Treatment Prep Sheets
Please refer to our treatment preparation instruction sheets before we visit your home. You may also download and print this information. Contact us today or call us directly at 703-590-1511 for more information on the pest control services we offer. Thank you for visiting us at Slug-A-Bug.
Flea Exterminating Preparation
- 1.Take pets for a professional flea bath or to your vet for treatment while your home is being treated.
- 2.Vacuum all floors and upholstered furniture. Empty vacuum cleaner away from the house. Do not put in your trash can!
- 3.Put all storage (shoes, clothe, toys, magazine, etc) up off all floors, including closets and under beds.
- 4.Clean or dispose off all pet bedding.
- 5.Everyone, including pets must be out during treatment and after treatment for at least 2-3 hours. The floor surface should be dry before returning. Ventilate upon return.
Fleas may be seen jumping off and on during a 33 day period. These fleas have recently hatched and will die. A service call within 60 days, if needed would be half the original exterminating costs.
Roach Treatment Preparation
Roaches can be difficult to control, but proper preparation can help. The following are some suggestions for best results.
- 1.Empty all kitchen cabinets, pantry cabinets, and remove all items from countertops.
- 2.Empty under bathroom sinks.
- 3.Any cleaning to cabinets should be done prior to spraying NOT after.
- 4.Place kitchen cabinet and bathroom vanity storage on tables and cover with a sheet of plastic.
- 5.Remove dresser drawers and stack away from baseboards.
- 6.Move all items away from baseboards ex: shoes, clothes, toys, books and small storage.
- 7.Open bathtub pipe trap doors, usually located on backside of the faucets.
- 8.No food should be exposed or in preparation during treatment. Wash all food preparation surfaces after treatment. Ventilate home prior to re-entry.
- 9.Children under the age of 12 months should be out of the home during treatment and remain out for a period of 3 hours. If in doubt consult your doctor.
- 10.All pets should be removed from treated areas. If this is not possible, pets can be placed in a bedroom furthest from the bathroom. Please leave a note, placed on the bedroom door indicating that your pet is inside.
It is not unusual to see more roaches after the treatment than prior. If you still see roaches after 28 days you should have another service.
If there are any questions, please call us immediately.
Bedbug Treatment Preparation
Adult bedbugs are reddish brown, flattened, oval, and wingless, with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. They are sometimes mistaken for ticks or cockroaches. A common misconception is that they are not visible to the naked eye, but adults grow to about ¼ inch long. Bedbugs particularly like wood and fabric. They hid in cracks, crevices, narrow spaces and voids in proximity to where humans sleep or rest, such as: beds and bed frames, nightstands, dresser, desks, recliners and sofas. Heavier infestations spread behind baseboards, in windows and door casings. Look for them behind items attached to walls and ceiling, pictures, electrical switch plates, smoke detectors, loose wallpaper, in the pleats of drapes, and upholstery of furniture.
Bedbugs can be tough to eliminate. Depending on the infestation, more than one treatment may be necessary. To maximize the effectiveness of Slug-A-Bug’s treatment, it is important to prepare in advance.
- 1.Remove clutter off floors and away from walls.
- 2.Launder bed linens, bedspreads, etc., in “hot” water. Leave beds unmade.
- 3.Wash clothes in “hot” water or have them cleaned. After cleaning, store in garbage bags (not in infected room).
- 4.Remove all items from drawers (nightstands, dressers, desks, etc.). All drawers must be treated.
- 5.Remove switch plates from outlets and light switches only in sleeping areas.
- 6.Remove any items that are mounted to the walls (eg. pictures, mirrors) but do not remove items from the house. (only in infested rooms)
- 7.VACUUM THOROUGHLY! (Every other day)
- 8.Purchase mattress covers for mattresses and box springs.
- 1.Open as many windows as possible (weather permitting)
- 2.Leave your home for 4 hours until the spray has dried. Keep pets and children off treated surfaces until the spray has dried.
- 3.Allow mattresses to dry completely before remaking them.
- 4.DO NOT CLEAN FLOORS FOR 2-3 WEEKS! Carpeted areas can be vacuumed.
- 5.Install mattress covers on mattresses and box springs (plastic)Note! It is not uncommon to be bitten following treatment.
You need to give the treatment time to work – at least 7-10 days.