It is difficult and time consuming to inspect & deal with bugs and eggs inside of box springs and the edges of mattresses: An effective Encasesment takes the complexity of the mattress and box spring out of play, restricting the movement of bed bugs to the smooth exterior of the encasement where they can be easily detected and dealt with.
Do I need a mattress pad or mattress protector for my new Casper, Tuft & Needle, Leesa, Saatva, or other online mattress? This is by far one of the most common questions I receive on my blog, and it's long over due for a quick question and answer post.
A mattress encasement is a tightly-woven fabric case that surrounds your mattress and box spring. Once it is installed, bed bugs already in the mattress cannot escape or breed, and will eventually die inside the encasement. Any bed bugs left outside the encasement will be easy to spot and remove.
Mattress encasements are cases made of strong materials (polyurethane, polyester, etc.), which are designed to protect the mattress from bed bugs getting inside and outside. Many people believe that the trick that covers do is that they are slippery and the bugs therefore simply slip off and can't crawl back up. This isn't true though.
Mattress Safe® mattress protectors and encasements are your first line of defense against bed bugs, fluids, stains, bacteria and mold.
Once you've put in the hard work of getting rid of bed bugs, the last thing you want is a relapse of these insects. Some effective solutions to keep bed bugs at bay include getting a mattress cover, and moving your bed away from any points of contact such as walls, nightstands, and other furniture.