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Bed Bugs


Aloha, are you concerned that you're dealing with bed bugs? You know how harmful they can be to your health and overall well-being. We here at Absolute Termite & Pest Control offer free estimates for bed bug pest control services island wide on Oahu.
As the top provider for bed bug solutions, our specialized and trained pest control technician's can help you get rid of your unwanted visitors. Don't wait, call today to schedule an appointment.


What are bed bugs? Bed bugs are small, reddish-brown insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are typically found in areas where people sleep, such as beds, couches, and chairs. Bed bugs are known for their ability to reproduce quickly and can be difficult to get rid of once they infest a home or building. It's important to take preventative measures to avoid a bed bug infestation, such as regularly inspecting and cleaning bedding and furniture.

Did you know? While bed bugs are not known to transmit diseases, their bites can cause itching, redness, and discomfort. In rare cases, some people may experience an allergic reaction to bed bug bites. Additionally, the stress and anxiety caused by a bed bug infestation can have negative effects on mental health. It's important take steps to prevent and eliminate bed bugs to avoid these potential health issues.



Preparing for bed bug treatment in your home is a bit intensive but crucial part of eradicating the infestation. Here at Absolute Termite & Pest Control Hawaii we've created a checklist with some additional tips so that you can be fully prepared before we arrive at your home. 

  • Remove all electrical wall plates, phone jack plates and light switch covers. Remove paintings from walls.

  • All electronic equipment should remain in the areas for treatment.

  • Take clothing and other belongings out of all drawers, nightstands, tables, closets, wardrobes and similar storage areas and launder as per directions located at the end of this page. Ensure all garments are transported from the infested area in sealed bags or containers when transporting to the laundry facility to prevent spreading of the insects to non-infested areas. Discard plastic bags used to transport items immediately in an exterior garbage bin.

  • Any loose clothing (garments found outside of a dresser, under the bed or closet) must be bagged and laundered as per Laundry Directions. Discard plastic bags used for transportation of these items into an exterior garbage bin.

  • Remove all bedding and pillows. Place in bags and take to the laundry room where they can be placed directly into the washing machine using hot water and/or placed into a dryer as indicated in the step above. Refer to Laundry Directions.

  • Vacuum the floor extensively. Remove the vacuum bag immediately and discard in an exterior garbage receptacle. Please know if you bring the vacuum back into the home or place of business it is possible to re infest your location. 

Items under the bed: beds provide an ideal place for bedbugs to hide. All clothing or garments must be bagged and laundered. Larger items that were previously stored under the bed should not be moved as bedbugs may be relocated into other areas of the structure.

It is necessary for you and your pets to vacate the premises during the service and to not re-enter until at least 4 hours after treatment. Fish aquariums may be left on site, however, they should be covered and air filters must be disconnected. Persons with underlying health conditions should consult their family physician where they have concerns regarding re-entry time. We recommend up to 4 hours of drying time, however it is up to personal discretion to decide when safest to reenter after 4 hour time.

NOTE: Remove drapery in rooms, bag and immediately launder professionally.

LAUNDRY DIRECTIONS: It is necessary that all garments be laundered in hot water (>60°C or >140°F) or placed into a dryer on the highest setting for a minimum of 30 minutes (>40°C or >104°F). The dryer must be capable of reaching a temperature of >40°C to kill all stages and not be loaded to more than 50% capacity. All laundered items must remain out of the treatment area during service. Clothing and fabrics associated with beds/sofas cannot be treated with pesticides due to the prolonged contact with skin. It is for this reason that this step is crucial and necessary to ensure the treatment program does not fail with the re-introduction of bedbugs from infested clothing.


In Cases Where Needed Post-treatment actions to be performed by the Homeowner:

The follow-up service will occur approximately 2 weeks after the initial treatment. To reduce the amount of work to be completed by the homeowner in preparation of this follow-up service we advise you not to completely reassemble your home until this service has been performed. These accompanying measures should be taken during the period between the initial and follow-up services:

Where possible, clothing should remain in sealed plastic bags to prevent potential re-infestation. Bags must be kept sealed at all times. When the homeowner wishes to place clothing back into dressers and closets these items will need to be removed, bagged and re-laundered prior to the follow-up service. 
Please leave all other objects in their original state of preparation until the follow-up service has been completed, i.e. electrical outlet covers removed, pictures off of the walls, etc. 

Do not introduce any new or used furniture or any other potentially infested items not previously in unit.

Periodically perform an inspection of your home focusing on the sleeping quarters and inspecting the bed and furniture in close proximity to the bed. Never open the box spring or mattress encasement covers. Bed bugs hide in cracks and crevices and prefer wood and fabric surfaces so they will be found in these areas most often.

Bedbugs are highly mobile but typically remain close to the host. They are generally only active at night to avoid detection however, can be found when inspecting areas where they like to hide.



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