Must Get New Bed: Please Offer Opinion/Advice(5 posts)
I've been afraid to get a new bed in my new place b/c I'm of the irrational decision that once I give up the inflatable and get a real big-girl bed, the bbs will find their way to my apartment.
But now that inflatable bed #3 has sprung a leak, I realize it's time to bite the bullet and get a bed.
I keep reading different opinions on what I should get.
I would like a memory foam but don't know what I'd put it on, since they don't go with box springs and platform beds can be bb playgrounds, even metal ones.
I don't want a mattress/box spring set if I can avoid it. . . I just think it's a bad idea to have all that nice hiding material for bbs.
So, experts and survivors alike, what would you recommend for a battle-scarred veteran of the bb wars?
I really wish hoverbeds were a thing.
Ahh, but hover bed do exist, they are $1.6 million:
However if that's not in your budget (mine is on standby order) then get a bed that you can do this to:
I would steer clear of metal frames and go for simple designs that are easy to work with if you get exposed again.
Bed Bugs Limited
I guess I'm a jaded paranoid bed bug sufferer...
I found a flaw in the $1.6 million dollar hover bed.
It has to be tethered at 4 points, and those tethers look to me just like bed bug ladders. LOL
That said, (and keeping in mind I'm obviously a jaded paranoid bed bug sufferer)... my ideal bed would have just 4 legs which can be put into buckets of some type.
No hidden box spring.
And as few crevices as possible in the frame.
No hollow spaces for anything to hide in.
High enough from the floor so that blankets would not easily hang off and touch the floor.
Absolutely nothing stored under or touching the bed, with the bed not within 6 inches of the wall at the head, and at least several feet from everything else in the room on the lower areas of the bed.
With a mattress enclosed in... 3 different styles of mattress encasements one on top of the other. Then a thick mattress pad cover & 2 layers of sheets (all laundered regularly with hottest wash & hottest dryer setting).
The thick mattress pads would be for protection from my cats. The 3 different encasements would be for the purpose of which one works the best? and added protection from potential breaches...
I realize I sound bonkers.
But seriously that's my dream bed.
Either that or a climate controlled isolation chamber surrounded by a moat of water where I enter nude directly after showering. But the cats probably wouldn't go for that one, & I'd probably have to install soundproofing to block out the sad cries from the other side of the moat.
rAVENSFAN99 you are in NYC do I understand correctly?
(Even though your online name suggests more of a Maryland persuasion if I'm interpeting it as intended.)
You can retro fir the cables with a simple teflon disc similar to those you see that stop rats climbing up the ropes from the docks to ships and hey presto that flaw is removed.
It does still leave some potential for bedbugs to drop down from above but I am sure someone will chime in with the suggestion of putting a border of smooth tape around the ceiling edges of your minimalist multi million dollar sleeping chamber.
However with many of these things if you make it too complex you actually make eradication harder so I am a fan of keeping it simple.
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