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Anyone ever actually seen a BB in vaseline?

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  1. Grindstone99

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue May 5 2009 20:57:34

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    My PCO just told me she thought it wouldn't work after I told her I covered my bed legs/couch legs with it. (I'm using other methods as well, this is an added precaution)
    From what I've read on the forums, a lot of people use it but don't find them dead in it. Is it just a deterrent or do they get caught?

  2. Nobugsonme

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue May 5 2009 22:30:26

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    Here's the thing-- if there are bed bugs in or on your bed frame or mattress, they will now be trapped in the bed, biting you and breeding in perpetuity.

    If the bed is completely bed bug-free, some people would recommend isolation, others would not. If you do want to isolate, Climbup TM passive bed bug monitors sitting under the bed legs may be a better way, as they will catch samples, rather than deterring bed bugs (if indeed that is what vaseline achieves).

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
  3. KillerQueen

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    Posted 10 years ago
    Tue May 5 2009 23:15:10

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    I have seen bed bugs stuck in vaseline, yes.

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