Bed bug treatment

How to prepare your business for your Rentokil treatment. Prior to the service, the pest control technician will thoroughly explain what treatment they will be performing, highlight any safety protocols and answer any questions you may have.

Business preparation checklist

Treating Bed Bug Infestations

  • Bed bugs are an objectionable pest and one of the most difficult to eradicate
  • Practicing good sanitation, regular cleaning, reducing clutter and the use of “doit-yourself”
  • insecticide products may help to reduce bed bug numbers. However, professional treatment is necessary to eliminate the infestation.
  • Rentokil technicians are skilled, extensively trained and experienced professionals. Bed bugs usually enter a property carried on clothing, luggage or furniture.
  • The most common source of bed bugs is to stay at a hotel with an infestation. Bed bugs or their eggs get into clothing or suitcases and are then transported home.
  • It is important to check for signs of bed bugs prior to staying in your hotel room. If there are any signs of bed bugs when staying at a hotel, particularly being bitten when sleeping or seeing blood spots on sheets, take great care in bringing your personal belongings home. If you suspect bed bugs, hotel staff should be immediately notified.

Step 1 - What to do now

  • Ensure infested rooms are kept closed upon the detection of bed bugs.

Step 2 - What you need to do before your service

  • Prior to our treatment all bed linen, curtains and clothing should be removed and washed in the hottest wash possible and / or dried in hot air clothes dried

  • All loose articles should be removed from the floor

  • Where possible, beds and other known harbours should be dismantled to allow thorough treatment.

  • Wardrobes, drawers etc should be emptied of contents which should be washed on the hottest wash cycle possible and/or dried in hot air drier

Step 3 - What we’ll do during your service

  • The pest control technician will complete a full pest-risk assessment prior to conducting any treatment.
  • Be prepared to explain to the pest control technician exactly where you are seeing pests—or have seen them in the past.
  • Customers and pets must vacate the premises during the treatment. Re-enter the space only when the treatment has completely dried, approximately 2-4 hours after. (Note: babies, young children, pregnant women and and people with respiratory problems should not return to the home for at least 4 hours after treatment).
  • Our technician will place a waterproof cover between the mattress and the bed sheet to reduce the risk of making contact with any pesticide residue.

Step 4 - After your service:

  • There should be no re-entry until treatment has completely dried, 2-4 hours afterwards.

  • For infested hotel rooms, the room must be kept closed upon bed bugs being detected until the treatments are completed.

  • Do not vacuum floors and upholstery for at least 10-14 days. (Ensure vacuum bags are disposed of immediately). All floor areas should be cleaned regularly.

  • Remove past signs of infestation e.g. blood spotting and excreta on the wall to avoid future confusion.

  • Bed bug activity may be observed for several days after initial treatment, this is not unusual. 

  • Entotherm Heat Pod treatment is a quick and effective treatment to movable and intimate touch furniture i.e. beds & mattresses allowing treated areas to be re-used straight after with no customer preparation required. 

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