A bed bug infestation is an absolute nightmare for anybody. With the rise in bed bug infestations nationwide, people are on guard. This especially rings true when you are traveling. But did you know that these pests can affect you anywhere? You don’t have to be traveling and staying in hotels to have a bed bug infestation. This is a common place that people pick them up and bring them home from, but it is not the only place you can find these invasive pests. Luckily, there are some tools to help you keep bed bugs out. A-Tex Pest Management would like to talk about bed bug encasements and how using them could benefit you.
What Do Bed Bug Encasements Do?
A bed bug encasement for your bed is a special zippered cover that fits over your mattress and box spring. It provides your mattress and box spring with a sealed, bed bug proof enclosure to help eliminate and avoid a bed bug problem. When using a bed bug encasement there are two ways to go about it, proactive and reactive.
Proactive Approach with Bed Bug Mattress Encasements
When you are taking a proactive approach with bed bug encasements, that means that you are putting them on your bed before you ever have a bed bug problem. A bed bug encasement will not do anything to actually repel bed bugs, but it will give bed bugs less places to hide on your mattress. There are several folds and tufts in a mattress that make excellent hiding places for bed bugs. In your box spring, the wooden frame of your box spring is another place they like to hide. A bed bug encasement creates a smooth surface on your mattress which makes visual checks for bed bugs much simpler. The solid white surface makes spotting signs such as blood smears that bed bugs leave behind, easy! In this case, if bed bugs are ever introduced to your mattress, treating them will be much easier. They will have nowhere to run.
Reactive Approach with Bed Bug Encasements
When your mattress becomes infested with bed bugs, it is extremely difficult to eliminate the problem. Bed bug encasements can be beneficial in the process by trapping them on your mattress and box spring with no way of feeding. It also keeps them confined and unable to venture out from your mattress in search for a blood meal. Trying to rid them of your mattress can be very time consuming and almost impossible to get rid of every single one. This way, you don’t have to worry about re-infestations either. This will take care of any eggs that may be left behind on your mattress as well.
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It should be noted that while a bed bug encasement traps bed bug in your mattress, it does nothing for the bed bugs in the areas surrounding your bed. If you have a bed bug infestation, it is almost impossible to eradicate the problem on your own. A-Tex Pest Management have years of experience in bed bug and pest control and can help eliminate your problem as soon as possible. Call us today with any bed bug needs and concerns.