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How Homeowners Can Prepare For A Bed Bug Treatment

Posted on May 12th, 2021 by Knockout Pest

When there is a bed bug infestation in your home, it is imperative to call a pest control company for assistance. Did you know that homeowners can make the process go even smoother if they prepare before the pest control professionals arrive? Keep reading to learn more about these preparations.

Wash Bed Linens In Hot Water

It is no secret that bed bugs could have been hiding in your mattress or sheets–hence the name bed bugs! Since bed bugs cannot withstand extreme heat, be sure to wash your bed linens in hot water. In addition, select the hottest dryer setting when drying these linens. 

Vacuum Carpets

Bed bugs could also be living in your carpets. That being said, you may be able to kill off any remaining bed bugs by vacuuming your carpets. Once you have done so, remember to throw away the vacuum cleaner bag in an outdoor receptacle as soon as possible. 

Get Rid Of Damaged Belongings

Bed bugs have the ability to severely damage your belongings. If you know this all too well, it is a good idea to get rid of those bed bug infested items. Put any damaged possessions into plastic bags before bringing them to the dumpster. 

Do you need a reliable pest control company to eradicate a bed bug infestation in your home? If so, turn to the professionals here at Knockout Pest Control. We can knockout bed bugs and keep them down for the count! 

Call 1-800-244-PEST or 1-800-244-7378 to schedule an appointment with us.

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