Before the treatment begins, all occupants, including pets, must leave the unit and not enter for a minimum of 4 hours after the technician arrives. Aquariums may remain in place as long as the filtrations and aeration systems are turned off and the tank is adequately covered. Filtration and aeration equipment should be turned back on 6 hours after treatment. Anyone who is pregnant or has allergies or asthma should take the necessary precautions.
· All clutter should be permanently removed from the unit.
· If possible, steam clean, wet vacuum or shampoo any carpeting and furnishings.
· Vacuum the mattress thoroughly including the crevices, handles and buttons.
· Vacuum bed frame, baseboards and objects/flooring close to bed.
· Discard the vacuum bag (placed in tightly sealed garbage bag before disposal).
· Remove all clothing from dressers and place in clean plastic bags or plastic totes.
· Bookshelves, nightstands or other furniture in the immediate area must be emptied so that the technician can spray the undersides of the furniture.
· Place all items in tightly sealed garbage bags and leave them in the room to be treated.
All clothing items should be placed in garbage bags, sealed and emptied directly into the washing machine. When the laundering cycles are complete, the clean laundry should be placed in new clear garbage bags and sealed during the treatment process. The garbage bags used for transporting clothing articles to the laundry room should be discarded outside the premise as they may contain bed bugs. For severe infestations, water soluble bags should be used if possible to collect sheets and clothing and put directly into the wash. It is important to launder items using hot water as cold water will not kill bed bugs or their eggs. All clean clothes should be put in the dryer on high for a minimum of 20 minutes. Some clothing may require dry cleaning.
All bedding must be removed before the technician arrives. Soiled bedding should be washed in hot water (separate from all other laundry) or dry cleaned before or soon after the treatment to avoid resurgence of bed bugs. Pillows should also be placed in the dryer on high heat for a minimum of 20 minutes. After treatment, bed skirts should be avoided; bedding tucked in tightly; and bed kept a few inches away from the wall.
All linen should be laundered. All toys should be washed in soapy hot water and stuffed toys should be placed in dryer on high heat for 20 minutes.
Dressers and night tables
All contents of dressers are to be placed in garbage bags and placed in the dryer cycle on hot for a minimum of 20 minutes. All articles on top of dresser are to be removed and placed in plastic bags or plastic totes. Bookshelves, nightstands or other furniture in the immediate area must be emptied so that the technician can spray the undersides of the furniture. Furniture and items should be moved at least 12 inches away from the walls to facilitate spraying of the baseboards. Shelving and drawers should be clean.
ClosetsAll closets including linen closets are to be emptied. Clean articles should be placed in the dryer on high heat for a minimum of 20 minutes. All soiled articles need to be washed in hot water and then dried in high heat.
Sofas and chairs
All chair covers, throws and pillows must be laundered prior to treatment.
If you decide to throw out bed bug infested furniture:· Take apart, deface or damage the piece of furniture to ensure it cannot be reused.
PUT ALL VALUABLES AWAY. (i.e. passports, money, gold chains, etc.). THE EXTERMINATOR AND THE COMPANY WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISSING ITEMS.
TELL THE EXTERMINATOR IF THE DOOR SHOULD BE LOCKED WHEN THE WORK IS FINISHED (If not told, the door will be locked).
COVER UNDERNEATH BOX SPRING AND PLASTIC CORNERS ON BOX SPRING AND MATTRESS MAY NEED TO BE REMOVED. PICTURES MAY BE TAKEN. BY SIGNING THIS PREPARATION SHEET YOU ARE AUTHORIZING THESE PROCEDURES.
THE JOB DOES NOT CARRY ANY WARRANTY OR GUARANTY. THE SUCCESS AND THE RESULT OF THE APPLICATION IS VERY MUCH RELATED TO PREPARATION BY FOLLOWING THIS SHEET.
SIGNATURE COVERS CONSENT FOR ALL NECESSARY APPLICATIONS.
Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 508-892-1967 if you have any questions or need further instructions.