bed bugs cant climb up plastic?(5 posts)
is this true? i was wandering about the totes i have if they are safe from bedbugs since ive seen people say they cant climb up plastic. or is it just hard for them? if this is true and they cant climb plastic im thinking of getting more plastic dressers. i already have about 6 of them some in the kitchen and some in my sons room. so please some please informin me about this
Sometimes they can definitely climb up and across smooth surfaces.
As Lou points out above both he and I have videod bed bugs climbing up glass and Lou has posted same to youtube.
For a number of years folks have been using plastic dog bowls for bed bug traps. if the surface is sufficiently smooth & suitably rigid then we would not expect bed bugs to be able to climb it under most circumstances.
Hope this helps ! paul b.
I think you're thinking of a clothing storage solution?
Some people here have used Container Store's watertight trunk:
Or the smaller watertight tote:
They don't let air in and are stackable. So while they're not cheap, they are much better than resealable bags for storing clean clothing during a bed bug problem. Plastic drawers aren't going to necessarily keep bed bugs out. Rubbermaid type tubs with lids also have holes and aren't airtight.
When bed bugs are gone, they will last on as storage.
thank you guys!
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