BED BUG PREPARATION GUIDELINES
We ask your co-operation by preparing your suite as follows. Unprepared unit will not be treated.
The kitchen area will not be treated
BEDROOMS & LIVING ROOM:
Mattresses must be stripped and placed to stand beside bed frame so they may be treated.
Make room for technicians to rotate mattress.
Remove all items from floor, shelving areas, clothes, linen closets and place all in plastic bag.
Furniture should be moved away from walls to ensure access to heat registers and baseboards.
Floors, mattresses and all living room furniture must be vacuumed.
All affected bed sheets and blankets must be laundered on the day of service before replacing the bed.
Remove all items from bathroom shelves, vanities and counters.
Place these items in the bathtub and cover with sheet.
Pick up and place in plastic bags or covered toy boxes.
Ensure access to baseboards, walls and shelves.
RE-ENTRY TIME AFTER TREATMENT
* * 4 - 6 HOURS AFTER TREATMENT **
24 HOURS IF WITH BABY 1 YEAR BELOW
NO PETS DURING TREATMENT - YOU MAY RETURN AFTER 4-6 HOURS
Upon re-entry to your premises, please ensure that all vanities and counter tops, cutting boards, fridges and stove tops are washed with soap and water prior to placing items back on them.
DO NOT VACUUM FOR 14 DAYS AFTER TREATMENT.
Where pregnancy, allergies, illnesses or other unusual circumstances occur, occupants may be required to
remain out of the premises for periods longer than those indicated above. Please consult your physician,
Alberta Environment or our office at the above number should you require further information on safety.
Unprepared suites cannot be treated, Or might be charge for the technicians visit.
We thank you for your co-operation
Handling a bed bug vacuum:
A vacuum used for bed bugs can have live bed bugs inside and it will be important to avoid transferring bed bugs to new locations.
• Dedicate a vacuum for the purpose of pest management.
• After each use, remove the vacuum bag and dispose of it in a sealed plastic bag or place it in a freezer until next use. • Clean the brush attachment with hot water and detergent.
• Stuff a paper towel in the hose end or place a plastic bag secured with an elastic band over the hose end to prevent bed bugs caught in the hose from escaping or, if practical, detach the hose and wash it out with hot water.
• Store the vacuum in a large plastic garbage bag that is closed tightly.
• Inspect the vacuum before each use and catch any live bed bugs that remain.