In the last few years, bed bug infestations have returned in great numbers.
Bed bugs are insects whose primary source of food is human
blood, which means that they will try to stay close to their source of
food, you. Bed bugs prefer humans that are sleeping, as this makes it
easier for them to get their meal without you noticing. In an infested hotels and short-term rental properties, it is estimated that close to 90 percent of all bed bugs will be
found in a 15 feet radius of the bed.
Bed bug infestations are serious problems for owners and guests, as these pests are quite difficult to get rid of. When they infest a mattress, getting rid of them is very hard due to their very small size and ability to hide in tiny crevices inside the mattress. But there are solutions available. The first thing to do would be to hire a pest control professional to apply a treatment that would get rid of most of the bed bugs. Then, you should encase your bed by using lab-tested, certified bed bug proof mattress encasement covers. These covers are tightly woven and keep potential bed bug infestations under control.
If bed bugs are already present in your bed, then bed bug proof mattress covers will prevent them from escaping to get to their food source. Eventually, the bed bugs will simply starve to death. Any bed bugs that are lurking outside of the cover will not be able to get inside the mattress, which prevents them from breeding and setting up a colony there. Bed bug mattress covers are available in different sizes, which make them suitable for use on any size of bed.