Do I Have to Throw Out My Bed Bug Infested Mattress?
Bed bugs are not quick movers or far jumpers. They crawl slowly from place to place, and because of that they tend to nest close to their food source. You might find them under your baseboards or in the cracks on your walls. More common than that, though, is for bed bugs to hide in the folds and crevices of your mattress.
What do you do if you have bed bugs in your mattress? Do you have to throw it away entirely? Arrow Exterminators, Inc. is here with the insight you need to make the best choice for your household.
Should I Throw Away My Mattress?
When bed bugs infest a home, they spread to multiple places and rooms in a property. So even if they’re in your bed, they’re very likely hiding in several other corners of your home as well. That means just throwing away your mattress or box spring won’t ultimately solve your problem.
Worse than that, if you replace your bed without treating the infestation, it’s only a matter of time before the bed bugs make their way into your new mattress. That’s why it’s so important to provide comprehensive extermination services that cover the whole infestation.
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Do You Need to Throw Away Bedding or Other Furniture?
In a majority of cases, you won’t have to throw out anything during or after a bed bug infestation.Thermal remediation, the treatment used by Arrow Exterminators, Inc., allow us to reliably kill all the bed bugs in your space. And for linens like clothes and bedding, if you wash them in hot water, it will kill the bed bugs and their eggs.
What’s very important is that, if you choose to dispose of your infested furniture, you wait until it’s been properly treated. If you do otherwise, you risk spreading bed bugs further throughout your home, or to a new home.
Do Bed Bugs Infest All Furniture?
Bed bugs will hide in any crack or crevice that’s close to a food source. They’re commonly found along the edges of upholstered furniture, but if it’s convenient they’ll also nest in gaps in wooden furniture. Regardless of where you find them, it’s important not to move any piece until the infestation has been properly addressed.