on April 23, 2012
I bought this because we moved into a new apartment, and shortly after moving in, I began having bites all over my feet, ankles, and around my neck and face. The apartment had bed bugs! I couldn't sleep for fear of getting bitten. I even took overnight shifts at work to avoid waking up with bites. It was a total nightmare. We used bombs and sprays, but they didn't seem to help. I have had the sleep defense mattress cover and box spring encasement on my bed for two weeks now, and so far there have been no bites. Before I got them, I was getting bitten every night. Now, I am able to sleep peacefully.
I am shocked that there are any negative reviews for this.
Price: Not bad, I wasn't thrilled with the price at first, but after having the product I wouldn't hesitate to buy it again. I purchased it and the mattress encasement.
Quality: The quality of this product is high. Any reviews stating otherwise, well I don't know what they are expecting. I have gone through many encasement and this is by far the best quality one I have. The fabric is stretchy so this will fit many thicknesses of mattresses.
Durability: It holds up, I really tug at it to put it on because I am doing it alone, it hasn't torn or ripped, I've washed it, it hasn't shunk or had any issues at all.
My main reason for buying this was for allergies, and yes, it has helped a ton. I am updating because after having this for years and my husband sleeping at work sometimes, we did end up with bedbugs in the bed. This kept them out of the mattress though. Getting rid of the bedbugs was very easy this time around because they did not get into the encasement so we only had minimal work vacuuming and washing linens to get rid of them.
It does not trap in heat at all. I feel cleaner having this on my mattress and box spring.
on August 28, 2014
I left this feedback for all the items I purchased and listed here in prevention of BED BUGS.
I live in a apartment building. 10 years ago in the city I live in I never heard any mention of bedbugs. Now I hear it everywhere. I purchased the following just as a precaution.
Hospitology Sleep Defense System Waterproof/Dust Mite Proof Pillow Encasement, Standard, Set of 2
Hospitology Sleep Defense System Waterproof/Bed Bug Proof Mattress Encasement,80-Inch by 60-Inch, Queen
Hospitology Sleep Defense System Bed Bug Proof Box Spring Encasement, 80-Inch by 60-Inch, Queen
BEAP 10013 4-Pack Detector Bed Bug Coaster Trap
Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade
I read online many, many, many different suggesting and opinions. These are most popular ideas, and I agree with them.
My bed is brand new and I wanted some protection.
Every thing listed I purchased on Amazon is good quality and no complaints. I was very nervous the Hospitality Sleep Defense items would have a plastic feel, but it is not the case. The Hospitality Sleep Defense for the pillows and bed have a nice soft and smooth feel to them. They make my bed and pillows feel smoother and softer. They are a good quality and feel like they will last a long time and not rip. They are very big for even the biggest of mattresses or box springs.
First of all the Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade box i received is big. I used this for my entire apartment and still have more then half left in the box. Using Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade, and Pest Pistol (online comments are you can also use empty plastic ketchup and mustard bottles) I dusted all long the walls under the carpet (use a dollar store paintbrush to keep it nice and neat), and in some places I lifted the carpet up and sprayed a little on the carpet tacs that hold the carpet in place. You do not have to spray it heavy, only a light coating.
Then I took the electrical cover panels and sprayed inside the walls, USE CAUTION, TURN OFF THE ELECTRICAL PANEL SUPPLY. You might want to consider wearing a dollar store face mask, the Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade will blow around a little, if you get carried away with it. Make sure you spray into all holes and crevasses (even in the bathroom) behind the medicine cabinet if there are gaps, in the trimming along the walls, closets, everywhere!!! Every room, every space!!!!!!!. Online reports and comments are that bed bug like hiding behind the medicine cabinet in the bathroom, behind mirrors or photos hanging on walls, dressers, dressers drawers, light shades. I even sprayed a little on my bed frame. Keep in mind, if the Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade gets wet, it is useless and you will have to reapply it. Also note, if you shampoo your rugs a couple times a year, like me, you may have to reapply Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade after your rugs dry.
Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade kills all kinds of bugs, cutting into their hard shell bodies and sticks into their joints. This definitely gives me peace of mind when I sleep or laying in my bed during the day. Bed bugs usually feed in the middle of the night, but if they get hungry they will come out all times of the day.
Isolate your bed from the walls and the floors. Only have the legs of your bed touching the floor. Keep blankets from touching the walls and floor. Nothing should be touching your walls or floor. ISOLATION! Computer power cords and cell phone cords should not be on your bed when you sleep. Although there are online reports of bedbugs climbing up to the ceiling and falling down/jumping onto beds, I am not that paranoid. Because it is a death sentence for them, they cannot escape or live in the mattress or lay eggs in the mattress because of the Hospitality Sleep Defense.
Always make sure you wash and dry your blankets and sheets every week. Dry for at least 20-30 minutes on hot.
BEAP 10013 4-Pack Detector Bed Bug Coaster Trap are very strong and very big. I was very surprised! I was nervous, I have a QUEEN size bed with wheels under each leg. But they fit with room to spare. Use the Mineral Oil in the outer trench of the Coasters. Bed Bugs cannot swim in it, they sink to the bottom and drowns them. But dummy me, my queen bed frame has 5 legs, one leg to support the middle of the bed. I used them on my sofa also. Good luck if you find yourself with bedbugs or using these as a prevention and defense.
If you do not have the time or energy, you can hire an exterminator which will cost thousands and thousands of dollars. I am the type of person I do not like to use pesticides in my apartment unless I have to. I never use those insect fumigators, they spray pesticides everywhere and you will eventually absorb them into your skin, from the floors and furniture.
If you already have bed bugs, I suggest vacuuming every inch of your bed, on your bed, box, and frame head board. Then do your furniture, sofa and recliners. Sofas, couches and recliners are much harder to eradicate bedbugs from, you might want to think about trashing it. Please, before you trash your furniture, damage your furniture so no one else takes it and gets a bedbug nightmare. When you are finished vacuuming, remove the bag, put in a plastic trash bag and TAPE IT SHUT and put outside away from your house in a trash can. They start spraying the Diatomaceous Earth Food Grade everywhere.
Bed Bugs are smart creatures, they are very good at hiding until they are hungry. And they will search you out like a blood hound dog.