Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Room Preparation

Room Preparation

Welcome to the Bed Bugs London blog. This post will have all the information needed to preapre your room for a bed bug treatment.

If you are about to have a bed bug treatment carried out, then this post, Room Preparation is a guidance for you. 

The correct room preparation prior to a bed bug treatment is key to a successful treatment. Any bed bug control treatments being carried out requires certain things to be done beforehand. Here I will take you through those stages. If for some reason there are certain parts you cannot do then do not worry, it can be worked around or contact me if you have any concerns or require further advice.

1. Room Preparation is Beds:

  • If your bed has draws in the base, please ensure these are empty. Anything in those draws is highly likely to have bed bug activity on it. If you have any items of material in them, wash it at 60c or bag it then wash it when you can. Either way, the draws must be empty. 
  • Bedding removed, again, bagged to be washed or straight in the machine at 60c
  • Leave them bed and mattress in place, I will move as I need to.
  • Also, if you curtains overhang your bed they are likely to have bed bug activity in them. These need removing and washing too. 

2. Room Preparation is Furniture:

  • Please have all furniture in the rooms empty. I like to treat all wardrobes, chest of draws, bedside tables. Leave no stone unturned as bed bugs can easily infest furniture. 
  • Clothing, bagged and to be washed at 60c or the highest heat and dried without ruining it. Bags can stay in the room, I can work around the bags. 
  • If you have books in bedside tables we will speak about these, bed bugs love books, dvd cases and things of that sort that they can squeeze into. 
  • Furniture should be moved away from the wall six inches. If this is an issue for you speak to me, it wont be a problem. 
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3. Room Preparation is Floors:

  • Please hoover the floor of the room and ensure that it is free of personal items.
4. Room Preparation is Toys/Teddies:

  • Any toys and teddies or kids items cannot be in the vicinity of any bed bug control treatment or insecticide that is to be used. They must be bagged up. Do not move items from the infested room to other rooms without thorough inspection first. 
5. Room Preparation is Electrics

  • Ensure all plug sockets are switched off and all small electrical items are removed, laptops, games. NOTE - Tvs and dvd, pc's, console players can stay in the room on top of their units, just cover them over. 
6. Room Preparation is Pets:

  • No pets can be in the treated areas. Dogs and cats, aquatic species must all be removed.

Before your bed bug treatment is carried out you will be informed of what is to be done but this rough guide will help you prepare the rooms. You will be informed of what cleaning is required at the time of the initial contact and at the time of the treatment. 

For more information contact me directly or if you would like to know more about our bed bug control in London why not take a read through some of the other posts of visit our website

Regards

Darren
Darren@epbcontrol.co.uk
07940 592 497