Bed Bug Tent

There are several bed bug tents on the market. None of them appear to have a bed bug-proof zipper, like is found on certified bed bug-proof mattress encasements.

This is a major flaw in the tents, as bed bugs can and do pass through zippers – they are small enough. A possible remedy for the zipper is to install a watertight or airtight zipper over the tent’s zipper, like at the site at http://www.szipper.com/product.htm

One bed bug tent is the EcoKeeper on top of my mattress, which can be set up using the steps I posted in my Isolating a Bed Post.

To keep bed bugs out of the tent, here’s what you can do:

1. Shower right before going into the tent
2. Put a pan of warm soapy water on the floor outside the tent to wash feet and legs off before entering in case bed bugs got on them while walking from the bathroom to bedroom
3. Keep a roll of masking tape sealed in a plastic bag inside the tent
4. Keep a freshly laundered bed sheet and whatever else you want inside the tent
5. Keep bed bug repellent inside the tent
5. Upon entering tent, zip it up, put masking tape over the zipper, and spray around the zipper area with the bed bug repellent

Goodnight, sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite

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