I spend a long time on the phone getting clients ready for a bed bug treatment. This is what we show up to a lot. In order for our technicians to provide the best possible bed bug treatment we ask that before a service, you reduce the amount of clutter in your unit as much as possible. Clutter in your unit provides bed bugs a safe place to hide that makes getting rid of bed bugs that much harder. If the clutter in your unit is not reduced or eliminated, additional services may be needed to eliminate the bed bug infestation.
Clutter can be defined as any item that restricts movement in any room or excessive amounts of personal items that hinders the treatment of the unit. Some examples of clutter include but are not restricted to: excessive amounts of furniture , clothes strewn on the floor, random items placed around the perimeter of the room, overly packed closets, etc… As long as a cluttered situation exists, it prevents us from completing our standard bed bug treatment and therefore can extend the number of services it takes to eliminate the bugs from your unit. Although there is no easy, straightforward way to address clutter, please eliminate clutter by any means possible. These methods include: cleaning, disposal of items in an outdoor trash receptacle, storage units, etc… Please be aware that if you store items in a storage unit, they need to be inspected for the presence of bed bugs before they are brought back into your apartment/home. Bed bugs can live on these stored items for up to a year and if they are not inspected prior to bringing them back into the unit, they can re-infest your unit.
REMEMBER: THE SUCCESS OF THIS SERVICE DEPENDS UPON YOUR COOPERATION.