Bedding Encasements for Bed Bug Protection
Bed bug protection for your mattress and box springs
Bed bugs, once believed to be a historic problem in this country, are at the highest level in 50 years, most likely due to international travel and immigration. Bedbugs quickly move from one bed to another, so they are especially difficult for homes or facilities with a large number of beds. Fortunately, there are a variety of highly effective protective bedding products available to protect your bedding investment from bed bugs. Protective bedding products prevent bedbugs from ever establishing residency in the mattress or seal them in, if they have already become a problem.
Some Bed Bugs Facts...
- Adult bugs are just less than a quarter inch long, flat and reddish brown and oval in appearance.
- Females can lay up to 5 eggs a day and will lay over 500 eggs in a lifetime.
- As bed bugs grow, they will molt or shed their shell five times and require a blood meal between each molt.
- Bed bugs thrive in small crevices that may include mattresses, box springs, linen bedding and many other areas that allow them to live near a blood meal and hide in small thin cracks.
- Bed bugs effectively hitch rides on luggage, shoes, and any other mobile material. One should always inspect these objects before returning home after travel.
- Bed bugs are not attracted to filth and an infestation is not linked with unclean environments. Bed bugs are most likely to be found in dwellings with high occupancy turnover.
Some Tips for Protecting Your Bedroom from Bed Bugs…
- Commonly, the first sign of bed bug infestation is the appearance of small brownish or reddish dots on bed linens. An itchy, small, white welt may develop at the site of each bite in persons who have slept on a mattress with bed bugs.
- Encase all bedding- mattresses, box springs and pillows- in zippered encasements.
- Wash all bedding materials, including pillow cases, sheets, blankets and mattress pads in hot water over 130 degrees.
- Frequently vacuum your bedding and surrounding areas. After vacuuming, place the vacuum bag into a sealed bag and dispose of in an outdoor container.
- Closely inspect all used bedding and furniture before bringing it into your home.
Some Protective Bedding Products that May Help…
- odors and protect you from bed bugs that could reside inside the mattress. Vinyl Encasements are an inexpensive way to add years of life to your mattress, while locking out bed bugs. The zippered covers surround the entire mattress or pillow and are specially treated to retard the growth of mildew and mold. They are easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Standard 3-gauge covers are a great value and meet everyday needs. For heavy-duty institutional quality covers, choose the thicker 6-gauge vinyl.
- These products are the top of the line and protect bedding from bed bugs as well as other threats to a mattress’s health such as liquids and allergens. This revolutionary product provides lightweight, waterproof, breathable bed protection that can be laundered and dried in the same load as the sheets. The thin terry cotton top layer is laminated to a breathable polyurethane layer. These premium covers come in a full range of sizes and even come in comfortable, breathable zippered pillow covers. We're pleased to be carrying the same Premium mattress covers that are being used by upscale hotels.