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Bed Bug Covers

In your fight to get rid of bed bugs, you have to take the proper precautions after steaming them out and eliminating them. The best way to do that is by protecting your belongings during the treatment process by buying bed bug covers for your bedding, your couches and your clothing.

Solutions carries a variety of bed bug protection products for mattresses, box springs and couches which are highly recommended by pest control professionals. These top-of-the-line bed bug mattress protectors and encasements are proven to protect your valuables from bed bugs and keep you bed bug bite-free.

When implementing your bed bug treatment program, we highly recommend Clean Rest Pro covers and encasements. Cleanrest mattress covers are the best bed bug mattress covers on the market and has been scientifically proven to be effective in keeping bed bugs away. Clean Rest encasements have shown through rigorous scientific tests to be 100% escape-proof and bite-proof. Whether it’s a brand new mattress or an old one that had previously been infested, these covers will make sure that bed bugs won’t be an issue any longer.

Benefits of Bed Bug Covers

Encasing the mattress and box springs with bed bug covers prevents an infestation from growing by cutting off bed bugs from accessing the hard-to-treat interior. This ensures the following two major benefits:

  1. Effective Prevention. You will easily be able to spot and remove new clusters of bed bugs on the smooth cover, thus preventing new infestations.

  2. Effective Control. Any existing bed bugs that happen to be inside the mattress cover at the time of encasement will be trapped inside and will die out.

How To Use

Placing a bed bug cover on your beds and box springs is simple. Simply follow the directions on the label and make sure that the casing is tightly fit and secure.

Once the mattress cover is in place, it should be considered the new surface exterior of the mattress and never be removed. You could use a mattress pad or fitted sheet to cover the encasement to prevent it from being damaged or stained in any way.

The bed bug mattress cover will remain effective only as long as it is not ripped or torn in any way, so be careful if your bed frame has sharp edges, bolts, or other protrusions that might damage the cover. To be on the safe side it would be wise to install felt covers over sharp edges or install additional padding.

If you need help installing the product or need bed bug advice, don’t hesitate to call us at (800) 479-6583 or email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com

Bed Bug Mattress and Box Spring Covers

Protecting your mattress, box spring and pillow covers with bed bug encasement covers can help keep your bed bug treatment efforts to a minimum.Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover protect your mattress investment by using Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover. A Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover give you complete mattress protection for a healthy, Bed Bug free sleep zone. 


The Mattress encasements we carry are completely Bed Bug entry, escape and bite proof. Complete Mattress Protection From Bed Bugs and Allergens Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover mattress protector provides your whole family with a clean and healthy sleeping environment. The surface is waterproof and stainproof, featuring their innovative Miracle Membrane® with the Total Heat Transference Formula. Liquids and stains stay out, yet the state-of-the-art Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover remains breathable and comfortable.


Solutions Pest & Lawn also offers a wide variety of bed bug treatment products to control and kill bed bugs effectively. These products range from bed bug sprays and dusts to bed bug traps and insect growth regulators.

 

How To Install A Bed Bug Mattress Cover

When it comes to defending your home against unwanted blood sucking intruders such as bed bugs, it’d be a safe bet to only go with the best products that are proven to take out large bed bug populations. One such product that is an essential tool for getting rid of bed bug infestations are bed bug mattress covers also known as bed bug encasements.

 

There is perhaps not a better mattress cover for bed bugs to keep those pesky bed bugs away than Clean Brands Pro version of protective bed bug mattress encasements which Solutions Pest and Lawn is proud to carry and recommend to our customers (Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover and CleanRest PRO Boxspring Encasement for boxsprings).

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Bed bug mattress covers are a vital instrument that is designed to protect your home from the relentless bites and insatiable appetites of bed bugs and is a highly recommended part of any good bed bug control program.

 

Whether you are worried that you have a bed bug infestation and want to take steps to eliminate the problem before it gets worse or if you just want to be proactive and make it so your home doesn’t encounter any bed bugs, bed bug mattress and box spring encasements are a worthy investment.

 

Benefits of Bed Bug Mattress Encasements

Encasing your mattress and box springs with bed bug covers prevents a growing infestation by keeping bed bugs from accessing the mattress folds and setting up camp. This ensures the following two major benefits:

  1. 1. Effective Prevention. You will easily be able to spot and remove new clusters of bed bugs on the smooth cover, thus preventing new infestations.

