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FAQ: Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Mattress

One of the most common first steps that our customers take after they discover bed bugs is dispose of their mattress, sofa, or other furniture. The premise behind that action is simple: they found bed bugs on the bed, so throwing away the bed gets rid of them. Even if more are hiding somewhere else, getting rid of a lot of the population will help, right?

But people who throw out their mattress aren’t going to get the results that they expect. No matter where they sleep now, they are still likely to get bitten. If they purchase a replacement bed, that bed will likely be infested in a short period of time. There are a couple of reasons for this that should illustrate why disposing of your bed is never a good idea during a bed bug treatment:

Bed bugs aren’t just on your bed.

A common misconception about bed bugs (probably due to their name) is that they are exclusively or almost exclusively found on beds. That’s why so many amateur inspection and treatment attempts are limited to the mattress. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are almost never going to be limited to your bed.

While they are often found in large numbers in the seams and folds of your mattress and box spring, they can also be found in the bed frame, headboard, footboard, nightstands, dressers, and even the walls or floors. Bed bugs can hide in any crack or crevice you can fit a credit card into, and as long as they are still within a short trip to their nearest food source (hint: you), they don’t really care where they hide in between meals.

Because of this likely distribution of an infestation, disposing of the mattress or other furniture has a very low chance of removing the infestation from your home. If you don’t address the bed bugs hiding elsewhere in the bedroom, they’ll still be addressing you in the coming nights.

Bed bugs repopulate and spread really quickly.

Let’s assume that you still want to throw out your bed. You know that bed bugs are likely to be elsewhere in your room, but you want to at least cut down on the population. If half of the bugs are on your bed, then removing the bed removes half of the infestation. Sound logic, right?

Sorry, but no. That might be half of the infestation gonetoday, but that won’t last long. Pregnant females with enough food lay three or four eggs every day until they die. That could be up to 500 eggs in a matter of months. Those freshly laid eggs will hatch within about two weeks, and the newly emerged nymphs will start seeking a blood meal right away.

In any bed bug treatment, you need to aim to eliminate all of the bed bugs entirely. They repopulate so quickly that any losses incurred can be recovered in just weeks. Large treatment steps that only cut down the population are steps wasted unless you follow up with more thorough measures.

You still need a bed to sleep on.

The bed you’re thinking of throwing out was probably in use pretty recently. Last night, perhaps. Most likely by a person you know. Where is that person going to sleep after their bed goes missing?

One of the worst things you can do during a bed bug infestation is sleep on the floor. Bed bugs now have an all-access pass to your sleeping body, with no bed legs or frames to make the travel difficult. Worse yet, you have no options to block their travel with ClimbUp Interceptors or similar traps.

An equally unwise, but still very common, choice to make during an infestation is to sleep somewhere else. Many bed bug victims move to another room in their home, or even leave the home completely to stay with a friend or family member. While this might grant some relief from the biting (and even that isn’t guaranteed), it can also cause bed bugs to spread from the original room elsewhere in search of food. This dispersal makes treatment a lot harder, as you now have more hiding places full of bed bugs that could be feeding and breeding.

Replacing a bed is expensive.

How much did you spend on the mattress you want to throw out? What about the box spring, bed frame, headboard, and/or footboard? The average for a queen bed set is over $1,000, and can often go way over that. Do you really want to just throw that kind of money away?

As stated above, you will still need to sleep on a bed, and you will likely still have bed bugs after you dispose of your bed. That means two things:

  1. You’ll need to pay to replace the bed you got rid of.
  2. You’ll still need to spend money treating the remaining infestation.

While the $1,000 average cost for a replacement bed might not cover a professional bed bug treatment (depending on your home size and location), that budget can fund a heck of a do-it-yourself treatment. For less than the price of the average mattress alone, you can buy everything you need to treat the mattress, box spring, bed frame, and all of the cracks and crevices around your room that bed bugs are likely to be hiding in. Throw the average mattress away and you roughly double the cost of a do-it-yourself treatment.

What to do instead:

The issue at hand is notthatbed bugs got into the bed, buthowthey got into the bed. Bed bugs don’t get their name by spawning or manifesting in the bed – they get it by frequently feeding and breeding there. Cutting off their access routes to your bed will stop the biting and block their ability to reproduce, since they need blood meals to become sexually mature or to lay eggs.

