Since 2000, bug infestations in the United States have risen by 81%. Maybe your mattress is at the risk of suffering bug invasion? Do you know how to prevent pests from building a home in the bedding item? You can keep your foam mattress moisture and pest-free by following the tips below.
About four to six hours of professional heat treatment can effectively rid off your outdoor foam the bugs or insects that hide within the spongy structure. High temperatures above 56°C – kills most pests in a short time.
Keep the Mattress under Plastic Cover
If you want the mattress protected from moisture, high humidity levels, and mildew, you need to keep it covered says The Foam Factory. Plastic mattress covers or storage bags will not only keep the spongy pad dry always but also avoid the destruction that bugs and rodents can make happen. When you use a plastic cover, ensure that clean and dry your spongy mat before the wrapping process or else the cover will seal dirt, dust, and wetness. Plastic covers are available at hardware stores or online.
Insecticide treatment can eradicate the bugs that crawl on your body as you relax on the cushion. However, you must ascertain that the insecticide does not cause allergies or respiratory problems. If the efforts to eradicate bugs in the smelly and moldy mattress fails, consider an outdoor foam replacement. A new foam is not a health hazard.