Insects

How to Clean up After a Bed Bug Infestation


Bed bug treatment from a reputable New Jersey pest control company is an effective way to get rid of these pests. However, you’ll need to give your home a thorough cleaning afterwards to lower the risk of having bed bug problems again. Keep these tips in mind for cleaning after a bed bug infestation.

Wait Until It’s Safe

Although you might be eager to clean your home after bed bug treatment, you should avoid doing so right away. Pest control experts can let you know when it’s ok to clean your home, which could be awhile if you need multiple treatments done. While vacuuming is generally considered safe to do after bed bug treatment, you shouldn’t shampoo or steam clean your carpeting and upholstery right after. When you do vacuum, you should empty your vacuum cleaner afterwards into an airtight bag.

Clean Your Kitchen and Other Hard Surfaces

You can clean your kitchen and hard surfaces around your home after your bed bug treatment. Wipe down counters and appliances to make sure they’re clean before using them.

Wash Soft Items

Clothes, linens and other soft items should go in the wash to eliminate any bed bugs that might be left behind. Use hot water and the highest setting on your dryer when washing soft items that can handle the heat.

If you need New Jersey pest control for bed bugs, contact Allison Pest Control. With expert care, we can rid your home of bed bugs and provide you with guidance on cleaning afterwards.

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