What to do about bed bugs in foam mattresses

Ever since we were children, we’ve been warned, “Don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Yet, some of us still wake up with red, itchy marks on our skin. How exactly are we supposed to stop these pests from taking up residence in our beds?

Some people believe the answer is to get a foam mattress, because bed bugs usually make their homes in mattresses prone to having holes and gaps in them, such as spring mattresses. Since foam mattresses are less prone to having the same type of crevasses, it is harder for bed bugs to make a home inside them. However, this does not mean your foam mattress is immune to bed bugs.

Bed bugs can still make their home in your bed frame, underneath your mattress, or any other crevasses they might find. And if they’ve managed to lay eggs, you might be looking at an infestation. But if this sounds like you, there’s no need to panic.

Experts say that you don’t need to get rid of your foam mattress if you find yourself beset by bed bugs. All you need to do is to clean your mattress with a vacuum and clean the hard surfaces around it with soapy water, pesticidal spray, or disinfectant. The only situation where you’d need to get rid of your old mattress is if you were planning on buying a new one anyway. In that case, The Foam Factory has a variety of choices for your foam mattress needs. Just be sure to deal with those bed bugs first.