We reckon there must be a mattress mountain somewhere, judging by the number we know are being thrown out. Many of the cases we treat have already got rid of their mattresses before we have been called.
We understand why people do it. Seeing bed bugs or their signs on mattresses can be quite disturbing and it is a natural reaction to want to get rid of them. However, in many cases, it really isn’t necessary. While bed bugs do live on mattresses, they generally prefer the cracks and crevices found in bed bases, headboards, in bedside furniture and under skirting and floor boards close to the bed. This is because their ideal conditions are darkness and stillness. If there are bed bugs living on your mattress, the chances are that there are more living in the bed base or surrounding area. Because of this, throwing out the mattress will rarely solve your problem. You’ll just end up spending a lot of money for nothing.
Our treatments are 100% effective and we rarely advise throwing anything away. Save yourself the cash and give us a call before you chuck anything anyway!