Bed bugs can’t jump or fly. They have to crawl up something to reach you. That means their travel routes into the bed are pretty limited: the legs of the bed frame are the most common, followed by the headboard, footboard, and any walls or furniture that might be touching the bed.

To cut off these access points, move your bed away from any points of contact like walls or furniture (even an inch of space is plenty to stop bed bugs) and use ClimbUp Interceptors to elevate the legs of your bed. The ClimbUps are especially important: they can trap any bed bugs that try to sneak onto your bed in a talcum-lined pitfall, allowing you to monitor the population over time to see how your treatment progresses.

Isolating your bed is only part of the equation. If you have bed bugs in your bed, isolation efforts won’t stop them from doing what they do best. Fortunately, treating your bed and killing all of its bugs and eggs is simple with the right products. Step 1 of our 4-step solution is dedicated to this process, which involves a set of mattress and box spring encasements, contact and residual sprays, and a vacuum and steamer for quick killing and cleaning.

Once you’re done with the treatment and isolation steps, your bed will be bed bug freeandbed bug proof. You’ll now be able to sleep in the bed without fear of bites, giving you time to focus your treatment efforts on the rest of your bedroom. Take the money you saved by keeping your bed and load up on professional-strength treatment gear with our new 4-step package builder.

FAQ: Why You Shouldn’t Get Rid of Your Mattress

One of the most common first steps that our customers take after they discover bed bugs is dispose of their mattress, sofa, or other furniture. The premise behind that action is simple: they found bed bugs on the bed, so throwing away the bed gets rid of them. Even if more are hiding somewhere else, getting rid of a lot of the population will help, right?

But people who throw out their mattress aren’t going to get the results that they expect. No matter where they sleep now, they are still likely to get bitten. If they purchase a replacement bed, that bed will likely be infested in a short period of time. There are a couple of reasons for this that should illustrate why disposing of your bed is never a good idea during a bed bug treatment:

Bed bugs aren’t just on your bed.

A common misconception about bed bugs (probably due to their name) is that they are exclusively or almost exclusively found on beds. That’s why so many amateur inspection and treatment attempts are limited to the mattress. Unfortunately, bed bug infestations are almost never going to be limited to your bed.

While they are often found in large numbers in the seams and folds of your mattress and box spring, they can also be found in the bed frame, headboard, footboard, nightstands, dressers, and even the walls or floors. Bed bugs can hide in any crack or crevice you can fit a credit card into, and as long as they are still within a short trip to their nearest food source (hint: you), they don’t really care where they hide in between meals.

Because of this likely distribution of an infestation, disposing of the mattress or other furniture has a very low chance of removing the infestation from your home. If you don’t address the bed bugs hiding elsewhere in the bedroom, they’ll still be addressing you in the coming nights.

Bed bugs repopulate and spread really quickly.

Let’s assume that you still want to throw out your bed. You know that bed bugs are likely to be elsewhere in your room, but you want to at least cut down on the population. If half of the bugs are on your bed, then removing the bed removes half of the infestation. Sound logic, right?

Sorry, but no. That might be half of the infestation gonetoday, but that won’t last long. Pregnant females with enough food lay three or four eggs every day until they die. That could be up to 500 eggs in a matter of months. Those freshly laid eggs will hatch within about two weeks, and the newly emerged nymphs will start seeking a blood meal right away.

In any bed bug treatment, you need to aim to eliminate all of the bed bugs entirely. They repopulate so quickly that any losses incurred can be recovered in just weeks. Large treatment steps that only cut down the population are steps wasted unless you follow up with more thorough measures.

You still need a bed to sleep on.

The bed you’re thinking of throwing out was probably in use pretty recently. Last night, perhaps. Most likely by a person you know. Where is that person going to sleep after their bed goes missing?

One of the worst things you can do during a bed bug infestation is sleep on the floor. Bed bugs now have an all-access pass to your sleeping body, with no bed legs or frames to make the travel difficult. Worse yet, you have no options to block their travel with ClimbUp Interceptors or similar traps.

An equally unwise, but still very common, choice to make during an infestation is to sleep somewhere else. Many bed bug victims move to another room in their home, or even leave the home completely to stay with a friend or family member. While this might grant some relief from the biting (and even that isn’t guaranteed), it can also cause bed bugs to spread from the original room elsewhere in search of food. This dispersal makes treatment a lot harder, as you now have more hiding places full of bed bugs that could be feeding and breeding.

