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Bed Bugs in Comforters

Bed bugs take advantage of their flattened bodies by hiding in narrow places, emerging at night to find a host. Bed bugs can remain undetected and lay eggs in walls and crevices, box springs, cabinets, suitcases, carpets, books, baseboards, clothing and behind picture frames. Comforters are also inviting to bed bug populations.

Bed Bugs on Bedding / Comforter
Bed Bugs Crawling on Bedding

To control bed bugs on a comforter, put it in your dryer on high heat. This helps by killing eggs, nymphs and adults.

Bed Bugs Crawling Mattress Seam
Bed Bugs Crawling in
Mattress Seam

If you have removed all bed bugs from your bedding, protect your clean linens by sealing them in durable plastic bags. Be sure to seal off any holes. Avoid insecticide sprays, as these are often ineffective and can produce stains and an unpleasant odor.

Bed bugs are extremely difficult for homeowners to control on their own. Contact your pest control professional to address a bed bug infestation.

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