Preparing Your Home For Heat Treatment
For your safety as well as to ensure no bed bugs escape by stowing away, it is important that you and your pest all remain outside the home during the process of the heat treatment. This means it is important for you to schedule the heat treatment of your home while you and all other inhabitants can conveniently leave the home.
There are a few steps the homeowner must take in order to prepare the house for the treatment. Making sure the house is airtight is one important step. You can do this by using caulk to seal any cracks or gaps in and around any doors or windows in the house. You will also want to double check that all doors and windows are fully closed before leaving the house during the treatment.
All electronics should be unplugged for their outlets.
A clear path should be created for the professionals and their equipment.
All clothing that is tightly packed in closets and drawers should be moved to more loosely packed laundry baskets.
Any foods or medicines that are susceptible to heat should be placed in the refrigerator.
Items that are flammable or susceptible to heat should be collected in one general area and the professionals should be notified of these items before they begin. The following list will better advise you on items to be rounded up.