Bed bugs are, unfortunately, a natural part of life and are not a sign of uncleanliness, but rather a sign of travel. They are easily transported from one infested site to another by traveling in clothing, bedding, boxes and luggage (and sometimes furniture).
Bed bugs feed on human blood, and do so during the nighttime hours when we are sleeping. They like to stay close to their food source (you), and so make their homes in our beds. Between 85 and 90% of the bedbugs in an infested home will be found on or within 15 feet of the bed. Using a bed bug mattress cover can help minimize such infestations. The light color of the encasement makes bed bugs easier to see.
How do you know you have a bed bug problem?
Bites on the skin are a poor indicator of a bed bug infestation. Bed bug bites can look like bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or chiggers), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all. Another indicator may be if you see small red blood stains on the mattress (left behind from a bedbug) or small apple seed sized bugs of various colors on the mattress.
The best way to avoid a bedbug infestation is prevention:
A bed bug mattress cover, also called a mattress encasement, is a tightly woven case that keeps bed bugs from infesting your mattress or box spring. Once it is covering your mattress/box spring, bed bugs already in the furniture cannot escape, and will eventually die inside the encasement. Our patented technology ensures that you have secure protection on every side of the mattress and the zipper reinforced with a velcro covering ensures that no bedbug will enter or escape. Bed bugs on the outside of the mattress cover will not be able to live and breed in the mattress, since they can’t penetrate the barrier of the encasement. Bed bugs are easier to spot on a mattress cover, too, because there are no deep seams or crevices where bed bugs can hide. Adult bed bugs can live for well over a year without a blood meal- thus it is important that you’ll need to leave the mattress covers on for at least that long to be sure all resident bed bugs are dead.
Also, encasements are an inexpensive and easy way to keep you protected. You don’t need to worry about expensive pest control companies coming in to spray insecticides or apply heat to your mattress- our encasements are simple for anyone to install, discreet because it doesn’t make noise or cause any disturbances to your sleep and no one will know you have installed them on the mattress, long-lasting, and re-usable (machine wash every few months or just simply flip the mattress over because every side is PU reinforced).