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Preventing One of the Health Hazards of College Dorms

August 13, 2011 by
The college dorm room
The Dorm Room

The Dorm Room by Peter Alfred Hess, on Flickr

At Cuddledown, we are well aware of the dangers of bed bugs, so we weren’t surprised when we read an article on Yahoo Health noting that bed bugs are considered one of the 7 major Health Hazards Hidden in College Dorms!

So how does one detect a bed bug infestation? Bed bugs leave telltale signs behind, such as eggs, which can often be detected in tiny cracks and crevices by a discerning eye. For pictures and examples of what to look out for, check out How to Tell if You Have a Bed Bug Infestation on

Fortunately, while you can’t necessarily prevent a bed bug infestation in a dorm, you can keep your bedding from getting infested by the nasty little buggers!

Bed Bug Proof Box Spring, Mattress, and Pillow Protectors

Bed Bug Proof Box Spring, Mattress, and Pillow Protectors

Tightly woven and durable protective covers lock bed bugs out, and will also kill any bed bugs trapped inside. Bed bug protection box spring covers, mattress covers, featherbed covers, and pillow covers are all designed to completely encase your bedding and keep it safe from infestation – meaning you won’t have to throw your mattress or favorite pillow away, even if your dorm hall does have a bed bug infestation! Our video guide on bed bug prevention has even more information on how to keep these pesky creatures from calling your home their home.

So if you are sending your kids off to college (or heading there yourself), we wish you the best, and a bed bug free dorm!

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