If you suspect that your mattress contains bed bugs, it is important to kill them immediately. First, wash your bed linens thoroughly with a mixture of boiling water and bleach. Then, dry them on high heat. You can also use a vacuum cleaner to get rid of bed bugs on cushions and inside drawers. Afterward, dispose of the vacuum bag and spray the mattress with the bleach solution. You can also apply the solution to the corners and box spring of the mattress. Use gloves to protect your skin from the fumes.
Bleach kills bed bugs instantly, and it can also kill the eggs that they lay. However, the process of killing bed bugs is time consuming. You may need to repeat the bleach treatment several days after the initial application. Failure to do so may lead to another infestation. This is why it is best to leave the home for two days after applying the bleach solution.
When using bleach to kill bed bugs, you need to clean all your floors thoroughly. Use a solution of hot water and a bleaching powder. Then, wash all your clothes and bed linens in a bleached detergent. If you can’t do this, you can buy an anti-bed bug mattress cover. This cover helps prevent eggs from being laid on the mattress.