disposing of bed bugs

Infested? 5 Powerful, steps to dispose of furniture infested by bed bugs.

Bed bugs are masters of stealth and experts in the art of hiding in junk furniture.

No doubt, we must assume all furniture is infested EVEN after professional treatment.

Proper Bed bug Furniture Removal

avoids rift with landlords/neighbors.

couch reads, do not take infested by bed bugs
Bed bug infested couch, don’t be this person

✅ Step 1. Decide whether you will do it

yourself, or have a professional dispose of

your infested items.

A professional will provide the equipment and experience to contain bed bugs within the infested furniture or other items until they can be disposed of.

Reasons to hire a pro?

  • Worry free
  • Proper equipment
  • The price and hassle of doing it yourself are probably not worth the savings.
  • A pro can haul your furniture in one large trip as opposed to pestering your buddy Joe (who is tired of people asking him to borrow his pick up truck)

✅  Step 2. Don, appropriate protective gear

including WHITE coveralls.

It’s important to use the correct gear to avoid contaminating yourself, as a matter of fact bed bugs can and will crawl in shoes in a last ditch effort to survive.

In short, don’t give them that chance.

But why white?

According to research, bed bugs prefer and dislike certain colors. In addition white allows you to see the smallest of particles on your coveralls.

Here are bed bugs favorite colors:

  • Red, (especially dark red)
  • Black|

    They dislike, white and bright yellow colors. (can you see why?)

wrap potentially infested furniture in plastic wrap
Make sure furniture is completely encased in plastic.

✅  Step 3. Wrap all contaminated furniture

with plastic wrap or special bed bug bags.

Make sure there are no holes or crevices where bed bugs can fall or crawl out. We can’t stress enough make sure all furniture is enclosed in a cocoon of non porous material that being said we like plastic wrap.

disposing of bed bugs

✅  Step 4 Carefully move furniture to waste container or transport vehicle.

Move your furniture into your container or preferred transportation option.

✅  Step 5 Transport the infested furniture to

a local landfill for disposal.

For obvious reasons bed bug infested couches should not be donated or salvaged. It’s simply not worth it to attempt to salvage an infested couch. If a professional suggests it he probably want’s to see you a few times 😉

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Call us at 650-367-7644 alternatively you can book online or ask your buddy joe to borrow his pick up truck.


Don’t wanna deal with the hassle yourself?

Removal of infested junk  is the right solution for you.  Our service helps ensure your bedbugs stay sequestered within the furniture piece.

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