Bedbugs on Mattress: Getting ahead of a bed bug infestation is one way to prevent it from taking root in your home. Also, addressing the issue early is considerably cheaper compared to treating a full-blown infestation. The problem, however, is that getting ahead of an infestation is harder than you think.
This is because you will need to identify whether you do, in fact, have bed bugs and not other types of insects, such as carpet beetles, in your home. And even if you see signs of bedbug bites on your skin, it is not a good indication that you have this pest in your home as the bite on your skin can be similar to that of chiggers or mosquitoes. Also, there are some people who do not have any reaction to bed bug bites at all.
Bed bugs are roughly the size of an apple seed, which means that, although hard to spot, they are visible to the human eye. As a matter of fact, just like it was indicated above, they do leave signs of their presence on your mattress, bed, and bedding which you should check. If you suspect that there are bed bugs in your home, use these tips below to check your mattress.
You’re probably wondering how to remove bedbugs on a mattress so that you will be able to get a good night’s sleep. After all, waking up to itchy bites on your skin is not a good sign, plus it can even affect your sleep too. That said, there are a few tips and tricks that may help keep you from being a blood meal for these bugs.
Although you may not be too keen on disposing of your mattress, especially when you can use a steam cleaner and vacuum to get rid of the bugs, it’s safer to get rid of the mattress. Why? Well, by throwing away your infested mattress, you will be eliminating a large percent of the bed bugs in your home. This makes a lot of sense if the majority if bedbugs are already living in your mattress and box spring, if your bed is old and deteriorating, or you just can’t handle having to wait for months for the bed bugs disappear.
Before you drag your mattress outside and leave it on the curb, there are a few things that you should do first, to prevent the bed bugs from spreading.
You’re probably thinking about how you will be able to protect your new mattress from bed bugs. One of the easiest ways to ensure that your bed will not be infested is by using a mattress encasement for the mattress, as well as the box spring as soon as soon as the new bed is delivered. You should also consider having your home professionally exterminated so that bed bugs do not make a blood meal out of you again.
Why is this necessary? You may have removed the bed bugs that were living in your old mattress, but this doesn’t mean that you’ve gotten rid of all the bugs in your home. Keep in mind that bed bugs can crawl into cracks and crevices. Here, they will wait patiently for night to arrive before venturing out to feed on humans or animals.