost. (Often, included as part of the treatment price.) Install after our treatment. Install the felt that comes with the encasement on your bed frame to keep the frame from destroying your encasement, or have us install felt. (Extra)

Remove clutter. Especially from bedrooms. Clutter gives bed bugs places to hide and breed. There should be nothing stored under your bed. Remove all items from furniture within two feet of your bed so that we can steam treat it and spray as needed.

 

Keep your clothes safe.

De-bug your clothing, bedding, and stuffed pillows / toys.

Heat treat items that would not be damaged by high heat. We recommend commercial driers. Get the driers hot BEFORE putting the clothes in. Bed bugs will die pretty quickly at or above 120 degrees, but all items must reach and maintain 120 degrees. Do not overstuff your drier. A full load of dry clothes may take 60 minutes for all the items to reach 120 degrees. Alternately, you can purchase a home use product from ZappBug.

If your items cannot stand high heat, certain synthetics, stuffed animals, throw cushions, etc…, you can contact a dry cleaner about the items. You can also opt to store sensitive items for 18 months in properly closed heavy duty trash bags.

If you would like to use these items sooner, It takes one week to kill all stages of bed bugs on items in properly stored heavy duty trash bags, if Nuvan Pest strips are inserted in the bag prior to closure. {The items can be left in the bags until you have had all your treatments.) We can provide these strips for you.

The contractor type, heavy duty trash bag should be somewhat under-filled, twisted tightly closed, the twist should be doubled over, twisted again, and the bag duct taped or zip tied closed.

 

Final steps:

Pick up small items from the base of walls so that we can spray that area to kill bed bugs as the move about.

Put away open food. Turn off aquariams, Be prepared for you and your pest to be out for at least 3 or 4 hours.

 

 

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