Cimex Lectularius, more commonly known as bed bugs are nocturnal parasites that feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animals, but prefer humans. Female bed bugs can lay up to 500 eggs in her life causing an alarming growth in infestations by 500% since 2007. They can travel more than 100 feet but tend to stay close to their food source. Hiding in folds & creases of linens, in and under mattresses, drawers, nightstands, electronics, outlets, base moldings, and draperies. Rich, poor, clean, dirty, everyone is susceptible to this infestation. They can be found virtually anywhere; in private homes, nursing homes, hotels, many apartments and condos. Reports indicate there is no place beyond their reach, including offices and schools.
Dust mites are a fact of life. It is practically impossible to rid your home of dust mites, and even more impossible to keep them out. Dust mites often accumulate in places where humans spend a great deal of their time. Your favorite armchair, the kids’; stuffed toys, the carpet throughout your house, and especially your mattress – all are favorite nesting places for these pervasive pests. The average mattress may contain as many as two million of them.
The simplest solution, one that is recommended by many leading experts, is to encase your mattress and pillows in mite-proof bedding protectors. Covering your mattress, pillows, and featherbed with these hypoallergenic covers significantly reduces dust mite contamination and can be a big step forward in the reduction of your allergic and asthmatic reactions. It’s also a good idea to wash the bed frame thoroughly with a damp cloth once a week.
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