Before Treatment Day
During the heat treatment process we place multiple fans in each room of the house to ensure complete and thorough heat distribution. Ensuring heat reaches every crack and crevice of the house that bugs and their eggs could potentially be hiding is key to the guaranteed success of this process.
Because of this de-cluttering of the house (most importantly all small rooms and closets) is very important. Moving all furniture off the walls (at least 6 inches) allows fans to be positioned for proper airflow. Book shelves can be moved off the wall and left at an angle.
All clothing can either be left hanging in a closet, folded in a dresser (with all drawers open), or left in a pile on bed or floor. DO NOT bag up cloths or put in plastic bins.
DO NOT use any pesticide bombs, foggers, sprays or dust prior to heat treatment.
Other Sensitive Things to Note
All electronics, lights and fans should be unplugged from the wall. Small plastic child’s toys (legos specifically) can warp and not go back together properly, in order to avoid this place them in a full bathtub with a cup of bleach to clean them and protect them from the heat process.
Pictures, posters or other items that are not properly secured to the wall or are sitting up on top of furniture should be placed face down so they are not knocked down and damaged during the process.
In the kitchen, place all food in the fridge after inspecting. Also, place all liquids and wines in the fridge, if you run out of space, the oven can be used. Dispose of all trash in the kitchen. Medications that you are not taking with you should be thoroughly inspected and placed in the fridge. If possible, pull oven all the way out and unplug from outlet.
Day Of Treatment
The morning of the treatment your technician will arrive and do a walk through of the house with you. Please make sure to point out all sensitive items you have collected and any other concerns you may have. All pets will need to leave the house with you for the day, it is recommended that dogs and cats be given a flea and tick bath while the house is being treated.
Please turn your thermostat and HVAC system to OFF and FAN ON ONLY.
Present all bags and medications you will be leaving with for the day to the technician for inspection. If you are having a car treated give the change of cloths you will be wearing that day (Shoes, belts and hats included) to the technician to be placed in the car and treated before changing to leave. If you are not having a car treated then make sure the change of cloths has been tumbled in the dryer on the highest heat setting possible for at least 45 minutes before changing into them to leave for the day.
The technician will provide an estimate as to when you will be able to return to the house and begin the cool down process.
All sensitive items need to be collected and placed in bags, tots or boxes (if possible) near an entryway to the house. These items will be closely monitored and brought to the proper temperature, then immediately removed from the house.