Replacing a bed is expensive.

How much did you spend on the mattress you want to throw out? What about the box spring, bed frame, headboard, and/or footboard? The average for a queen bed set is over $1,000, and can often go way over that. Do you really want to just throw that kind of money away?

As stated above, you will still need to sleep on a bed, and you will likely still have bed bugs after you dispose of your bed. That means two things:

  1. You’ll need to pay to replace the bed you got rid of.
  2. You’ll still need to spend money treating the remaining infestation.

While the $1,000 average cost for a replacement bed might not cover a professional bed bug treatment (depending on your home size and location), that budget can fund a heck of a do-it-yourself treatment. For less than the price of the average mattress alone, you can buy everything you need to treat the mattress, box spring, bed frame, and all of the cracks and crevices around your room that bed bugs are likely to be hiding in. Throw the average mattress away and you roughly double the cost of a do-it-yourself treatment.

What to do instead:

The issue at hand is notthatbed bugs got into the bed, buthowthey got into the bed. Bed bugs don’t get their name by spawning or manifesting in the bed – they get it by frequently feeding and breeding there. Cutting off their access routes to your bed will stop the biting and block their ability to reproduce, since they need blood meals to become sexually mature or to lay eggs.

Bed bugs can’t jump or fly. They have to crawl up something to reach you. That means their travel routes into the bed are pretty limited: the legs of the bed frame are the most common, followed by the headboard, footboard, and any walls or furniture that might be touching the bed.

To cut off these access points, move your bed away from any points of contact like walls or furniture (even an inch of space is plenty to stop bed bugs) and use ClimbUp Interceptors to elevate the legs of your bed. The ClimbUps are especially important: they can trap any bed bugs that try to sneak onto your bed in a talcum-lined pitfall, allowing you to monitor the population over time to see how your treatment progresses.

Isolating your bed is only part of the equation. If you have bed bugs in your bed, isolation efforts won’t stop them from doing what they do best. Fortunately, treating your bed and killing all of its bugs and eggs is simple with the right products. Step 1 of our 4-step solution is dedicated to this process, which involves a set of mattress and box spring encasements, contact and residual sprays, and a vacuum and steamer for quick killing and cleaning.

Once you’re done with the treatment and isolation steps, your bed will be bed bug freeandbed bug proof. You’ll now be able to sleep in the bed without fear of bites, giving you time to focus your treatment efforts on the rest of your bedroom. Take the money you saved by keeping your bed and load up on professional-strength treatment gear with our new 4-step package builder.

What Good Is a Bed Bug Mattress Cover?

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Bed bugs are a pervasive pest that can find their way into any home by unwitting hosts. They can do this simply by hitching a ride in suitcases if you visit a hotel with an infestation, transferring onto your clothes from a movie theater seat, or traveling on visitors who come into your home. These bugs are erroneously associated with pests that only live in filthy living conditions. In fact, they can live and breed anywhere, including inside clean, uncluttered homes.

To protect your mattress from an infestation or to curb a mattress infestation that may have occurred, you can purchase a bed bug mattress encasement to trap the bugs inside the encasement or discourage bugs from making a permanent home in your bed. While mattress covers can provide some protection, however, you need to do much more to guarantee a bed-bug-free environment.

What Is a Bed Bug?

The common parasitic bed bug, from the cimicid family, feeds on human blood usually during the nighttime hours when humans are sleeping. Bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye and are roughly the size of a lentil. They have round brown or red bodies and are easy to spot on white surfaces. They prefer to live close to their human food source and make their homes in beds. Between 85 and 90 percent of the bed bugs in an infested home are typically found on or within 15 feet of the bed.

Bed bugs do bite; they actually saw into their host’s body and feed off their blood. While bed bugs don’t carry disease, their bites can cause blisters and itching, particularly for people with allergies. Bed bugs are very hard to control. Once they’ve infested a home, getting rid of them can be a challenge.

The Benefits of Mattress Covers

Most people are familiar with mattress covers. They are usually designed like a bottom sheet and provide protection for the top of a mattress. Ordinary mattress covers do little or nothing to stop bed bugs. Mattress encasements, however, can help minimize an infestation.

