If you just found out that your mattress is infested with bed bugs, you'll need to get the matter under control as soon as you can. Bed bugs multiply quickly, which means you could be looking at a major infestation in just a matter of days, especially if you don't get it under control quickly. If getting rid of the mattress isn't an option, there are still steps you can take for successful bed bug removal.
Get Rid of the Surface Bugs
To get rid of bed bugs, you need to start on the surface and work your way down. That means you need to kill the bugs you can see before moving on to the ones you can't see. Begin by thoroughly vacuuming your mattress, both sides. Next, you'll want to fill a garden sprayer with water and add about a cup of bleach. Use the garden sprayer to carefully spray all the surfaces of your mattress. Allow the solution to air dry. While your solution is air drying, take the opportunity to empty your vacuum canister in an outdoor trash can. Clean the filter as well. This will get rid of the bed bugs that are hiding in the vacuum. Once the solution has completely dried, use your vacuum to clean your mattresses one more time. Empty the dirt canister and clean the filter again when you're done.
Get Rid of the Bugs That are Hiding
Once you've cleaned your mattresses, you'll need to wrap them up for a few days. Wrapping them up will remove oxygen from your mattresses, and heat things up enough to kill any remaining bed bugs. Grab several rolls of plastic wrap, and wrap your mattresses up good and tight. Leave them that way for a couple of days. When you remove the plastic wrap, roll it up tightly, toss it in a black trash bag, and throw it all in an outside trash can.
Schedule an Appointment with the Exterminator
While the treatment provided above will get rid of the bed bugs in your mattresses, you may still have bed bugs in your carpeting or other upholstered furniture. To get rid of the bugs that might have infested the rest of your home, you'll need to call an exterminator. If possible, leave your mattresses sealed until after the exterminator leaves. This will ensure that the bugs don't get transferred back to your mattresses while you're waiting for pest control services.
If you've found bed bugs in your home, take action now. The steps provided here will eradicate the problem and prevent a return engagement.Share
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