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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Successful Home Depot had the best price for this product available on the Internet.
I bought these, because after EXTENSIVE RESEARCH, Home Depot had the best price for this product available on the Internet. These work Great ! ! !
The thing is, if bed bugs cannot get to your bed, they cannot feed on your blood, and eventually WILL die. They ONLY feed on blood, (human or pets). But they can live, simi-dormant, for months until a body is nearby. They smell carbon dioxide from your breath, and at night, when it is dark, they will come out searching for the SLEEPING body source of the carbon dioxide.
BUT, You need to combine these "Climb Up Insect Interceptors" with several other Bed Bug solutions, which will create a Totally Safe Island sleeping area, free of Bed Bugs.
Remove all bedding to the laundry, being careful to not lose any bugs (a plastic bag works nice for this).
Remove all mattresses and box springs.
Then spray all bed frame areas with some effective spray for Bed Bugs.
Then wash All your bedding and dry on HOT Heat Dryer setting for an hour or more. This kills all existing eggs, babies and adults..
Put pillows in dryer and run for over two hours at HIGH heat, then put on zipper pillow covers, which are certified Bed Bug Proof.
Once you have "sterilized" your bedding, bed frame, pillows, of all traces of Bed Bugs, you can sleep peacefully at night.
BUT there will still be Bed Bugs hiding somewhere in your home, so you MUST keep your bed isolated, using these WONDERFULLY EFFECTIVE "Climb Up Insect Interceptors".
No bedding can EVER hand down and touch the floor. Remove bed skirts. If your bed is very low, close to the floor, (which increases chances of bedding hanging over enough to touch floor) consider raising it up, by taking off the castors from the bed frame legs, then slipping on 3/4 inch diameter threaded pipe extensions, perhaps 12 inches long, with 3/4 inch pipe flanges (about 3.5 " in diameter) on bottom to spread the weight, to reduce chance of damage to the "Climb Up Insect Interceptors".
3/4 inch pipe flanges fit nicely inside these Home Depot "Climb Up Insect Interceptors".
You must also be careful to not contaminate your bed, by laying ANYTHING on the bed, or up against the bed, which might have adult bugs, babies (which are as small as half of a pin head), and eggs (which are about the diameter of a pin).
You cannot come in and just sit on your bed wearing clothes which have been around the house, possibly picking up adult bugs, babies and eggs. You have to consider your newly cleaned up bed and bedding, as
"STERILE AREA" and not re-contaminate the bed area.
Now power cords, lamp bases, night stands can touch the bed or bedding, because these provide climb-ups and bridges back to your bed. The bed and bedding cannot touch the wall back of the bed. If you have an open type of headboard, where bedding and pillows might stick through and touch the wall, consider putting in a solid panel of plywood, to keep bedding inside the area of the bed and bed-frame, which is isolated from the rest of the room by these "Climb Up Insect Interceptors".
You should shower just before going to bed, and wear only clothing to bed which has been laundered and dried on HIGH HEAT IN THE DRYER FOR AT LEAST AN HOUR, and then stored in an isolated contamination free drawers, as described below for dresser storage.
Bed Bugs, babies, and eggs are destroyed by temperatures over 125 degrees Fahrenheit for over a half hour, but allow an hour to be SURE the temperature has penetrated through out fabrics for at least an hour AFTER THEY HAVE DRIED, high temperatures are not reached until after all dampness has dried out FIRST.
Wash and dry all your clothing, then keep them isolated from unwashed clothing in the closet. Remove all clothing in drawers, wash in same manner.
Remove all drawers from dressers, and spray inside and outside of all drawers, dresser frames behind drawers, allow to dry before replacing freshly washed clothing.
Bed bugs tend to migrate on luggage, from motels, airlines, etc. So when you come home from a trip, Wash all clothes as described above.
Luggage and un-washable items can be "sterilized" by heat treating, such as with a high power hair dryer. Then bag luggage in plastic bags for storage.
There are heat treating systems and services which can be used to heat treat larger items, such as upholstered chairs and sofas, or, if contaminated, (especially if someone has been sleeping on them) then discard them.
Consider using Diatomaceous Earth, food grade, which is deadly to Bed Bugs, and quite safe to humans if not inhaled. Sprinkle this powder liberally, in carpets, across doorways, closet openings, around base of walls, behind covers of electric outlets, to help create isolated area free of Bed Bugs.
Do LOTS OF RESEARCH on the Internet about Bed Bugs,, KNOW YOUR ENEMY,, don't just buy every product or service you see on the Internet. Follow the above directions along with the use of these wonderful "Climb Up Insect Interceptors" and you can solve your Bed Bug problem without spending THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, which may not be nearly as successful in the long run.
The trick is to NOT FEED THEM WITH YOUR BLOOD. Otherwise they will die off in time.
They do not like light, they USUALLY only come out in darkness, searching for food.
They, like mosquitoes, sense and find you by the carbon dioxide in your breath, so at night, foil both these pests by sleeping under a strong blowing fan,, and add a blanket to keep warmer. IT WORKS.
