Air mattresses can be a great place for bed bugs to breed. While they do not transmit disease, they can be a nuisance to your family and guests. These bugs often come into your home on luggage or infested furniture, and can also hitchhike on clothes and shoes. Once inside your home, they can multiply rapidly. In addition to living on your air mattress, they can also breed in your home’s furniture.
To prevent the spread of bedbugs, make sure to keep your bedroom and bedding free of clutter. While a vacuum cleaner may be able to remove the insects that are visible, it cannot eliminate bedbugs that are hiding in the fabric. Another way to minimize your risk is to wrap your mattress in plastic.
Although bed bugs are unlikely to live inside foam, they can hide in cracks and crevices close to the human body. They can also live in small cracks in the bed frame. Encasement bags are an excellent way to protect your air mattress from these bugs. However, even if your mattress is covered with a mattress cover, you still risk becoming infested with these insects.
If your air mattress is upholstered with dirty clothes, bed bugs can also live on it. They are attracted to dark, damp places. They are also attracted to the warmth and dark of an air mattress. These insects can hide and multiply quickly in these places. You may not even be aware of them until you start seeing them in your mattress.