Sep 18, 2013 - 10:04 AM
No. Most insects including bed bugs secrete an "antifreeze protein" that enables them to overwinter in most climates. Unless you could freeze the mattress into a block of ice, the bed bugs would survive.
My advice is to spray the entire mattress and boxsprings with Bedlam plus or Transport to kill the bed bugs, and then wrap the mattress and box springs (separately) in mattress encasements. This will seal all the bed bugs into the treated areas and not let them escape. This is the only way to kill them.
The other option is to toss the mattress and box spring out and get new ones. If you do this, take some spray paint and mark a big "X" and write bed bugs in English and Chinche in Spanish on the mattress and springs so that no one will steal them.
If they do, then they will get bitten by bed bugs.