  2. 2. Effective Control. Any existing bed bugs which happen to be inside the mattress encasement will be trapped inside and eventually die from starvation.

 

Once the mattress cover is in place, it should be considered the new surface exterior of the mattress and never be removed. You could use a mattress pad or fitted sheet to cover the encasement to prevent it from being damaged or stained in any way.

 

The bed bug mattress cover will remain effective only as long as it is not ripped or torn in any way, so be careful if your bed frame has sharp edges, bolts, or other protrusions that might damage the cover. To be on the safe side it would be wise to install felt covers over sharp edges or install additional padding.

 

Bed Bug Mattress Cover Installation Instructions

While there are different types of bed bug mattress covers which may have slight variations in how they work and how they seal off a mattress or boxspring, in general most of the work the same way. In this case we are going to be using Clean Brands Pro Bed Bug Covers as the encasement for installation. The mattress is a much more straightforward job compared to a box spring or covering, say, a couch. We will also cover how to encase a box spring as well but first, here is how to install the bed bug encasement onto a mattress.

 

  1. 1. You will want to start the installation process by first stripping your mattress and box spring of any bedding materials. Move the pillows and comforters off of the mattress and undo the bed sheet until the mattress is totally bare.

  2. 2. Stand your mattress up against the wall, preferably upright. This installment job should ideally be done with two people so you have some help with picking up the mattress and maneuvering it around as well as getting the encasement complete around the bed or box spring. While it may be possible to install a bed bug mattress cover yourself, in a lot of cases box springs and mattresses can tend to be very heavy so to lessen the risk of hurting yourself, it would be best to have a spotter of sorts to help out.


  3. 3. Take the encasement out of the packaging and open the zipper up all the way around and then drape it over the top of the mattress, slide it along and pull it down towards the floor.


  4. 4. At this point, you’re going to want to lay the mattress down and begin to zip the encasement up and around the entire mattress until it gets to the end and is completely closed then go ahead and click in the securing clasp and you are done. Now you can place the mattress back on the bed frame and make your bed as your normally would.

 


Installation of Bed Bug Encasement for a Box Spring

 

Box springs are one of the most important areas to pay attention to for bed bug control because bed bugs are known for infesting box springs sometimes even worse than they would infest a mattress! This is due to the plethora of different cracks and crevices that box springs have which means a whole load of different hiding spots for bed bugs to keep out of sight.

 

Installing a bed bug encasement over a box spring is a little trickier because of how box springs are designed and structured but is still easy to install as the steps are largely the same as they would be for a mattress cover.

 

The main thing that you have to pay attention to when using a bed bug encasement on a box spring are those pressure point areas where box springs tend to experience a lot of friction or wear.Box springs are placed first on a bed frame that is usually metal and then will have to bear not only the weight of a heavy mattress but also the weight of those individual who are sleeping on the mattress.

 

Once the encasement is placed on the box spring, before putting it back onto the bed frame you will need to check the bottom of the box spring in particular for any markings or holes or any symptoms of where because those are going to be the areas where the box spring is making excessive contact with the bed frame and it causing little wear points.

 

You will also need to check for the spots on the bed frame where the box spring will be in contact with when it is laid down for any screw holes or sharp points or wear and tear because this can detrimentally affect the longevity of the encasement. When an encasement is around a box spring that has wear points, it has the potential of tearing into the box spring.

 

Where you have a tear, you have a hole, and bed bugs can fit and crawl in and out of the tiniest of holes so once there is a tear, it essentially renders the bed bug cover useless because it takes away the totally sealed affect your going to want to go for if you want to trap, entomb and kill bed bugs and their eggs which are still in hiding and are active.

 

The solution to this is to take a piece of sticky felt or duct tape or something similar to pad those pressure point areas on the box spring before placing it back on top of the bed frame itself so the encasement will be better protected and will be less likely to tear.

 

After successful installation of the box spring bed bug encasement you should periodically lift the box spring up and check for any wear marks and reinforce those areas with extra padding either on the box spring of the bed frame itself with some sort of adhesive to prevent tearing. If there is tearing that occurs after some time, you may just need to go ahead and replace that box spring encasement with a new one.

 

Conclusion

Attaching bed bug encasements to your mattresses or box springs is a smart and affordable way to prevent problematic bed bug infestations. We do have to note though that if you do have a bed bug infestation on your hands, a bed bug encasement alone will not do enough to free your home of these bloodsucking parasites. You will need to employ a full bed bug control program to ensure your home is totally free of the presence of bed bugs.

