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How to Prepare for a Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bugs have become a significant and far too common nuisance in the Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware areas. According to the University of Maryland, bed bugs have made a big comeback worldwide and in the area of the four states, thanks to globalization and increases in shipments and travel. Regardless of the source, if you have bed bugs in your home or place of business, you’re probably already seeking the help of pest control experts. Skilled technicians can treat your home and help exterminate the problem fully. But in order for this treatment to be successful, you need to do your part and make sure you prepare your business or home properly for bed bug treatment.

Why Proper Preparation for Bed Bug Treatment Is Essential

Professional pest control experts know how to solve your bed bug problem effectively. However, they can only do this if you enable them to succeed by doing your part with correct bed bug treatment preparation. The bed bug control experts at Viking Pest ask to never remove items from your home or the workspace as this could cause the bed bugs to travel to previously non-infested areas. Removing items before and during treatment can also lead to a reinfestation if these items are brought back into your home or business after treatment.

Preparing Your Business or Home for Bed Bug Treatment

Here are some of the most important things you can do to ensure the successful removal of bed bugs from your home or place of business in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland while protecting your belongings from damage as stated by the pest control professionals at Viking Pest.

Don’t remove items from your home or the space receiving treatment

Removing items from the space receiving treatment might harbor bed bugs that could come back as soon as you return the items after treatment. Additionally, the EPA states that moving items can cause bed bugs to spread into non-infested areas. If anything needs to be removed, the pest control experts at Viking Pest will let you know on a case-by-case basis. Take note of any items you’re concerned about and ask before treatment begins.

Position furniture to give the technician full access

You’ll want to ensure you give full access to your pest control expert so they can effectively remove the entire infestation. If you have any furniture blocking access to infested areas, you’ll want to shift it per their requirements. The same is true for any clutter or items that may block areas of your home or office space. Be careful not to move anything to other areas of the home or structure, though, as you would run the risk of spreading the infestation.

Wrap and store electronics properly

You may be unaware that bed bugs can and do find their way into electronic devices. Any electronics within the infestation area should be wrapped in plastic and set aside for the pest control team to treat and inspect. You’ll want to keep these items in the area requiring treatment, though, so you don’t unintentionally spread the problem to other areas of your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Delaware.

Wash and dry your clothes on high heat and properly store them during treatment

You need to wash and dry your clothing to remove any bed bugs that have infiltrated your dresser, closet, hamper, or storage. Separate your clothes by type so you can wash each at the highest allowable temperature. Once you’ve completed the wash cycle, dry your clothes on the highest allowable temperature as well. From there, store your clothes in sealable plastic bags to prevent a second infestation. Only remove clothes as you need them or once you know that the rest of the bed bugs in the space have been eliminated.

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Protecting Your Home or Business From Bed Bugs With Viking Pest Control

Viking Pest offers expert treatment designed to effectively and efficiently control and prevent bed bugs from invading your home or business in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. Our use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques focuses on finding the core of the pest concern and controlling bed bugs from the source. Through IPM, pest control materials are selected and applied in a manner that minimizes risks to human health, pets, and the environment. Call Viking today for your FREE and NO OBLIGATION estimate at 1-800-618-2847 or schedule online today!