Does Replacing Your Mattress Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Does Replacing Your Mattress Get Rid of Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. Every urban centre in the world has a presence of bed bugs. There are even accounts of bed bugs in ancient Greek manuscripts that date as far back as 4000BC. If you are seeing bed bugs, rest assured that you are not alone. It is a very common pest. If you are experiencing bed bug bites, chances are that the first places you’ll check for activity are your mattress since bed bugs can live on a mattress, your box spring, your bed frame, and the area around your bed. Do you need to throw out your mattress if you have bed bugs? Most of the time, the answer is no. If you need an effecient and quick way to get rid of your bed bugs look no further than Bed Bug Exterminator Toronto. Your stop for everything bed bugs!

Mattress covers are ultimately airtight covers in which you can insert your mattress. Once the mattress is covered, the cover acts as a bed bug prison. Even if other parts of the bedroom are infested, whatever insects have found, or infested, or are hiding under the mattress will eventually die off as they won’t be able to feed. While bed bugs can survive long periods of time without feeding, if you don’t open your mattress cover, you can be certain that over time, the insects will perish. 

Even when the mattress if secured however, the bed bug problem may persist. Saving the mattress is not the issue because bed bugs can live in other areas of the bedroom. They can thrive in a box spring, on the bed frame, inside furniture, in cracks and crevices, and on clothing in the closet. In some instances, and in more advanced infestations, they can hide behind electrical outlets, behind baseboards, and even inside wall voids, coming out only at night to feed on you and your loved ones. 

You don’t necessarily have to throw anything out because when you hire a professional exterminator, they will be able to not only treat the space, but also every piece of furniture in the household. Professional bed bug extermination involves the use of heat, steam, insecticides, and for lack of a better word – a lot of elbow grease. It is a labour-intensive process. When you hire us for a professional bed bug extermination, our fully licensed, fully trained, professional technicians will take a very thorough, step-by-step approach to make sure that all insects are flushed out from their hiding spaces and destroyed. In other words, throwing out your mattress is not necessary. Nor is throwing out any other piece of infested furniture as long as you hire a professional team to perform the treatment for you. Call Pest Control Toronto now for a consultation.