What to Do When Bugs Infest Your Furniture

There’s nothing better after a long day than relaxing on the couch. You don’t want that moment ruined by cockroaches, fleas or other creepy crawlies. Insects like to make their home in any available dark places, which could include the crevices of your couch. And while getting rid of these insects is no easy feat, it is possible.

Read on to learn how to get rid of bugs that have infested your furniture. We’ll also provide some information on how to keep bugs from getting inside your furniture in the first place:

  • Steam clean your furniture: It’s easy to miss the eggs when trying to get rid of insects. However, the high temperatures produced by a good steam cleaning are sure to remove all eggs and insects in no time. That said, it’s important to be careful when using a steam cleaner, as the moisture could lead to mold growth. Be sure to follow all instructions provided on the device. Choosing a top-quality steam cleaner is also important. Some steam cleaners don’t get warm enough to destroy certain insects and their eggs. Choose a steam cleaner that can heat furniture surfaces to at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Vacuum your furniture: One of the easiest and most effective ways of removing bugs from furniture is with a good vacuuming. First, remove all cushions and vacuum or wash them separately. Regular vacuuming can help stop insects from infesting your furniture in the first place. Don’t stop at your furniture, either, as insects can lay their eggs almost anywhere. Thoroughly vacuum your floors, carpets and rugs as well. Also, remember to clean and empty your vacuum on a regular basis to avoid spreading insect eggs.
  • Spray your furniture: The supermarket is full of products that claim to get rid of insects. Do your research before purchasing any of these products and follow all instructions provided. Make sure these products won’t cause harm to children or pets. While many bug sprays contain harmful chemicals, there are plenty of natural products available. Popular natural remedies for pest control include coffee grounds, apple cider vinegar, essential oils and cloves. Notably, most natural remedies only work on certain types of insects.
  • Contact an exterminator: Let a professional remove those insects for you. Professional exterminators know how to get rid of insects to ensure they stay gone. That said, it’s important to work with a reputable exterminator that has years of experience. If the infestation has gotten too bad, an exterminator may recommend fumigation. This is where exterminators use fumigants to suffocate any insects living within a home. During the process, no one can remain in the home, including pets.

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of how to get rid of bugs that have infested your furniture. If you can’t get rid of the thought of creepy crawlies infesting your furniture, consider purchasing new pieces to replace the old ones.

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