Bed Bugs – On Campus?
You’ve definitely heard about Bed Bugs infesting hotels, homes and YES...DORMS. These bed bugs persist, even with modern cleaning standards and pest controls. These hard-to-kill critters are disgusting, can carry diseases, and many people are concerned about a solution. Although DormCo is not going to get all scientific trying to explain how due to conditions X, Y and Z these bugs have increased, we will tell you how to prevent and protect your dorm bed.
Universities are vigilant and nothing ruins a college’s good name faster than the press talking about their residence halls having bed bugs. Rest assured your college does not want bed bugs, but at the same time it is hard to know which student introduced them to the dorm or which room they originated in. By not knowing the exact source or room, it becomes all that more difficult to eradicate the problem should a dorm outbreak occur.
In the meantime, the best defense is a good offense! Prevent your dorm bed from having bed bugs by having a solution before a problem occurs. There are two ways to ensure your Twin XL dorm bed won’t be Bed Bug ridden.
1. Bed Bug Relief Mattress Cover – This Twin XL bed encasement ensures Bed Bugs won’t get in or out. Your university-provided dorm bed is probably several years old and needs to be covered anyway, so the best solution is to encase it with a bed bug-proof mattress protector to ensure your dorm bed is safe and bed bug free. Many of our anti-bed bug mattress encasements also keep out dust mites and other allergens, making them a must-have dorm item even if your dorm hall never has a single bed bug scare while you're living there. Just the peace of mind knowing that zero bed bugs can burrow into your dorm mattress can help you get better sleep in college!
2. Bed Bug Pillow Protector - We know they're called "BED" bugs, but these little pests can also make a home in your pillow too. Imagine laying down to sleep and feeling something skitter across your face... only to discover that it's a blood-sucking bed bug. Avoid this nightmare by encasing your pillow just like you encased your dorm mattress in a protective anti-bed bug layer. After your standard pillow is protected, you can sleep easy knowing that your pillow and mattress are both safe from invading bed bugs.