University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

University Housing

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Bed Bug Treatment

 

University Housing will:

  • Arrange for treatment from a pest control company
  • Vacuum floor, dispose of bag immediately
  • Provide heavy-duty bags for bedding and clothing
  • Clean and disinfect the entire suite
  • Extract carpeting (when applicable)
  • Replace the pillow and mattress
  • Provide a temporary room if needed
  • Schedule follow-up service for all infested rooms for one week after treatment

 

The resident should:

  • Strip all beds down to the bare sleeping surface (remove mattress pad, sheets and blankets)
  • Place bedding in sealed heavy-duty bags and label for laundering
  • Launder all bedding, separately from other laundered items. University Housing will provide laundry card and detergent for these purposes.
  • Bag and launder all clothing. University Housing will provide laundry card and detergent for these purposes.
  • Remove objects from walls, closets and from under beds
  • Empty nightstands and dressers so they can be treated