A mattress encasement is a tightly-woven fabric case that surrounds your mattress and box spring. Once it is installed, bed bugs already in the mattress cannot escape or breed, and will eventually die inside the encasement. Any bed bugs left outside the encasement will be easy to spot and remove. They will find no creases or hiding places where they can breed.

Mattress encasements not only repel and stifle bed bugs, but they can also provide a variety of other benefits. For example:

  • A good mattress encasement can protect against dust mites and other pests as well as bed bugs.
  • Most mattress encasements are waterproof, meaning that they will protect your mattress and box spring from spills and leaks.
  • Mattress encasements can eliminate the risk of infestation if used with a new mattress and box spring.

Buying Mattress Encasements

Bed bug mattress encasements can be purchased for as little as $20, though you may wish to explore the more expensive options, as they are more likely to be reliable, sturdy, and bug-proof. It’s possible to purchase a pesticide-treated encasement, but the potential health hazards outweigh the slight increase in protection from insects.

Many pest control supply companies sell mattress encasements online. If you plan to purchase a bed bug mattress protector, make sure you choose one that is specifically designed for bed bugs. There are special features, such as bugproof zippers, different materials, and chemically-treated covers, that you can consider at the time of purchase. Do check the reviews to be sure you’re purchasing a product that is reliable and well-made. Another consideration is noise, as some encasements are made of fabric that crinkles as you move in bed. This could interfere with your sleep.

Even after you install your encasement, remember that adult bed bugs can live for well over a year without a blood meal. Leave the encasement on for at least that long or for the life of your mattress to be sure all resident bed bugs are dead and there are no new infestations of your mattress occur. Meanwhile, if your home is infested, you need to hire a pest management company to completely eradicate the bed bugs.

How long do bed bug mattress covers last

The common questions are often asked prior to purchasing our bed bug encasements:

If I encase the mattress do I really need to encase the box spring?

Both the mattress and box spring should be encased. One must remember that the box spring is hollow providing a large empty space to hide and multiply.

How do bed bugs trapped inside the mattress and box spring die once the encasement are applied?

Bed bugs normally feed every 5-7 days, but have been reported to live over a year without a blood meal. As long as our bedding encasements remain on any bed bug trapped inside will eventually die of starvation.

Will encasements alone eradicate our bed bug infestation?

By protecting the beds, fewer cracks and crevices are available for bed bugs to hide making treatment for bed bugs much easier. Any bed bugs that are hiding either in the mattress or box spring will be trapped and eventually die of starvation. Bed bugs may also be harboring in other parts of the room including inside furniture, walls, picture frames, etc. Bedding encasements are very important, but will likely not cure an infestation alone.

Do I need pillow encasements?

Pillow encasements protect your pillows from invading bed bugs eliminating areas for bed bugs to hide and reproduce. We suggest encasing the pillows along with the mattress and box spring. If you have many pillows, you may want to only use one pillow per person reducing the cost of the encasings.

Do I need to treat the mattress and box spring with pesticides before encasing them?

Our encasings provide a non-chemical treatment for the pillows, mattresses and box springs. Once applied, bed bugs can neither get in or out. Removing fecal matter left by bed bugs along the seams of the mattress is suggested before encasing for obvious reasons.

What is the difference between the mattress and box spring encasement?

Both the mattress and box spring encasement offer the same level of protection and quality, but the box spring encasements do not have a cotton terry surface. Cotton terry is used on the mattress encasement to make it silent for the sleeper and to keep it cool.

What should I look for in a bed bug encasement?

Bed bug encasements should be cool, breathable, waterproof, specifically designed for bed bugs and not made from vinyl. The zippers teeth should be smaller than a stage 1 bed bug nymph and the end zipper should be protected from accidental opening. Our encasements include all of these features.

Are SafeRest encasements good for allergies?

Our encasements are hypoallergenic and prevent dust mites and allergens from passing through the breathable membrane material making them excellent for those suffering from allergy and asthma triggers.

Are SafeRest pillow and bedding encasements waterproof?

All of our products are waterproof.

How Do I care for my SafeRest protection products?

Please click on the following link to visit our Care Instructions page.

Are SafeRest encasements hot to sleep on and noisy?

