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May 12, 2011 at 2:01 am Comments (0)

The Best RV Mattress Options to Help Avoid Bed Bugs

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.

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March 2, 2011 at 11:30 pm Comments (0)

Bed Bugs Booming

Bed Bugs are Back and Booming!

Bed bugs are booming throughout the US. The Bed Bug problem reaches as far us as New York City, with an estimated 30% increase in infestations over the past year. After 50 years of near extinction in the US, many pest control companies are wondering why bed bugs are back. Professionals blame international travel, and some blame immigration… however, its highly unlikely immigration is the cause. No matter the cause, the bed bug news keeps getting worse as the recent Bed Bug Summit came away with no real solution.

Here are a few quick tips in order of importance:

  • 1- Cover mattresses with plastic bed bug covers.***
  • 2- Wash your closes after staying in hotels. All clothes, both used and unused.
  • 3- Wash your sheets regularly.

*** Mattress covers not only prevent Bed Bugs from nesting in your bed but can also help eliminate those that already have infested mattresses.

Get Mattress and box spring covers here: Bed Bugs

If you need help with your bed bugs in Phoenix, AZ, call AJ: (480) 544-2446.

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