All about Encasements.


Why encasements are important:

Box Spring



The single biggest nesting area for bed bugs is your box spring. A good encasement can keep bed bugs from nesting in your box spring, can help kill bed bugs, and makes inspecting for bed bug activity much easier, and is one of the most important aspects of any control program

bed bugs can and will nest anywhere in your home, and they can go for really long periods between feeding. But far and away, the most common nesting area is near to wherever you sleep, especially your box springs. So while you might have a bed bug or two scattered here or there - you can have dozens to hundreds of them living in your box springs.


The type of encasement you buy - matters!

In real world tests by industry experts, most brands of encasements don't work. Only two were found to keep out Bed Bugs. Bed Bugs are the big thing right now, there are lots of encasements on the market.  Most of them don't work for the following reasons:

  • The fabric has a weave that is too large and lets Bed Bug hatchings crawl through - allowing Bed Bugs from inside the encasement bite you through the encasement.
  • The zipper teeth do not fit closely together and it allows Bed bugs to crawl in and out.
  • The zipper mechanism does not close tightly and it allows Bed Bugs to crawl in and out.
  • And finally: The fabric is too plasticky and it rips and tears while you are putting it on or after a few days to weeks and is therefore useless.



Protect-A-Bed makes a full line of Encasements. These encasements are known to work. We recommend one for every box spring. It can help keep you bed bug free.

Their website has more info.

We not only provide these encasements at our cost, we typically install them, and we tape your bed frame with felt tape to help prevent tears from sharp edges.


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