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Preparation Checklist for Bed Bug Treatments

Please note: Bed bug treatments are not guaranteed. 

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Thoroughly vacuum any carpeting in all rooms. 

Using your vacuum hose & attachments, vacuum the following items: mattresses, box springs, bed frames, sofas/chairs (underneath as well), dressers, desks and desk drawers, behind pictures and curtains. Focus mainly on vacuuming in the cracks & crevices where bed bugs can hide. 

When done vacuuming the bag/bag-less contents should be immediately thrown in a plastic trash bag, tied up and removed from the home/business. For bag-less vacuums: rinse the container with water.

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Launder everything possible before the treatment. This would include but is not limited to blankets, curtains, clothing, bedding, stuffed animals or toys, etc. 

Step 1: All clothing/items that can be laundered should be placed in plastic bags (preferably drawstring) and tied up so that the bags are air tight.
Step 2: The clothing/items should be emptied out of the plastic bags and put directly into the washer.
Step 3: 
Dispose of the plastic bags immediately.
Step 4: 
Wash clothing/items in hot water.
Step 5: 
Dry all clothing/items with the high heat setting until completely dry.
Step 6: 
Place all of the clean clothing/items in a fresh plastic bag and seal, so that the bags are air tight. 

The clothing/items should remain sealed in plastic bags during our treatment.

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Food Items

All food items should be either placed in the refrigerator, in a cupboard or in a sealed container (zip lock bag, plastic, glass or metal container). It’s important that food items are not left out during the treatment. 

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Other Preparations

Furniture should be pulled away from the walls. Shelving and cabinets (including bedside tables, desks, etc.) need to be emptied to allow treatment. Mattresses and box springs need to be stripped. The floors and perimeter areas of the unit need to be free from items and debris (piles of books, storage boxes, general clutter, etc.)

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Please Note

There will be circumstances in which mattresses, box springs, and other pieces of furniture may need to be disposed of. We will specify if something is untreatable (soiled mattresses, box springs, etc.) The necessary actions will be discussed to remedy the situation. Once the specified item or situation is corrected, the treatments can be conducted. 

For commercial locations: we will report these situations to on-site managers as they occur. Before residents or management throw anything away, please consult with us regarding secure disposal measures.

We will treat any mattresses, box springs, bed frames and all other affected areas with pesticides labeled for the target pest and as appropriate.

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Follow Up Treatments

We strongly recommend having two follow-up treatments conducted. These treatments should be conducted 14 to 21 days after the initial service and in-between each other. Bed bug eggs are highly resistant to pesticides. Follow-up treatments conducted at the above time interval allow time for eggs to hatch. This will provide an adequate timeframe for treatments to align with the life cycle of the bed bug.  

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Chemical Sensitivity 

If the customer, tenants or other occupants of the structure(s), or adjacent buildings, believe they are or may be sensitive to pesticides or their odors, or if the customer, tenants or other occupants have consulted with a medical doctor or other healthcare provider, regarding such sensitivity, the customer, tenants or other occupants must notify Regal Pest Control, LLC in writing, in advance of treatment of the structure(s). Regal Pest Control, LLC reserves the right, upon receipt of such notification, to deny or terminate service. Failure to provide such notification represents the customer’s assumption of risk and waiver of any claims against Regal Pest Control, LLC in connection with such sensitivity.

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Limitation of Liability

Regal Pest Control will not be responsible for the following: 
Expenses related to the replacement of linen, upholstery, furniture, mattress, soiling or any other damages or related cost due to the services.
2) Expenses related to medical evaluation or treatment for bites associated with bed bugs.
3) Damages or expenses for any claim of personal injury related to an infestation of bed bugs.
4) Loss of income claimed to be related to any bed bug bites or associated illnesses.