AM/PM Exterminators Seattle Fighting Bedbug infestation control services.

It can be very devastating to find that Bedbugs have landed in Seattle
homes and businesses. Nobody wants the little vampires feeding on the
people’s blood. It can be a horrifying and embarrassing situation.
Currently, Seattle residents and Commercial businesses are being attacked
by bedbugs. Numerous infestations are being reported and steadily growing.
As a result pest control is in huge demand in Seattle and surrounding

Bedbugs alive and well in Seattle:

The coin phrase “Don’t let the bedbugs bite” is not happening in Seattle.
Quite the contrary. The nasty pests made it to the EPA’s list for rising
populations. The nasty bugs have joined other insects such as cockroaches,
mosquitoes and even lice on the EPA list. Bedbug infestation has been
feeding on humans and animals for years. The homeowners question is how to
get rid of bedbugs. The answer lies in the hands of a professional and
experienced bedbug control eliminator. The homeowner did a search online
and opted for AMPM Exterminators.

Year round travel brings cockroaches:

Bed bug infestations are being reported in Seattle in high numbers. High
holiday travel season is here and people are getting ready to get out of
town. The pests can and will hitch rides both on and in suitcases, garment
bags, totes and even purses. The travelers are unaware if the
accommodations chosen are infested or not. That is the chance people take
when staying in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts etc. Travel is a huge
reason for getting bed bug infestations and once inside the population will
explode. Just like thieves in the night and day the hunt is on for human
and animal blood. This type of infestation will not go away by killing a
few as more are in hiding. First thing to do would be to positively
identify the insect. Take a photo and send online to the pest control
chosen for verification. In this case the homeowner chose AMPM

AMPM Exterminators identified the bedbugs:

The owner did go online and sent photos of the bugs via email to AMPM
Exterminators. Included with the photos were important details of
locations where the bedbugs were being seen in the home. The black stains
on sheets and bedding were huge clues. The homeowner saw the adult bed bugs
that were reddish brown, flat and wingless. An important fact to know and
remember is that once a bedbug has eaten it swells up and turns deep red.
This was one of the pieces of information shared by the owner to a AMPM
Exterminators technician that verified the infestation.

How to get rid of the Bed Bugs:

The customer received a return call from an AMPM Exterminators
professional. The experienced technician walked the owner through the
preparation stages for the service. The steps had to be followed to a tee
to get ready for the bed bug exterminator service. Vacuuming the entire
home was necessary to pick up bed bugs and it’s eggs. All mattresses would
need to be vacuumed along with bed frames and headboards. Baseboards and
anything near the beds also had to be vacuumed. Bed bugs dwell in fabric
furniture so any chairs, sofas or ottomans in the rooms would need to be
vacuumed. After the completion of vacuuming was done the vacuum bag had to
be put in a plastic bag, sealed and put outside in the garbage immediately.

Laundry washed, bagged and labeled along with other items in the home:

Clothes and bedding were to be washed in very hot water and dried on high
20 minutes plus. The professional pest control technician also suggested
to do the laundry at a laundromat. Once the laundry was done it was
stressed to the owner the need to bag all pieces in plastic bags, sealed,
dated and marked washed. Also after laundering the bedding and pillows had
to be sealed in plastic bags once and marked washed and dated. There are
specially made bed bug cover bags to put headboards and mattresses into
and sealed. The ideal made bags can be found at hardware stores. Getting
rid of clutter and throwing out things that are not being used is crucial.
It is very to important to remember that when the residents come back to
the home to change in a designated area such as the bathroom. Do the
laundry as soon as possible and follow the recommended steps. Closets had
to emptied and all contents bagged. It is critical that AMPM
Exterminators technicians preparation steps are followed precisely as
given. Otherwise the pest control technician would have to start the entire
process all over again. Time is of the essence. AMPM Exterminators provided
successful treatments and the homeowner was elated with the service.
Bedbugs be gone.

Bed bugs can be picked up almost anywhere, they have infested offices, stores, hotels, gyms and other high traffic areas. They can hide in your luggage. Rats can enter building with no pest control.Cockroaches can infest apartments and Restaurants

How exterminators prepare to get rid of bed bugs

Reading and following these tips will better prepare you when  getting rid of bed bugs in your home or building.

