Excel Distributors Gets Graphic Describing What is in an Old Mattress

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Skyrocketing off the gross-out charts, Excel Distributors, the online purveyor of RV mattresses, just published their illustrated guide depicting the accumulated weight of dust mites and dust mite feces that can live in a "well-loved" mattress.

People don't think to buy new mattresses on a regular basis: they are cumbersome, hard to get rid of, and expensive. Little do they know the company they keep while they sleep.

Skyrocketing off the gross-out charts, Excel Distributors, the online purveyor of RV mattresses, just published their illustrated guide depicting the accumulated weight of dust mites and dust mite feces that can live in a "well-loved" mattress. Drawing from the oft-cited statistic that a 10-year-old mattress will double its original weight with creepy-crawly debris, Excel's Dust Mite-o-Meter uses a scale to compare the weight of a mite-infested mattress to a combination of equally disturbing objects, including lap dogs, melons, and a Chinese gymnast.

"A 10-year-old mattress is as common as bread and butter," says Scott Oster, General Manager of Excel Distributors, explaining his inspiration for the illustration. "People don't think to buy new ones on a regular basis: they are cumbersome, hard to get rid of, and expensive. Little do they know the company they keep while they sleep."

Excel's Dust Mite-o-Meter shows an old-fashioned balance: one side is filled by a giant dust mite sitting comfortably on an old mattress, the other by an outrageous combination of items, which when added together, equal that of the mite-filled mattress. The infographic relies on shock factor to make an impact, illustrating that if all the dust mites in a mattress were combined, the weight could equal that of a small person.

"With all the bed bug outbreaks occurring in major cities around the world, what's in your mattress is a hot topic," says Scott Oster, General Manager of Excel Distributors. "What people don't realize, though, is that even if they are free of bed bugs, it doesn't mean their mattresses are clean."

View Excel's Dust Mite-o-Meter.

About Excel Distributors:

Excel Distributors is the online purveyor of quality RV mattresses, RV mattress protection pads and RV pillows. Dedicated to customers wishing to improve the overall quality of the RV they currently own, Excel specializes in the RV Aftermarket. Excel is located in Portland, Oregon, and is proud to be the premier online distributor for RV mattresses, RV pillows, and RV bedding. The goal: to provide a seamless purchasing experience for every customer looking to bring the comforts of home along for every trip.

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