 

With the help of our convenient Guaranteed Bed Bug Control Kit you will receive an arsenal of the best bed bug control insecticides that are proven to get rid of a bed bug infestation fast. Order this convenient package today risk-free because if it doesn’t work to eliminate your bed bug problem, we will work with you in finding a satisfying solution or your money back.

 

For more information or to receive free DIY bed bug control advice, call Solutions Pest & Lawn today at our toll-free number 800-479-6583. You can also email us at askapro@solutionsstores.com or live chat with us on our website by clicking the chat option the the left side of your screen. Our representatives are standing by and eager to assist you.

 

Treating Your Mattress For Bed Bugs

 

So you’ve discovered and have confirmed that you have bed bugs in your bed. Many people who encounter the same issue and who haven’t done their homework on bed bugs often mistakenly believe all their problems are solved by just rolling the bed out to a dumpster.

 

These people erroneously believe that bed bug infestations are limited to the bed. This is a misconception however because if a bed bug infestation is bad enough, they will have spread to other parts of the room and even other parts of the home.

 

This makes getting rid of a bed ineffective and bringing in a brand new bed only for it to bed overrun by bed bugs once it enters the home. Mattresses are expensive to replace so it would be best for most people to treat their mattress rather than discarding it.  

 

So what should be done about your mattress? We will show you what needs to be done and how you can save a load of money by treating your bed yourself.

 

Getting Rid Of Your Bed

Before we get into treatment of your bed, let’s discuss the case where it will probably be better for you to get rid of your bed as opposed to salvaging it with bed bug treatment methods.

 

While discarding to bed doesn’t solve all your bed bug problems, tossing the bed can eliminate a great percentage of the bed bug population since that is the primary place where they hide.

 

It may be more feasible to get rid of your bed if it is a particularly old bed or if it personally will be taxing on you to conduct bed bug treatments for your mattress.

 

If you do choose to throw infested beds away it is important to be careful how you go about getting rid of the bed so the infestation doesn’t spread to your neighbors etc.

 

First consider what will become of the mattress when you discard it. Is it going to be laying out by your curb or by a dumpster?

 

How long will it take for it to be collected. If it is being placed by or in a dumpster, one good idea is to spray paint or mark the bed somehow to signal that it is infested to discourage anyone from taking it and bringing it into their home.

 

Another very important thing to consider if you are going to get rid of your bed is to make sure that in your effort to get it out of the house, you don’t end up scattering bed bugs around your home.  For instance, while dragging the bed across the floor and down the stairs or carrying the bed and having having it bang into walls can shake bed bugs out of the mattress and onto your carpet where they will continue to roam around your home, grow their population and feast on you and your family.

 

What we recommend doing before getting rid of the mattress is to remove as many visible bed bugs as you can with a vacuum, preferably one with a disposable bag you can easily discard as well.

 

More than likely this won’t get rid of ALL of the bed bugs but it does create a dent. We would also recommend that if you are dumping the mattress, to cover it in plastic or shrink wrap before starting to remove it from your home.

 

Bed Bug-Proofing Your Mattress

If you’re keeping your bed and just want the bed bugs gone from it, these are the steps we highly recommend which involves a combination of sanitation measures and bed bug treatment products which we provide here at Solutions Pest & Lawn.

 

Non-Chemical Methods of Treating Your Mattress

Before breaking out any bed bug killing chemicals, you will want to first use all the non-chemical means of killing bed bugs and sanitizing your bed.

 

1) Remove and Wash Bedding Materials

 

Start by stripping off your bedding from the mattress and bagging them in sealed garbage bags to prevent bed bugs from escaping and traveling to other parts of your home to spread the infestation.

 

Next, take the bags directly to your washing machine and dump whem in your washer and place your washer setting on HOT water and toss in some detergent as well. For bed bugs to die, the temperatures need to reach 120 degrees or more.

 

After running in the hot cycle for some time, put the bed sheets and pillowcases into the dryer for added heat treatment.  This will kill any bedbugs and eggs which remain.

 

2)  Vacuum the Bed

 

While washing and drying the bedding, remove your mattress and box brings from the bed frame and then use a vacuum to remove any bed bugs, shells, and feces from your mattress. While it is okay to use your regular vacuums for this step, it would be most wise to use a sealed HEPA PCO vacuum.

