Mattress Cover Ratings
Summary: Take a look at this article for bed bug mattress cover ratings and descriptions. Here are the facts on getting the best bargain for your money for bed bug mattress covers.
Many of you read my first article on bed bug mattress covers describing the different types available for purchase. I thought it necessary to write another article comparing the products to better give you get an idea of what you are buying before you go maxing out your credit card. Remember! We are interested in bed bug control, but not at the cost of sleepless, uncomfortable nights. Let's start at the bottom and work our way up the list beginning with vinyl mattress covers.
The heavy-duty six gauge vinyl mattress cover is priced around $16. Compared to thinner vinyl covers, this six-gauger is proven to tear less. It lasts at least a year under normal conditions and is ideal for use in cribs or on toddlers' beds. It is a nice bargain, but the compromise is that you will be sleeping on vinyl fabric which may not always be the most comfortable. This cover gets a rating of a 2.
The cotton-polyester blend mattress cover, priced at about $64, is a mix of two materials. The cotton material is great for comfort, but still less expensive than 100% cotton mattress covers. Some versions may also be waterproof, which is an added bonus if your plumbing breaks in the middle of the night. We rate this bed bug mattress cover as good, not great. On hot nights you know you are sleeping on polyester. It gets a 4.
Breathable, 100% white terry cotton bed bug mattress covers will run you about $90. This fabric is the industry standard against bed bugs. Hotels tend to buy this kind of cover most often. One brand, called the AllerZip, states that it is 100% proven to trap any bed bugs you may have. The theory is that you can put the mattress cover over your bed bug-infested mattress and the bugs will be unable to escape. They will eventually die and you will not have to worry about the pesky critters again. However, if you get a new infestation of bugs after you have encased your bed, you are back to square one. The advantages to this type of cover are comfort and it also helps keep out dust mites which are allergens for some people. This cover is also less bulky and will sufficiently cool you down in the warm summer months. This is the best bet for anyone who has a severe bed bug infestation, but does not want to shell out the big bucks for a top-of-the-line product. The 100% cotton mattress cover is the most ideal for the average customer with a bed bug infestation. We give it a rating of 8.
The soft and supple micro-weave 100% polyester fabric bed bug mattress cover costs around $95. One brand, called the Pristine Luxury mattress cover, is proven to not only protect against bed bugs, but does a great job against allergens, as well. It has very small pore sizes and is the best choice for someone with many allergies who also happens to have a bed bug infestation. Because it is not quite as heavenly-soft as the 100% cotton mattress cover, we give it a 7.
Finally, we get to the ultimate in bed bug mattress covers, the Peruvian organic cotton cover, priced at about $230. This is the epitome of protection against bed bugs that provides the most luxury. The Nahanni 1000 Flannel Pad from Obasan eliminates the threat of bed bugs while ensuring a peaceful night of sleep. It also helps to absorb body moisture. An organic mattress cover is ideal for people who wish to be environmentally friendly. Because this is the most comfortable bed bug mattress cover, we give it a rating of 10. However, if you purchase this kind, don't be surprised when your wallet is thinner.
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