You and your pets must remain out of the home during the heat treating. This is to ensure your safety and to prevent any bugs from escaping on you. Be sure to schedule your heat treatment for a time in which it is convenient for everyone to leave the home.
You must make sure your house is prepared for the heat treatment by making sure it is air tight. This is done by caulking any cracks in the walls and any gaps around windows and doors. Before leaving for the treatment be sure to double check that all windows and doors are closed tightly.
Unplug all electronics from outlets.
Clear a path for the professionals and their equipment.
If your clothing is very tightly packed in your drawers or closets, move them to laundry baskets within the room so they are more lightly packed.
Place all foods susceptible to heat and all medications in the refrigerator.
Collect all items which are flammable or could be damaged by heat and notify the professionals before they begin the the treatment. Refer to the list below for items you may need to remove.