Even with the use of mattress covers, microscopic allergens, pathogens, bacteria, millions of dust mites, fungi and mold seep into the mattress and over time become a serious health hazard.

A large amount of dead skin ends up in the mattress and as a result, bacteria then grows causing an unpleasant odor.

Changing sheets and mattress covers will not keep your mattress clean. In fact, covers will have more of an adverse effect because of lack of oxygen (where bacteria, fungi, mold, etc. thrive) Steri-bed is the solution to clean mattresses, pillows, bed linen, pillow cases, towels, curtains, etc.

What Are Bed Bugs?

 

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. Adult bed bugs are oval, wingless and rusty red in colour and have flat bodies, antennae and small eyes. They are visible to the naked eye, but often hide in cracks and crevices.

When bed bugs feed, their bodies swell and become a brighter red. In homes, bed bugs feed primarily on the blood of humans, usually at night when people are sleeping.

What Does a Bed Bug Bite Feel and Look Like?

Typically, the bite is painless and rarely awakens a sleeping person. However, it can produce large, itchy welts on the skin. Welts from bed bug bites do not have a red spot in the centre, which are more characteristic of flea bites.

How Long Do Bed Bugs Live?

The typical life span of a bed bug is about 10 months. They can survive for weeks to months without feeding.

Click here to read our Bed bug fact sheet (.pdf)