How To Shield Against Bed Bugs

Get Rid of Bed Bugs Once and For All

Bed bugs exist in cities across the country and around the world. The problem is so common that you’ll hear reports on the news of epidemics sweeping parts of the Midwest and both coasts. 

I don’t know about you, but the mere thought of bed bugs just about sends me over the edge. Silly as it may sound, I won’t even visit the library to check out books because I know a lot of libraries have had problems with bed bugs in their books. Likewise, hotels, apartments, and luggage on planes.

The bugs are so small that you might not even know you have a problem until you see dark brown spots on your mattress and box spring. Those dark spots are the blood that the bugs leave behind after feeding on you and your family.

With mattress encasement products, you can finally get rid of your bed bug problem once and for all.

How Does an Encasement Work?

The reason that getting rid of beg bugs is so hard is because those bugs live inside your mattress and box springs. These bugs usually only come out at night and feed on you as you sleep. 

An encasement is a large piece of lightweight fabric that completely surrounds your mattress. It lacks any areas that let bed bugs escape.

Bed bugs can only live for a certain period of time without feeding. When you keep them away from your blood, the bugs will eventually die.

Will it Change the Way You Sleep?

Many people worry that using an encasement on their beds will change the way they sleep. This isn’t something that you need to worry about. 

Made from a type of polyester, the mattress covers are just as soft as your mattress. The fabric is also lightweight and breathable, which means that you will feel just as soft and comfortable as you did before you used that encasement. 

Whether you use sheets made from cotton, flannel, silk, satin or another material, you can sleep soundly without worrying about your sheets slipping off the encasement and off your bed.

Can You Use Other Products?

You absolutely can use a mattress encasement with other products designed to kill bed bugs. If you leave your box spring uncovered, bed bugs living in the box spring can continue feeding on you.

A cover designed for your box spring will quickly take care of this problem.

You can also find pillow covers that will suffocate the bed bugs living in your pillows and luggage liners. Luggage liners keep bed bugs from crawling inside of your bags and coming home with you. 


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  1. I do keep a fresh zippered encased cover on my box springs year around. It protects the part of the box spring which is where they breed and live

  2. We do not have much trouble with them here with the exception of one or two hotels that had a problem once. . I do cover my furniture and mattress , box spring when moving in a zipped plastic covers. I take them off outdoors before the movers bring them in to avoid picking them up in moving trucks. I heard that is a more common way to bring them into your home then anything else. I have moved several times and never had a problem. I never heard of them in library books but never once have a seen any bug in my library books in over 50 years of going to the library every week. . the library is so important to me I would never give up my library books because of a possibility of bugs but I have a friend who is phobic about bugs and will not step foot in a library or bookstore. I keep a stack of library books by my bed and never once had a issue. I learned when traveling never to set your luggage or clothing on the bed or closet. Also when traveling do not turn down the sheets. I use only dresser surfaces to put my items and never had a problem. But before you check in you get the key and strip the bed and check. I only found them once in a nice hotel that was shocked and embarrassed. I got a nice upgrade for 3 days to a bug free suite .

  3. I realize this article was a paid one, which you must do, but In actuality, there is no way to keep from getting them, especially if you live in a highly populated place. You must just know how to get rid of them if you do get them. I had to deal with bedbugs once. Apparently some house guests I had must have brought them with them. I learned that sprays and foggers help, but the thing that finally killed them was a powder called DIATOMACEOUS EARTH. It is non-toxic to humans, but deadly to the bed bugs. It cost me $25 for 10 lbs, and I didn't even use half of it. I spread it under my bed, on my bed frame, on my box spring, on my mattress, around the edges of each room, under couch cushions, etc. It's been a year and a half and they have not returned. It was hell, but i got rid of them. I really don't think there is a real way to keep from getting them. but I got rid of them.

  4. Good tips to keep in mind! We've never had bedbugs, but then again we live in a climate that would freeze out any malicious bug. It never occurred to me that bedbugs could be in library books. Yikes!!

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