Bed bugs are nasty parasitic insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals including humans. Bed bugs are most typically found in hospitals, apartments, hotels, buses, homes and rv mattress types. They love traditional mattresses and they are very hard to get rid of and prevent unless you learn how.
Infestation causes for bed bugs are not really known, but it does not have anything to do with poor hygiene. All it takes is one bed bug to catch a ride in your clothing to infest your home or RV. FYI: It is not common that bed bugs transmit infections or illnesses through biting. Infections can be transmitted rarely if a bed bug is smashed and has blood left from feeding off another person that has an infection.
It is not common for you to be able to tell when a bed bug is feeding on your blood, but they do leave tell tale signs like an itchy rash. You can most likely find them by checking for moldy spots on your mattress or furniture. They are found commonly on second hand furnishings and mattresses, so you should treat anything you have bought second hand. This means an exterminator has to be hired.
One of the biggest issues today is the concern of people using RVs and the increase in bed bug infestations. You can prevent this to a large extent by choosing the right kind of rv mattress for your recreational vehicle. You can be sure that traditional mattresses make bed bugs happy, whereas latex and memory foam mattresses are not a happy place for bed bugs.
When it comes to rv mattress selection you want to look for hypoallergenic memory foam or latex mattresses. These are the least susceptible to bed bugs and one of the many benefits of memory foam and latex mattresses. Some of the other benefits is little to no transfer movement, comfort and proper body support.
In conclusion, you need to do a little researsch before you choose an rv mattress. Make sure the label or the information in the description online states that it’s hypoallergenic. You can further prevent bed bugs in an RV by following a few guidelines like using mattress covers and taking precautions to keep your clothing as far from your bed as possible.