dropping from ceiling and then going -- WHERE?????(3 posts)
Okay, I've been wondering about this for a long time.
Whenever people suspect they might still have bbs but nothing turns up in their Climbups, everyone always suggests they must be dropping from the ceiling.
I almost feel like I'd have to try to draw some kind of diagram how to figure out how it's possible for bbs to drop from the ceiling but then still never turn up in the Climbups.
What I mean is this: By the time you're using Climbups, chances are that you're already protecting your bed (including pillow encasements, ways of making sure bbs aren't in the frame, etc.)
So my question is, if they really did drop from the ceiling and bite you, where would they go after that? If the climbups continue to be empty, it just doesn't make any sense to me, unless they somehow just find a way to always hide in the fabric of your bedding, which of course means they'd then all die in the laundry.
Otherwise, the bbs really HAVE "learned math," as Jon Stewart put it (or learned SOMETHING). Could it be possible that every single time a bb from the ceiling drops and bits, it then climbs under your bed, drops to the floor, and then climbs the wall back to the ceiling? EVERY SINGLE TIME?
Or is the theory that this scenario (with the Climbups continuing to be empty) can only happen in a situation where you have a neighbor below you and a neighbor above you, so that the bug could always drop from your bed to the floor after its meal and then figure out how to get to the ceiling of your neighbor below, thus ensuring some type of constant bb traffic from all sides?
If not, I really can't wrap my head around how on earth they'd NEVER end up in your Climbups. (I realize some people claim Climbups don't work, but I read a peer-reviewed scientific article that says they do. I've also found many live non-bb insects in my own, which I maintain regularly).
Yes, I ask this out of my own curiosity. Everything on earth looks like "signs of bbs" to me now, despite my Climbup monitors.
I have been wondering this as well. Say my mattress and boxspring are encased and when I inspected there were no bugs in the bedframe or between the mattress and boxspring. If that's the case and the bed is isolated but I still get bitten, it seems the drop from the ceiling method is the only way the bugs could get to me without crossing the interceptor. But like you said, it has to go down a bed leg and into an interceptor when it leaves. The only two things I can come up with that would allow the bedbug to avoid this would be if it went up the ceiling, dropped onto you, and then lodged itself between the encased boxspring and encased mattress, or in the bedframe. But that seems to require some kind of deliberate avoidance on the bedbug's part of the interceptor, and that doesn't seem very likely, right?
I would love to hear if anyone else has any input on this.
A BB fallen from the ceiling won't try to come back to it , and will reach the nearest available harbourage, that'll become its new one...
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