A good bed bug mattress cover is often helpful for one purpose: containment of a bed bug infestation. Used properly with steam cleaning baseboards, de-cluttering a room, and an effective safe residual product like Bedroom Guardian or Defensive End! which I also review on this site, are all the proper steps to stopping bed bugs.
A bed bug cover by itself will not stop a major bed bug infestation. So if your budget is limited, keep in mind what your bottom line can handle. If you are in a house that you own, you may want to spring for the mattress cover too. Essentially it’s a plastic sheet cover for your mattress. Simple enough right?
Bed Bug Barrier Mattress Cover sounds too good to be true, and it is. It’s nothing more than your average elastic bedsheet. You’d need 2 of these, one on top, one on bottom, to be effective. Much to my chagrin, I opened this product to find that it is merely a cover for the top of your mattress– it does not “cover” anything. It’s not a good barrier, I expected better I don’t understand how this is suppose to protect my bed.
You might as well just throw a sheet on your bed. There is no durable seal to keep the bed bugs out. Don’t waste your money. When I first ordered the product i was almost relieved and hoped that my bed bug problems would go away. The sleepless nights , the new bites every night and the frustration and embarrassment would finally be gone.
In general, and if you have the extra money, mattress covers to prevent bed bugs are a good thing, though they don’t actually kill bed bugs or their eggs, they just prevent ones in your mattress from escaping, and keep new bed bugs from crawling into the seams.
I read the other reviews but needed this, I opened the cover and carefully put it on my bed, zippers zipped up and was tight on my bed. Had best sleep for 2 nights and woke up with new bites; removed covers and noticed a long tear along the seams… very disappointed .. poor quality.
This product does one thing: it covers your mattress (maybe) but it does nothing to eliminate a bed bug infestation. If you don’t have bed bugs and just need/want a bed cover, then maybe this is for you.