Spray diluted tea tree oil solution on infested furniture to repel bed bugs. Cover your mattress with a bed-bug proof bed cover. Treat the bed and upholstery furniture with high-heat steam. Add bed bug interceptors underneath the legs of your bed. Wash all clothing and bedding material in your house.
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.
Vaseline or any petroleum jelly product may repel bed bugs to a certain degree; however, due to there being no overpowering scent to Vaseline, it likely will not repel the bugs. Vaseline can be utilized in other bed bug repellent scenarios.
Those mattresses have plenty of pores and holes for dust mites, bed bugs and any other creepy crawlies. They're LESS hospitable, but not 100% Bed Bugs are hard to get rid of, as they're VERY
A true encasement for bedbugs prevents bed bugs from getting into or out of the mattress once the encasement is on the mattress. Most latex manufacturers don't recommend rotating on a monthly basis (although you certainly could) - it less frequent than that.
Research has also shown that DEET-based insect sprays can also be repellent to bed bugs. The length of that repellency is directly dependent upon the percent of DEET in the spray. Meaning the higher percentage of DEET, the longer it will be repellent.