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).