Pre-Treatment Preparation

Before Pest Management Companies can effectively treat your home, they require that you prepare your apartment according to their specifications. All pest management companies agree that the proper preparation maximizes the effectiveness of their treatment–regardless of the treatment method used. The prepping process is an arduous, time consuming and stressful process. That’s where we come in—we’ll properly prepare your home for bed bug treatment. Our prepping service reduces the number of bed bugs in a matter of one day!

Please know that we follow your Pest Management Company’s pre-treatment instructions to the letter. Preparation instructions varies from Pest Management Company to Pest Management Company. For instance, some Pest Management Companies require that the kitchen and bathroom(s) cabinets are empty. If this is required, we will include it in our pre-treatment preparation service at no additional cost.

Our Preparation Procedures combine an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach with available pest prevention, control and monitoring methods to manage bed bugs by the most economical means. It promotes prevention over remediation and advocates integration of at least wo or more strategies to achieve long-term solutions.

What Is IPM?

IPM is not a single pest control method but, rather a series of pest management evaluations, decisions and controls. IPM works to monitor and prevent in the most effective and cost-effecient manner that presents no risk to people or the environment. Based on the definition alone, we devised an effective and evironmentally-friendly approach to managing, monitoring, controlling and eradicating bed bugs. Our approach includes, but not limited to:

Use of a Thermal Heat Chamber
Our 13′ x 15′ heat chamber allows us to heat large amounts of clothing, books, toys, documents, etc at a time. (An additional charge will apply)

Use of Plastic Crate and Dollies
Our packing method is fast, convenient, organize and cost effective. Our crush-proof crates accomodates heavy loads and sharp objects and has a zero percent chance of puncturing or tearing. It also protects your belonging from damage and secure your valuables preventing tampering and external intrusion.

Use of Eco-Friendly Enzyme Cleaners
Our enzyme cleaner kills bed bugs on contact, but presents no risk to people or the environment.

Use of Commerical Dry-Vapor Steamers
Our dry-vapor steam machines produces steam over 200 degress Fahrenheit killing bed bugs and eggs on contact.

Use of Commercial Four-Filtration Hepa Vacs
Our four-filtration hepa vacs prevents bed bugs from being disbursed around your home. Hepa vacs have the necessary filters to insure that no bed bugs and/or eggs are expelled out of the exhaust while vacuuming.

We also dispose of infested furniture
We will dispose of your infested furntiure, etc on the curbside for no additional cost (if you engage our preparation service). If we have to cart it away, an additional cost will apply.

For discretion, Prep 4 Bed Bugs’ vehicles are unmarked, our uniforms do not bear our name and our prepping material and equipment are concealed in inconspicuous carry bags. Your neighbors will only know why we’re in your home if you choose to tell them.

Prep 4 Bedbugs is a fully Licensed, Bonded, and Insured company.