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Preparing your Apartment for Bedbug Treatment

Preparing your Apartment for Bedbug Treatment

By Melissa L. - 09/29/17

For apartment complexes and multi-families in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Eastern Connecticut

Did you see a bedbug? Wake up with bite marks? You are not alone. There has been a tremendous surge in bedbug infestations in the last 10 years. 

Thankfully, there is a lot that Debug can do to help you with your bed bug problem.  With a little bit of elbow grease and prep-work,  you can help Debug’s treatments can take effect faster and be more efficient.

Help your Pest Control Technician rid your home of a bed bug problem by completing these simple steps before the Technician arrives:

Your Bed

  1. Remove everything that is under your beds. Articles under your bed provide bedbugs places to hide and multiply. 
  2. Leave the contents that were kept under your beds in the bedrooms. Do not move those contents into other rooms before they are inspected by our technician. If you move the contents into other rooms, you can make the infestation spread.
  3. For good measure, avoid storing anything under your  beds in the future.

Your Closets

  1. Remove everything from your closets. This includes: items placed on the floor, hanging clothes and articles stored on shelving units. 
  2. Do not move these contents into other rooms before they are inspected by our technician.  If you move the contents into other rooms, you can make the infestation spread.

Your Clutter

  1. Reduce the amount of clutter in your unit as much as possible. Clutter in your unit provides bed bugs a safe place to hide. Examples of clutter include: clothing on the floor, extra pieces of furniture, and overly packed closets. 
  2. Place your items in an outdoor trash receptacle or a storage unit. (Note that if you use a storage unit, you should have your items inspected for the presence of bedbugs. Bedbugs can live in storage units for up to a year and reinfest your apartment.
  3. For good measure, try to keep clutter to a minimum in your bedroom in the future.

These simple steps can make your treatment faster and more efficient.



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