Our encasements are offer a premium cotton terry surface back coated with a breathable polyurethane membrane. Always be sure when purchasing bedding encasements to choose one that offers cotton terry as it makes the encasements noiseless and offers breathability not found on non-terry encasements. All SafeRest products are breathable, will not change the feel of your mattress or pillows and are completely noiseless.

Will a SafeRest encasement change the feel of my mattress?

We use a thin layer of high quality cotton terry back coated with a hypoallergenic membrane layer. Once our encasements are applied, they will not change the feel of your mattress.

How does the SafeRest warranty work?

Please see our warranty information by clicking on the following link: Warranty Info

The 5 Best Bed Bug Mattress Covers – Reviews For 2020

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Struggling with bed bugs is undoubtedly something that you’d remember for a long time coming. These nasty little pests are amongst the most challenging insects to deal with and they do pose a tremendous risk factor to your sleeping environment. A bed bug infestation is capable of causing a horrific headache and it’s something that’s quite hard to deal with.

Of course, our mattresses, being the comfortable and warm sleeping havens that they are, bring the most preferred conditions for pests to thrive in. This is why they are also the most common target.

If you’re in a hurry check out theThe Original Sleep Defense System.It’s our top pick and it works wonderfully! This one is the best covers aginst bed bugs and it’s waterproof. Plus, a great value for the money you pay.

So, how to deal with this problem and prevent it from taking place? The easiest and hassle-free way to do so is byopting for the highest rated mattress encasement (cover). This is an inexpensive yet particularly effective way to protect your mattress from this serious problem.

  • Material: Polyester
  • Depth: 12"
  • Warranty: 5 Years
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  • Material: Cotton
  • Depth: 12-15"
  • Warranty: 10 Years
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  • Material: PVC
  • Depth: 15"
  • Warranty: 5 Years
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  • Material: Polyester
  • Depth: 12"
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  • Material: Polyester
  • Depth: 12"
  • Warranty: 10 Years

Our Top 5 Encasement Reviews

The Original Defense System

A comparatively expensive investment like your mattress is perfectly well protected with this particular product. It is designated to shield your bed from dust mites, bed bugs, spills and bed-wetting. That’s right – you wouldn’t have to worry about permanent stains caused by your toddler’s inability to hold his bladder.

This is a100% bed bug proof solutionwhich is undoubtedly one of its most cherished properties. Additionally, the product is good when it comes to easing different respiratory symptoms and allergens because it prevents the accumulation of bacteria and dust mites.

In terms of convenience, the encasement fits the majority of mattress sizes with heights in the range of 12 to 18 inches. The bug flap and zipper lock guarantee that your mattress is perfectly pest proof for the entire duration.

OVERALL RATING: 9.7 out of 10

  • 100% Bed Bug proof
  • Waterproof on every single side of the mattress
  • Soft polyester knit for a comfortable appeal
  • Fits a myriad of sizes
  • It’s not great for temperature regulation

SafeRest Premium Zippered

This is a lot more than just an average type of mattress encasement. The product is specifically intended to shield the mattress from dust mites, bedbugs and fluid spills. This makes it the perfect fit for your bed, prolonging its lifespan and making sure that it remains hypoallergenic and stainless.

The product is 100% waterproof but it’s also breathable in order to ensure the noise-canceling properties as well as its heat regulation abilities. It comes with micro-zipper technology which enhances the protection against pests.

Additionally, the product is made to surround the entire mattress, ensuring a 360-degree protection while the breathable membrane guarantees a proper air flow. The product is hypoallergenic and it’s perfect for people who suffer from allergies, asthma and eczema.

OVERALL RATING: 9 out of 10

  • High-end materials
  • Machine-washable and could be tumble dried
  • Breathable membrane
  • 360-degree protection
  • The zipper may fail after a few washes

Utopia Bedding Waterproof Zippered

This zippered solution is designed to fit queen size mattresses snugly without any issues. The dimensions it serves measure 60 x 80 inches and it can wrap around 15 inches of thickness.

The product comes with a Velcro zip guard which is designed to secure your mattress and wrap it in 360-degrees protection to prevent dust mites, allergens and bedbugs from infesting it.

The product is made out of stretchable knitted polyester which is a fabric that brings a bed sheet-like sensation to your sleep. It’s noiseless and it won’t disrupt your sleeping cycles. Additionally, the entire thing is100% waterproof, machine washable and you could tumble dry it to ensure ease of maintenance.

