How to Clean Your Mattress After a Bed Bug Infestation

Immediate Action Required Discover bed bugs? Act fast to clean your mattress. It's not about dirtiness; these critters hitch rides on clothes or luggage, making your mattress a favorite hideout.

Start with Vacuuming Begin your mattress clean-up by vacuuming the entire surface. Focus on seams and crevices where bed bugs love to hide, using attachments to reach tight spots.

Baking Soda After vacuuming, sprinkle baking soda over the mattress, leave it for 30 minutes or longer, then vacuum again. This helps absorb odors and lift dirt.

Addressing Stains Tackle any bloodstains or other residues with a stain remover or mild detergent, applying gently to avoid soaking the mattress. Always finish with a damp cloth to remove any cleaning solution.

Washable Covers If your mattress has a removable cover, wash it at a high temperature, especially after bed bug exposure. This kills any lingering pests and their eggs.

Air Out and Protect Post-cleaning, let your mattress air dry thoroughly. Use mattress protectors to shield against future infestations, maintaining a clean and fresh sleeping environment.

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