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Pre-Service Checklist

Be sure to do these steps before your Betts technician comes out for your pest control service.

Pre-Service Checklists

Before we perform pest control services, please go through the steps on the appropriate checklist.


  • *If preparation is not completed there will be no service*
  • Remove all loose items such as clothing, shoes, toys, books, trash or any other miscellaneous items from the floor of the room(s) that is/are being treated. Care must be exercised as not to spread bed bugs to other parts of the house until treatment is complete.
  • Any items that are removed from infected room(s) need to be placed in an airtight plastic bag or tote
  • Clean bed linens and curtains in hot water and dry them on the highest dryer setting. Place stuffed animals, shoes and other items that can’t be washed, in the dryer and run on high for 30 minutes.  Once dried, items must be put in a sealed, airtight plastic bag or tote until treatment is complete.
  • Use a dry stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbug carcasses and their eggs, using a vacuum to clean debris as you scrub.  When finished, remove mattress and box springs from bed frame and lean against a wall for treatment.
  • After vacuuming mattress and surrounding areas, immediately take vacuum cleaner outside and empty into trash bin. Leave vacuum either outside or if not possible leave vacuum in garage for a few hours.
  • Purchase mattress and box spring encasement to install after treatment. Bedbugs may live many months without feeding, so keep the encasement on your mattress and box springs for at least 6 months after treatment to make sure all bugs in the mattress are dead.
  • Remove all outlet/switch covers from walls in infected area.
  • No pedestal bed frames or platform framed beds will be treated.  For treatment, all bed frames must be legged bed frames.  Once bed bugs have been eliminated you may again use the pedestal or platform bed frames.


  • Vacuum just prior to our arrival then dispose of vacuum cleaner bag into a plastic bag and discard bag in garbage outdoors.
  • Wash all bedding that is infected with fleas.
  • All persons and pets must leave the home for 3 hours after treatment allowing chemical to dry.
  • All animals need to be treated for fleas the day of our treatment of the home.


  • Clean up any spilled feed, seed, cereal etc.
  • Store feed, seed, cereal, flour etc. in sealed containers on high shelving.
  • No cafeteria feeding of animals. Meaning, do not leave pet food out for more than one hour.
  • Bird Feeders should be placed as far from the house as feasible. Clean up spilled feed below regularly.
  • Thoroughly seal holes that are necessary in your home, water hydrant, dryer vents, gas lines, electrical etc. Crawl space access also needs to be tightly sealed. Door threshold seals need to be properly maintained.


  • CLEAN! Sanitation is the key to roach prevention.
  • For proper and effective treatment, kitchen cabinets and drawers need to be emptied and cleaned out. Counter tops need to be free from all items.
  • Any recycled cans/bottles need to be in a sealed plastic tote.
  • Reduce clutter, make sure stove top and surrounding area is clean. All dishes need to be washed.
  • All trash needs to be removed.
  • Any dirty dishes, drinking glasses, food of any sort should be picked up and properly handled (cleaned or tossed).
  • If all above conditions are met and you are still having roach problems the problem could be coming from the adjoining resident.

Ant Control

  • Ants are in your home for a reason – food, water, or shelter from the weather. You can not control the weather but you can control there access to food and water.
  • Eliminate any food and water supply that ants have access to.
  • Repair water leaks, dripping faucets, excessive irrigation.
  • Do not leave pet food out for more than one hour per day.
  • Clean kitchen counters, dishes and carry out all trash daily.
  • Make sure all your eating is done in the kitchen/dining area only.
  • Trim all tree limbs and vegetation away from building. Keep grass cut short near the building.
  • Seal all entry points around your building. Most often the entry points are around your door and entry frames.

Contact Betts About Any Pest Problems

Betts Pest Control, Inc.

3015 W. Central
Wichita, KS 67203

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