Protection against bedbugs
Bed bugs - a growing concern
Over the past 20 years bed bugs have increased worldwide. One reason for this is their developed ability to adapt to different environments. Other influencing factors are increased travel, globalization and lack of proactive treatment. As bed bugs spread in our homes, the risk of bed bugs spreading to public spaces such as hospitals, hotels and student accommodation also increases. The sanitation work when bed bugs have entered a property is very costly and extensive. By using proactive protection you can therefore save both time and money.
You cannot get bed bugs naturally from nature. They spread with humans, usually through bags and clothes in connection with trips or hotel stays. In adulthood, bed bugs are roughly the size of an apple core, 4-5 mm. It moves by crawling and as long as there is food (i.e. people) nearby, the bed bug has no reason to move. In the absence of food, bed bugs can hibernate for up to a year.
When the bed bug is empty of food, it is almost completely transparent and around 1 mm thin. Bed bugs often stay in the bedroom and then appear in the dark. A female bed bug lays between 1-5 eggs a day, the eggs hatch within 1-2 weeks and can suck blood immediately after hatching. The bite of a bed bug causes itching, redness, swelling and in some people even an allergic reaction.
Floor mouldings with bed bug protection.
Protection against bed bugs - abeco has the solution
abeco collaborates with the bed bug specialist Nattaro Labs AB and offers a simple and effective protection against bed bugs. As bed bugs like to hide behind the floor mouldings in the bedroom, it is a perfect place to use a preventive and active protection. Most mouldings from abeco can be produced with Nattaro's patented bed bug tape, Nattaro Safe®. Protecting your property against bed bugs with the help of abeco's floor mouldings with Nattaro Safe® is both simple and cost-effective.
Protects all properties against bed bugs
Nattaro Safe® is designed to create a narrow tunnel, perfect for bed bugs to hide in. Nattaro Safe® is infused with diatomaceous earth (DE), which is a natural compound that destroys the protective wax layer of the bed bug, resulting in the pest drying out and dying. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is completely harmless to humans and pets if touched. Diatomaceous earth (DE) is effective against bed bugs, silverfish, ants, small cockroaches, etc. For hotels or similar properties, the combination in a cable moulding from abeco is perfect. With Nattaro Safe®, you avoid both an expensive and troublesome sanitation process, and the protection basically lasts as long as the moulding remains.
Give the room an elegant finish with veneered or foiled mouldings while protecting your property against bed bugs. abeco's mouldings equipped with Nattaro Safe® are suitable for all types of properties.
Frequently asked questions about bed bug protection
How long does it take to sanitize bed bugs?
Every year, roughly 35 000 sanitations of bed bugs are carried out in Sweden (as comparison - 10 975 house burglaries took place year 2022). It is an extensive and costly process to sanitize and it usually takes several weeks. As a resident, you may have to move out if the property needs heat remediation (takes seven days). Follow-up checks with specially trained dogs may need to be done to ensure that no bed bugs have remained hidden.
Is it difficult to install abeco floor mouldings with Nattaro Safe?
No, it's simple! The floor mouldings are delivered ready-made and installed like a normal moulding. The only thing you need to do is fold up the top flap before mounting. See our installation instructions here.
Do I have to change all the floor mouldings in the house?
abeco's floor mouldings with Nattaro Safe® are a preventive bed bug protection. If you do not want to put them in all rooms, we recommend installing them in bedrooms and living rooms.
At abeco, we work with wood-based material - e.g. chipboard, MDF, plywood, spruce - wrapped with foil or veneer, untreated or varnished. We also supply components of the above materials without foil or veneer, for example details that are exactly cut, drilled, with dowels etc.
We manufacture, according to customer wishes, interior details for kitchen and bathroom cabinets, sills for windows and doors, and other standard mouldings. Most of our mouldings can be fitted with Nattaro Safe® to protect the property against bed bugs.