Pre K-9 Inspection Preparation Sheet
- All food particles and debris needs to be vacuumed or swept up prior to K-9 inspection.
- Beds should be stripped of all linens and blankets. Linens should be placed in a large bag for inspection and as to not transfer pest issue throughout the home.
- Dogs, Cats, or Birds should be away from the affected area and moved to a safe place such as a bathroom or outside prior to inspection with K-9. If at all possible all animals should be out of site and hearing distance of the service k-9.
- Residents should give K-9 and handler space while inspection is taking place (for better work performance)
- The less loose clothing or shoes on the floor the better.
- Well lit rooms would be helpful.
- All furniture should be moved about 2 feet from the wall.
In order for our K-9 Teams to provide the best possible inspection we ask that before and during service, you reduce the amount of clutter in your unit as much as possible. Clutter in your unit provides bed bugs a safe place to hide that we are unable to inspect and cannot treat with pesticide. If the clutter in your unit is not reduced or eliminated, additional services may be needed to eliminate the bed bug infestation. If you fail to complete the following requests it may be difficult or impossible to eliminate the problem.
Clutter can be defined as any item that restricts movement in any room or excessive amounts of personal items that hinders the inspection of the unit/and or home. Some examples of clutter include but are not restricted to: excessive amounts of furniture (for a list of acceptable amounts of furniture in your apartment, please see your management), clothes strewn on the floor, random items placed around the perimeter of the room, overly packed closets, etc As long as a cluttered situation exists, it prevents us from completing our standard bed bug inspection and therefore can extend the number of services it takes to eliminate the bugs from your unit/and or home. Although there is no easy, straightforward way to address clutter, please eliminate clutter by any means possible. These methods include: cleaning, disposal of items in an outdoor trash receptacle, storage units, also any food debris, and pet messes etc Please be aware that if you store items in a storage unit, they need to be inspected for the presence of bed bugs prior to storing them in the storage unit and before they are brought back into your apartment/home. Bed bugs can live on these stored items for up to a year and if they are not inspected prior to bringing them back into the unit, they can reinfest your unit. For additional help with off-site storage, please contact your management office.
In order for Burns Pest Elimination to provide the best possible Inspection we ask that before we arrive you place all loose clothing found throughout the living establishment in plastic bags and sealed tightly. Loose clothing is defined as any piece of clothing found outside of a dresser or closet. After our service, you may also find bags of launderable items that we left behind that should be washed and/or dried on a hot cycle along with the items you bagged as soon as possible. Please discard of the plastic bags in an outdoor trash receptacle after laundering. If you fail to complete the following requests it may complicate the control effort and lengthen the time required to achieve control.
Loose clothing and other fabrics associated with the bed/sofa present a place for bed bugs to hide. We cannot treat clothing due to prolonged contact with skin. Our company appreciates your cooperation when you maintain a well organized and clean work environment so that we can effectively address the problem at hand. Bed bugs have a low tolerance for heat so laundering bagged clothing and/or drying them in a hot cycle (140oF or hotter) will kill any live bugs as well as their eggs. After removing the clothes, the bag should be immediately sealed and discarded outside the premises in a trash receptacle. If an item cannot be washed in a washing machine it can be taken to a dry cleaning facility (it is recommended that you explain to the dry cleaner that the items may have been exposed to bed bugs).
In order for Burns Pest Elimination to provide the best possible service we ask that before we arrive, you remove all of the contents within the closets specified on the client cooperation form that was provided to you by the technician. Contents include items placed on the floor, hanging clothes and articles stored on shelving units. Once removed, do not move these contents into other rooms before they are inspected by our technician. Please leave all that is removed in front of the closet. If you fail to complete the following requests it may be difficult and maybe impossible to eliminate the problem.
Articles kept in closets provide bed bugs places to hide. We can not treat these closets properly due to the presence of these items and therefore the bugs are never eliminated. By removing these articles from within the closets, it eliminates hiding places and helps us inspect and treat the house/apartment effectively. Please do not move the items that were previously stored in the closet into any other room in the house. If these articles contain bed bugs and you move them into rooms where bed bugs are not present, you can infest new rooms and spread the population throughout the establishment. After our technician inspects the articles, they can then be placed back into the closet.
In order for our K9 Teams to provide the best possible service we ask that before we arrive, you remove all of the contents beneath all beds and do not store anything under the beds in the future. Please leave the contents that were kept under the beds in the bedrooms that they were being stored in. Do not move those contents into other rooms before they are inspected by our technician. If you fail to complete the following requests it may complicate the control effort and lengthen the time required to achieve control.
Articles under the beds provide bed bugs places to hide. We can not treat these articles and therefore the bugs are never eliminated. By removing these articles from under the beds, it eliminates hiding places and helps us treat the house/apartment effectively.Please do not move the items that were previously stored under the bed into any other room in the house. If these articles contain bed bugs and you move them into rooms where bed bugs are not present, you can infest new rooms and spread the population throughout the establishment. After our technician inspects the articles, they can then be stored in a safe storage area.
Avoid storing items under the bed! Underneath the bed should be clear of any articles.