Even if your home is meticulously clean, there are still a few ways that bed bugs can enter it. One way the pesky insects can get into your house is by hitching a ride on a used mattress. If you aren't able to purchase a new one, make sure that the used one you are buying is bed bug-free before bringing it into your home.
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The good news is that you don't have to throw your bedding away if you find bed bugs. After calling a reputable bed bug control specialist and having them treat your home, there are several ways that you can keep the bed bugs out for good.
Here are some tips for killing bed bugs and their eggs:
1. Remove all bedding, such as sheets, pillowcases, comforters, quilts and blankets, and place them in airtight plastic bags. The bags will keep the problem from spreading until you can launder the items.
2. Wash and dry all of the bedding, using the highest temperature recommended for the fabrics. Another way to kill bed bugs, along with their larvae and eggs, is by freezing them. Place the bagged items into a freezer set at zero degrees for at least four days. You can then wash the items as an extra precaution and to remove the dead bugs from the material.
3. While you're washing or freezing the bedding, you need to treat the mattress as well. If your mattress has a protective cover, wash it according to the manufacturer's recommendations.
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