4 Reasons You Need a Waterproof Mattress or Mattress Cover

When you hear “benefits of a waterproof mattress,” your mind probably goes straight to the kid in camp with the weakest bladder. But there are many more bodily fluids your college and rescue mission mattresses need to be protected from.

Waterproof mattresses and mattress covers are...

Tips for Winterizing Your Camp Cabins

We know it's barely fall, but in the world of camping, it might as well be winter! And when it's winter, that means it's time to winterize your camp cabins.

Signs That Bed Bugs Are Camping Out on Your Camp Mattresses

At places like summer camp, where you have a frequent rotation of guests from one week to the next, it can be difficult to spot a bed bug infestation. In fact, it's not uncommon for an infestation to go unnoticed until after several weeks’ worth of campers have come and gone.

Knowing exactly...

What to Do with Old Mattresses After You Break Up with Them

You've had a good run, but now it's time to let go, move on, and clean up the pieces.

Breaking up with your camp or institutional mattresses doesn't have to break your heart or your back. If you handle the situation correctly, getting rid of your old camp mattresses will only make your camp...

How to Freshen Up Your Dorm Mattresses

If the college students on your campus haven't yet left the dorms for the holidays, they will soon.

As a residence hall manager, it might not be a bad idea to use this period of time when the dorms are empty to assess and freshen the dormitory mattresses and replacement mattress covers in each...

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

If you've ever dealt with the unfortunate event of finding bed bugs on your mattresses, your first instinct might be to throw everything away in a fit of panic.

However, that isn't a very frugal approach to dealing with bed bugs. You can hire a professional to eliminate them -- which is still...

How to Care for the Mattresses at Your Facility

Like most things in life, mattresses don't care for themselves. And because mattress purchases are a significant investment for any camp, college, rescue shelter or government facility, that seems like a pretty good reason to take care of them.

If mattress care isn't something you've given much...

Bed Bugs! Don't Let Them Creep Up on You


What are bed bugs?

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that feed on warm-blooded animals. They are a flattened oval shape, ranging in size from 1/4” to 3/8” long and are mahogany or red-brown in color. They live in dark spaces close to their food source and are most active at night.  Bed...

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