LinenSpa Mattress Encasement(3 posts)
Has anyone ever used this mattress encasement or heard anything about it before?http://www.amazon.com/LinenSpa-PREMIUM-Universal-Mattress-Protector/dp/B0035E63WM/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1268944284&sr=8-6
Next week I am having my 1st treatment for bed bugs in my apartment and I'm lucky in that my building management takes care of all the costs for the PCO, however, I really want to invest in the encasements for both the mattress and box spring just to be safe for any future problems. I've looked at the better known brands (Protect-A-Bed, etc), but they're pretty expensive. I found this 1 on Amazon with 2 great reviews, but wanted to check if anyone here has used it before. The price is a lot more affordable and between having to purchase these covers and the cost of all the laundry I will be doing in the next few weeks, it's going to start adding up pretty fast!
I would recommend using encasements which have been designed and tested to keep bed bugs in, or out. Of particular concern is the zipper end stop. It may have gaps which allow bed bugs to pass through, or it may come open. Protect-a-bed AllerZip and MattressSafe are designed to prevent that.
The description of the encasement you link to says,
"100% cotton terry surface and polyurethane backing inhibits allergy-causing dust mites, bed bugs, and bacteria from living in your mattress"
That's really not very convincing. I'd want to see test data showing the items construction keeps bed bugs from getting in or out of the seams and zipper end stop.
Thanks for the info...I'll keep looking around and see what kind of prices I can find on the better ones.
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