Reported Bed Bugs Now What
What You Can Do
- Reduce clutter in your unit so that there is enough walking space for technicians during the inspection.
- Tidy up - general cleaning including dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down surfaces. Removing household dust improves indoor air quality and helps our treatments work better.
- Be cautious. Bed bugs are hitchhikers and can be moved on luggage, backpacks, and furniture.
- Wash your bed linens or sheets every 1-2 weeks and everytime we bag up any laundry during our visits. Washing in hot water or drying on high heat works best.
- Do not self treat with bug sprays or foggers (bug insecticide bombs). These may spread bed bugs to new locations and make eradication more difficult.
What We’re Going To Do
- Inspect your sleeping area for bed bugs and their evidence: bed bug fecal stains (droppings), live bed bugs, eggs, and cast skins.
- We’ll remove bugs with vacuums and sticky paper.
- We’ll treat with reduced-risk insecticides. Go to our product labels directory on pestec.com to learn more.
- We’ll set up monitors to track our results. Please do not move these devices. There is no attractant, just glue and cardboard or slick plastic.