The technology developed by the company’s founder Augustus “Gus” Carey is currently being used in a 500-unit low-income housing complex in Philadelphia as part of the Allergy Technologies Affordable Housing Control and Prevention program. The aim is to see if the mattress liners will truly prevent the re-infestation of bed bugs.
According to Carey, the mattress liners kill bed bugs that live either in or close to mattresses and box springs without using airborne spray or powders. They offer continuous protection for up to two years.
“Right now, we have our liners in 488 units of affordable housing,” said Carey. “It’s the first program designed to prevent bedbugs in affordable housing, and we’re hoping to take it nationwide soon.”
The technology uses non-toxic Permethrin, which also kills dust mites and ticks.
“It’s been around for 40 years,” said Carey. “It was first used in mosquito nets for malaria.”
These inexpensive mattress liners are now available to hotels, college dorms, and private homes.
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