Dust mites and bedbugs seem to be a growing problem around the world. These tiny little critters make their homes right in your bedding – where you sleep! And while they are often swept into the same categories, often being interchangeably referred to as one another, they are quite different from one another. And you will want to ensure that your bed is free from them.

Dust mites feed on organic detritus, such as flakes of shed human skin, and flourish in the stable environment of dwellings. House dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide.

Dust mites are not visible to the naked eye and they thrive in areas like the bedroom and kitchen. They can survive in mattresses, pillows and bedding with ease. Dust mites are one of the main causes of asthma in children and can also cause an allergic reaction among any age group. The dust mite’s particles can be released into the air when anyone vacuums or disturbs the bedding or any other area where dust mites may inhabit. Most dust mites are not parasitic and will feed on the flaked skin of humans.

Bed bugs are parasitic bugs and only feed on blood. Bed bugs get their name from the fact that they prefer to live in beds or bedding of any sleeping area. Most bed bugs will be more active in the evening hours where they can feed unnoticed. Bed bugs can cause a number of skin irritations from rashes to allergic reactions. Bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye and can resemble tiny cockroaches.

 

Bed Bugs Life Cycle
Waking up with itchy or bruised skin is a common sign of a bed bug problem. Although they are called bedbugs, they do not just live in beds. Clutter, baseboards, carpeting, sofas and other furniture are all posh resorts for bed bugs

 

Riding your home of these two nuisances can be quite difficult and once you do you want to take extra precautions to ensure your bedding is not infecting with either of these critters again. Using a mattress cover and a barrier protector can help reduce the risk of your mattress and bedding becoming infected with these bugs

Luxury Allergy and Bed Bug Zipper Fabric Mattress Encasing

Luxury Allergy and Bed Bug Zippered Fabric Mattress Encasing
Luxury Allergy and Bed Bug Zippered Fabric Mattress Encasing

This mattress cover provides waterproof and allergy protection with a bed bug barrier. You use the mattress encasing under your mattress pad and it helps protect you from bedbugs and dust mites. It is made from a breathable microfiber fabric that is effective and can withstand the penetration of bed bugs. Available for most mattress sizes from twin to king size and can also be purchased as a standard pillowcase as well.

 

Dust Mite Protective Barrier Matters Cover Encasing

Dust Mite Protective Barrier Mattress Cover (Encasing)
Stay protected from bed bug infestations and sleep comfortably while blocking out allergens that can leave you waking up sniffling and sneezing. This soft, comfortable microfiber encasement is also waterproof to protect your mattress from spills and stains.

This allergen barrier helps reduce the effects of dust mite’s particles while you sleep. The waterproof protection helps protect your mattress from moisture and extends its lifespan. Your mattress will be protected from dust, dust mites and helps protect your mattress from bed bug infestation. Available to fit all mattresses or box springs you can find it to fit twin beds to King sized mattresses. This mattress cover is also machine washable making it easy to care for as well.

To reduce your risk of bed bug infestation and to help reduce the allergen effects of dust mites you should invest in a mattress barrier. Keep the bedbug out of your mattress and the dust mites away from your bedding for a better and more enjoyable night’s sleep.