Bed bugs and dust mites, who are they?

Dust mites and bed bugs are equally unpleasant visitors in your bed. Who they are and how to prevent them, read below.

SleepAngel PneumaPure bedding is clinically tested to be an effective barrier for viruses, bacterias, mould, dust-mites and bed bugs, while being comfortable and easy to maintain. 

Here is a small overview on who is who, by the way, one of them is almost a spider.

Bed bug (Cimex lectularius) - parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and animals. It is up to 7 mm in length, has flat and long oval body, reddish-brown in colour. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but can trigger an allergic response.

Dust mite (Dermatophagoides farinae or Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus) - belongs to arachnids family and is therefore related to ticks and spiders. It is 0.1–0.4 mm long, translucent to white in colour and has been described as “globular” in shape. It eats dead skin cells and can cause allergic reaction because of the allergens present in their bodies, fecal matter and secretions. Inhalation of these dust mite allergens can cause symptoms such as asthma attacks and wheezing. 

Both bed bugs and dust mites are easier to prevent than to fight once settled in. SleepAngel PneumaPure filtered bedding is an effective barrier to viruses and bacterias, but also dust mites and bed bugs. 

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Read more on the subject of dust mites and bed bugs:

Hotel Business article brings out, that recent data suggests that bed bugs may contribute to asthma and breathing complications, leading to even more severe cases of COVID-19 for the 25 million asthmatics in the U.S and focuses on the effect COVID-19 has had on pest control. Meaning that easy to handle bedding that acts as a barrier against bed bugs and dust mites is a key to effective prevention. Read more in the article Bed Bugs Threaten Hotels in the Time of COVID-19

The Guardian article gives an overview on how the French government has launched a campaign in 2020 to combat bed bugs that have settled in homes and hotels. Bed bugs have made a resurgence due to international travel and growing resistance to insecticide. Read more about it in article "Paris launches emergency bed bugs hotline".

Airmid healtgroup article "The difference between Bed Bugs & Dust Mites" gives a detailed overview of dust mites and bed bugs with visual content. We are not sure if you need to see it, though.

Wikihow gives a easy to follow overview on how to avoid bed bugs at home and while travelling in the article "How to Prevent Bed Bugs"