If your mattress has bedbugs, you should throw it out immediately. You can’t expect to get rid of bedbugs overnight, but the right steps can prevent infestation and make it easier to keep your bedbug-free mattress. The first step to take is to avoid clutter around your mattress. Then, carefully vacuum the seams of your mattress. Remember to dispose of the vacuum bags after use. You can also use a steam cleaner to kill bedbugs. Just be sure to use a temperature of around 130 degrees Fahrenheit or 54 degrees Celsius. A diffuser is also an excellent choice to keep the area around your mattress free of bugs.
Bed bugs are very difficult to see, but they are quite easy to identify. They are small (1 7mm), oval-shaped bugs with reddish brown bodies. They feed at night and hide from light. Their bites are flat, red, itchy, and sometimes even have a slight burning sensation. These bites are usually on areas of the body exposed to the bed while you sleep.
The best way to find bed bugs is by inspecting your mattress for signs of infestation. You can check for empty eggshells, molt skins, or the actual bugs themselves. They prefer to feed during the night, when humans are sleeping, but can also feed during the day if they find a safe place to live. In addition to examining your mattress, you can watch the video below to learn more about bed bugs.