Whether your mattress has been infested with bed bugs or not, you should dispose of it carefully. The most important thing to do is to ensure that you don’t spread the infestation by tossing it around. Besides the mattress, bed bugs can live in the upholstery of your home, including your couch, picture frames, and nightstands. You should also cover the infested mattress with a sturdy plastic cover before disposing of it. This way, you can ensure that the bedbugs do not spread to other parts of your home.
Fortunately, major retailers pick up the old mattresses and used furniture from homes and dispose of them properly. Most of them provide warranties and customer satisfaction guarantees. However, recently purchased mattresses and furniture are sometimes removed from homes after a short period of use. These mattresses are then put in a warehouse or a shipping truck, where they may get infested. In addition, new products may be stored in the warehouse with used ones.
The next step in removing bed bugs from your mattress is to vacuum it thoroughly. Vacuuming is a quick way to remove bed bugs, as well as their eggs and shells. Be sure to vacuum the entire mattress area thoroughly. You may need to repeat this process several times. When you’re done, be sure to put the vacuum bag in the garbage can so that bed bugs can’t repopulate in the future.