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Bed Bugs and your Furniture

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed on human blood while humans are asleep. This is the entire life of the bed bug: feed, digest, mate. Bed bugs spend their whole lives near their food which means that bed bugs will set up residence near wherever it is that you sleep. 

In most cases, this means that you will find bed bugs in your mattress, bed frame (including the legs and backboard), floorboards beneath your bed and the surrounding walls, bedside tables, lamps and anything else within a short radius of where you sleep. 

Not all people only sleep on their bed, however. Many individuals may use their couch as a bed, take extended naps on their couch, have others stay on their couches for lengthy periods of time. Bed bugs aren’t particular about what you call the place you are sleeping—or even what shape it is. They will find the places in your home where humans may spend several hours sleeping so that they can get their blood meal. It is actually quite common to find bed bugs in couches and recliners in homes with established bed bug infestations.

What Should I Do If I Find Bed Bugs On My Couch?

If you have had the unlucky experience of finding bed bugs in your couch, your first move should be to take off all removable items like cushions and covers from your couch and wash whatever is machine washable on the highest setting of both your washer and dryer. Vacuum the rest of your couch, sofa or recliner and the surrounding areas. If you have access to a steaming system, you can steam your couch to try to kill any bed bugs you haven’t already reached.  

Bed Bug Couch and Sofa Covers

One option you have to treat your home for bed bugs is to use a couch or sofa encasement to completely seal off your couch or chair from any bed bugs escaping or invading your couch or chair. You can also decide to use an insecticide under your couch or sofa encasement to kill those bed bugs still living in your couch. There are a few different insecticide options for your bed bug problem including chemical sprays and insecticide dust. Once these insecticides are applied, you need to completely seal your couch and leave it sealed for at least 4 to 6 weeks, but for absolute safety, leave it on for a year. 

Who Can Help With My Bed Bug Problem?

No matter what you cover or how much you wash your cushions and couch cover, bed bugs can always be lurking in the floorboards, wallpaper, carpet, wall hangings and other furniture around your couch. You will have a clean couch that is protected from further infestation, but you won’t have eliminated your bed bug problem. To make sure that bed bugs are out of your home for good, you need to call an exterminator to properly rid your home of the last of the stragglers. Call Pest Control Experts for a great recommendation on a pest control service near you that specializes in treating bed bugs in your area.

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