A bed bug mattress protector is a great way to protect your mattress from bed bugs. A mattress protector prevents the bugs from moving around, and the cover is durable enough to be left on for months at a time. Bed bugs can survive up to 18 months without feeding, so the protection that a bed bug mattress cover offers is vital.
The bed bug mattress encasement should fit snugly over the mattress and box springs to keep bugs out. The zippers should be secure and close tightly. Also, the dimensions of the encasement should match those of the mattress. A cheap cover won’t cut it, and it may not protect against bed bugs as well as a more expensive one.
It’s important to remember that most mattress protectors are made to protect against spills and allergens, and don’t offer adequate protection against bed bugs. Most of them only protect the top layer of a bed, leaving the sides and underside exposed. In addition to being ineffective at preventing infestations, standard mattress covers are not waterproof. If you’re buying a mattress protector, be sure to buy one with a waterproof cover so that it doesn’t get ruined by spills.
Some mattress protectors are hypoallergenic, which is especially beneficial for people with allergies. Hypoallergenic mattress covers are specially designed to prevent allergens from entering the mattress. They also have tight weaves, which keeps allergens at the surface, where they can be easily cleaned. In addition to this, some mattress covers are lab tested and certified by third-party entities. Third-party certifications are industry-standard, and can give you peace of mind.