If you have a bedbug infestation, the best thing to do is to invest in a high-quality mattress cover to protect your mattress. A mattress cover will help kill bedbugs by starving them out. However, a mattress cover will not completely eliminate bedbugs from your mattress. You need to be careful and leave your mattress cover on for at least a year after the infestation. During that time, you should wash your mattress cover and any bedding in HOT water to kill any remaining bugs. Repeat the washing every two weeks until you no longer see any bugs.
You should choose a mattress cover that is made of cotton, polyester, or vinyl. Cotton is the best choice as it is the softest and most breathable material. It is also less noisy than polyester or vinyl. If you can’t afford cotton or polyester, a synthetic material can be a good choice.
Another great option is a box spring cover. A box spring cover will protect your boxspring and mattress from allergens and liquids. This will also help protect your mattress from dust mites. A box spring cover will help protect your mattress against allergens and liquids, but can you still get bedbugs?
Another option is a mattress encasement, which completely encases your mattress and traps bedbugs inside. This method will help you detect infestations early and prevent a full infestation from occurring. It will also protect your mattress from damage while limiting their hiding places.