If bed bugs infesting your home is your biggest fear, you are not alone. If you think your furniture has become waste due to bugs, consider getting it removed by contacting a Sarasota Furniture Removal company.
A single bed bug can multiply and wreak havoc in your home, from mattresses to furniture. Trust us, a house with bedbugs is the last thing anyone would want.
When it comes to controlling the infestation of bed bugs, the most effective way is to remove the bedbug-infested furniture. We have shared useful tips in this article to deal with bed-bug-infested furniture. Take a look.
Disposal Is the Final Resort
Most pest specialists advise that bedbug-infested furniture can not be saved. If you have bug-infested furniture, it is best to remove it for good. While getting rid of furniture, make sure to take preventative steps to stop pests from spreading to other areas of the house.
Wrap up the Furniture
If you plan to remove the furniture from your house, we recommend carefully wrapping it in plastic before taking it onto the streets. Also, make sure that you’ve secured the area before starting the process.
Although bed bugs can live without oxygen for about 18-months, they won’t survive indefinitely without blood. Be sure to wrap the infested furniture properly to ensure no bugs sneak out of the plastic.
The tiniest crack can be large enough for them to escape. If you trap the bugs within the furniture for long, they’ll die soon, as they won’t have access to their next meal.
Inform Others That It’s Infected
If you have decided to remove the infested furniture, make sure to inform others that it’s infested. If you leave it in an empty dumpster, make sure you put a note in the dumpster stating that the furniture is infested with bed bugs.
Please don’t allow anyone else to take the infested furniture home thinking they have found the best deal, only to find out later that they have brought bugs to their home.
With bed bugs, you cannot have room for any confusion. Meaning, even if you have a slight hint of bed bug presence in the furniture you’re disposing of, please make sure to stick a note stating, “caution, possible bed bug infestation”.
Find a Furniture Removal Agency
If you are not prepared to tackle bed-bug-infested furniture by yourself, employ someone else to take care of it. Contact a good Sarasota Furniture Removal company that can remove the furniture effectively.
Usually, these companies remove the furniture without hassle; it is essential to inform them that the furniture you want to remove is infested with bed bugs so that they can take extra precautions.
If you have infested mattresses, try to locate a mattress recycler near you and ask them if they accept infested beds. If they agree to take mattresses, the mattress will be recycled instead of thrown in a landfill.
Hire an Exterminator
If you think that your entire house has been infested with bed bugs, it would be ideal to contact an exterminator or pest control expert. They will ensure that the entire house is gassed (with you outside, of course) so you can have your lovely home back, without the fear of living with unwanted bugs.
If you’re dealing with bed bug infestation, purchasing new furniture is not the answer as it could also be susceptible to infestation just like the old furniture.
Also, you must not dispose of your furniture casually. The bugs may find their way into someone else’s home. We are sure you do not want that. So, make sure to either get rid of the bed bugs completely or leave a note cautioning the buyer of possible bed bug infestation of the furniture you’re disposing of.
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