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Box Springs vs Slats

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  1. MeltySpatulae

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Sep 10 2013 3:56:38
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    Having grown up with box springs all my life (or just never having paid attention while traveling outside the States), I never even knew about slats until my recent readings on here. Now, while I know this wouldn't be great enough reason alone to get them, I'm curious if the experts (or anyone else) on here feel that slats are less likely to harbor BBs than box springs?

    I was thinking there'd be fewer places for them to hide, but, then again, looking at something basic like the Sultan Laxeby that IKEA carries, that might actually not be the case at all. But possibly easier to examine, at least?

    While I can personally think of a few other benefits to these for my own case, like lowering my bed height, being easier for me to move, if need be, I'm very curious about any BB pro/cons with these!

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Sep 10 2013 7:42:56
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    Hi,

    A simple wooden slatted bed is much easier to professionally treat than a box frame style bed. You literally do not need to do the same level of cosmetic damage to it to get the same level of treatment efficacy.

    This is why my optimisation guide focused on this type of furniture as opposed to covering hints and tips for all the various types.

    If you have not found the guide its well worth a read:

    http://www.bed-bugs.co.uk/bedoptimisationfirstdraft.pdf

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Sep 10 2013 13:22:52
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    Oh! I've seen you mention bed treatment a few times in other threads and was wondering if you had all that info somewhere. Thanks!

    Your guide is mostly based around basic flat slats though right? What about the kind I linked to above, where they're designed to have some spring to them? I'd imagine they're quite a bit harder to seal up with all the moving parts and all.

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    Posted 6 years ago
    Tue Sep 10 2013 13:32:02
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    Hi,

    The guide was written based on images provided of a standard bunk bed. The principles discussed in the guide will cover all eventualities and the methods can be adapted to deal with what you find in a "sprung slatted" bed.

    David


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