Preparation Instructions

How do I prepare for treatment?

Flea Treatment


1. Remove all items from the floors. (Toys, blankets, clothing, etc)

2. Vacuum / sweep all floor surfaces the morning of your appointment and empty/replace bag outside into trash.

3. Wash or remove all pet bedding and vacuum all pet sleeping areas.

3. Cover all fish tanks and turn off filters

4. If you have a pet they should be treated with a flea treatment the same day as our service.

5. For exterior treatments, please thoroughly water the lawn/soil before your treatment.


1. You may re-enter your home after 4 hours. If anything is still not dry after 4 hours or if there is still an odor, you may open windows to allow the home to "air out"

2. VERY IMPORTANT - Vacuum at least once a day for the 3 days following our treatment. This will help flea eggs to hatch early and get into the treated floors when the product
is most potent.  PLEASE NOTE- this will make it seem like the fleas are getting worse for the first few days, but keep in mind that the product will continue to kill them and the increased activity is         only temporary.

3. DO NOT MOP YOUR FLOORS, SHAMPOO OR CLEAN YOUR CARPETS FOR AT LEAST 2 WEEKS to ensure that the product has sufficient time to work.

*Please be aware that the products that will be used require people and pets to remain outside of
treated areas until the product has dried. (at least 4 hours)


Roach Treatment

Prepare for german roach treatment

1. Remove enough items from kitchen cabinets, including under the sink so the backs and sides are accessible.

2. Remove items from stove storage area, clean off top of refrigerator and counters as much as possible.

3. Clean floors of all unnecessary items

4. Clean cabinets, shelves, and drawers before treatment.

5. Remove clutter away from the walls in treatment areas

6. Remove all items from the bathroom cabinets (if treating).

7. Remove all items from bathroom floors (if treating).

* You may continue to see pests for 7-10 days after treatment. Sometimes more than one treatment may be necessary after that time. If you continue to have issues with these pests, please contact our office for a follow-up treatment.

Bed Bug Treatment



Remove all sheets, blankets, and dust covers from all beds, mattresses, and futons. Place into heavy plastic, airtight, bins or bags. Seal tightly and have items laundered in hot water and hot dry. Mattresses and box springs should be placed in good quality covers. If you would like the mattresses and box springs treated, please remove the plastic covers. The thin covering on the bottom of box springs may need to be removed.

Empty all items and clothing from dressers and nightstands. Remove all materials from the floor and out of the closets. Wash in the hottest water possible for the fabric, and dry in a hot dryer.

Perform a thorough vacuuming of all mattresses, box springs, carpets, drapes, chairs, couches, and similar items and discard vacuum bags in an outside trash receptacle as soon as you are finished.

Do not remove any furniture, including bedside stands, dressers, chairs, sofas, pictures, or any part of the bed frame, mattress, or box spring unless they are first wrapped tightly in plastic sheeting. If any furniture is to be replaced do not bring in new furniture until all services have been completed.

Cover all fish tanks, animal cages, and remove birds and bird cages from areas to receive treatment.

Remove pet bedding from the rooms and wash them in hot water and dry; place back in room after treatment.

All baby crib linens should be washed. Stuffed animals should be placed in dryer on high heat for 20 minutes.

Remove all stored items from under the beds but leave items in the rooms for treatment. If disposing of items, they must be wrapped in plastic to be removed from the unit or home to prevent cross contamination.

Open any sofa beds and remove loose covers that may be on upholstered furniture. Launder these covers in hot water and hot dry.

Before treatment all occupants must leave the unit and not enter for a minimum of 4 hours. Aquariums may remain in place as long as the filtration and aeration systems are turned off and the tank covered with wet towel. Filtration and aeration equipment can be turned back on in 6 hours after the bed bug treatment.

*Bed bug infested furniture that cannot be salvaged needs to be disposed of in a manner that will prevent further spreading of bed bugs. In the process of removing furniture, bed bugs can escape into hallways and make their way into others rooms and new apartments, spreading the problem to new areas. When furniture is removed take apart or damage the piece of furniture to ensure that it cannot be reused. The mattresses should be slashed to make it unusable and wrapped. The furniture should be wrapped in plastic so the bed bugs cannot escape. Put in trash right before pick-up so the furniture or mattress does not sit outside for a long period of time.

How to prepare for a fumigation


  • CHELSEA TERMITE recommends that you either remove all food, beverages and medications from the structure prior to fumigation, OR you may request NYLOFUME bags from your termite company and place items in the bags rather than remove it.  If you bag up your food, the instructions that are provided with the bags must be followed. Any items that are not bagged or removed will be removed by the fumigators and thrown away.
  • THE LAW REQUIRES that all buildings be locked during the fumigation process.  The law also requires that all doors and windows be opened during the aeration process.  Therefore, we must have keys to all doors, including those that are normally kept locked, such as safes or storerooms.  KEY ARRANGEMENTS MUST BE MADE WITH THE FUMIGATION DEPARTMENT PRIOR TO FUMIGATION DATE.
  • Remove mattresses and pillows with plastic coverings (such as baby mattresses, can’t wet mattresses or any type of plastic  covers) or remove the plastic.
  •  All people must leave and all living things, such as pets (including fish aquariums and growing plants) must be removed from your buildings before the fumigation begins.
  • All heating elements must be unplugged (heaters, pianos, organs, etc.)
  • SDGE will need at least 3’ clearance around the meter in order to access the meter for gas shut off.
  • Electricity must be available, as it will be necessary to run fans during the fumigation process.
  • Retract all awnings, since only you know how to operate them.
  • Cut back all shrubbery and tree branches around the structure  to prevent damage.  Allow enough space for the tent to fall freely to the ground ( 12 to 18 inches).  Tree limbs growing over the roof must be trimmed.  Thoroughly water the ground around the structure to prevent plant damage.
  • Shut off automatic switch controls for appliance and lighting systems.  It is important that exterior lighting does not come on during the fumigation.
  • All cabinets, drawers, closets and interior doors must be opened a minimum of 2 inches.  Raise blinds and open drapes.
  • When masking tape is be used for sealing purposes the company cannot be responsible for paint or plaster lifting when tape is removed.  Dirt is used to seal areas at bottom of tarp, the fumigators will return the dirt to areas it was removed from.
  • All obstructive articles, such as antenna guide-wires or weather vanes must be removed.  The company cannot be responsible for antennas with oxidized guide wires that may break, or T.V. reception after the fumigation.
  • The fumigation company will exercise all due care in its fumigation process, but will not be responsible for broken gutters, solar heating panels, satellite dishes, foliage or other items inadvertently damaged.
  • During the fumigation and aeration procedure, the company cannot be held responsible for vandalism, theft or breaking and entering.
  • The fumigated structure must not be re-entered until it has been declared safe for re-entry.