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In order for a pest control company to effectively treat your home or apartment, it must be prepared accordingly. Unfortunately, the preparation process can be a stressful and time-consuming process; but that’s where Pest Prep NYC thrives. By using our bed bug treatment preparation services, you will allow the exterminator to treat areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. The following is our thorough process:


Stripping Beds

  • Steam Sanitizing of mattress, box spring, covers, sheets, and pillowcases.


  • We will dismantle your bed, separating the headboard and footboard from the bed frame. This allows the exterminator to thoroughly treat the structure of your bed.


  • Pest Prep NYC will empty dressers, wall units, book shelves, night stands, and other furniture; contents will be steam sanitized, bagged, sealed, and placed in the middle of the room. Any items situated on the floor such as clothing, toys, clutter, etc. will also be steam sanitized, bagged and sealed.
  • All pictures hanging on the wall will be vacuumed, sanitized, and wrapped.

Vacuuming Bed Bugs

  • Using a high power HEPA MITE vacuum designed for insects, we will vacuum all box springs, mattresses, bed frames, nightstands, tables, chairs, couches, baseboards, rugs, and pictures.

Steaming Bed Bugs & Eggs

  • Special dry vapour steamers are used to kill any bed bug eggs, bed bug nymphs, and adult bed bugs that were not captured by the vacuum.


  • Garment Steaming Service
    Let us sanitize your garments using garment steamers, we’ll apply steam over 240 degrees Fahrenheit to your clothes. Leather and suede are processed in heating devices
  • Laundry will be removed from closets and dressers, sorting whites from darks, and placed into clear plastic bags. Sealed laundry bags will be placed in the center of the room, out of the exterminators way. 

Perimeter Preparation

  • We will move couches, wall units, beds, dressers, end tables, nightstands, and all other obstructions three feet from the wall to make the perimiter areas accessible for the exterminator.

Electrical Outlet Preparation

  • Face plates on electrical switches and outlets will be removed so they are ready for the pesticide dust to be applied by the exterminator.


    **** For our customers Privacy, Pest Prep NYC vehicles are unmarked, our uniforms do not bear our name, and our equipment is carried in concealed plastic bags. Your neighbors will only know why we're in your home if you choose to tell them.

      Additional Prep Services

      Bed Bug Monitoring:
      For $55.00 per room, we’ll monitor your apartment/house with portable Carbon Dioxide monitors for five (5) days.

      Disposal Service
      Let us properly dispose of your bed bug infested mattresses, cost depends on weight plus time to load and offload.

      Once your property is treated and cleared by your pest control company;

      Post-Treatment Cleaning/Reorganization Service

      • Vacuum and wipe down bed frames, picture frames, furniture, etc. with an environmentally friendly enzyme cleaning product
      • Vacuum flooring, baseboard molding, mattresses, box springs, closets and upholstered furniture
      • Restore your apartment by putting your personal belongings and furniture in its original place

      Sealing Service
      After your treatment, let us make your apartment impervious to bed bugs entering your apartment through voids in the wall and share electrical, heating, plumbing, and/or ventilation conduits from neighboring apartments. For $100.00 per hour, we’ll:

      • Seal around plumbing, heating and electrical conduits
      • Install a breathable mesh material behind vents in the kitchen and bath
      • Seal baseboard molding throughout apartment
      • Remove receptacle cover plates; seal voids around electrical box; install
      • Fire-retardant gaskets; replace the cover plates then caulk around the cover plates

     Bed bug infestations are increasingly common in New York City. There are steps that can be taken to prevent bed bugs from infesting your home. When bed bugs are present, they can be safely controlled.
    This guide will help you:
    1. Learn more about bed bugs and how they thrive.
    2. Prevent bed bugs from infesting your home.
    3. Safely rid your home of bed bugs if they do occur.
    4. Select and work with a pest control professional.
    Recognizing a Bed Bug
    From its appearance Bed bugs are small insects that feed mainly on human blood. A newly hatched bed bug is semi-transparent, light tan in color, and the size of a poppy seed. Adult bed bugs are flat, have rusty-red-colored oval bodies, and are about the size of an apple seed.
    Bed bugs can be easily confused with other small household insects, including carpet beetles, spider beetles and newly hatched cockroaches (nymphs).
    From its markings, droppings and eggs Blood stains, droppings and eggs can be found in several locations including:
    • Mattress seams and tufts, sheets, pillow cases and upholstered furniture.
    • Crevices and cracks in furniture.
    • Baseboards of walls

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