Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor

KevinW_EnhancedLiving

Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor
« on October 24th, 2011, 08:32 AM »Last edited on June 26th, 2012, 12:32 PM by KevinW_EnhancedLiving

This Simple Device along with some baby powder is truly amazing. Buy them or make some yourself!
The attached images show the "Climb Interceptor" device aswell.

Bed Bug's can be a huge weight on the mind. Hopefully this information brings peace of mind to many. It took me a long time to come across this method so I wanted to share it with you all. If you discover bed bugs, do not start sleeping somewhere else. This would cause the bugs to move out, and spread to anywhere else in the house or building. Instead follow these instructions.


To implement this system you only need a Bed Frame, Climb Interceptors and Baby Powder. And optionally but preferably "new" bed bug mattress/pillow covers. Covers should be left on for up to a year to be certain all are dead.

Wash all blankets with lots of soap and dry them extra long so they get very hot. Do not over pack dryer. If your dryer does not get hot enough then go buy new sheets. install the Climb Interceptors on bed posts and dust the inside bottom surface with baby powder (scented or unscented) (overfilling the interceptor will prevent you from seeing if you have bugs).
So, the system is very simple... Once they touch the baby powder in pitfall they are trapped. Install the mattress and pillow covers.
Now of course for this to work, your bed need to be on quarantine. You are best to go to bed with no clothes. Put dirty clothes on garbage bags with a sprinkle of baby powder. And kep clean clothes in bags as well.

So... Bed Bugs are more active at night and are attracted to carbon dioxide on your breath, this is how they find you at night. When you go to bed you will be the bait. But now that your traps are set, you can sleep easy. Be sure your bed, pillows or blankets are not touching any walls.

A pet could be a drawback to this Climb Interceptor method. If you were to need to leave the house you can make a trap with Dry Ice(Which releases carbon dioxide). You would need to purchase dry ice every night, and if there are eggs that could affect things as well. I priced this at about $20 per night. The Dry ice would be left in a pour top liquid thermos, with the pour spout just open. Only one of these traps should be set up. I have never attempted this method.

I made my own Climb Inhibitors with Plastic/ABS Caps for Plumbing. Be sure to scrape and scratch up the outside surface so theyu can climb in, but the inside surface should be smooth. (I've even seen people glue material to the outside surface so they can climb right up).


Please Share!!!

Thanks,
Kevin

freethisone

RE: Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor
« Reply #1, on October 30th, 2011, 11:07 AM »
Quote from dirtwill on October 24th, 2011, 08:32 AM
This is such an easy solution to the fastly growing dilemma.

This brought such peace of mind to me, and can for many others. Even After the fact we were still catching all kinds of little weird bugs.

I made my own with ABS Caps for Plumbing. You should scrape up the outside surface so it is climbable. Then the TRICK.... simply sprinkle baby powder(scented or unscented) on the inside, once they touch it they are trapped

Please share this info.

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PS, I forgot mention that they are attracted to the smell of carbon dioxide, So you are the bait. If no one will be there, then the other option is to use dry ice in a drink cooler overnight.
hi there, i saw a show on billy the exterminator for these bugs.
what they did was heat the house to 140 degrees, kills everything. just don't forget your pets behind.

also i remember fleas are attracted to light, so use a low saucer or bowl, fill with soapy dish water, and put it close to a night light.

if you need to get the temperature up in the house an industrial heater may work. don't go higher then 140 -145 degrees or  things can catch fire.

KevinW_EnhancedLiving

RE: Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor
« Reply #2, on October 30th, 2011, 04:13 PM »Last edited on October 30th, 2011, 04:14 PM by KevinW_EnhancedLiving
Quote from freethisone on October 30th, 2011, 11:07 AM
Quote from dirtwill on October 24th, 2011, 08:32 AM
This is such an easy solution to the fastly growing dilemma.

This brought such peace of mind to me, and can for many others. Even After the fact we were still catching all kinds of little weird bugs.

I made my own with ABS Caps for Plumbing. You should scrape up the outside surface so it is climbable. Then the TRICK.... simply sprinkle baby powder(scented or unscented) on the inside, once they touch it they are trapped

Please share this info.

___________________________________________________________________

PS, I forgot mention that they are attracted to the smell of carbon dioxide, So you are the bait. If no one will be there, then the other option is to use dry ice in a drink cooler overnight.
hi there, i saw a show on billy the exterminator for these bugs.
what they did was heat the house to 140 degrees, kills everything. just don't forget your pets behind.

also i remember fleas are attracted to light, so use a low saucer or bowl, fill with soapy dish water, and put it close to a night light.

if you need to get the temperature up in the house an industrial heater may work. don't go higher then 140 -145 degrees or  things can catch fire.
Thanks for your input.

I've heard failed attempts of heating the house. If they are living in the walls, they can just move further away from the heat, or move to another part of the house. Can be expensive too.

From what I understood, they don't like the light?? I know they are attracted to the carbon dioxide, Its food source. Even if you did put on a light, they are going to be attracted to your carbon dioide, not the light.

Have you tried or proven this soapy dish method... I dont see them likely to just walk right into the water. The baby power will trap them for sure!!


freethisone

RE: Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor
« Reply #3, on October 30th, 2011, 06:00 PM »
the soapy water. and light works on fleas, to see if you have them.  I have tried that, and it works.

KevinW_EnhancedLiving

RE: Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor
« Reply #4, on November 1st, 2011, 08:27 PM »
Quote from freethisone on October 30th, 2011, 06:00 PM
the soapy water. and light works on fleas, to see if you have them.  I have tried that, and it works.
Hey freethisone,

Thanks for the info!

Kevin
RE: Bed Bug Solution - Climb Interceptor
« Reply #5, on April 22nd, 2012, 09:21 AM »
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