How to clean after bed bug treatment?

A lot of people ask me how they should clean their homes after a in a way that won’t adversely affect the chemical that is laid down during the treatment. It’s an excellent question because the chemical is placed around the structure of the house and its furniture. Here’s how I always advise the best ways to clean immediately after treatment day!

Bed bug nest
Bed bug nest.

How to clean your home after treatment day…

You don’t want the dead to stay in your room or on your bed so the first thing you will be doing is vacuuming. The vacuum is your best friend because you can vacuum as much as you want, wherever you want! I recommend taking the hose of your vacuum and going around the edges of the mattresses that had on them, sucking up all the dead bed bugs. Remember, bed bugs get on the top and the bottom edges of a mattress. Then vacuum underneath the bed as well as the back of the headboard as these areas are usually where the dead bed bugs will still be after a heat treatment. You can also vacuum the floors around the baseboards.

Most important thing to remember…

The most important thing to remember while cleaning is NOT to use any wet cleaning methods on baseboards or beds, or backs of bedside tables for at least 7 weeks after treatment day. Wet cleaning methods such as wet wipes or spray and wipe techniques will wipe the chemical residuals off, leaving no protection from possible re-entry of future bed bugs.  Dry cleaning is recommended for dusting. When  mopping your floors, just stay away from the edges by the walls by at least 4 inches for the first two weeks after treatment day. You can also apply this rule when wiping down your countertops, staying away from the back wall by about 4 inches. By doing this, you are keeping the chemical residual on the most popular pathways that most bugs, including take when traveling throughout a home.

Baby & toddler cleaning after bed bug treatments…

If you have babies or young ones that might put their mouths on a certain part of their crib or any furniture that’s in your home during the heat and chemical then, in that case, you would want to use a wet cleaning method like wet wipes on those specific areas before allowing the youngster to re-enter the home. This is just an added precaution that we tell all of our parents! It helps ensure that the drifting chemical that unintentionally gets on these areas during a is wiped away immediately.

When you can resume normal cleaning…

3 Weeks after your bed bug treatment, you can resume all your normal cleaning methods without being cautious of any certain areas. The chemical will remain in very important places regardless of cleaning like, in between the folds of the curtain tops and the window frames and in between the dresser drawers and the bottom of furniture pieces, etc. We always recommend that 1 week before 2 months after your treatment day is up, to call for a preventative spray to re-apply the chemical insecticide and biological spores that will be worn down after 60 days.

Get preventative/ Extend warranty…

Our chemical and biological only lasts 60 at full kill capacity, which is normal for chemicals. We also renew your warranty if you haven’t used it, for an additional 2 months! The best part about this preventative spray? The part where there is NO prep work!! All you do is remove bedding from mattresses, couches or chairs and that’s it!

Questions/ Contact us…

Thank you for reading and as always, bring any and all your bedbug questions to LLC, Your Heat and Chemical Bed Bug Professionals! (918) 710-7529

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Our bed bug treatment service located near Tulsa, Oklahoma kills every bed bug in one 6-8 hour day with both a bed bug heat treatment and a bed bug chemical treatment completed all in just one appointment. Free warranty included for whole home treatments. Option to extend bed bug warranty up to one year. Starting bed bug treatment costs at $400. Free estimates by phone call or text allowed. Servicing Tulsa, OK and the surrounding towns of Northeast Oklahoma. Providing: Bed bug treatments/ bed bug heat treatments/ bed bug chemical treatments/ both bed bug heat treatment & bed bug chemical treatment together to create the ultimate way to kill bed bugs. Our services are also called bed bug extermination or bed bug heat specialists. Pest control for bed bugs in homes and businesses. Heat remediation for bed bugs, (heating entire structures) & Tulsa Metro bed bug heat treatment specialists. Dead Bug Walkin LLC is Oklahoma’s 1st bed bug heater equipment rental store was just added to our services list as well.

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