Should You Replace Your Mattress Because Of Bed Bugs?

March 9, 2020 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Hardware

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All across the country, there are people with old mattresses suffering from an infestation of irritating, blood-sucking bed bugs. No one wants to share their room and mattress with these pests, so it’s important to have a plan for getting rid of these parasites. After experiencing a bed bug infestation, most people’s first impulse is to get rid of their old mattress, but is this really the best idea?

The answer is that it depends. The truth is that getting rid of your old mattress will not fix all of your bed bug problems. Just because they are known as bed bugs does not mean they will only hide in your bed. They can hide in any crevices or fissures, and if they have overrun your mattress, it’s more than likely that they have hiding places all throughout your room.

However, replacing your mattress can aid the process of eliminating all the pests from your home. Bed Bug Central notes that discarding your old mattress can get rid of most of the bed bug population, making it easier to exterminate the rest. Most mattress owners with a smaller infestation may not have to replace their mattress, but if you have a high concentration of bed bugs, it might be a good idea to throw your mattress out. If you decide to discard it, be very careful not to spread the bed bugs to other parts of your house. Be sure to throw it out quickly without storing it in any other room.

After you’ve exterminated your house’s bed bug population, you’ll need to get a new mattress. The Foam Factory can provide you with a high-quality foam mattress replacement that will last for years before you need to replace it again. Browse through their products to find the mattress that’s right for you.