The longer answer is that yes, while a mattress protector can help to prevent a bed bug infestation, it really depends on both the type of protector you use and also the material it is made from. Lets break that down a little.By type, we mean the overall design of the protector itself.
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Mattress Covers for Bed Bug Control If a new mattress is to be protected from bed bug infestation or an old infested bed is to be kept, your best non-chemical method of control is to place a smooth, tight-fitting, hardy cover over your old mattress. This is known as an encasement. How It Works
The best mattress cover is a zippered encasement that is designed specifically to assist with the control of these pests. A zippered encasement will help make the process much easier for the extermination.
Made in USA, the Luna mattress encasement offers protection for your mattress against bed bugs and prevent 99% of allergens from penetrating through the membrane material while allowing the mattress to breathe.