Bed Bug Control and Treatment Services
Bed bugs are silent invaders and masters at hiding. They often go unnoticed until they officially become a problem. Rice’s team is experienced in not only controlling and removing bed bugs but detecting them as well. Our technicians perform a thorough inspection to come up with a custom treatment plan to fit your needs.
How It Works
Step 1 - Inspection
We offer bed bug inspections, so call today if you suspect any problems. Our highly trained technicians perform an extensive inspection of your home, including beds, furniture, and linens. After we identify a problem, we work with you to develop the best treatment plan possible.
Step 2 - Preparation
Bed bug treatments typically consist of 4 or more treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. We provide you with a Bed Bug Preparation Checklist so you can be prepared before we get started ridding your home or business of nasty bed bugs. Plan for all residents, including pets, to vacate the house for 4 to 5 hours. We recommend that you vacuum before treatment and vacuum the day after treatment.
Step 3 - Treatment
Typical bed bug treatments are 4 to 5 hours in length. We highly recommend 4 or more treatments for each infestation, spaced approximately 2 weeks apart. We look forward to returning you back to your everyday life after all of the treatments are completed so you can stop fretting over those itchy insects.
Step 4 - After Treatment
Bed bugs can get into many different places. We highly recommend vacuuming your home or business and dry cleaning or laundering any important items you wish to reintroduce to your home after the treatment is completed. For more assistance on after treatment care, see our bed bug preparation checklist below.
Bed Bug Preparation Checklist
Strip ALL the bed(s) and launder ALL sheets, Pillowcases, Mattress Pads and Blankets etc. (or throw away IF necessary)
Remove EVERYTHING from bedroom closets, dresser drawers, nightstands, dressing tables etc. and place in tightly sealable containers (totes, trash bags etc.)
Have ALL clothing and fabrics laundered and/or dry-cleaned. **VERY IMPORTANT!!** DO NOT DO BEFORE TREATMENT; UNLESS, ALL LAUNDERED ITEMS CAN BE STORED OFF-SITE UNTIL AFTER TREATMENT. DO NOT LEAVE ANY LAUNDERED ITEMS IN HOME/APT BEFORE OR DURING TREATMENT.
Remove Drapes, Curtains, Valences, etc. and have laundered. Again, DO NOT reintroduce any laundered items back into the property until AFTER treatment!
Remove toys, stuffed animals, dolls etc. and have Laundered Dry-Cleaned or Replaced.
Remove ALL pets, cages, reptile, and snake tanks for the treatment time. Turn off: fish tank pumps, Air conditioning units & cover fish tanks.
Clean and organize. It’s time to throw away things you do not need/want. Discard cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, paper and plastic bags, old newspapers, stacks of magazines and similar items in infested rooms.
Vacuum all rooms! Especially where your wall meets the floor, Mattresses, Box-springs, couches, chairs and ALL similar items (Bottoms & inside as well if possible), closets, closet-shelves (above and below), shoes, inside dresser drawers, and bedside side table drawers.
Vacuum bags are to be placed in a plastic bag, Sealed tightly, and marked “Bio-Hazard” or “Contains BEDBUGS” and discarded.
Only together will we defeat these pests. MORE REST, LESS PEST! Rice Termite and Pest Control.