You’ve probably found some of these little vampires sucking onto your pet, or even found one on after a trip to the backyard. Whatever the case might be, your mattress could as well be inhabiting such disgusting vermin.
You might think to yourself,“I'll just wait it out, those bed bugs will leave my bed soon”. FALSE. Bed bugs live up to a year and a half. And sure, the years can flash before our eyes, but a bedbug can birth 5 eggs a day, which means by the time the original bug goes, almost 3000 more exist. And this is only from a single bed bug.
Ah..the dust mite, a pest that is invisible to the human eye. Virtually every house has dust mites, and it's hard to prevent their presence, even in the cleanest of homes. Though prevention is near impossible, taking care of dust mite feces buildup is easy by cleaning your mattress every 6 months.
Notice yourself sneezing and coughing more? Are you feeling congested every time you wake up? Are you finding your asthmatic issues worsening? The answers may be lying in your own bed. That’s because of dust mite secretion, which comes in by the millions.
Yuck. Do we need to say anything more? Yes, that’s right, roaches can inhabit your own mattress, only coming out at your most vulnerable time, sleeping. Let’s paint an image in your head, imagine waking up to feeling something crawling in your ear, making your head it's next home. Sleep well!
Though we know you love your animals, bringing them into your room alone can invite tons of unwelcome guests. Fleas are tiny, fast, take forever to get rid of, and unbearably annoying. This doesn’t mean your pet shouldn’t get to be with you, it just means you should clean your mattress every few months to prevent buildup.
Though their name implies they are in carpets, these beetles commonly inhabit mattresses as well. The issue with their presence is that they live in box springs and mattress foundations, which are notoriously difficult areas to vacuum without damaging the mattress.
Neither are these creatures lice or deal with books. But they are a good indication of whether your mattress has mold or not. Psocids feeds off mold or fungi, and love to live in warm and moist places. As we previously mentioned, your bed is exactly that. Though they aren’t harmful, they are certainly annoying.
The worst thing you could uncover is spots all over the mattress, meaning there is a fungal breakout! Mold is not only a pest, but a serious health hazard, and it spreads rapidly. All fungus needs to survive in darkness, moisture, and warmth…sounds a lot like your bed right?
You might think to yourself, “ill just wait it out, those bed bugs will leave my bed soon”. FALSE. Bed bug’s live up to a year and a half. And sure, the years can flash before our eyes, but a bedbug births 5 eggs a day, that means by the time the original bug goes, almost 3000 more exist. And this is only from 1 bed bug.