Our son stayed at a back packers long term. He met great people and had great parties. The negative was when he came to stay with us he bought with him bed bugs. What a night mare. I tried steaming and washing everything but it got worse. We were being eaten alive. Then i found the Bed Bug Barrier company on the internet and what they said made sense. I ordered the mattress and pillow covers the powder and puffer and the bed feet. I treated the two beds in the house as instructed. I hot washed all linen and nightwear. Almost instantly the bites ended. It has been over a year now and we have not been bitten since. I have removed the bed feet and continue life bed bug free. Thanks to this product.