How many times did your mother remind you to change your sheets regularly when you were in college? Probably so many times that you lost count. While you nodded along every time she brought the topic up, you may not have taken heed to her warning. As always, however, mom was right.
According to a recent study, only 17 percent of people under the age of 30 wash their sheets weekly, as opposed to nearly half of people over the age of 45.
What’s even more startling than these numbers is that a solid 10 percent of under-30s let seven or more weeks go by before washing their sheets! Since most cleaning professionals recommend you wash your sheets weekly – or at the very least bi-weekly – these numbers are rather startling.
On top of attracting dust mites that inflame allergies and asthma attacks, dirty sheets are also an attractive hideout for bed bugs.
Although your sheets alone won’t bring these bugs into your home, they can increase the likelihood of a prolonged infestation. Common signs of bed bugs include red, itchy bumps on the skin, as well as egg casings and shed bug skin in sheets.
Now that we have your attention, it may be time to go change your sheets. And if you happen to notice any traces of bed bugs in your home, we recommend calling your local exterminator right away!
Here at Amherst Exterminators, our experienced staff has the knowledge required to rid your Western New York area home of any insect or rodent pest you are facing.
To learn more and schedule an appointment, give us a call at 716-908-2475.