Ok, so it seems those nasty little blood suckers are back. No, it’s not election season again – we’re talking bed bugs. That’s right – BED BUGS. These little insects have been wreaking havoc for millennia, then in the 1950’s they were all but wiped out by the pesticide DDT. However since then, through a variety of factors such as the banning of DDT, increased international travel, genetic evolution and even global warming, they have made a startling comeback. The US East Coast has been particularly hard hit, with New York being seen as bed bug central.
So, what to do about it? A case could be made for unsheathing all those old nuclear bomb shelters from the cold war and just riding it out until a cure comes along, but conventional methods might be more prudent. Enter Bedbug.com’s line of anti-bed bug protective products.
While there are mattress, box spring and pillow covers, which are outstanding, and make up the end cap of a total pest control solution to bed bugs (not to mention a nice party gift), there is one product we wish to point out, if for no other reason then its sheer uniqueness within the pantheon of bed bug products. Introducing the SecureSleep™ Laundry Bag.
Now, we’ll understand it if you don’t get warm fuzzies over a laundry bag, but give it a chance, and you might. This, you see, is no ordinary laundry bag. Is it made of titanium and kryptonite? No. But, it is made of 100% micro-polyester, which won’t allow these insidious creatures to get in or out. Add that to our Ziptech(TM) zipper design, known as Zip Tech™ (what else would you call a patent pending zipper technology?), specially reinforced seams, a rubberized liner for extra durability, and there you have it – one fancy-schmancy and effective anti-bed bug Laundry Bag. Even has a lifetime warranty. Pretty good, huh?
Ok, we know that by now, you are probably asking why laundry bags are important when it comes to bed bugs. After all, don’t they attack you in your bed? Well, yes they do. But to get there, they generally crawl along the floor first, and yes, you guessed it – that’s where most folks keep their dirty laundry (see elections above, as well).
Seriously, though, part of any effective bed bug prevention plan includes keeping these bugs out of your clothing. The females of the species lay about 5 eggs per day, so what starts out as a small problem with bed bugs can suddenly end up being a very nasty, expensive, itchy and large one. Trust us here – you don’t want it.
So, be pro-active and make sure you stock up on these beauties – use them for your clean clothes AND your dirty clothes. Use them when you travel, along with anti-bed bug luggage liners and travel pillows with encasement. Use them while you’re away at college – bed bugs are a real big problem on campus, too. Also, keep a few extras for your guest room, because goodness knows where those folks have been!