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Bedbugs can't climb slick surfaces, how do they climb bedpost? [a: it's a myth]

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  1. School1

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    Can they climb up bedposts, or do they only try to climb them and then fall into those passive traps?

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    Ive also been wondering this myself.I have been wanting to get traps to put around the legs of my Bed.I understand if you are them in the outer part that means they are coming from somewhere other than the bed.And then if they are in the middle one then they are coming from the Bed.My question is if they climb down the bed leg wont they climb right back up it???Am I suppose to be putting something that will kill them in the middle one?

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    I think it's obvious they can't climb a standard bed post unless it's covered in fabric or something. That being said, I can still see the value of the climb up traps since you can at least see what's happening.

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    Lol you make a good observation about them not just climbing back up. I didn't even think of that. However, this all goes out the window if what I read "online" is true that they can climb onto the ceiling and drop down onto you. That seems a little far-fetched though. Although if they can get into a power outlet...

    "Bedbugs are not fantastic climbers and cannot climb up most smooth surfaces. This is why wood (headboards and nightstands) is appealing to bedbugs. They can grip its rougher surface sufficiently to climb up and down, and it often has many cracks and crevices for them to hide in."

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    Please watch some videos to see how bed bugs can climb on and hold onto certain surfaces.
    https://youtu.be/D74B8LP6JGg
    https://youtu.be/qHijpV6Aa-0
    https://youtu.be/psPfI8lBqR8
    https://youtu.be/9xw2k79SfCw
    https://youtu.be/iILv2mJJnkE
    https://youtu.be/gtizEK-mP1M
    https://youtu.be/90cS5tOQa9M

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