Bedbug Mattress Covers

in About Bedbugs

Bedbugs have begun to appear in more and more houses and not only in those which have poor overall hygiene.

If your house is infested with bedbugs or is at a high risk of infestation, a way to prevent or work against bedbugs is with the means of a bedbug mattress cover, as it prevents infestation or the further infestation with bedbugs if the mattress is already infested.

You also have another opportunity and that is to buy a new mattress or even a new bed case, especially if the one you have is extremely old and deteriorated, but this implies an investment most of us cannot afford to make. So, this is recommended only in an extreme case of infestation.

What is a bedbug mattress cover?

It is a mattress encasement, which is different from the standard mattress cover which has the function of protecting the mattress from getting stained. It doesn’t only cover it, but actually goes around it and seals the mattress, resulting in n no bedbugs getting in or out.

If the mattress is infested, then the bedbugs will not be able to get out and will die in time because they have no access to food resources. The time needed for this to happen is six months, but in some cases even eighteen.

If at least one infestation point is sealed, then they cannot hurt you even if they are still alive.

Types of bedbug mattress covers

There are two types of bedbug covers available on the market: fabric and vinyl.

Fabric covers are more comfortable to sleep on and have a lower chance of tear, but are more expensive and they are not stain proof, especially if a bedbug which has fed recently is squashed under your weight. Because of this it might get stains and you might want to wash it in time.

Vinyl covers are stain proof, are cheaper and easier to wash and is preferred if you have moisture problems, but they have a higher chance of tearing, have a distinct smell and are not as comfortable to sleep on.

Also, no matter the material, most covers are treated with insecticides to help you kill any unwanted pests.

What you need to keep in mind when buying a bedbug mattress cover!

  1. The first thing you need to do is to measure the mattress as well as the box spring area. It is advisable to cover them both, together or separately.
  2. Then, according to your budget and needs, you need to choose between a fabric bed cover and a vinyl one.
  3. Do not forget about the padding, and that it is deep enough, as another advantage of bedbug covers is that it is also a powerful agent against dust mites and other allergens.
  4. Also, you do not need a cover for the mattress only, but also for the pillows. Pillows are also a good nest for bedbugs as well as other allergens.
  5. And finally, when you close up the cover, you need to zip off any possibilities, like the last zipper lock of the covers, so that no bedbugs can get in.

So, if you want to protect or get rid of a bedbug infestation, a bedbug mattress cover is the answer. Now, according to your budget and desire, you may choose a certain model and properly install it in your home.

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