How to Prep for Long Island Bed Bug Fumigation

Do you suspect that you have bed bugs or are you certain that your property has been infested by these notorious pests? Either way, you’re going to want to call in an expert Long Island exterminating company as soon as possible to investigate and get the problem under control. If you’re a resident or homeowner in Nassau or Suffolk County, you’ll want the most reputable exterminator possible. Specializing in Long Island bed bug fumigation and extermination, Beach Pest Control has successfully banished these parasites from countless homes and businesses. They’re highly experienced technicians will make sure that your property is bed bug-free quickly and affordably.

Bed bugs have become a serious problem on Long Island. They spread quickly, cause a tremendous amounts of damage, leave itchy welts on their prey, cause infections, and they can – and do – take up residence anywhere and everywhere. To make matters worse, bed bugs also happen to be one of the hardest pests to control. The fact that they reproduce quickly is part of the problem, and that problem is further compounded by the fact that they are quite resilient. These insects are very adaptable and have managed to develop immunities to many of the treatments that are often used to exterminate them.

Given how problematic these pests are, if you have a bed bug problem, the only way to get it under control is by contacting an experienced and reputable Long Island bed bug exterminator. But, while the experts will take care of the extermination, you do have to prep for treatment. The preparations you make will help to ensure the successful elimination. Here’s a look at why prepping is important and some tips that will help you get ready for professional Long Island bed bug treatment.

Why Prepping is Important

Being properly prepared for Long Island bed bug removal is crucial for successful extermination. If you fail to make preparations, there’s a chance that the pests will reinfest your property; and that reinfestation may very well be worse than the initial infestation. Bed bugs hide in some pretty inconspicuous places, so if the property isn’t prepared properly, these vermin could take up residence in areas that haven’t been prepped while the treatment is taking place.

Furthermore, depending on the type Long Island bed bug control tactics your pest control operator is employing, harsh chemicals may be used. These chemicals can be hazardous to your health, making for a dangerous situation for you and anyone else who is exposed to the property after treatment.

Due to the risk of danger and reinfestation, many bed bug exterminators will not perform treatment unless the property has been prepped. A reputable pest control operator will provide with explicit instructions before your scheduled service. Make sure that you follow those instructions to the letter.

Bed Bug Extermination Preparation Tips

The prep instructions will vary from exterminator to exterminator; however, here’s a look at some of the instructions that will likely be on your list of things to do before bed bug treatment commences:

  • Make plans to vacate the property while treatment is occurring and for several hours after it has been completed, as per the recommendation of your exterminator. Generally, it’s recommended that you wait 4 hours after treatment is completed before returning to the property. Not only should all humans be off the premises, but so should pets, the only exception being fish. If you do have fish, cover the tanks with plastic wrap and turn off the pumps.
  • Remove and wash all bedding, including sheets, blankets, mattress pads, quilts, pillows, and any other bedding materials.
  • Place any ripped or torn furniture, such as mattresses, box springs, and chairs, in plastic and discard them.
  • Pick up all items that are located on the floors and furniture (tabletops, etc), including shoes, toys, clothing, and so on. Place all items in sealed plastic bags.
  • Empty the contents of all drawers, closets, bookshelves, and cabinets and store in sealed plastic bags or bins.
  • Pull furnishings away from the walls to ensure the baseboards and walls are accessible.
  • Store all food, dishes, and utensils in sealed plastic tubs.

These are just some of the preparation tips that should be followed prior to bed bug treatment.

Speak to your pest control operator to find out exactly what type of preparations you should make. By following these tips, you can help your exterminator successful banish bed bugs from your property.

Beach Pest Control, the Long Island bed bug fumigation experts, will work with you to make sure that your property is ready for treatment so they can send those bed bugs packing. To schedule a consultation with one of the most reputable bed bug experts on Long Island, call 929.236.4400 or visit