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____/___/_____ __________________________________

Resident

__________________________________

Resident

__________________________________

Community Manager

Please provide a copy of this agreement to the resident.

Little black sugar ant in your house? why are the ants in my kitchen?Ant exterminators Seattle and Eastside

Ants Ruin More Than a Picnic in Seattle, Washington Eastside Pest Exterminators Offer Protection Against Ants

Ants just don’t ruin a picnic. They can infest your home and contaminate your food. Like termites, ants can compromise the wood in your home leading to structural damage.  They can also bite humans. Seattle pest exterminators  tips to help Seattle and king county eastside homeowners with getting rid of ants.

Types of House Ants,Tiny House Ants,Common House Ant,Kill House Ants,Getting Rid of House Ants,House Ants Identification,House Ants Control,House Ants Removal,little black ants,sugar ants,exterminators,exterminator,pest exterminators,pest exterminator,pest control,seattle pest control,eastside exterminators,eastside pest controlcontrol,bellevue exterminatorAnts have trails between their nests and food storage areas. If a homeowner spots little black ants marching along near cabinets or along floorboards, it’s likely a nest is near.  Ants come from outside nests, and can make their homes indoors, particularly if the wood is moist or rotting due to a water a leak in the home.  When spotting ant trails, be vigilant on cleaning your floors and counters thoroughly. Wipe all traces of food residue down with a strong cleaning solution, sweep and vacuum floors regularly. However, if the infestation is severe, property ant removal involves calling a pest exterminator for proper ant control. Ants can nest inside walls, in window casements, under flooring, and in basements. A Seattle ants control specialist can help readily identify these spots of entry and help remove the ants in a safe and non-toxic way.

Some homeowners would like to rid a home of ants using store-bought solutions.  Most sprays and baits for ant removal do not work. These sprays can also contain harmful chemicals, plus the treatments will only keep ants away temporarily. Once the spraying is halted, the ants may return and only a pest exterminator can rid the house of ants.  Baits are also a temporary solution. Real ant removal is best done by a professional.

To prevent ants from infiltrating a home, do a check of the home once each year during the warm months, at three points of day: morning, afternoon, evening. If ants are spotted moving in a trail in or out of the home, take precautions.  Clean kitchens and cabinets thoroughly. Ants are often spotted around dishwashers, sinks and shower areas, so scrub around those areas well.  Be careful of stacking firewood against the house, as it leads a direct The most thorough check of a home is performed by a professional pest exterminator who can search out the spots where ants may nest. Eastside pest Exterminators are ant control professionals and get rid of ants in a healthy and efficient way. Visit http://eastsidepestcontrol.com/seattle-ants-control/  to learn more how to avoid attracting ants during these warmer months.

Pesticides and Fumigation

Preparing for Pesticide Fumigation

If your home has been scheduled for fumigation by Eastside pest control, there are a few steps you will need to take in order to provide you with the best possible service and the least inconvenience. These steps must be taken or fumigation may need to be rescheduled for another time.

All items suitable for consumption by humans (i.e. foods, beverages, drugs and medicines) that are not in factory sealed metal cans or plastic bottles must be removed from the structure or double bagged.

The items must be bagged in special bags designed for the fumigation process and must be twisted, folded over and sealed with tape, rubber bands or tie wraps. Food inside of refrigerators and freezers must also be double bagged.

All people, pets and plants must leave or be removed from the building prior to fumigation.     Do not reenter the structure prior to the licensed fumigator declaring that it is cleared for reentry.

Notify the Eastside pest control company of any items that connect your structure to another, such as: tunnels, pathways, conduits, etc.

All heating elements must be unplugged (i.e. heaters, electric skillets, etc.).     All pilot lights must be extinguished (i.e. ovens, hot water heaters, furnaces, dryers, etc.).     Gas must be shut off at the main gas value. Shrubbery should be trimmed around the gas meter to allow access for shutoff.

Turn off all automatic switch controls on all lighting systems and/or appliances.     All interior doors, closets, drawers and cabinets must be opened. Open drapes, raise blinds and open attic vents.

All items obstructing the natural flow of the structure must be removed or retracted. These items include: antenna, guide wires, weather vanes or retractable awnings.     Cut back trees (including those touching the roof) and shrubbery around the structure to prevent damage.

Remove all pillows and mattresses with waterproof covers.