How to Prepare for Quarterly Pest Treatments
It is imperative that you completely empty all kitchen and bathroom cabinets, especially the plumbing areas under sinks and around the dishwasher.
Kitchen: Place all food dishes, food (canned or boxed) into plastic bags and close tightly. Place the bags on the table or someplace where they will not interfere with the service personnel accessing the cabinets and the baseboards front areas of refrigerators and stoves will need about three (3) feet of clearance.
Bathroom: Remove all medicines, toothbrushes, personal care products and place into plastic bags and close tightly. Remove the bags from the bathroom and place in a location where they will not prevent access to the bathroom (the bathtub is suggested for this).
Bedroom and Closets: If pest have been observed in dressers, then remove drawers and place where they will not interfere with the service personnel accessing the front and side areas of the dressers. If Pest have been observed in closet, then remove all clothes from rack and any stored items from shelves.
Aquariums or Fish Tanks: Disable filtering systems at time of treatment and cover with a plastic bag.
For one week to ten (10) days following the treatment, you may notice an increase in pest activity. If this occurs, do not be concerned. This is a result of the treatment flushing the pest out of their nesting sites.
In roach control, sanitation is essential. It is recommended these tips always be followed:
- pet food be stored in sealed containers
- do not leave empty beverage bottles inside
- keep areas under and behind refrigerators and stoves clean
- do not allow garbage to accumulate in areas where roaches feed or hide
All people and Pets MUST vacate the premises during the treatment and remain away for at least 4 hours.
Wash/Wipe with soap and water any tables and eating surfaces or exposed utensils/dishes.
Upon re-entering you may open up windows to air out thoroughly.