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Reported Bed Bugs Now What

What You Can Do



  • Reduce clutter in your unit so that there is enough walking space for technicians during the inspection.
  • Tidy up - general cleaning including dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces. Removing household dust improves indoor air quality and helps our treatments work better.
  • Be cautious. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and can be moved on luggage, backpacks, and furniture.
  • Wash your bed linens or sheets every 1-2 weeks and everytime we bag up any laundry during our visits. Washing in hot water or drying on high heat works best.
  • Do not self treat with bug sprays or foggers (bug insecticide bombs). These may spread bed bugs to new locations and make eradication more difficult.

 

What We’re Going To Do

  • Inspect your sleeping area for bed bugs and their evidence: bed bug fecal stains (droppings), live bed bugs, eggs, and cast skins.
  • We’ll remove bugs with vacuums and sticky paper.
  • We’ll treat with reduced-risk insecticides. Go to our product labels directory on pestec.com to learn more.
  • We’ll set up monitors to track our results. Please do not move these devices. There is no attractant, just glue and cardboard or slick plastic.