Welcome back to the A2B Solutions blog! Now that spring is here, people will begin traveling more frequently over the next few months. Similarly, residents in and around Greeley will likely have out-of-town guests coming to visit our beautiful state this spring and summer. As travel ramps up this spring, the risk of facing a bed bug infestation will increase. As your Top Rated Local® bed bug heat treatment provider in Greeley, we will be there to eliminate your bed bug problems with the safest, most effective bed bug treatment available — heat. But there are a few steps you will need to take to prepare your home for a bed bug removal to ensure our treatment is completely successful. Here is a list of tips to follow as you prepare your home for a bed bug heat treatment. Remember, if you have any questions as you go through our preparation guide, please give us a call.

Declutter Your Home

Bed bugs love clutter. It gives them places to hide and places to scurry away to when humans and pets are around. It will be very helpful to our bed bug heat treatment team for you to clean your home and remove all clutter so that the 140-degree heat can more effectively reach every space, nook, and cranny where bed bugs hide.

Prepare Your Clothing

Before we come to your home, you will want to prepare your clothing by cleaning them and running them in the dryer for 20 to 30 minutes. This will help kill any bed bugs hiding in your clothes. Next, place your clothing in trash bags and seal them tightly with a rubber band or twist-tie. If you can, please place these bags in your bathtub or shower. For clothes hanging in closets, these can be left in your closet but please ensure there is some space in-between them. If these clothes are packed in too tightly, please place them into laundry baskets.

Prepare Your Bedding

Along with your clothing, you will also need to remove your bedding, wash it, and run all your bedding through the dryer for 20 to 30 minutes. This includes any blankets you have draped over living room furniture. Afterward, simply hang your bedding over doors and closet doors so these can be treated with heat when we treat your home.

These are the first steps you can take to prepare your home for a bed bug heat treatment in Greeley. Join us for part two of this blog series where will offer more tips for getting your home ready for a bed bug treatment. If you have any questions about how to prepare your home, or would like to request a quote for a bed bug removal, call A2B Solutions today!