By Julia | May 10, 2011
Have you encountered bedbugs on any recent trips? In the world of travel, its a topic that’s popping up everywhere. These bed bugs, a.k.a. Cimex Lectularius, are ancient insects that have even been traced back to the time of cave dwellers. For many years, as late as the 1950′s, bedbugs were still a considerable problem. However, after the discovery of DDT and it’s application, the incidence of bedbug infestation declined until near disappearance.
Recently, however, they’ve been making a come back. There are a number of theories why this is occurring, but most point to the increase in world travel. People visited from other countries that still had bedbug problems, carrying this pest in luggage and on clothing. Without the historic DDT treatments, local visitors to hotels and motels had a greater risk of contact with bedbugs, eventually bringing them home with them.
The founders of Rest Easy bedbug spray, Howard and Bruce Brenner, discovered this fact firsthand about five years ago when a friend from overseas came to visit and brought bedbugs along! The twin brothers realized that this could spread to be a serious problem for the future of travel. So they decided to start a business together to target the impending bedbug epidemic.
They started a company selling Rest Easy Bed Bug Spray, an all-natural pesticide that kills bedbugs. In 2007, they received their first orders. The next year, they saw a sales increase of 500%! Since that time, sales have been continuing to climb for the Brenners. Retailers have recognized the increased demand and are stocking Rest Easy on their shelves.
The formula for Rest Easy is Environmentally Friendly, as it’s made with essential oils that kill and repel bed bugs and dust mites. It contains no harsh chemicals AND it’s safe to use around children and pets. It also kills bedbugs within minutes so you can experience peace of mind on the road and at home. A few sprays is effective for a full week against small insects. The spray comes in a TSA approved spray bottle or a larger spray bottle for home use.