You can also make Bed Bug traps to lure and trap bed bugs. These are made from Sugar, Yeast, and water. Search on the Internet for direction details. Use search words, "Yeast, sugar, Bed Bug traps", to get instructions. These will NOT eliminate all Bed Bugs, but can be helpful as "a detector" in determining if you still have active bed bugs on the floor of your room at night.
THIS HAS ALL worked for me ! ! !
These "Climb Up Insect Interceptors" are an essential "must have" product in the overall battle against Bed Bugs, which are an ever widening problem in the USA. They were nearly all wiped out, gone, in this country, many years ago, before DDT was out-lawed.
Now they have made a HUGE come back, and developed several poison resistant strains. Universities and colleges are seeing HIGH percent of infestation and recommending that all incoming students get the bed bug proof mattress bags installed before moving into rental rooms. It is estimated that in some cities, 4 out of 5 residencies have some Bed Bugs.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DMD3 Great product
These insect interceptors work like a charm. Any bedbugs that try to crawl into the bed from the floor can't get in, and any that try to climb out from the bed (to infest any other areas of the room), cannot get out. We treated the bed and made sure that all of the little buggers were dead and gone, we then put the mattress and box spring in special bags to lock any remaining ones in the bags (they eventually die), and we put these interceptors under all of the feet of the bed to isolate the problem. As long as the bed isn't touching the wall or anything else, and as long as the bed skirt doesn't touch the floor (we removed ours), no bedbugs can re-infest your bed. These steps, when done right, will prevent any bedbugs from biting you when you are laying in bed. If the problem has spread beyond the bed, other areas of the room will require other steps.
October 14, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by K84 Worthless
Used for 3 months. Watched insects crawl right up them. Ineffective.
January 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wmj Best Monitoring Product
This is the best monitoring product for bed bugs. This is for 'monitoring only' so you will need to do other things to get rid of the bed bugs. This product will keep bed bugs from getting up to you bed by trapping them in outer ring that has the talc coating. Hopefully no bed bugs end up in inner ring that also has talc coating, because that means they were climbing down from your bed and got stuck in the interceptor, but at least they are caught and can no longer go back onto bed. As long as no blankets etc. are touching the floor, the bed is away from all walls, and these interceptors are underneath each leg or caster, anything in contact with the floor, the bed bugs will not have a way to climb up to your bed. The getting rid of bed bugs by using sprays yourself or calling an exterminator is up to you from there, but at least you can be bed bug free at your bed during whatever treatments you chose to use to get rid of the problem.
December 29, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Cm1279 Climb up detectors
I think these are effective and help you know where they are coming from. Make sure nothing is touching the bed, including the wall. Wish they came in larger sizes for various couch legs.
October 13, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tootie great purchase
Product gives peace of mind for its monitoring activity
July 31, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DaraCFromBos Cheaply-made, over-priced, make them yourself!
When a friend who recently immigrated slept-over and brought bed-bugs into my home, I was horrified. I researched and found it would take a number of measures to irradicate them, and purchased these Climb-Up Interceptors as one of them. They were only available online, and so, in the weeks I had to wait for them to arrive, I used a DIY method of making Interceptors, cutting the bases off of plastic soda bottles and filling them with talcum powder, and putting the legs of my bed within them.
I was surprised at the price of the Climb-Up Interceptors, as what arrived were essentially plastic trays with masking tape lining the edges, with a light layer of talc on the inside. I had read that if you use the Interceptors on carpet, they often crack, and so I put several layers of hard board underneath each of them/leg of my bed to try and prevent this.
A) The Interceptors never "intercepted" any bedbugs, though I found and captured a number of bedbugs by-hand on/in my bed/mattress/boxspring over a period of weeks. They did, over months, collect dust, lint, etc. however.
B) Despite my efforts, they cracked. At nearly $40 for these things, that's a big deal, particularly when they appear to do nothing more than my free DIY version did (and those never cracked!).
C) They stick out annoyingly, and it's hard to avoid stumbling over them. I read this in other reviews and assumed the reviewers were just clumsy, but no. They really are obtrusive, and the edges are sharp and scratchy.
I will stick with my DIY interceptors, which essentially do the same thing the Climb-Up ones do, which is, prevent bedbugs from climbing up your bed's legs into your bed, or, if they climb down your bed's legs at any point, prevent them from returning. I also coated my bed's legs in talcum powder periodically, to help prevent this.
August 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Maria This Product Really really works
I moved into a house which the previous tenants left bedbugs behind. I bought these because I was tired of being bit each night. I have had a peaceful nights sleep ever since I began to use this product. It has given me the opportunity to take care of the remaining infestation with alcohol and ammonia. So now, they arent on my bed, nor anywhere else in the house. Its easier to get rid of them when you cut their food source and thats exactly what this product did. I recommend this to anyine who has a bedbug problem, but not as a sole source of treatment. I love it and everyone should buy it!!!!!
April 22, 2014