Tape Guard - traps them in, not out(4 posts)
I had something happen that I'm hoping somebody has experienced before and can explain. I finally put a "guard" of duct tape around the top edge of my bed, just to hopefully stop them from getting at me while I'm waiting for the exterminator to come. Then I cleared off the whole bed, put a freshly washed sheet (smaller than my bed so it wouldn't hang off) on top, and put fresh pillowcases on the pillows. When I woke up, the bed was covered with bugs that couldn't get OUT, I've never seen so many. My question is, if they couldn't get out, how did they get IN in the first place? I can't imagine that many hiding on my pillows, especially since I checked them over carefully. Anybody have any ideas?
Is the duck tape one sided, with sticky side facing in?
Ummm no that'd be kinda silly, huh? It's not actual two-sided duct tape, I just taped together two pieces of tape and rolled it into basically long sticky tubes. It definitely worked, there were so many more bugs out than I've ever seen, presumably because they couldn't get back to their hiding spots by morning because the tape was blocking them... but I just can't figure out how they would have gotten up onto the top of the bed in the first place. Any thoughts?
This is a really, really gross thought, but maybe they dropped off the ceiling? How big is your infestation? (I shudder thinking about it).
I need to trap some bugs, but I was thinking more one than a million, lol!
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