How to Prepare for Your Pest Control Appointment

When you hire Maritime Pest Control Inc. in Edmonton, we’re happy to turn your pest problem into a distant memory! In order to make the process of removing pests as effective and efficient as possible, please follow the preparation guides found on this page. We have separate preparation guides for the following scenarios:

Preparation Guidelines for Insects in Food/Cupboards

Remove all food, dishes and utensils from cupboards, drawers, counters, stove, fridge top and any other food storage areas.

Remove all items from bathroom shelves, vanities and counters.

Ensure access to baseboards in your home by moving all furniture 6 to 8 inches away from the wall.

Ensure access to baseboards, walls and shelves in the basement and closet/storage areas.

Closet floors must be clear; clothes may remain hanging.

Shut off all fish tanks and seal tank openings with plastic.

All adults, children and pets MUST LEAVE PREMISES for a period of 2 hours from completion of service.

***PLEASE NOTE***

Pregnant women, those with allergies, nursing mothers, anyone with health problems, and infants under the age of 1 year are to vacate the premises for a period of 24 hours.

Do not wash cupboards for 3 months; lay down a barrier of Mac Tac, wax paper or newspaper as a liner.

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Preparation Guidelines for Bedbugs

As there may be a health hazard involved during the application of the pesticide, we will require that you vacate your suite. We ask for your cooperation in carrying out the following instructions prior to the vacate time that we will provide you.

Strip linens from all beds. Put loose clothing, linens, and blankets from beds in plastic bags for washing as soon as possible in warm water. All clothes should be removed from the dresser drawers and the top of the dresser so that dressers can be treated.

BED MATTRESSES and BOX SPRINGS must be propped up against the wall for easy access. A small cut or hole will be made in box springs and couches so it is possible to spray inside of them. The corner pieces on mattresses and/or box springs should be removed if necessary as they tend to be good hiding places for the bedbugs. ELECTRICAL SOCKET COVERS should be taken off in bedrooms and behind sofa areas (if any) in the living room.

Remove all clothes and linens from shelves, floors and closets and place them in the centre of the KITCHEN FLOOR.

Suitcases should be EMPTIED so they can be treated both inside and out.

TORN OR RIPPED MATTRESSES should be cut up and thrown away as bedbugs will live inside.

Move furniture from walls in all rooms except the kitchen.

RADIATOR COVERS must be removed from the wall if possible.

All pets must be taken out of the building. Fish tanks (if any) must have their pumps turned off and tank opening sealed with a plastic film.

NOTE:
On re-entry to your suite, no special clean-up is required; however, fresh linens and blankets must be used on all beds. Please refrain from vacuuming or cleaning near baseboards as you will wash away the residual spray.

Tenants must be out of suites being treated for a period of not less than 2 hours. Where pregnancies, allergies, illness or other unusual circumstances occur, occupants must be out of the premises for a period of 24 hours. If you require medical information, please contact PADIS (Poison & Drug Info) at 1‑800‑332‑1414. For chemical information, please contact Alberta Environment and parks at 1‑780‑427‑5855 or Maritime Pest Control Inc.

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Preparation Guidelines for Cockroaches

Ensure access to baseboards in your home by moving all furniture 6 to 8 inches away from the wall.

Ensure access to baseboards, walls and shelves in the basement and closet/storage areas.

Remove all covers off the electrical outlets (plug-ins) in all rooms.

Closet floors must be clear; clothes may remain hanging.

Shut off all fish tanks and seal tank openings with plastic.

All adults, children and pets MUST LEAVE THE PREMISES for a period of 2 hours from completion of service.

***PLEASE NOTE***


Pregnant women, those with allergies, nursing mothers, those with any health problems, and infants under the age of 1 year OLD are to vacate the premises for a period of 24 hours.

Do not vacuum up to baseboards or wipe them down as the chemical is active for 3 months.

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Preparation Guidelines for Carpenter Ants

Ensure access to baseboards in your home by moving all furniture 6 to 8 inches away from the wall.

Ensure access to baseboards, walls and shelves in the basement and closet/storage areas.

Closet floors must be clear; clothes may remain hanging.

Shut off all fish tanks and seal tank openings with plastic.

All adults, children and pets MUST LEAVE THE PREMISES for a period of 2 hours from completion of service.

***PLEASE NOTE***


Pregnant women, those with allergies, nursing mothers, those with any health problems, and infants under the age of 1 year OLD are to vacate the premises for a period of 24 hours.

Do not vacuum up to baseboards or wipe them down as the chemical is active for 3 months.

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Preparation Guidelines for Pharaoh Ants

Remove all covers off the electrical outlets (plug-ins) and switch plates in kitchen and bathroom areas.

Remove bathroom access panels for the bathtubs.

No spraying will be involved.

All adults, children and pets will be allowed to stay in their residence while work is being done.

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Preparation Guidelines for Silverfish, Centipedes, Carpet Beetles, etc.

Ensure access to baseboards in your home by moving all furniture 6 to 8 inches away from the wall.

Ensure access to baseboards, walls and shelves in the basement and closet/storage areas.

Remove all covers off the electrical outlets (plug-ins) in all rooms.

Closet floors must be clear; clothes may remain hanging.

Shut off all fish tanks and seal tank openings with plastic.

All adults, children and pets MUST LEAVE THE PREMISES for a period of 2 hours from completion of service.

***PLEASE NOTE***


Pregnant women, those with allergies, nursing mothers, those with any health problems, and infants under the age of 1 year OLD are to vacate the premises for a period of 24 hours.

Do not vacuum up to baseboards or wipe them down as the chemical is active for 3 months.

Download Preparation Guidelines

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