The Ultimate Bed Bug Heat Treatment Preparation Checklist
At Bed Bug Heaters Dallas, we understand that preparing your home for bed bug heat treatment can be quite a challenge. Preparing for bed bug treatment involves numerous steps such as moving your furniture, putting away flammable items, clearing the treatment area of low objects with a low heat tolerance, etc. The process of getting your home ready for heat treatment can be viewed as a stressful or laborious task, but with a little preparation, you can handle your bed bug heat treatment quickly and easily.
As experts in bed bug heater treatment services, we’ve created a handy checklist to help you prepare your home for bed bug heat treatment with as little stress as possible. Follow our checklist to make your home ready for bed bug treatment so that you can get back to the other important things in life.
1. Move your furniture from the treatment area.
- Move all the furniture at least two feet away from the wall.
- Take everything off the walls in the treatment area.
- Position large furniture to maximize space (mattresses, box spring, etc.) if it can be done safely.
- If a waterbed is present, drain it. If an air bed is present, deflate the air bladder.
- Roll up the area rug.
- Unplug all home electronics.
- You may leave all electronics in your home. Plasma televisions must be removed from the treatment area.
2. Leave your clothing in drawers or keep them in open-weave laundry baskets.
- Clothing can be left in drawers unless they are tightly packed. If clothing in the drawer is tightly packed, remove them and place them loosely in open-weave laundry baskets.
- Clothing in closets can remain in there as long as there is some space between clothes to allow the heat to penetrate
3. Place your linens, blankets, and towels loosely in laundry baskets.
Arrange your folded or unfolded linens, towels, blankets, etc. loosely into an open-weave laundry basket.
4. Store your paper, books, and magazines away from the treatment area.
Loose paper and items that would be blown away by wind should be gathered and stored in boxes or under some kind of paperweight. Or if items are not needed, place them in a plastic bag sealed tightly and discard them.
5. Empty your suitcases.
As suitcases are a high-risk area for bed bugs, you need to empty all your suitcases before the bed bug heat treatment.
6. Put away all items that are not resistant to heat.
- Items that can melt, such as food items, candles wax, figurines, oil paintings, and laminates, need to be cleared from the treatment area.
- All flammable materials, including butane lighters, lamp fuel, solvent, fuel for warmers, ammunition, etc. should be tucked away safely.
- Remove all aerosol and pressurized cans such as hairspray, deodorants, asthma inhalers, spray paint, and cleaning products.
If you have any concerns about bed bug heat treatments, reach out to the experts at Bed Bug Heaters Dallas. We serve Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex and rent standard bed bug heaters that effectively allow you to get rid of bed bugs and their eggs at affordable rates. We offer four heater packages so that you can choose according to your needs. Our staff will bring the equipment to your home or apartment and assist you in setting the process up. By working with us, you’ll never have to worry about bed bugs again.