A bed bug mattress encasement cover can be used as a preventative measure before an infestation ever begins. Once placed over the mattress and box springs it creates a silky-smooth surface which the bugs are unable to penetrate through. This makes them easy to spot on the outer layer of the sheet.
A good encasement keeps existing bed bugs in and ensures that new bed bugs stay out where they're easy to spot. This is true of mattress, box spring, and pillow encasements. Bed bugs can survive up to 400 days without feeding, which is why it is necessary to have a quality encasement that won't fail even after the bites stop.
These encasements can be used as a way to protect bedding from bed bugs, help identify infestations as early as possible and assist in the control of a known bed bug infestation.
Encasement of Mattress and Box Spring There are many encasements available in the marketplace, but few are effective against bed bugs. The encasement that we believe is the most effective is the BugLock® encasement, manufactured by Protect-A-Bed of Chicago. The encasements can be used to salvage beds that are infested with bed bugs.
To ensure it will provide unbeatable protection against bed bugs, some mattress covers are put through lab testing. If you want a product that's been lab-certified, check out the SafeRest Premium Zippered Mattress Encasement, which is available in most mattress sizes and a variety of depths.
SafeRest premium bed bug mattress covers were specifically designed for full bed bug, fluid and dust mite protection and offer an exclusive patent-pending 360° Secure Micro Zipper. SafeRest encasements have been lab tested and certified bed bug proof by Snell Scientific and are registered as a class 1 medical device with the FDA.