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If my mattress has bed bugs will I have to throw it out?
Jul. 20, 2023

If your mattress is infested with bed bugs, it can be challenging to completely eliminate the infestation. While it's not always necessary to throw out your mattress, it's a common recommendation due to the difficulty of effectively treating the mattress and the risk of reinfestation.

Here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to throw out a mattress infested with bed bugs:

  1. Severity of the infestation: If the infestation is limited to a few isolated areas and the bugs have not spread extensively, it may be possible to treat the mattress effectively. However, if the infestation is severe, with bed bugs present throughout the mattress, it can be difficult to eliminate them completely.

  2. Age and condition of the mattress: If your mattress is old, worn-out, or already in poor condition, it may be more practical to replace it rather than invest in professional treatments that may not guarantee complete eradication.

  3. Cost of professional treatment: Hiring professional pest control services can be costly, and success is not always guaranteed. Consider the cost of treatment and weigh it against the cost of purchasing a new mattress.

  4. Personal comfort and peace of mind: Some individuals may feel uncomfortable or anxious about sleeping on a mattress that has been infested, even after treatment. In such cases, it may be best to replace the mattress for your peace of mind.

If you decide to keep the mattress and attempt to treat it, it's crucial to follow professional advice and instructions. Seek assistance from a reputable pest control professional who has experience in dealing with bed bugs to maximize your chances of success.