Bed Bug Preparation Checklist
Wil-Kil Pest Control has been contacted to treat your residence for bed bugs using pesticides. Our service technicians need your full cooperation to control these pests. For a successful bed bug treatment, we do ask for a few simple steps to be completed prior to the scheduled service. This low preparation model still requires high cooperation.
Before the initial service:
- DO NOT remove any items (mattresses/furniture) from the home. It is important that you leave all items in place to reduce the risk of spreading the infestation to other rooms, hallways, or adjoining residences.
- DO NOT use or apply any type of over-the-counter products or pesticides anywhere inside the residence.
- DO NOT place clothing into trash bags. All clothing in drawers and closets may be left in place.
- DO, prepare a washed and dried change of clothing to wear the day of the treatment. Leave your home with as little as possible. Purses, handbags, backpacks, and briefcases should remain inside the residence for the treatment.
- DO, be ready to leave your residence at the posted time. All residents and animals will need to be gone for the duration of the treatment.
- DO, avoid visiting any other residences or common areas in the building until after the treatment is completed.
- DO, clean up the entire residence. We will not proceed with the treatment with any of the following present in the residence: trash, left out or spoiled food, pet waste, or any other unsanitary items.
Following the initial service, we will be asking for the following steps to be taken. Additional steps that are specific to your residence will be noted and provided to you. Any directions asked to be done after the initial service should be done immediately upon your arrival back home.
After the initial service:
- You may see dead bed bugs. Please do a thorough vacuum of the entire premises.
- The only items that we did not treat were the items you took with you. Items such as clothes, coats, backpacks, etc. must be placed in the dryer on high heat for a minimum of 20 minutes.
- Wash and dry all bed sheets, blankets, liners, and pillowcases on high heat that were on the bed when treated. Some of these items may be bagged by the technicians.
- Any vehicle you have been inside is at risk of having bed bugs. Since we cannot treat the inside of vehicles, please do a thorough vacuuming of the inside seats and trunk.
- Weekly, visual inspections of all items that were previously infested is strongly recommended. Please capture, document, and report any live bed bug sightings.
- Consider your daily habits and places you visit. As we may not ever know how bed bugs were originally introduced into your home, they could come from a place you frequently visit. This could be workplaces, babysitters, friends, or family homes. If the infestation of bed bugs originally came from one of these locations, your residence can easily be re-infested following the treatment.