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How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs When Moving

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

4 Easy Steps To Make Sure Bed Bugs Don’t Move With You:

Aria lived in an apartment just off Park Avenue in Rochester, NY. She spent a lot of her time entertaining and doing all the things that girls in their early twenties do right after college. She lived with two other girls and they all seemed to get along until the bed bugs arrived. By the time I got the call she was ready to move out and had already lined up a new place. I told her she didn’t need to move because of bed bugs but she said it was time to get out of there anyways. She had discussed information with other people and heard some crazy stories. She wanted to know how to get rid of bed bugs when moving her stuff out without taking the bed bugs with her. The apartment had just the basics like the bed, dresser and a couch and love seat she wanted to take with her.

This is how I broke down the move for her into 4 easy steps

storage bin to protect against bed bugs

  • Step 1 – Laundry: Wash, dry and bag all the laundry and fabrics. Do not take these items back into the apartment. Bag and label all of them at the laundromat and pack them up. Read up on our laundry prep to find out more.
  • Step 2 –Bins: Place all the small items in bin. Buy a Steamer (check out our recommended steamer here) and steam everything before placing it into the bin. Throw anything out that you don’t need or want to keep. Don’t bother moving it. The less items the better. Steam every square inch of every piece of the item before placing in the bin. Make sure it’s non-porous and cleaned. Seal the bins and store in an outside location making sure there is no exposure to bed bugs.

Quick Fact: Bed bugs only come out when it’s dark. This is learned behavior.

  • Step 3 – Furniture: Easiest way is to leave or throw out the furniture. If you want to keep the furniture move it to a garage or storage area. Then a professional could come in and treat the furniture and once it dries then move it.
  • Step 4 – Final Clean: Remove items from bins. Re steam clean each item before placing it. Also steam and treat all the furniture once you place each piece in its spot.

Aria moved back to Geneva where her family lived and didn’t have a problem at her new place. At least we didn’t receive a call back. If you want to know how to get rid of bed bugs in your home, contact EnviroPest for immediate relief. Be careful of the information you receive from some companies and internet sites. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests.

If you discover bed bugs, contact EnviroPest NY for immediate relief. Our certified team is educated in the most advanced bed bug protocols and equipped with the state-of-the-art resources necessary for complete eradication of these pests. If you have children and you are concerned about bed bug treatments, let us discuss how we handle our residential treatments. You can also sign up online or call. No matter where you are moving to in New York, from Albany to Syracuse to Niagara Falls, we’re the exterminators NY trusts and we look forward to discussing your issue.