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Fumigation of Bugged Mattresses

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  1. DeathToBBs

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Wed Jun 11 2008 17:26:39
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    Company that performs vikane treatment of trucks say that infested mattresses can be loaded onto truck and fumigated and that all stages of bbs and their eggs inside mattresses will die. This of course saves money on buying new mattresses when moving. Should it be trusted or should new mattresses be bought at new place and just chuck the old infested ones?

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Wed Jun 11 2008 18:15:00
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    Vikane fumigation will work on mattresses. It's your choice on whether you wish to save the cost of purchasing a new one or not. (age, wear and tear) I was told by DOW that fumigation of baby/crib mattresses (vinyl ones) should not be done for the fumigant will get trapped inside the mattress and will not come out until after pressure (a body) is on it. (if you have small children) Otherwise, fumigation is totally possible for mattresses. Be sure all bedbug protective coverings are taken off before fumigation.

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    Posted 11 years ago
    Wed Jun 11 2008 19:40:51
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    Thank you Paula.

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    Posted 11 years ago
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    Duplicating the post on couches, but it should be said:
    Vikane is not the only option for treating soft upholstered goods. Thermal treatments are just as effective and similar in cost. The only real difference is availability.

    As with anything of this nature it boils down to a cost vs. rewards analysis:
    How much is treatment vs how much will it cost to replace the items.


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