The material that it’s made out of is not as breathable as some of the other products hereby described but it does bring a sufficient airflow.

OVERALL RATING: 8.2 out of 10

  • Velcro zip guard for increased security
  • 360-degree protection
  • Convenient for a myriad of sizes
  • Stretchable fabric with enhanced comfort
  • Lacks the necessary breathability

LINENSPA Zippered Encasement Waterproof

The LINENSPA cover definitely manages to bath the eye with all of the perks that it brings to the table. It’s one of the units which resonates well within the community, receiving little to no negative feedback at all. It provides splendid quality at an affordable price which is something that quite a lot of people are looking forward to.

Right off the bat, it’s made out of breathable fabric which promotes the free flow of air, hence prevent perspiration and heat. This also delivers a great sleeping sensation and an excellent feel on your skin.

The product is incredibly easy to wash and you could easily throw it in the washing machine without any issues or worries whatsoever. You can even tumble dry it afterward. The zippered closure ensures easy application and removable.

The product is 100% waterproof on all of its sizes while retaining the necessary breathability.

OVERALL RATING: 8.5 out of 10

  • Premium, lightweight fabric for enhanced breathability
  • 100% waterproof on 6 sizes
  • Cooler sleeping surface
  • Machine washable
  • The product tends to stretch excessively after prolonged usage

Beckham Hotel Collection Premium

This is amongst the best options available on the market. It boasts a myriad of benefits that you ought to look forward to when picking a mattress encasement.

Right off the bat, the product is hypoallergenic thanks to the premium polyester fabric. This helps you with asthma, allergies alongside a range of other respiratory conditions. It blocks the allergens while you are sleeping.

Furthermore, it’s bedbug proof, guaranteeing that you wouldn’t experience issues with these pesky little insects. It’s also going to keep dust mites away.

The product is extra soft, ensuring a flawless sleeping sensation. The secure zip closure provides a well-rounded,360-degree protectionand 100% waterproof capabilities.

OVERALL RATING: 8.3 out of 10

  • 100% Waterproof and perfect breathability
  • Bedbug proof
  • Keeps dust mites and allergens away
  • 100% polyester knitted
  • The zipper lock system is not as reliable

Do Bed Encasements Work?

As soon as you find the type of mattress that fits your individual preferences and requirements, it’s incredibly important to make sure that you are aware of how it works so that you could easily take care of it. In the majority of cases, encasements work by fitting snugly around the mattress, hence preventing any access to it regarding pests and any particles, for that matter. There are a few specifications to consider, which would determine the overall effectiveness of the solution.

These include but are not limited to: breathability, zipper system, whether or not it’s dust mite proof and resistant to bed bugs, noise canceling capabilities and, preferably – a vinyl free solution.

Bed encasements work. They are amongst the most reliable and affordable solutions for preventing bed bug infestation as well as issues associated with dust mites and other irritants and allergens.

How to Buy a Mattress Cover

Bed Bug Protection Level

Bed bugs are pesky parasites which are capable of bringing a lot of illnesses if you fail to get rid of them on time. As opposed to fleas, these are a lot harder to get rid of. While they might not seem like a big deal since they can’t be seen easily, you ought to take the necessary measures in order to ensure that they are conveniently taken care of. They can easily cause insomnia and skin-related issues as a result of excessive itching, anxiety and even some serious and considerably severe allergic reactions.

Dust Mite Protection Level

Dust mites are amongst the most common household allergen. While there are quite a lot of ways of killing them, the best protection is always prevention. Your mattress is a heaven for those tiny creatures and failing to protect it will result in an infestation. A comprehensive mattress encasement which encompasses the bed entirely is a great solution to this problem. Choose a solution with high protection levels in order to ensure that everything is handled as per the highest health standards.

Consider Noise Level

Since most bed covers are made out of a waterproof, bed bug repelling and dust mite preventing outer layer, they are also likely to be a bit noisy. This is something that you ought to consider. Therefore, when you’re searching for the best solution, you should look out for something which doesn’t produce as much noise.

Noise could be a serious irritant and it’s capable of disrupting your sleep cycle tremendously. Therefore, the more noiseless the encasement is, the better it would fit your natural rhythm. Keep this in mind.

Is Waterproof Important?

