Bed Bug Covers (Encasements)
Protection and Elimination with NO Pesticides!
The box spring and mattress are the preferred harbourage of the bed bug because it is so close to the stationary food source (that’s you!). The box spring is where we find bed bugs the most so this is the most important area to protect, followed by the mattress.
How they work
Certified bed bug proof mattress and box spring encasements trap existing bugs inside (and don't let them out), and prevent newly introduced bugs from getting inside these critical areas. Because encasements are white and have no piping or hiding spots on the outside, any newly introduced bugs are very easy to see and can easily be physically removed.Using Encasements
When using encasements it is important to remember that they will only be effective as long as they are free of rips and tears. Protect the box spring encasement from catching or snagging on the bed frame by placing felt pads or tape along sharp areas and joints. Encasements should be left on at all times - do not remove them to launder sooner than 6 months after you put them on. Consider the encasement to be the like the surface of the mattress, and put sheets over the encasements to sleep on top off.
Should you get rid of your mattress?
Bed bug infestations are not limited to the bed but the bed is the preferred harbourage. Some people do dispose of their beds in the hopes of eliminating their bed bugs. Unfortunately, while it may reduce the levels of bugs present, it will not completely eliminate the problem. You do not need to dispose of your mattress and box spring, especially if you encase them.
If you do choose to discard your bed anyway, you should seriously consider encasements to protect your new bed from becoming infested by bed bugs living in the rest of the room.
You may also want to consider ClimbUp interceptor traps to stop bed bugs from getting onto your bed in the first place. Click here for more information on these great traps.
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