Bed bugs are an epidemic today. They are infesting homes, apartments, hotels, and public buildings in all 50 states, and pest control calls for them have increased dramatically in the last few years. Now more than ever, everyone needs to take steps to protect themselves from bed bugs, and if you are already dealing with an infestation, you need to use the right tools right away. One of the most effective tools in bed bug treatment or prevention is a set of bed bug proof encasements. But what is it that makes them bed bug proof?
Bed bugs feed by climbing up your bed to reach you while you sleep. They then pierce the skin with a hollow tube, injecting numbing agents through their saliva so that they can drink your blood without disturbing you. Once they’ve had their fill, they scurry away to a safe, dark hiding place to rest and digest.
While they could be hiding anywhere in your room, bed bugs prefer to stay fairly close to their host, and are most often found on or near the bed. They like to squeeze into tight spaces where they feel they won’t be disturbed, like the seams and folds of your mattress, the joints of your bed frame, and the wooden underside of your box spring. When left unprotected, your mattress, box spring, and pillows provide tons of easily accessible hiding places for bed bugs to hide and reproduce in. Bed bug encasements seal off these hiding places, and protect your bed from fecal matter and blood spots that come with bed bug infestations.
While there are many bedding encasements out there, very few are designed specifically to protect against bed bugs, and even fewer are actually lab tested. Here are just a few features that set a premium bed bug encasement apart from an ordinary encasement:
Premium fabrics are designed to keep bed bugs from squeezing through. When manufactured to a certain standard, cotton terry and polyester encasements can be made very dense and tightly woven, preventing even the smallest bed bugs from squeezing through. This means that any bed bugs outside can’t hide inside the encasement, and any bed bugs that are already on the bed when it’s encased will be trapped and can’t escape or feed. Our encasements also feature triple-stitched seams, eliminating another access point provided by other protection options.
Sealed encasements protect all 6 sides of a mattress or box spring. While fitted-sheet style protectors can be great for protecting from fluids, bacteria, and allergens, they can’t effectively protect against bed bugs who can simply slip underneath the exposed bottom of the mattress. With a sealed encasement, all six sides of the mattress or box spring are covered, ensuring that bed bugs have nowhere to hide or escape.
Patent-pending Micro-Zipper is designed to keep bed bugs out. The zipper is a common access point for bed bugs. They can either squeeze through the spaces between the teeth, or simply enter and exit through some space left at the end of the zipper. SafeRest’s exclusive zipper design solves both of these problems: the zipper teeth are very small and close together, blocking access to even the smallest bed bugs, while the protective Velcro flap secures the end of the zipper.
Box spring and pillow encasements complete the defense. Mattress encasements aren’t enough to keep bed bugs out of your bed. You also need to encase your pillows and box spring, which usually has a hollow underside, to block access to the many hiding places they offer. SafeRest is one of the only brands that offer certified bed bug proof box spring encasements and pillow encasements in addition to mattress encasements. All of our bed bug encasements feature our ultra-tight fabrics, 360 secure protection, and exclusive Micro-Zipper.
By using a full set of bed bug proof encasements, the number of hiding places in your bed that are available to bed bugs is drastically reduced. This will lower your chances of getting a bed bug infestation, as well as making a bed bug treatment process much easier. During today’s bed bug epidemic, these are securities that no one should be without.