Bed Bugs drawn to Light(7 posts)
I have Bed Bugs. I have been using DIY heat treatments. Seems to work OK. I have noticed Bed Bugs being drawn to a hallway light. This light is on a dimmer switch. I run this light 24/7. The light is a normal old style bulb with a globe. For about a week now, I approach the light with Raid Bed Bug and flea control spray. Even with the area being spot sprayed, the Bed Bugs will continue to come back to the light where I not sprayed, or the spray has weakened. Could dim lights be a way to control these creatures? I wonder if I use steam near the light, if it would be even more effective?
BBs may be drawn by temperature. So, if your dimmed light is emmitting temperatures that mimic the presence of a host then some BBs may be drawn to it.
Now, if you want to see if you can increase your draw to thie area, then add a CO2 type trap and let us know how you do.
Additionally, you may wish to add some sticky type traps, passive monitor traps and some cardboard to see how you do in that area as well. Place these various items strategically.
Hope this helps ! paul b.
Dim light is not going to be a way "to control" them. They love dark, quiet, undisturbed hiding places. While doing inspections and finding bugs, they move away from my flash light.
Do not use steam near electrical items like the light.
Are you sure these are bed bugs? Can you post a link to a photo for confirmation?
And, I hate to ask, but what does your DIY heat treatment entail?
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Warning: Do not attempt!
Thanks, Ci. I removed the other thread. It sounds extremely dangerous.
Do your bed bugs jump or fly?
Do you credit your control to the dimmed bulb or to baking your room?
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