Bed bugs are masters at finding hiding places on your mattresses and box springs. They will conceal themselves during the day and come out at night to bite.
One of the best ways to keep bedbugs from finding hiding places on either your mattress or box spring is by using bed bug mattress encasements. These covers lock out bed bugs, giving them no place to hide so your bed set will be pest free. You’ll sleep better at night not having to worry about bed bugs coming out.
The best encasement is called Protect-A-Bed, and it’s easy to install. Just slip one on your mattress and one on your box spring. Bed bugs can’t get in to hide and can’t get out to bite.
Nowhere to Hide
Protect-A-Bed bed bug mattress encasements work just as well for consumer applications as they do in motels, hotels and other commercial/public lodgings. With no seams there are no places to hide, yet the fabric is breathable, soft, cool and comfortable, so there will never be any issues for getting a welcome night’s rest.
Many Sizes to Choose From
Protect-A-Bed mattress and box spring covers fit virtually any sized bed, even cribs, and will give you peace of mind in any home or commercial application.
Nobody wants the nightmarish experience of a bed bug infestation in their home. Here are things you can do to prevent bed bugs from entering your home and controlling them quickly if they do:
Bed bugs love camping in mattresses and box springs. Encasement bags provide guaranteed protection because bed bugs cannot bite through the material or crawl inside. Your valuable mattresses and box springs will be preserved, and you’ll also take away bed bugs’ favorite hiding spots.
Know Where They Live
Bed bugs spread anywhere people commune, especially when upholstery or fabrics are involved. Be on guard when visiting hotels, movie theaters, public transportation, nursing homes, and similar environments.
Be cautious and do not bring garments or fabrics into your home if you think they may be hiding bed bugs. This may seem inconvenient, but a bed bug infestation is far worse.
Bed Bug Detection Products
Science and technology change the way we prepare for bed bugs. The Bed Bug Early Detection System (BEDS), for example, works as a glue trap that draws in bed bugs so you can know about them before they take over.
You can also buy bed bug fecal detection kits or even advanced bed bug monitoring devices to catch bed bugs or test for their presence.
If bed bugs have already entered your home, call Stern for fast, thorough control immediately.
Tiny vampire bugs creeping into your bed at night to suck your blood as you sleep — cue the spooky music! It may sound like a trailer for a horror movie, but this is the real-life nightmare people live when their home is invaded by bed bugs. Waking up in the middle of the night to find bed bugs crawling in your bed and your body dotted with bed bug bites induces panic and can make it impossible to get a good night’s sleep.
What Not To Do
The worst thing you can do is drag your mattress to the curb and start sleeping on a different bed or on the couch. Bed bugs are attracted to body heat and will track you down, spreading the infestation through your home. The smart way to cope with a bed bug invasion is to call an experienced bed bug exterminator to eliminate the problem.
Two products can help you get a decent night’s sleep until the last bed bug is exterminated:
Bed Bug Moat and similar products slip under bed legs, trapping bed bugs before they can climb into your bed.
Protect-A-Bed encasements completely enclose your mattress, box springs and bed pillows in bite-proof, escape-proof envelopes that trap bed bugs inside until they die.
It’s no secret; bed bugs love to hide in the ribbing and seams of mattresses. A tiny hole in the mattress is an open invitation for the bloodsuckers to live and breed and come out to feed when a person is fast asleep.
Many panicked homeowners make the mistake of immediately dragging their bed to the curb when they discover that bed bugs have moved into their home. This common mistake often results in bed bugs, or their tiny eggs, dropping of the bed and spreading to other areas of the home. Mattresses and box springs can now be saved by covering them with a Protect-A-Bed Mattress Encasements. Each encasement has a patented zipper so existing bed bugs are trapped inside without a means of escape. The special fabric is bite proof so you never need to worry about trapped bugs taking a nip while you are sleeping.
The Protect-A-Bed Mattress encasement is available in twin, full, queen, and king sizes. Babies are protected as well from bed bugs with the crib size encasement. For additional protection, bed bug bite proof pillow covers are also available with the “Bug Lock” zipper.
You can save your mattress investment by purchasing the Protect-A-Bed Mattress Encasement from a NJ pest control professional like Stern Environmental Group.
If bed bugs are found, treatment must be completed to the unit and all of the surrounding units as well. PHAs may offer special services to tenants such as inspecting furniture, non-chemical treatment of furniture prior to moving into a unit, the use of bed bug detection devices or mattress encasements, but tenants are not required to use the services. All special services must be incurred at the expense of the PHA.
Public Housing Agencies cannot deny residency to tenants who have had previous bed bug experiences. Preferential treatment may not be provided to tenants based upon their response to the question regarding exposure to bed bugs. Any person who lives in a HUD owned Public Housing Unit cannot be charged for bed bug eradication services. All costs for bed bug eradication must be covered by the PHA.
Recognizing that tenants have some responsibility in controlling bed bugs, tenants must also take an active role in avoiding and eliminating the pests.
In the regulation, “tenants are strongly encouraged to immediately report the suspicion of possible bed bugs in a housing unit or other areas of the property.” This should be a REQUIREMENT, not an encouragement! Bed bugs spread very quickly. It is imperative that pest control professionals be called at the first sign of a bed bug infestation.
Tenants will not be reimbursed for bed bug infested items so it is important for them to cooperate and aid in the eradication process. When bed bugs are concerned, tenants, PHAs and pest control professionals must all work together for full eradication.