Should I Keep My Mattress After Bed Bugs?
Most bed bugs can be found in the seams and folds of your mattress. While you may think getting rid of your bed will get rid of the problem, it plays a relatively small role in the debugging process. While part of the infestation will be gone, bed bugs can repopulate quickly and spread. Even if you’ve purchased a new mattress shortly after if the problem isn’t fixed, it’s likely they’ll invade your new sleeping quarters quickly. Here are some reasons why you should keep your bed after having a bed bug infestation.
You Still Need A Bed To Sleep OnThe bed that is crawling with bed bugs was probably recently used if it was infested. While you may not want to sleep in your bed, sleeping on the floor could be even worse. Bed bugs will have an all-access path to your body while you sleep, with nothing in the way to make traveling to you difficult. While most people tend to sleep somewhere else or just leave the home altogether, leaving the situation uncontrolled can be dangerous. If you aren’t monitoring the bed bugs carefully they can spread to other areas of your home in search of food.
Replacing A Bed Is ExpensiveBed sets can be expensive. Beds usually contain the mattress, box spring, headboard, frame, and all of the pillows and comforter sets. Do you want to throw all of that money away? You’ll still need a bed to sleep on, and even getting rid of the mattress may not get rid of your infestation problem. If you decide to throw your mattress away, think about:
Moving Your Mattress Could Add To The ProblemGetting rid of your mattress during a bed bug infestation can be a good way to solve a bulk of the problem. However, during the moving process, you could potentially make the problem bigger. Depending on how you move the mattress out, it could drag on the floor and bump into walls, causing the infestation to disperse across your home and making it harder to treat. If you do decide to get rid of your mattress, plan out how to get rid of it accordingly without worsening the situation. Think about the problems the bed could create for someone else transporting it before you move it so you can make a strategy on how best handle the situation.
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