→ Are you using mattress and box spring encasements for your bed bug treatments or are you skimping out on them? Nationally recognized bed bug expert Jeffrey White explains how important these tools are for treatment but also for early detection.
What makes encasements so valuable for bed bug jobs?
Jeff White: In essence, they simplify the complicated box spring. Encasements help ease the treatment process when it comes to the box spring because there are so many hiding places for bed bugs within a box spring. They are also able to salvage infested mattresses and box springs so people do not have to throw out their bedding in addition to protecting new bedding.
Why should encasements be used?
JW: For many people, replacing a mattress and box spring due to bed bugs can be a very costly expense that they just don’t have the finances for. By installing encasements, it will help prevent people from having to throw away their mattresses and box springs, unless, of course, they are heavily damaged.
Encasements can also be used to help with early detection by making the bed bugs more obvious to see on the white surface.
Should encasements be used on every bed bug
JW: Absolutely, especially on the box spring because they are very complicated in terms to the number of all the possible hiding places that bed bugs have on them. Box springs are also the most common item to find infested inside of a home, so by using an encasement on them, it simplifies the treatment of the box spring and often can reduce the costs by doing so.
What are the benefits to using encasements?
JW: Overall encasements are very beneficial for a
number of reasons. Encasements help salvage
bedding, protects new bedding, makes bed bug
treatments easier which in terms reduces time and
cost as well as assisting with early detection.