Wash it on the hot setting and then put it into the dryer for at least 30 minutes. Regularly clean your mattress. Cleaning your mattress extends the life of your mattress, and protects you from bed bugs, mold, and dust mites. It also helps prevent or minimize unsightly stains.
To get rid of bed bugs in a mattress, use an aerosol spray labeled for bed bug treatment, such as Bedlam Aerosol Spray, and spray or mist the insecticide onto the mattress. Focus on the seams, tufts, and folds of the mattress and spray until the mattress is damp.
The hot steam method for bed bug eradication can get rid of bed bugs from small crevices and cracks. The steam can also penetrate through the mattress lining and eradicate bug infestations inside the mattress.
Use a bed frame to elevate your mattress and box spring off the ground and put the legs in containers with any type of oil. This will help keep them from climbing in and out of your bed. Store away any bed skirts. Keep sheets and blankets from hanging from the bed to the ground until the infestation is gone.
Use a stiff brush to scrub mattress seams to remove bedbugs and their eggs before vacuuming. Vacuum your bed and surrounding area frequently.
Here is a summary of the home remedies we recommend for getting rid of bed bugs. Sprinkle a generous amount of food-grade diatomaceous earth in infested areas. Spray diluted tea tree oil solution on infested furniture to repel bed bugs. Cover your mattress with a bed-bug proof bed cover. Treat the bed and upholstery furniture with high-heat steam.