Bed bugs are challenging pests to get rid of, since they hide so well and reproduce so quickly. If you do have bedbugs, it is strongly recommended that you hire a professional pest control operator.
Professional pest control operators can use a variety of tools to control bedbugs. These include liquid insecticide sprays, aerosol insecticide sprays, insecticidal dusts, diatomaceous earth, pressurized carbon dioxide snow, and steam and heat treatments. In some cases, infested mattresses and box springs will need to be discarded. Since bed bugs can disperse throughout a building, it may also be necessary to inspect adjoining rooms and apartments.
Laundering is an important step in the treatment of bed bugs, and keeps your clothes, linens, curtains, and others bug free. Simply Laundry extends its services to you by taking full care of this step, and ensuring that all items follow a strict process to ensure that its completely bug free.
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Yes you can spot the bed bugs. They tend to do a good job of hiding though. They can reach a size of an apple seed.
NO. Bed bugs do not tend to jump. They usually spend most of their time (90%) hiding and would be more active in the night time. Bed bugs don’t like much light.
NO. Bed bugs can be found in hotels, motels, dormitories, apartments, condos, private homes and even in some public places, such as businesses and offices. Anyplace, clean or not, can get bed bugs.
YES. Even though most hotels try to apply bed bug strategies and they tend to do a good job in keeping their rooms bed bug-free but by traveling, you tend to increase the risk of bringing these pesty bugs into your home. If you feel that you have come into contact with bed bugs, please ensure not to bring your suitcase and clothes into your home. Place it in a garbage bag, and ensure to tie it very securely and bring it to Simply Laundry to take care of that for you.
NO. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, and are not considered a health hazard. But bed bug bites can cause bites marks and can cause an allergic reaction similar to a mosquito bite to some people. Infections can arise with the frequent scratching of the bite marks or picking the scabs.
Pesticide application of chemicals alone will not kill bed bugs at the different stages of their life cycle. For a successful treatment, that will all depend on an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to bed bug control. IPM involves many different applications of vacuuming, steaming and laundering belongings, use of chemicals, and sealing any cracks and gaps where bed bugs can hide. Using these over-the-counter pest control products will not work perfectly.
Not at all. We ensure that all infested garments are treated separately. This will guarantee that you will receive clean, and bug-free, garments.
Treatment for Bed Bugs
The Toronto Bed Bug Project in conjunction with the Structural Pest Management Association of Ontario and its members has developed a set of guidelines for the treatment of bed bugs in multi unit dwellings for Pest Management Professionals (PMP).
- Remove the mattress and place it in isolation
- Vacuum the mattress thoroughly. Watch out for holes in the mattress.
- Vacuum all the are as that are touchy to the mattress including frame, floor, post etc.
- Discard the vacuum bag in a tightly sealed garbage bag
- All the clothing should be removed from dressers and be put in isolated place.
- Technician treats the area to avoid any future infestation of bed bugs.
- Stay out of the treated area for three to four hours after the treatment ends.
- Any one who is allergic, pregnant, asthma affected should stay out of the entire process
- Filtration and aeration equipment should be turned back on six hours after treatment
All the clothing items must be placed in the garbage bags. Place all the clothes directly from the bags to washing machine. It is important to use hot water as hot water is effective than cold water in killing bed bugs. Once the cycle is complete, the clean clothes must be placed in new bags and put away from the treatment process. The garbage bags should be discarded as they may contain bed bugs. Put the clothes in the dryer for a minimum of half an hour with high heat. If possible, for severe infestations, water-soluble bags should be used to collect sheets and clothing and put directly into the wash. Some clothing, such as suits, ties etc may require dry cleaning. As your time is valuable and this requires special attention, we recommend you to order online at Simply Laundry. We pick up at your chosen time, clean the clothes and deliver right at your doorstep.
To ensure effective treatment, remove all the bedding before the technician arrives. If the bedding is soiled, wash it in isolation and in hot water to ensure efficiency. Pillows should also be placed in the dryer on high heat for a minimum of 30 minutes. After the treatment,bedding should be tucked in firmly, and the bed kept a few inches away from the wall. As your time is valuable and this type of cleaning requires special attention, we recommend you to order online at Simply Laundry. We pick up at your chosen time, clean the clothes and deliver right at your doorstep.
The linen must be put in the garbage bag and be opened in the washing machine. Use hot water in the washing machine. All toys should be washed in soapy, hot water. Stuffed toys must be give special attention and must be placed in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes.
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All storage spaces including material wardrobes are to be exhausted. Clean articles ought to be set in the dryer on high heat for at least 30 minutes. Every single dirtied article should be washed in boiling hot water and after that dried at high heat. Laundromat dryers may have lower heat settings and may not warm up to 60 C. For good results, a full cycle ought to be utilized.
Couches and seats
All seat covers, tosses and cushions must be washed preceding treatment.
Discarding furniture & bedding
It is not recommended to discard the infested furniture and bedding. The new ones have an equally good chance of infesting the bedding and furniture again.
If the furniture and bedding cannot be treated, the discarding must be done with utmost care. If due diligence is not followed, the bed bugs might spread to other parts of the apartments or house.Should you decide to throw out the bed bug infested furniture wrap all the units in a plastic bag and dispose the bag carefully.
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