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WHAT MAKES A GOOD BED BUG MATTRESS COVER?

August 13, 2019

Just mention bed bugs and people often start to cringe and scratch. You may be doing that now.

Long gone are the days when bed bugs were just a ‘big city’ problem. They are now an issue everywhere, which is why you need a good bed bug mattress cover…even if you don’t have bed bugs.

Many people think that when you have bed bugs you need to throw out your mattress. This is not true and does not fix a bed bug issue. Yes, mattresses are a primary feeding place for bed bugs, but these biting pests infest and hide in many other places like curtains, drawers, base boards, pet beds, and will spread to other areas like kitchens and living rooms.

And, because you come in direct contact with your mattress for long periods of time, a mattress should never be directly treated with insecticides, even if those chemicals are deemed ‘safe’ by Health Canada. Your bedding, including any mattress cover, does not provide adequate protection against the insecticides absorbing into your skin, and posing a serious health risk to any person or pet who lays on that bed.

By using a bed bug mattress cover, you are in fact containing the majority of bed bug infestation, cutting off full access to their feeding supply, preventing them from multiplying and helping to kill them. Bed bug mattress covers are an effective part of the solution for killing bed bugs and preventing further growth of a bed bug infestation. They are also a means for you, your family or your customers to sleep better knowing there is a real barrier of protection from bed bug bites. Even if you don’t have bed bugs, using a bed bug mattress cover can help ensure that if bed bugs ever happen to get inside your home or business, your mattress is safe from them, and a possible infestation will be minimized.

What many people do not know is that there is no quick fix to kill bed bugs. It can take up to 1 year for bed bugs on a mattress to die post proper encasement, which is why it is recommended that a bed bug mattress cover remain sealed for a minimum of 1 year. If you do not have bed bugs, you can wash your bed bug mattress cover more often, and retain your peace of mind.

So now that you know how important a bed bug mattress cover is, it's also important to point out that not all bed bug mattress covers are the same, and a really good one is needed to get rid of bed bugs.

When buying a bed bug mattress cover, look for the following things to help ensure effectiveness and also comfort, as it will be on your bed for a long time, and you NEED quality sleep:

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If you have bed bugs or want to take extra precaution against them, investing in a bed bug mattress cover is a wise move. Bed bug box spring covers and bed bug pillow encasements are also available and when used all together, they provide a fully encase sleeping area.

We sell high quality bed bug mattress covers, box spring covers and pillow encasements, which are suitable for homes, hotels, schools, camps, and more. Contact us today at 1-800-263-5055 or 905-853-0702 for more information or to purchase a really good bed bug mattress cover.