No more “sweet pillow talk” when the conversation turns out to be you, buffet style! Some people feel that to be bitten is a wonderful form of simple foreplay, but I assure you this type of foreplay is everything but pleasurable. This type of rendezvous involves chewing at your flesh and dead skin cells, while parading down the rest of your body at one’s leisure, searching for a drop of your sweet nectar-commonly known blood.
Ladies and gentlemen if you are not aware by now, I am not referring to a loved one or some crazy individual that thinks they are a vampire. I am referring to something that probably happens to millions of us without us even being conscious of such facts. The concept of dust mites or also known as bed bugs, even though their existence has been known for centuries, continues to be readily overlooked.
I am not sure about you, but the thought of thousands of bugs living in my bedroom or throughout my home certainly does not appeal to any of my senses. The thought of microscopic bugs crawling over my skin and feasting on my skin cells and possibly drinking my blood sounds like a bad plot in a scary movie.
About roughly 10 to15% of the weight of a 2-year-old cushion can be made up of dead mites and their body waste. Research has also found that several types of fungi exist in the average household pillow. The average human sheds about 1 gram of skin each week; as stated before, bed bugs feed on dead skin. The bug’s faces can cause asthma or allergies among certain people which include symptoms like watery eyes, runny nose, itching, scratching and problems breathing.
I am sure if you took a poll today in any heavily populated city, one might find that most people think they can eliminate their common bed bug problem by simply getting rid of their old nectar mattress coupon. Although this is one step towards successful consecutive nights of sleep, many still forget about one place that the bugs also rest their heads at night; your pillow!