The Abra Kadabra bed bug removal process begins with a complimentary pest inspection. Our technician will complete a thorough inspection of the entire living area to confirm identification, locate all problem areas, and determine an entomologically sound remediation plan. A price will be quoted, and a service time will be scheduled. In some instances, service will occur the same day.
The remediation service takes approximately 2 hours to complete. All bedrooms, living rooms, and other problem areas will be treated to ensure full eradication. We understand that finding bed bugs in your home can be very stressful. Our technicians do the prep work at the start of service as a courtesy for our clients. Clients may still choose to bag up and launder all fabrics from the affected rooms using a hot water setting, but it is not required.
Technicians begin by vacuuming up and physically removing all visible bed bugs. They will vacuum all mattresses, box springs, bed frames, couches, fabric furniture, nightstands, dressers and closets, as well as electrical sockets, carpets and baseboards in the affected areas. Directed heat in the form of steam is applied to the surfaces next, unless it is a sensitive material like suede or leather. We apply heat directly and intentionally so we never damage anything in your home.
The label is the law with all pesticides. A select few are rated as okay to apply to mattresses and other furniture, but we believe just because you can do a thing does not mean you should. Clients and their families come into direct contact with these items, and we prefer to ensure they are not coming into direct contact with applied pesticides. Our initial vacuuming and steam application eliminate any bed bugs on your mattress, sofas or armchairs, but we do offer mattress encasements as an add-on option. This would ensure that, on the outside chance that one survived undetected, it is trapped and unable to bite or relocate. Technicians would encase the mattresses and box springs with a cotton encasement before returning it to the bed, to remain in place. In the event a new infestation is picked up and brought home in the future, the cover will make crawling difficult and would highlight any new fecal matter.
The last step is the application portion of the service. A dust desiccant is placed in electrical sockets in the affected rooms, and the covers are replaced. The technician finishes by applying a liquid to the baseboards and carpets in the affected rooms. We do not apply it to your furniture, as these are items you will be touching frequently.
Clients will need to remain away from the structure for 4 hours following the completion of service. Any clothing or bedding material that was left in furniture will be piled on the floor, steamed and bedbug free. All mattresses and box springs will be returned to their original positions, and electrical outlet covers back in place. Some minor clean up tasks may remain.