"small game hunters" in Park Ridge, Palatine & Chicagoland



Ants or Carpenter Ants:
  • before: no preparation necessary.
  • after: do not wash around your base boards on your floor.

Bed Bugs:

  • before: (required)

1.  remove all the linens from your bed and put them in the dryer and run the dryer on high; the heat will kill the bed bugs. wash the sheets prior to putting them back on the bed after treatment.

2. remove all the items from your nightstands & dressers & suitcases.  

3. remove any clutter  (items you may have on the floor near the base board & walls, blankets, any miscellaneous items, also any items on top of the dresser). 

4. remove all items under the beds.

recommended before (optional) - for the optimal results

1. buy a bed bug cover for your mattress & box spring.

2. remove all clothing from your bedroom closets, launder or put in dryer for 20 minutes, then put all clothing in plastic bags after you inspect for bed bugs. tie up the bags and place in kitchen or bathroom.

3. vacuum mattresses, box spring, bed frame, furniture, closets, dressers, nightstands and put vacuum bag in exterior garbage can.  sweep or mop if you do not have carpeting.

  • after: ventilate your homes with fans or a/c, open windows and let your bed sit for at least 3 hours before you put the linens back on the bed. For maximum effectiveness, wait 2 weeks and your bed bugs should be gone.

        *bed bug sniffing dogs are available upon request.

Beetles Grain or Carpet type:

  • before: make sure your cat food, cat litter & cat nip is outdoors 2 nights prior to treatment and move items away from baseboards inside your home.
  • after: you will see more activity immediately after treatment. Please wait 7-14 days for maximum effect.


  • before: depends on the type of treatment that is needed.  If you have a major         infestation, we recommend removing everything from your kitchen & bathroom cabinets, if you have a lesser problem, you don't need to do anything, as we will use a gel treatment.
  • after:  immediately after treatment you will see increased activity.  do not use anything to clean the treated area for as long as possible.  you should start seeing results within 24 hours but maximum effectiveness after 2 weeks.


  • before: have your pet professionally treated by a vet or pet groomer on the same days as treatment.  vacuum the entire house & remove pet bedding. clear all items off the floors & under the beds.  change the cat litter and put all food in cabinets or in fridge. remove bedding & wash.
  • after: vacuum frequently for 3 weeks, but do not wash floors.


  • before: no preparation necessary
  • after:  wait at least 24 hours before disposing of the nest.

Indian Meal Moths & Grain Beetles: 

  • before:  need to remove all food items in the cabinets that are not stored in glass or cans.  all other soft packaged food, not in glass or cans, open or un-opened must be thrown out.  
  • after:  need to wait 3 hours before you can put "new" soft packaged foods into the cabinets.  also, new shelf paper is needed after treatment and do not wash cabinets after treatment for as long as possible.


  • before: do not water the lawn one day prior to treatment.
  • after: do not water the lawn the day of treatment or the day after treatment.  Immediately after treatment do not let kids or pets on the lawn for 20 minutes.


  • before: do not water the lawn one day prior to treatment. We will be unable to do the treatment if it is raining or snowing the day of the treatment or if the ground is wet.
  • after: keep pets & kids away from the treated area for 2-3 days. If you have underground voles, fill up the holes with dirt 4 days after treatment.   Your grass should start growing back in a week with maximum effectiveness in 3 weeks.


  • before: no preparation is necessary
  • after: wait at least 2 hours before disposing of the nest.

Shepp Pest Control Inc.
PO Box 813
Park Ridge,IL60068 US
Phone: 847-749-0543   Website: www.shepppestcontrol.com
Serving Palatine, Rolling Meadows, Streamwood, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines, (northwest suburbs).  We also service Chicago and all of the other suburbs in the Chicagoland area.

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