You may doubt if the covers would really be a good thing to purchase. But I should tell you that they are very efficient. Though the encasements would not guarantee to kill all your bed bugs at home (as they might already be scattered all over your place), but it will surely be a great choice if you want to protect your new and old mattress from bed bug infestation!
Here are some reasons why you should use bed bug mattress covers to control bed bug attacks.
1. This encasement is bed bug proof! Meaning, no bed bug of any sizes will be able to pass through its surface. As I have said, this will be good to protect your mattress and box springs from infestation.
2. The surface of the bed covers for bed bugs is smooth and usually in plain white color. This will make it easier for you to inspect bed bug presence on top of the bed and you can easily remove them then.
3. Since the bed bug mattress covers are bed bug proof, you will not need to worry about the bed bugs trapped inside. They will eventually die in hunger.
These are the good things about using bed bug mattress covers. But there are also few concerns about these products.
Concerns for Bed Bug Mattress Covers
- Manufacturers of bed covers for bed bugs may be producing standard sizes for mattresses. This can be a bit of problem if you have a different shape or size of mattress. It will not be easy for you to find the covers that will fit. Especially on cases where a consumer has an unusual shaped beds. Maybe the best thing you can do is to approach manufacturers and have one customized for you. But I don’t know if they would do customizations.
- There are also some bogus manufacturers who might produce low quality encasements. They may make fake claims for their products’ sake! This can be very discouraging for consumers as bugs may still pass in and out of the low quality bed bug mattress covers.
That is why, when you opt to buy some bed bug proof encasement, make sure you got them from trusted manufacturers and dealers. Do not settle for anything cheap. Look for the best quality bed bug mattress covers with a reasonable price.
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs.
This site will be your guide for protection when you are asleep. Instead of sleeping with one eye open thinking about blood sucking bed bugs, you can go back to counting sheep. My method of dealing with bed bugs focuses on a strategy that you can use safely, effectively and without the use of heavy poisons and pesticides. You too can use excellent natural methods that have been proven to work time and time again at getting rid of bed bug problems. Once you follow our few simple steps at home or when traveling, your mind will be at ease when you are all tucked in for the night.
Bed bugs How to get rid of them! My Simple Strategy!
Bed bugs can hid in almost any nook and cranny one can find in a room. Seeking and destroying every single one of these blood suckers is nearly impossible without the use of extreme measures such as fumigation, direct heat, or well trained dogs. These methods are nowhere near fool proof. They can force you out of your house for days, cause damage to your belongings, and be very expensive. As an ex-exterminator, I know how difficult it is to get rid of bed bugs. The new generation strands of the insect have strong resilience to pesticides, even DDT, and returning to jobs two or three times to finally get rid of the problem is common in 9 out of every 10 infestations. There is an easier way! It is called the barrier technique. And used in conjunction with other methods can put your mind at ease. It is a great way to solve what now seems like a huge problem.
The Barrier Technique Explained!
The barrier technique is a method that can be used by anyone to help with getting rid of bed bugs. It is a do-it-yourself (DIY) solution that involves protecting you while you sleep so that the bed bugs can’t get their fill, and as a result will search elsewhere for food. Bed bugs normally try and feed every five to ten days. Although it has been documented that many species of bed bugs can live for over a year without feeding, the common denominator for serious infestations is the accessibility of a host. Knowing the enemy is one of our greatest weapons. By understanding their feeding habits, reproduction, and mobility we can win in the war against them. Our goal will be to clean them out, seal them out, and starve them out.
Step One – Clean them out!
The enemy is small, evasive, and a master at hide-and-seek. Step one is the most laborious of the three steps, it involves finding as many of these little buggers as you can and getting rid of them. Get help with this step; the extra pair of eyes and hands will come in handy for inspecting for bugs and moving furniture. If you have a hand held vacuum, wield it proudly; it will be your first line of defense. Make sure that once vacuumed up, the bugs will not be able to crawl out, and dispose of the bugs in a way that they will not make their way back into the house; perhaps, in a sealed plastic bag with a blast of pesticide or diatomaceous earth for good measure.
Remember that these things are great at hiding. Start one room at a time and move slowly from one side of the room to the other without leaving anything unchecked. Make sure to check every nook, cranny, seam, fixture and piece of furniture meticulously, and with the intent to seek and destroy.
Removing the bugs at the source will be the most important part of step one. Your bed will be where the majority of bed bugs will be found. Take off all your sheets and put them through a laundry cycle. Once the bed is stripped bare, check the seams and where the ribbing meets the mattress. Flip the mattress up and do a thorough inspection on the other side. Next check the box spring. The underside of the box spring is the bed bugs sanctuary. It is the perfect cove for protection, with regular easy access to a host. You may want to temporarily remove the dust cloth to get access to the bed bugs within. Finally, thoroughly inspect the bed frame and headboard for bed bugs and remove as many as possible.
Vacuuming is not the end all of solutions, because it will be near impossible for it to remove all of the bed bugs and their eggs. So we have to put up some more lines of defense against these blood suckers. If you feel confident that you have removed most off the bed bugs move on to step two.
Step Two – Seal them out!
This step is the fun part because you will feel like you are putting up an impenetrable barrier against these pests, which will keep them from biting you in the night. Your bed is going to be your fortress, which bed bugs can not gain access.