Can You Throw Out Furniture With Bed Bugs In Them?

Someone on my sister’s floor had bed bugs and they some how migrated to her apartment. Although she is getting her apartment sprayed she wants to throw out her furniture but doesn’t know if she has to have the furniture treated before doing so. She is also worried that they will come back. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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4 thoughts on “Can You Throw Out Furniture With Bed Bugs In Them?

  1. Yes throwing out my furniture is the best idea but if you want to keep your furniture follow the following steps. The first thing to do is to wash all bedding in very hot water. Stuffed animals or soft toys that cannot be washed should be sealed in plastic bags for a couple of weeks. The second step in getting rid of bed bugs is to vacuum everything. Vacuum the mattress, any upholstered furniture, and the drapes. Use the crevice tool on your vacuum to do the bed frames, the baseboards, and any furniture near the bed. Of course, vacuum the carpeting as well. These steps will not remove all bed bugs and eggs and larvae, although it will remove most of them. You’ll need to apply some sort of pesticide or other treatment to kill any remaining bugs. Be sure to follow the instructions on the product carefully on how to get rid of bed bugs. Most treatment products for bed bugs use pesticides to kill the bugs. Permethrins and pyrethrins are common ingredients. While these are effective at killing bed bugs, they can be harmful to both humans and pets. You must protect your eyes and skin while using such products. Contact with your skin can cause itching, redness, swelling, and irritation. Prolonged exposure is believed by some to cause liver problems, respiratory problems, and even cancer. People often ask how to get rid of bed bugs using a natural product. They want to avoid the risks of traditional pesticides. They especially do not want to use potentially harmful pesticides in and near their beds. Natural products are safe for people and for pets, while still being effective at killing and preventing the recurrence of bed bugs.

  2. You can get rid of your furniture if you want to but you do not have too. If you do choose to get rid of it make sure that it is sealed before you take it out into the halls. You can seal it in sheets of plastic.

  3. It depends on what exactly do you mean by throwing out. And it depends on your location. Generally, you shouldn’t be responsible for the items you dispense yourself of. If you want to sell it or give it away, then it’s common sense to have it sprayed before pursuing to do this. As for the bugs, it’s more environmentally friendly to let them live if you decide to throw the furniture in the garbage. Lloyd Burrell Publisher

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