How To Pack-Up a ClosetJanuary 21, 2012
Another video in our series showing detailed techniques and protocols you will need to follow in your fight to get rid of bed bugs. This video covers how to pack-up a closet. Step 2 of the 8-Step Approach to get rid of bed bugs requires that you bag up all personal belongings in sealed, plastic bags. That means that everything in your closet needs to be placed in a bag. We’re talking clothing, jewelry, nick nacks,…,everything.
Please don’t underestimate how important this step is to get rid of bed bugs. Your personal belongings can be a nasty little hiding place for bed bugs. If you don’t bag up absolutely everything, bed bugs can re-infest your home. If you don’t bag up everything, you will not have the peace of mind that the 8-Step Approach should bring.
**Video Transcript** – How To Pack-Up a Closet
(Rose – all audio)
Bed bugs will often live in your closet. So if you’re battling a bed bug infestation in your home, it is important to properly pack up and treat all the items in your closet.
You’ll want to pack all your clothing and items into sealable containers, either plastic bags or plastic boxes. If you are using plastic bags, we recommend double bagging your items to make sure that there’s no risk of tears allowing bed bugs to escape.
To make the process easier, you can sort your items as you pack them away. We recommend sorting items by whether or not they can be heat treated. Either in the ZappBug unit or in your dryer.
Once all of your clothing has been put away, you’ll want to pack up everything else in your closet, including hangers.Although the chances of bed bugs infesting these items is pretty low you’ll want to treat them anyways. Just to be on the safe side.
Always seal your bags closed tightly. You can use items like zip ties or binder clips to make sure the bags are fully sealed.
Posted by Cameron Wheeler