No homeowner today needs anyone telling them just how important, expensive, or of an investment their home is. Home prices are soaring and homeowners today know exactly what they are getting into when buying a home. They likely also know that they’ll need to do various things to protect and defend that home to the fullest. It really just becomes a matter of what is needed to be done to protect the home. Well, if you want to protect your home against invading insects like bed bugs
, you’ll need to invest in top-quality mattress covers.
A Look At Bed Bug Mattress Covers
If you aren’t currently utilizing bed bug
mattress toppers in your home and bedrooms, you might as well be leaving your front door open and unlocked while you are sleeping. You are virtually inviting in all threats. Luckily, you have found this article and looking for ways to change. A bed bug mattress cover prevents bed bugs from utilizing your mattress. This is in the same way that locked doors and security systems prevent burglars from using your home as a free-for-all.
What Exactly Are Mattress Protectors
Mattress covers, mattress toppers, encasements, bed bug mattress protectors, you’ll hear them referred to by a variety of names, but when all said and done, these are virtually the same product. They might be made by various manufacturers in various styles, but they are all designed to offer your mattress protection from bed bugs. Think of a big Ziploc back. That’s what mattress covers are! They are big Ziploc bags with zippers. They are installed around the entirety of your mattress and zip-locked in.
Choosing The Right Mattress Covers For Your Home
So, you can clearly see just how important mattress covers are for bed bug defense. The real question becomes, how do I make sure I am choosing a quality mattress. That’s exactly what you are going to learn. There are a few questions that you’ll want to consider before just blindly choosing a cover for your bedroom.
Is It A Full Encasement?
What good would a Ziploc bag do if it only covered half your sandwich? It wouldn’t offer much protection at all. Bugs, germs, dirt, and diseases would still be able to access your sandwich. The same would be said for a mattress topper that doesn’t fully cover your mattress. The thought is to trap bugs inside and prevent them from escaping, which means your entire mattress has to be covered.
Does It Properly Seal?
Speaking of trapping bed bugs inside, your mattress cover won’t do any good if it doesn’t properly seal. If the mattress cover doesn’t properly seal, it’ll allow bugs to come and go as they please. This means they would be able to come out of hiding, feed on you, and go back into hiding. The theory is that you want the bugs trapped inside where they cannot come out and feed. Otherwise, they are virtually useless.
Has It Been Properly Tested?
There have been plenty of things that looked good on paper but failed when put to the test. Mattress covers are no different. And, this is why you want to make sure the cover you are choosing has been tested in the field. The most reputable pest management companies will only sell products that have been tested and verified in the field.
Is It Free Of Toxins?
Chemicals and toxins have been a long-term solution for bed bugs. Pest management companies have been effectively using toxins and chemicals to treat bed bugs for years and years. In addition to this, most toppers are made out of plastic and plastic can be constructed with hazardous chemicals and materials. Whether the manufacturer chose to use dangerous materials or added some chemical deterrent, you want to make sure that your mattress cover is safe.
Do These Products Work?
When investing in any product the most important question that you can consider is, does that product work as advertised. If you’ve done any research on the efficiency of mattress toppers, you’ve likely got mixed results. Some people probably swear by them while others probably claim they are nothing but junk. This is because there is a very fine line when it comes to encasements. The slightest rip, manufacturer’s malfunction or defect, or installer’s oversight can render the product useless.
This is why it is always best to turn to a professional pest management company when dealing with such products. In addition to this, a properly trained and qualified pest management company can offer additional solutions to help increase the likelihood of successful treatment.
Why Hire Us!
Most victims of bed bugs are adamant when it comes to securing their living quarters. Whether you live in a college dorm, motel five days a week, apartment, condo, flat, or house, you are not 100 percent protected from bed bugs. Unlike most insect species, the bed bug is generally invited into the victim’s home. How is this possible? Well, one thing is for sure, the victim did not intentionally invite the bed bug into his/her home. But, instead, carried the insect into the home.
Our bed bug control combines state-of-the-art equipment and pesticides to fully eradicate a colony of varying sizes.
- We offer free bed bug inspection, consultation, and written estimates
- We employ certified pest control technicians
- We are a locally owned and operated pest control company in Cincinnati
- Our prices are fair and competitive with our top Ohio competitors
- We back our work with a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee