Bed bugs can be scary little creatures. They creep around in small cracks and crevices and live off of human blood. Sometimes when they bite, they won’t even leave marks on your skin.
And when they get on your furniture, it can ruin your entire household. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), infestations are becoming more common since the early 2000s in places like the United States and Canada.
If you have a bed bug infestation in your home, it’s best to call a professional junk removal company to dispose of your items for you. They’ll have professional equipment and can haul your furniture in one large trip. Plus, it’s worry-free.
If you want to go the hard route and do it yourself, you’ll need to follow four steps to remove your infested furniture.
Step 1: Wear protective clothing
Removing bed bugs can be dangerous since they can easily dig into your skin and crawl around your body in places you won’t be able to see— including hair, shoes, and other furniture. That’s why it’s important to cover your body in full clothing, especially white coloured clothing.
This way, you’ll be able to see any bugs crawling around if they happen to latch onto you. And since bed bugs are more attracted to the color white, it’s best to wear a full-white protective outfit before handling bed bugs yourself.
Once you’ve got the clothing, let’s move onto the hard part.
Step 2: Seal all contaminated furniture
For this step, you’ll need to make sure all your contaminated or potentially-contaminated furniture is wrapped up in plastic or bed bug bags made specifically for furniture. Even if you leave a small hole, a bed bug can crawl out— so it’s important to thoroughly wrap your furniture and make sure they can’t escape.
Non-porous material such as plastic wrap works best as bed bugs will be able to crawl through the tiny holes in porous materials such as light cotton.
Once this step is done, let’s move onto moving the furniture.
Step 3: Move bed bug infested furniture onto your vehicle
You’ll want to prepare your furniture to be removed, so you’ll have to move it and get it loaded onto a large truck for removal. Be careful of moving the furniture, as you don’t want to cause a tear or rip on the wrapped furniture.
You’ll also have to be considerate of not carrying any bed bugs on yourself, as you may contaminate other areas in your house if you accidentally relocate a bed bug during the moving process.
Once you’ve got your furniture loaded, it’s time to transport.
Step 4: Transport the infested furniture to a landfill
Now you’ll need to dispose of it. Call your local landfill to see if they’ll take your bed bug infested furniture. Once you find a place, you can drive there yourself and get rid of your furniture after paying a fee.
If you want to save yourself the hassle…
Call a Professional Removal Company
It’s important to consider calling a professional junk removal company. The experts who work in this company have the knowledge and experience of removing bed bug infested furniture. And the faster you decide to call a professional, the quicker you’ll be able to get rid of it from your house and prevent further contamination.