A Quick Guide to Safely Disposing a Mattress With Bed Bugs
Dealing with a bed bug infestation is undoubtedly a nightmare. Tossing out your mattress might seem like the simplest solution, but you must be cautious when disposing of it. We've created this quick guide to safely disposing of a mattress with bed bugs so you can make sure those pesky critters don't become someone else’s problem.
Assessing the Damage
First, determine whether you need to treat your mattress or dispose of it entirely. Depending on the severity of the infestation, a professional pest control company might be able to salvage your mattress with a pest treatment. In some cases, the mattress may be beyond saving and should be disposed of.
Preparing the Mattress for Disposal
If you decide to dispose of your mattress, you must prevent the bed bugs from spreading to other areas in your home or infesting neighboring homes. Encase your mattress in a plastic mattress cover or a bed bug encasement. Having a second pair of hands to help you bag the mattress can make this difficult task more manageable. Make sure to seal the bag completely with strong tape.
Pro tip: Label your mattress with “bed bugs” to ensure anyone encountering it knows not to unwrap it or take it home.
Contacting a Junk Removal Company
After sealing your mattress, contact a reliable junk removal company to get rid of it. At Haulaway, our professional staff will take your infested mattress and responsibly dispose of it for you! You don’t have to do the hard work yourself, and you’re limiting your exposure to bed bugs! It’s a win-win!
Treating Your Home for Bed Bugs
Before getting a new mattress, ensure your home is free of bed bugs by hiring an experienced pest control company to inspect the premises. This step will help you prevent a recurring infestation with your new mattress.
Choosing a New Mattress
Once your home is bed bug-free, select a new mattress that will give you a comfortable and restful night's sleep. It's important to keep core values in mind when choosing a new mattress—the materials, the type of support it provides, and the price range you can afford.
Bed bugs may be a common problem, but with these methods, you can prevent the infestation from spreading while ensuring a restful environment for you and your family. Remember this quick guide to safely disposing of a mattress with bed bugs in order to act confidently when faced with this unfortunate situation. When it's time to call in the professionals to dispose of your mattress, choose Haulaway!