Once you’ve determined that you need to contact Bed Bug Heaters for a bed bug heat treatment, there are a few steps you need to take to ensure your belongings are kept safe and that the procedure will be effective. Here’s what you’ll need to do.
Remove Any Items Sensitive to High HeatWhen you are preparing for a bed bug heat treatment, you should keep in mind that the area will reach temperatures of up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. So, you should remove anything that those high temperatures would harm. Those items would include plants, aquariums, pets, crayons, deodorant, and some cosmetics.
Other Items That May Need Special AttentionYou can store paint in the garage if that area won’t need to be treated. Any food items that would melt or combust — like soda — should be removed from the treatment area. Plastic and wood blinds may warp, so close them and place them on a flat surface.
Remove all batteries from toys and remote controls but leave those items in the treatment area. Place medicine in the refrigerator. You’ll want to remove vinyl records and VHS tapes, but leave their cases in the treatment area.
Pictures should be removed from the walls and placed on a flat surface. Consult your exterminator about oil or acrylic paintings and collectible items like comic books and stamp collections. Alternative treatments may be required for those.
Musical instruments should be removed after inspecting to be sure they aren’t infested. Leave their cases in the treatment area.
Be sure to leave all books that could have been infested in the treatment area. This is especially important for any books that you have read in bed.
Clothing piles should be no more than three inches deep. Be sure to remove any clothing from luggage and keep them and the luggage in the treatment area. Stand the luggage up and open.
You should eliminate clutter, but when you are organizing, take precautions so that you won’t spread any bedbugs occupying that area. Discard items in tight garbage bags and seal them up before moving them from the area. Items that you need to protect from the heat treatment should be stored in sealed totes.
Contact Bed Bug Heaters for Bed Bug Heat TreatmentBed Bug Heaters has a wide variety of units, so we will be able to get you the best one to handle your situation. We can help guide you through the process, even if you decide to do it yourself. For more information, give us a call at (937) 506-6940 or contact us online today.