How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs When Moving

How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs

4 Easy Steps | How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs When Moving:

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 twenty 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 wanted to know how to get rid of bed bugs when moving her stuff out without taking the bed bugs with her.  She said she had just the apartment 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.

  • 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 how to get rid of bed bugslaundromat 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 its non-porous and cleaned.  Seal the bins and store in a outside location making sure there is no exposure to bed bugs.
  • 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 of storage area.  Then a professional would 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 it in the locations.

Aria moved back to Geneva NY 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 Enviro Pest Control 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.


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