Bed Bug Mattress Covers

By Perry Benani

Bed Bug Mattress Covers & Encasements

Protect your bed from bed bugs with bed bug proof mattress covers and encasements.

Bed bug mattress covers are different from normal mattress covers or bed linens. Unlike the regular mattress covers, the bed bug covers are actually encasements that seal off the mattress and pillows completely leaving no gap for the bed bugs to enter or escape through.

However, the encasements do not kill or get rid of the bed bugs immediately, and instead will take at least up to a year or so to fully eliminate all of the bed bugs hiding in the mattress, since they are able to live for a long time without feeding.

Getting bed bug proof covers for your mattress and pilllows will act as the first line of defense against a breeding infestation and is one of the effective and easiest ways to prevent bed bugs bites.

Bed bug mattress encasements are not only able to keep out bed bugs, they can also keep dust mites and other allergens that might prevent one from getting a good night’s sleep.

To further prevent new bed bugs from your mattress, move your bed away from the walls
and do not let any clothings or items hang off the bed and touch the floor.

Types of Mattress Covers Available

Vinyl mattress protector – they do not stain and are usually easier to wash. However, they might tear easily and can be quite uncomfortable to sleep on.

Fabric mattress protector – they stain easily, especially when a bed bug gets squashed underneath, although they are more comfortable to sleep on and do not run the risk of tearing easily.

Let’s take a look at the two most popular brands of bed bug mattress covers:

1. Luna Bed Bug Proof Mattress Protector & Encasement 

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. It works by using a premium cotton terry bonded with a hypoallergenic waterproof membrane layer. In order to allow the mattress to breathe, Luna utilizes an exclusive Airflow Technology made up of microscopic pores in the membrane layer – these pores allow air to flow throughout while preventing liquids and insects (both dust mites and bed bugs) from penetrating.

Luna mattress protector are able to fit up to 18” height with a fitted sheet style design. You will be glad to know that Luna also offers a 10-year warranty.

Protect your mattress and box springs with Luna Bed Bug Proof Bedding Encasements

2. Allerzip Bed Bug Proof Mattress Encasement 

The Allerzip Mattress Encasement helps to protect your mattress from not only bed bugs, but also dust mites, dirt and other allergens. It is specially designed with the unique Allerzip ® seal and three-sided BugLockā„¢ zipper system, which provides an impenetrable, bite-proof barrier against any insects or pests.

Allerzip is a type of fabric protector, which is made of a cotton terry atop a layer of polymer material. The cotton layer makes it comfortable to sleep on while the polymer barrier prevents bed bugs from entering and leaving the mattress.

Allerzip Mattress Encasement can be machine-washed and is available in several sizes to fit most standard mattresses, box springs and foundations.

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