It will pick up anything on the surface of the mattress, as with other vacuums. However, this is not sufficient to fully remove bed bugs. In order to eliminate a bed bug infestation, high temperature is required. Shark steam products are great for this purpose. The 43-6454 is a handheld portable steam cleaner that provides super-heated steam which can be used (with the “wedge” cleaning tool included) to kill bed bugs. Similarly, the 43-6675 is a steam mop, but also “lifts-away” in to a handheld steamer and can be used for the same purpose.
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