No Thank You, Neighbor: A Bed Bug Furniture Removal Guide (Without Infesting the Neighborhood)

Bed bug infestation

Last year, 97% of pest companies treated bed bugs, proving just how common they are.

If you have furniture that is infested with bed bugs, your first impulse may be to just get rid of it. 

Learn how to identify and proceed with bed bug furniture removal without infecting and spreading bugs to other areas of your home (or to your neighbors).

Wrap up the Furniture

If you are going to take the furniture out of your home, you should wrap up the furniture in plastic wrap before you take it out to the street. 

While bed bugs can breathe without oxygen for about 18 months, they can’t live long without blood. If you trap the bugs in the furniture for long enough, they should die soon because they won’t be able to use anyone like a ride to their next dinner. 

Make sure that the wrap is very tight because the bed bugs will start to notice that they are being moved. You need to make sure that none of them are able to get out. Even the smallest crack is big enough for them to get out, so make sure you’ve locked it down before you start the move.

Inform Others That It’s Infected

If you do put your infected furniture out, you need to let others know that it is infected. Even if you leave it at a dumpster, leave a note clearly telling people that this furniture has bed bugs.

You don’t want someone else to take it home and think that they found a great new deal, only to discover later that they just brought the bed bugs into their home. 

Just because the bed bugs will eventually die after they haven’t eaten in a while, you also don’t know when their last meal was. Even if you think it may be rid of bed bugs but aren’t 100% sure, you should still leave a note.

Find a Removal Service

If you don’t want to deal with the bed bug furniture removal on your own, you can always hire someone else to remove it for you. 

You can try calling a local service that will remove junk for a fee. They normally take furniture, but you may want to call them and notify them that the furniture you need to be removed is infested with bed bugs. 

If the piece of furniture is a mattress, you can find a mattress recycler nearby to you and ask them if they will take infested beds. If they do take them, this will also be recycled and keep it out of the dumpster. 

Hire an Exterminator

Before you think about removing your furniture completely, maybe you should consider hiring an exterminator or pest control company instead. 

They can come in and professionally treat your furniture so that you can have your life and your home back without having to deal with the hassle of getting rid of your furniture.

Complete Your Bed Bug Furniture Removal

If you have an infestation of bed bugs, you can always have a bed bug furniture removal. 

Or you can save your furniture and hire a pest control company.

If you are interested in the latter option, you can contact us here.