Why would they bother getting out of bed?(5 posts)
I'm thinking about interceptors and wondering why a bug would sit and wait in another part of a room for it's next meal. I mean, there's bedding, tufts, seams, slats and lot's of places to hide on and in the bed and frame itself, so why bother to travel?
If the bed is isolated, then they don't have those places to harbor. Also, as a population grows and things get crowded the bugs like to spread out - just like humans do.
It might be a self preservation thing. If your bed was absolutely crawling with them, would you get in it?
A lot of people that use interceptors first encase their mattress and box spring eliminating a number of the hiding places you mention. Also, the bed frame can be treated with steam and/or chemicals as part of that process. Once the bed and frame are free of bed bugs, then the interceptors in theory should catch any incomings. To insure my bed and frame was free of bed bugs, I bought this temporary bed which when folded can fit into a PakTite unit.
Thanks for the link, Richard! I've been looking for something like that! Does that mean you got rid of your mattress, box springs, and bed frame?
oh yeah...that's wonderful...a cot that can be PTd!! Wonderful.
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