We Respond Like EVERY Call Is An Emergency

How to Prep Your Home for Bedbug Treatment

Posted on April 4th, 2016 by Knockout Pest Control


You recently went on vacation and it was an amazing experience that you wish you could relive over and over again. However, upon returning home you noticed that your home is now infested with bedbugs. In order to rid your home of these blood-sucking pests, you’ll need to prepare your home for a bedbug treatment.

Removal of Personal Belongings
First things first, remove all pets from the premises and prepare to not be home for upwards of half the day. Now that the little family members are safe, begin to remove all of your personal belongings from closets, drawers, and throughout the floor area of your home. Place any items you remove from these areas on top of tables, countertops, and in bathtubs.

Hot Washes
Now it’s time to gather all of your linens, bedding, clothing, and any other fabrics. Wash all of these using the hottest temperature setting possible on your washer. This will kill any bedbugs that are hiding out and will prevent them from infesting your home after the treatment has been completed. If the items can be placed in the dryer, run them through the dryer as well on a hot cycle.

Household Chores
You can now start vacuuming the entire house to try and get rid of as many bedbugs as possible. Go over all of the carpets, flooring, bed frames, bookcases, etc. As soon as you are finished vacuuming, immediately empty the contents out, outside of the house. Proceed to move all furniture away from walls so the treatment can get behind them. In order for the treatment to be super effective, it will need maximum exposure to your home.

Before a bedbug treatment is done to your home there are a few things you can do to help ensure that these pests don’t make a comeback. When a bedbug infestation manifests itself, be sure to contact Knockout Pest Control right away. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Knockout is a proud member of the following trade organizations


Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals, supporting 24,000 members in 10​4 countries.

This diverse membership participates in focused component groups equipped to address their unique situations by region (133 chapters), industry (15 councils) and areas of interest (six communities). Together they manage more than 78 billion square feet of property and annually purchase more than US$526 billion in products and services.


The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 18 international affiliates. Founded in 1907, BOMA represents the owners and managers of all commercial property types including nearly 10.5 billion square feet of U.S. office space that supports 1.7 million jobs and contributes $234.9 billion to the U.S. GDP.


The National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a non-profit organization with more than 7,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of pest management professionals and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.


The NYPMA is The Voice for pest management companies all throughout New York State. Becoming a member could be one of the best possible investments you’ll ever make for your business. Not only will you have the backing of the New York Pest Management Association behind your company, but you’ll also get listed locally within our directory. This is a big plus for consumers or businesses looking for a legitimate pest management provider they can trust.


CAI provides information, education and resources to the homeowner volunteers who govern communities and the professionals who support them. CAI members include association board members and other homeowner leaders, community managers, association management firms and other professionals who provide products and services to associations.


GreenPro, the world’s largest and most credible green certification program for pest management professionals, recognizes companies within our industry that are committed to providing commercial and residential customers with reduced risk, comprehensive, and effective pest control services.

Customer Reviews

The final icon, in blue and white, closely similar to the original version but with the body foregrounded, and wheel cutouts to suggest motion.