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How to Treat & Clean Your Mattress in Burbank, CA After You Get Rid of Bed Bugs

So you have recently discovered that there is a bed bug infestation within your mattress. Your first impulse is to throw out your bed. Bed bugs are not contained to just the bed, they can be virtually anywhere. Though many will stick around the mattress to stay close to their food supply, disposing of your bed will not cure the problem. Treating your mattress will help begin the process of exterminating the bed bugs. Considering the complexity of bed bugs, we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like to share how to treat your mattress following a professional bed bug extermination to ensure any survivors are quashed.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs on Mattresses

Do NOT use any chemical pesticides or insecticides. These potent and powerful chemicals are not designed for humans to be in close proximity or contact; making it fairly harmful to your health. Some of these chemicals contain carcinogenics, which can cause cancer. The risk of developing some form of cancer becomes more likely with increased time you are exposed to carcinogenics. Even if you take a shower in the morning, the contact with these chemicals during the several hours you sleep at night can be extremely dangerous. In addition, the fumes are just as harmful and using these chemicals on mattresses is strongly advised against. There are a number of methods that you can use to treat your mattress for bed bugs without using chemical agents. Heat treatments are ideal as they are effective for removal and do not cause any harmful repercussions to the one sleeping in the bed.

How to Clean Mattress After Heat Treatments to Kill Bed Bugs

Vacuuming the mattress and box spring is an ideal solution. A regular house vacuum will do, but if you have dry/wet vacuum, the extra suction they provide is more thorough. With the help of all the attachments and vacuum’s hose, you can remove the bed bugs, eggs, and all evidence of their existence; their fecal matter and shed skin. Start vacuuming the seams and piping, ensuring methodically, steady paced technique to vacuum the mattress in its entirety. Move on to the surface, the sides, tops, and bottom. Use grid-like patterns and overlap the rows as you sweep over vacuum multiple times. Bed bugs are small, the size of an apple seed, and the eggs even smaller. Diligently inspect the mattress and box spring at the conclusion of your vacuuming to ensure you did not miss anything. Following the vacuuming procedure, do not make the rookie mistake and wind up the cord and store your vacuum. Take the container or bag to the outside trash, or better yet the dumpster down the street. Bed bugs do not all die being sucked up and to avoid recontamination you will need to dispose of the contents of the vacuum as far from the home as possible. When you return, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly. Remember, bed bugs can be anywhere in your home, only treating your mattress does not solve the problem. It is the ideal step after you have had a professional exterminate the infestation.

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If you want to have your mattress cleaned, disinfected, and deodorized following a bed bug treatment or any other time, contact Steam Green Carpet Cleaning and let our experts perform a comprehensive mattress cleaning.

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