Can bedbugs walk up the sides of plastic bins?(9 posts)
ie will a topless plastic bin (or one with a non-airtight lid)provide protection against the bbs on the floor? How about plastic bags? I've been wearing plastic bags on my feet/lower legs, but am not convinced that works. How about tyvek boots & tyvek jumpsuits? If the seams and other openings are taped, would they be able to climb up to your neck to get to you?
I once witnessed one crawling down a wall that was smooth and painted with oil based paint.
I saw a bedbug crawl up the side of a plastic bin. However there are different plastic surfaces and my plastic bin might have had a micro-etched surface. It was sort of frosted.
They are light and have a good grip. As a result anything other than a smooth glass or very high gloss surface is open to them climbing up and down.
The surface may appear smooth to you but you have to think at the BB level on this one and any potential keyed surface they will exploit.
As for the bag on the feet thing I only do that when people are worried about foot prints on the carpet.
How about if you used a plastic bin with a lid and taped around the lid?
I wanted to say. I found a bb in a glue trap. I put it in plastic to show the pco. It moved through the very sticky glue trap from one end to the other end in 1 1/2 days before it died. Now that is something else, so they have some super strong legs... And it was so small, I am even more paranoid of what is out in the public, movie houses, concert event, subway, car service.
They have the kind of grip that an elite human rock climber has - very impressive.
I fantasize about all-glass furniture: a bed frame made of glass and glass tables.
The light bulb in my room just blew out ( over-voltages in the apartment, I think ). I'm sitting in the dark, surrounded by a circle of DE powder on the floor; it's like a cheesey horror movie.
I have observed bed bugs easily climbing out of a new Ziplock storage container and I have also seen bed bugs fail to escape from a clean yogurt container.
It all depends on the texture on the surface of the container.
Hey Doug, Maybe that bed bug you had observed that failed to escape the yogurt container had a handicap. Did you inspect it to see that it did not suffer from a bed bug disability like a troubled leg or something?
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