Have you ever bought a new mattress and then when it is delivered you find out that it is infested with bed bugs? What should you do?
Well, in this article, we will help you learn how to deal with the issue. I will also answer some of the common questions concerning whether or not it is ok to throw away bedbug-infested beddings.
What should I do if I buy a bed bug-infested mattress?
If you happen to buy a mattress, then shortly afterward notice that it has been infested with bedbugs, the best thing to do is to eradicate the bed bugs right away.
You can apply the many do-it-yourself approaches to understand the bugs using the many effective bed bug eradication methods available for mattress infection.
Should I throw away my new mattress because of bed bug infestation?
Well, I wouldn’t recommend such an action because it rarely solves the issue. Bed bugs in mattresses and other beddings can be eradicated easily using insecticides. It is generally cheaper to deal with them directly.
You can be sure that by the time you notice a bed bug infestation, the bed bugs have traveled to many corners and crevices in the house include other furniture you may have in your home.
A practical solution would, therefore, target the elimination of the bedbugs and not throwing away the mattress, bedsheets, or beds.
Do Bed bugs Live in Foam Mattresses?
Yes, bed bugs can live in foam mattresses. As far as bed bugs are concerned, all mattresses are the same, and they provide the best opportunity for the bed bugs to access their source of food – your blood.
So choosing to buy a foam mattress does not make you safe from bed bug infestation.
Pictures of Bed Bug Infested Mattresses
There are many pictures online showing bed bugs infested mattresses in different homes. Below are some of the images for you to check out.
Just note that bed bugs like hiding in corners and folds because they provide perfect hiding spots as they wait for you to come and provide them what they need.
Also, the crevices, folds, and corners provide perfect hatching spots.
Featured image credit: Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, bugwood.org | slight edits were applied | licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.