If you have taken the time to read this I am sure you know, Bedbugs can be your worst nightmare. If you have found them in your home or residence we hope you have reached out to a pest control company to help get these nasty little pests out of your home. Are bias that a professional is the best way to go? Maybe but we have time and again consulted with folks just like you who think that they can fix the BedBug issue themselves, I am absolutely not kidding when I tell you we hear back from over 93% of these people within 3 weeks asking us to come back and help. This is because these bugs are hard to kill on your own and without the proper tools, training and knowledge it can be a real uphill and overwhelming battle for homeowners. Green Thermal Solutions wants to make sure that you get the most out of your service so we supply our clients with very thorough Pre-Treatment Preparation and After Care program materials (We also so offer these as services on an hourly basis for our clients who unable or just would prefer to have someone take care of the heavy lifting for them) . Today we are going to give a little more information on one of the most overlooked yet vitally important parts of getting the BedBugs out of your home for good...Laundering.
One of the most important steps to prepare your home and protect it from re-infestation is laundering. Bed Bugs are notorious hitchhikers. They will find their way into your home however they can. This is most commonly done by travelling on our clothes or personal belongings. Think about everywhere you go in a day and all the people that go there, all the places you sit and all the other people that sit there, all the places you rest your belongings and all the other people who do the same. I am certain you are starting to get where I am going with this. It is not as easy as you may think to know who has BedBugs you may come across several people in a day and never know they are affected. There are multiple chances a day for almost everyone to get infested. Simply by leaving your home you are putting yourself at risk.
This is why Green Thermal Solutions and may leading experts in the field consider laundering so important to protect your home from BedBugs. At Green Thermal Solutions we love to remind people that Heat is the only scientifically proven and recommended way to kill BedBugs, their eggs, larvae and nymphs for certain. This not only applies to our home Heat Treatment for BedBugs but also for your clothing, linens, textiles and any heat safe fabric items. We understand the thought of laundering every launder able item in your home may be daunting but we promise we wouldn't ask you to do it unless we had a good reason to.
We want to offer you a few tips and tricks to make sure your home stays BedBug free.
1) Sort and Separate Clothes and Linens -Clothes should be separated into piles as you would your normal laundry ie: Delicate's, Whites, Colors, Dry Clean only etc. Place each pile in a clean bag and tie it off.
2) Washing and Drying- Items placed in the dryer for 40 minutes on high will kill all stages of BedBugs. Heat is BedBugs mortal enemy. Sealed plastic bags should be opened and put into the washer or dryer carefully to avoid letting and BedBugs escape. Plastic bags should not be re-used but rather sealed and carefully discarded of outside of your home. You may choose to use your own laundry facilities or a laundry mat. Please read the labels very carefully on your Dry Clean only and Delicates as they may not be intended to laundering in this manner and may require special care. Clean clothes and linens are not required to be washed again but can be placed directly into the dryer for 40 minutes on High. Dirty clothes need to be washed at the highest possible temperature before being placed into the dryer for 40 minutes on High.
3) Storing- Laundered clothes and linens should be folded and placed into new plastic bags. Do not set your clothes down on surfaces that have not been inspected and/ or treated for BedBugs. These bags should not be opened until after your home has been Heat Treated. Depending on the type of residence you live in store your laundered items outside your home, in a garage or in your bathtub if the treatment has not yet been completed. After your home has been Heat Treated and your infestation problem has been resolved feel free to return your clothes and linens to their rightful places.
It may take a little extra time to do this but it will help get rid of and keep the BedBugs from returning or spreading via your clothing. If you find yourself busy, unable or would simply prefer to leave it to the experts Green Thermal Solutions is proud to offer a door to door laundering service. We will pick your pre-packed bags, launder all items with the utmost care to the highest possible standards of BedBug eradication and return them in fresh, sealed bags right to your door step. Click to call us today for your quote (905)577-3914