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Bed Bug Pesticide Alert – From the EPA

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Bed Bug Detection
How to Prepare for our Bed Bug Inspections

Preparing for a quality bed bug detection inspection is essential and can make all the difference in the quality of the inspection.  For that reason, HSIS requires all homeowners, tenants and property management companies to make sure the unit or home is ready by following the following guidelines. 

EIGHT STEPS TO A QUALITY BED BUG DECTECTION INSPECTION: 

  • IMPORTANT:  PLEASE NOTIFY JIM (THE INSPECTOR) IF ANY CHEMICALS (EVEN IF “NATURAL PRODUCTS” OR PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN USED PRIOR TO THE INSPECTION.  IF YOU WILL NOT BE PRESENT, PLEASE LEAVE A NOTE ON THE DOOR DOCUMENTING TYPE OF PRODUCT USED AND WHEN. 
  • Please be sure all open food containers (whether empty or with food) are up off the floor and stowed in a cabinet or refrigerator. 
  • Please be sure all the floors, especially in the bedrooms and living rooms are free of clutter.  Too much clutter makes it hard for us to confirm any bed bugs that Scout may detect. 
  • Please remove any pets that may live in the apartment.  Scout will not harm them, but their activity can distract Scout from paying attention to business!  That also means to pick up their food dishes and toys.  Also, please remove any litter boxes or cages to an area of the unit/house not to be inspected.
  • Refrain from smoking, lighting candles, using artificial air fresheners, or burning incense or wood in fireplaces at least two hours prior to the scheduled inspection.  Smoke can distract and cover other scents.
  • Make sure all medications (including over the counter) are not accessible to Scout during the inspection.  (Make sure they are secured out of reach).
  • Because noise can distract Scout, we ask that the unit be vacant with a property management staff or one resident on site during the inspection.  We ask that conversation and noise be kept to a minimum during Scout’s walk through. 
  • Turn off the air conditioner, overhead fans, and de-humidifying equipment at least 30 minutes prior to the inspection.  Windows should be closed. 
For more information, Call:  651-756-8056  or 651-224-5509 today.