How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs From Furniture

Fortunately, there are a number of effective ways to get rid of bed bugs. The first step is to isolate the bed and mattress. Pull the bed away from other furniture and walls, including box spring skirting and oversized blankets, which can act as a stepping stone for the bugs. If the bed frame has legs, place them in an insect interceptor (made of plastic coated in talcum powder). This will prevent the bugs from climbing the frame, destroying it and spreading to other areas of the home.

The next step is to seal the furniture. Many home improvement stores sell large plastic covers for furniture that are intended to protect from damage during a move. You can find these covers at Home Depot, Lowes, and other hardware stores, as well as moving rental locations. However, make sure to seal these plastic covers well before transporting the furniture. Otherwise, bedbugs can drop out of the plastic bag during transport and cause damage to your furniture.

In the worst-case scenario, you might need to dispose of heavily infested items. These items may be difficult to treat, or they may be too damaged to reuse. For large items, such as a sofa, renting a dumpster may be the best solution. For smaller items, you can also hire a junk removal service. The company will haul the furniture away, and will take care of transporting it.

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