Bed bugs, or Cimex lectularius, are bothersome critters. The best thing that you can do, if you’ve determined that your mattress is infested with bed bugs, is to get rid of the mattress and buy a new one. If you don’t want to do this, however, simply sanitize your mattress by vacuuming it as many times as needed. Make sure you pay special attention to corners and nooks and crannies.
After this is done, cover your mattress with a sealable cover. As for your linen, sheets, and pillow cases, wash them in hot water. Also vacuum your entire bedroom to make sure there aren’t any bugs left in the area. Whatever you do, avoid using insecticide on your mattress as this isn’t healthy for you.
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