In order to ensure the success of the operation, the owner of the property will need to carry out a number of tasks before treatment begins. First and foremost, domestic pets should be removed from the property altogether. Bedding and clothing need to be removed and washed thoroughly in a hot water cycle, and items which are stored under the bed need to be taken out of the room and cleaned.
The room that is awaiting treatment needs to be hoovered, and furniture items should be repositioned so exterminators can have access to skirting boards, an area which often provides homes for bed bugs. If it’s possible to hoover both sides of the mattress, so much the better. Finally, when the treatment begins it would be a good idea to avoid the area altogether in order to avoid contact with fumes.