These steps are important to enable treatment to be thorough!
Clean out contents of kitchen cabinets, top and bottom. Empty drawers and clear off counter tops.
Do the same in any bathroom that has roaches in vanity or medicine cabinet.
If possible, items removed from cabinets or drawers need to be put in airtight containers such as plastic totes with lids or large trash bags
Bedding in infected room needs to be stripped off bed, washed and dried on high heat
If the bed has a headboard and footboard, they need to be disassembled from frame
Contents should be emptied from nightstands and outlet covers closest to the bed need to be removed
Small, loose items need to be picked up off the floor and stored in airtight containers
Vacuum all carpets, wash any pet bedding
Have pet treated about same time as house treatment
After treatment is completed, house needs to be vacant of people and pets for 4 hours
Without these preparations being done prior to appropriate treatments, control may be limited