Bed bugs can be pickup almost anywhere offices,Movie theatres, hotels and gyms especially highly travel areas, watch where you seat on a bus,train, crowded areas . Bedbugs have been known to hitchhike in luggage, personal belongings or even on you.Bed bugs generally will travel 20 or more feet from their nesting area if the host moves to another location. They have been known to move downstairs if the host goes from bedroom to living room. They prefer to feed at night, but will feed during the day if the host is inactive. You may need a flashlight to locate the bed bugs. They will hide in bedding, bed frames, covers, couches and chairs, window and door moldings, behind wall paper and pictures, cracks in flooring, under carpet along walls, wall voids such as light sockets and outlets, luggage and backpacks and clothing. Pest control will need your help and cooperation, the problem cannot be resolved. Without your cooperation, the problem will spread to neighboring units or rooms.  In laboratory tests, bed bugs have been found to carry the causative agents for several diseases such as yellow fever, typhus, etc; although they have not been found to transmit diseases. We cannot take a chance on the problem spreading to other units or rooms.

Treatment by the Bed bug  extermination Professional may take several visit depend on whether you full cooperate with the bed bug exterminator. With your cooperation, we can win the battle in your apartment or home. Without your cooperation, we will lose the war against bed bugs in the building.

please initial after reading each point below:(When preparing to get rid of bed bugs you wanna use this checklist to prepare you and your home when the exterminator comes to treat for bed bugs)


____ I understand that I may need to arrange for family members or friends to help me prepare.

____Remove all lose items from the floor and all items must be away from the baseboards, including toys,clothing, etc.

____ I understand that my thorough cleaning of the apartment in advance of the treatment will make it easier and more effective. If I use your vacuum, be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag outside in the loading dock dumpster and please tape it shut.

____ All furniture must be moved 3 feet from the walls.

____ Closets – all floors must be cleared of any objects.

____ All shelves must be cleared of any objects.

____ All clothing must be removed and stored in zip lock or sealable plastic bags

____ Remove all sheets, blankets, mattress covers and pillowcases from all beds, wash in hot water(over 120 degrees F.) at high heat setting. After cleaning place in plastic bags and do not put them back on the bed until the evening after receiving pest control service.

____ Empty all dresser and night stand drawers and remove drawer from dresser or night stand.

____ Remove all clothing, toys, boxes from bedroom floors. Remove all items under beds. Place items in the Kitchen.

____ Stuffed animals should be placed in a clothes dryer on high setting for 10 minutes.

____ Wash all clothing, in water temperature of 120 degrees or higher and dry them on high heat setting. Place the clean items in plastic storage bins or plastic garbage bags. Store them in the kitchen as well until after treatment. When carrying around building the laundry should be in a plastic bag which should be disposed of and a new plastic bag used for the cleaned clothing.

____ Existing beds will be treated based on the condition of the mattress and box springs and the severity of the infestation. If mattresses and or box springs are damaged (including tears or small holes around buttons, rips in seams, etc., the mattress should be disposed of and we will take care of the removal. The mattress will be sealed in plastic before being carried out of the building and will be marked and destroyed before being placed in the dumpster, to make sure the mattress is not returned to another unit. If you insist on keeping the damaged and infested bedding, you will be required to purchase a customized bed bug mattress and box springs cover. You may purchase it though the pest control vendor and make up to 3 monthly payments for it through the office.

____ Additional furniture such as couches, chairs, etc., will be treated based on the condition of the item of furniture and the severity of the infestation. Some leather furniture may not be treatable. If furniture is damaged (including holes or rips, etc.,) treatment will not be rendered and the items must be discarded. Again, the staff at the community will cover the item with plastic and dispose of the item for you, rendering it unusable. This will include cutting a large X in the upholstery and spray painting it with “Bed Bug Infested.”

____ I understand that I should not purchase used furniture or accept used “free” furniture, under any circumstances and that this is a major source of infestation.

____ If you have a pet, the pet must be removed from the apartment for at least 4 hours following the treatment and cannot be present for the treatment. Fish tanks need to be covered and sealed in plastic and air pump turned off for a 4 hour period, following treatment.

____  Vacate the apartment during and for a four (4) hour period following treatment as an extra precaution.

____ Anyone that is pregnant, has asthma, heart conditions, or any other respiratory problems must vacate the unit prior to treatment and must consult with their physician as when the reenter the apartment. If you choose to self treat, please understand there are risks of using any chemical and read and follow directions carefully.

____ You will need to repeat all this in two weeks because eggs will hatch and your unit will need to be re-treated.


Apartment Staff:


____ We will pre-inspect on the afternoon before the day of treatment to see if you are properly prepared. We will let you know if there was anything missed.

____ We will make sure the openings between units are sealed to the best of our ability by caulking any openings that can be accessed. We will look in cabinets, and plumbing chases. We will seal cracks with caulk or sealant.

Treatment Scheduled for ____/____/_____ by ___________________________________

I have read the foregoing agreement and understand my responsibilities as set forth herein, and agree to abide by the terms of the Agreement as outlined above.

Dated____/___/_____ __________________________________





Community Manager

Please provide a copy of this agreement to the resident.