Perform the bedbug extermination
When you discover bedbugs in your home, you must act quickly to eliminate and prevent the infestation becomes more important. The best way to ensure that the extermination work is performed according to the standards is to contact a certified exterminator.
Avoid applying yourself insecticides, as these can be a health hazard when used improperly. In addition, they can make the bed bugs more resistant to treatment.
Contact a certified exterminator
If you own, contact a company extermination when you notice that there are bed bugs in your home or in your apartment building. It is advisable to contact an exterminator whose company holds a license or extermination C5 D5 and whose employees hold a CD5 extermination certificate from the Ministry of Environment and the Fight against changes climate (MELCC). To ensure that a company holds a extermination of these permits and an employee is holder of the certificate, check the Public Registry of the Pesticides Act of MELCC website using the ‘research tool.
If you are a tenant and there are bed bugs in your home, you should immediately notify the owner of your property so that it contacts an exterminator quickly. If you rent a home in a low-income housing (HLM), you must contact your local Housing Municipal Office.
Whether you own or rent, carefully follow the instructions of the exterminator for site preparation prior to extermination. Also, follow its recommendations during and after the extermination. Each step is essential to ensure the effectiveness of the extermination and protect your health.
Prepare the area before the extermination
Before the arrival of the destroyer:
Treat textiles and objects
Textiles are items made of woven materials, such as clothing, bedding, curtains, etc. Various treatments may be applied to textiles and objects to eliminate infested bed bugs
Treatment in the dryer
The treatment in the dryer is the best way to ensure removal of bed bugs
Put all your textile and infested your objects directly in the dryer. Run the dryer at high temperature for at least 30 minutes.
Treatment in the washer
If you have no dryer or textiles are dirty and should be washed before being dried, treat them in the washer.
Make sure you meet the following requirements to guarantee the elimination of bed bugs and their eggs:
If you have a front-loading washer or high efficiency, check the volume of water it can hold. If the volume of water in your washer is insufficient to fully cover the fabric, do not just deal in the washer. Also follow the instructions for treatment in the dryer or dryer without treatment or washer.
Treatment without dryer or washer
If you can not handle your textiles and objects in your washer or dryer, use either of these treatments:
Treatment with hot steam
Treat your fabrics and your objects using a steam cleaner. Gather all the articles to be treated in the infested room. Treat them all together in this room to avoid infecting other places. The steam temperature should reach 100 ° C (212 ° F). Take care to move the steam cleaner slowly on items to perform in-depth treatment.
Put your textiles and objects in your freezer at a temperature of at least -18 ° C (-0.4 ° F). Spread good textiles in the freezer without compacting. Leave them in the freezer for at least 3 and a half days.
Warning: Some freezers are not cold enough. Make sure the temperature of your freezer is at least -18 ° C to apply this treatment. This temperature allows items to cool quickly. The cooling bed bugs should be quick to stop to adjust to the temperature and survive.
Measures after treatment
After treating your fabrics and your belongings, take the following steps:
Recommendations after the extermination
After the extermination:
When all the bugs have been exterminated, you can replace textiles and objects that you removed the treated parts.
Time before returning to the residence
All persons and all pets must leave the residence during the extermination. After extermination, you must wait at least 6 hours before you go home.
This period increases to 12 hours:
This period increases to 24 hours: