Beware! Here are 4 types of pests lurking in a mattress

Beware! Here are 4 types of pests lurking in a mattress

Beds are a place to feel at ease, relieve stress, and rest fully. Thinking of there being pests in a bed is not a good feeling and that’s why it’s important to learn about possible pests lurking in a mattress. Beware that besides bedbugs, a mattress can be a jungle for other insects feasting on dead skin and dried remnants of sweat, and any other bodily fluids. By being aware of this allows for applying the necessary precautions to protect mattresses at all costs, such as having a waterproof fitted sheets and waterproof quilted mattress protectors.


More often than not, these pests may only find their way if they’re dislodged from a pet. Pet-friendly hotel owners and families with pets must wash and change bedding frequently. As neglecting to do this can result in fleas taking up residence in beds, which can later spread easily all over a place.

Dust Mites

Dust mites thrive in warm and humid environments and are usually present in mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, and even curtains. They don’t directly feed on humans, instead, they feed on dead skin, pet dander, pollen, and bacteria. This type of pest can trigger allergies and asthma. Having waterproof fitted sheets or mattress protectors is a great barrier against dust mites.

German Cockroach Nymphs

Often confused with bedbugs because of the few similarities, German Nymphs live in harborages and are most active at night. They don’t feed on humans and are often found near food and water sources.

Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are also mistaken for bedbugs, but have distinct wings that identify them from the latter. They survive by feeding on animal-based fabrics such as wool, fur, silk, leather, and any other.

The solution: BUGSECURE mattress encasement

This mattress protector offers total protection against pests, liquids, moistures, bacterial and fungal growth naturally, on the 6 sides of the mattress. It’s the safest and most effective protection as it completely covers the mattress, including its underside, with a patented anti-bed bug closure.

For families with lots of pets and people around, for hotel owners, for furniture or bedding distributors, it’s important to be aware of all the potential pests that can attract a mattress. After all, pests do not contribute to a person’s health and safety in any way. Consider investing in quality mattress protectors as well as waterproof fitted sheets to avoid pests in the long run.


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