Just like mattress protectors and covers, one of the main designation for mattress encasements is to protect the bed from accidental spilling and different fluids and liquids. Therefore, it needs to be waterproof.

As a matter of fact, the main difference between a regular protector and an encasement is that the former usually comes with a single, top layer of waterproof fabric while the majority of encasements are entirely made of a waterproof solution. This is something that brings additional protection and ensures that your mattress remains clean and stainless for a prolonged period of time, additionally reducing the wear and tear on the same.

Detecting Bed Bugs

Visual Inspection

Detecting those pests is something which should alarm you that you need an additional layer of protection. The easiest way to go about it is to inspect your home visually. Look for increments or for shells as they tend to shed them as they reproduce. Therefore, you will be able to see their shells easily with a naked eye. They are not that tiny.

Additionally, you may also look for the bugs themselves at the most common places where they are usually encountered. Furthermore, you can look at your bed sheet when you wake up and look for blood spots. Of course,actual bitesare also a sign that you are dealing with an infestation.

Install Inceptor Devices

Once you’ve determined that you are dealing with them, installing inceptor devices is something that could help you out substantially. Keep in mind, though, that this is a very mild form of protection, and if it’s used as a standalone solution, it’s unlikely to help you considerably. Make sure to combine it with something additional.

Usually immediately after you install those inceptor devices you should call the professionals to come and visit you. Alternatively, you should quickly purchase an encasement to prevent the spread and protect your mattress.

Get Your Mattress Cover

If you detect the smallest sign that you have bed bugs, purchasing some mattress covers for bed bugsis a must. When you shop for it, make sure to see that it is specifically suited and geared towards protecting your mattress from these nasty little pests.

This is going to ensure that these pesky little insects do not get to your mattress. Quite frankly, if you fail to do so, in a lot of the situations you’d likely have to change the entire mattress as exterminating them is nearly impossible. Therefore, a simple encasement could potentially save you a substantial amount of money.

Contract With Pest Professionals

This is undoubtedly the most reasonable and effective thing to consider. Get in touch with a professional and specialized company and make sure that they come to your place as quickly as they can. Detecting bed bugs is nothing short of an emergency, and you shouldn’t disregard it.

Once these bugs start to reproduce, getting rid of them becomes incredibly challenging and it requires a serious amount of resources – this is something you ought to consider. Therefore, it’s critical that you intercept them at the right moment and prevent them from going any further.

Best Mattress Covers For Bed Bugs: Defending Your Home

When it comes to defending your home, nothing but the best will do. Take a look at the best mattress covers for bed bugs and keep those pesky pests at bay.

Do you lock your door every night to prevent intruders from entering your home and harming your family while you sleep? When dealing with bed bugs, sleeping on mattresses without bed bug covers is like leaving your front door wide open.

Up to 90 percent of bed bugs in an infested home are found on or near mattresses and box springs. A pregnant female bed bug has the power to provide all the bed bugs needed to infest an entire home within a matter of weeks. Covers for bed bugs have the ability to not only prevent the infestation of your mattress, but also destroy any existing bed bugs that may be hiding deep within it. With the right bed bug covers, you can sleep peacefully at night knowing your family is protected.

How to pick mattress covers for bed bugs

Is it a full encasement?

An effective mattress cover should cover the entire mattress. Some covers market themselves as "bed bug proof", but only target certain areas of a mattress. Look for covers that fully encase your mattress and the box spring too.

Is it properly sealed?

A mattress cover can kill existing bed bugs by sealing them within and keeping them from feeding on you at night. But bed bugs are very small. With their flat shapes, they can easily sneak through crevices. Purchase a mattress cover with a zipper and reinforced seams. Higher quality covers also contain strip seals that protect the zipper and ensure a tight seal.

Has it been tested?

Bed bug covers sold by trusted pest control experts often undergo additional testing to ensure a quality product. Check to see if the mattress cover you are considering has been lab certified or tested by qualified entomologists.

Is it toxin-free?

Some covers for bed bugs contain pesticides within that assist in killing existing bed bugs. However, harsh chemicals can be dangerous and unnecessary.

Purchasing mattress covers for bed bugs can be a safe and effective way to protect your family. While using covers won’t eliminate the risk of a bed bug outbreak completely, using them can prevent major infestations and make identifying bed bugs far simpler.

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