 

These vacuums are designed specifically to collect bed bugs and their eggs into a sealed HEPA filter which leaves so chance for bed bugs to weasel their way out.

 

Regular vacuums often don’t have the type of suction power needed to suck up bed bugs that hide in the tightest of nooks and crannies and cling tightly to the bed.

 

When vacuuming, use a back and forth scraping motion directly on the surface where bugs and eggs are present in order to remove as much of the bed bugs and eggs as possible.

 

3) Steam Treat the Bed

 

After you're done going over the bed with a vacuum, you should follow up with a steamer.

 

While the vacuum may have done a good job covering the surfaces of your bed, a bed bug steamer can penetrate deep below the surface of your inside your mattress, box spring, bed frame, headboard, and footboard to kill any bed bugs and eggs in hiding.

 

At Solutions Pest & Lawn we carry high quality professional grade steamers that are tailor-made for bed bug control.

 

While these professional quality steamers are more expensive, they are definitely worth the cost compared to the average steamer as it will make sure to reach a high enough temperature (over 120 degrees) to kill bed bugs at all stages,on contact.



Chemical Methods of Treating Your Mattress

  1. Treat the Bed and Box springs with Insecticide

 

Once your bed has been vacuumed, steamed and dried, it is time to break out bed bug control products. Spray the joints of your bed frame, headboard and footboard with a fast-killing insecticide concentrate called Flex 10-10 Insecticide.

 

This product call also be sprayed directly on your mattress. Spray the seams, the surface and the folds with this product. It is also recommended to mix the Flex 10-10 solution with an insect growth regulator known as Gentrol Aerosol Insect Growth Regulator.

This product is great because it prevents bed bugs from being able to reproduce and inhibits the growth of already laid bed bug eggs.

 

Don’t forget the box spring! The box spring should also be thoroughly treated with the same mixture. You’re going to want to get the underside of the box spring by removing the cloth netting and spray up into the cracks and crevices of the box spring making sure you get full coverage.

 

It should be noted that these products provide a 30 day residual, so after 30 days it is recommended to reapply until you no longer have a bed bug issue on your mattress.

 

2) Treat Furniture Around the Bed

You can treat your bed all you want but if you’re not treating your entire room for bed bugs, before long, the bed bugs that are hiding in areas other than the bed will soon travel back to the bed and it will be reinfested.

 

Start with treating the floor adjacent to the bed to attack any bed bugs that are traveling and transferring to different pieces of furniture. To be on the safe side, spray the entire floor/carpet area of the room and the carpeting of the floors adjacent to that room to prevent bed bugs from transferring from room to room.

 

After that you should move onto any other pieces of furniture in the bedroom. Get into the cracks and crevices of the chester drawers, the nightstand, the dresser and the bed frame itself and spray with an aerosol spray called Pyrid Aerosol. Pyrid provides a great knockdown and comes with an applicator straw to really get into those nooks and crannies where bed bugs love to hide.

 

As an added measure to keep bed bugs from traveling from room to room, it is recommended to use a dust. We suggest a great insecticidal dust known as D-Fense Dust which you can apply along the walls underneath the baseboards and also into wall sockets since bed bugs are also known to travel through the electrical wiring to go room to room.

 

The dust will be effective for months and should be reapplied every six months for lasting control.

 

Protecting Your Mattress and Box Spring With Bed Bug Covers

Once the application of the chemicals and non-chemical methods have been applied, it’s time to put up some preventative measures to discourage bed bugs from ever infesting your mattress again. The bed way to do that is via a bed bug cover (also known as bed bug encasements). There are many encasements available in the marketplace, but the one we feel works the best is Clean Brands Pro Mattress Bed Bug Cover. This is considered the best way to salvage a mattress once infested with bed bugs.

 

Encasements protect the mattress and boxsprings by taking away those hiding spots bed bugs are accustomed to using and for any lingering bed bugs that are still alive on the boxspring or mattress, the bed bug cover serves as their tomb, trapping the bed bugs inside the encasement until they eventually die due to the lack of a blood meal.

 

Conclusion

By following these steps, you can save your precious mattress from a bed bug infestation and sleep easy once again without the worry of blood sucking bed bugs keeping you up at night. For more information and helpful DIY pest control advice, you can speak to us live over the phone at 800-479-6583, live chat with our skilled representatives on our website or send us an email at askapro@solutionsstores.com.



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