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Crazy/Silly? Question About Climbups, CO2

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  1. Sleepless in NYC

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Oct 22 2010 23:33:53
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    Here's a crazy question,

    Is it possible if you put out these monitors, that while you have no bbs in your apartment, it could attract bbs from your neighbor's apartment?

  2. iseriouslyneversleep

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Oct 22 2010 23:47:46
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    not a silly question at all, i've been wondering the same thing.

  3. nycyn

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Fri Oct 22 2010 23:56:56
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    Maybe if they don't breathe and you don't breathe.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Oct 23 2010 8:56:56
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    Climb-ups don't attract bed bugs. They catch them as bugs make their way to and from your bed. The bugs are only attracted to carbon dioxide, what we produce when we exhale. After 3 weeks, I just caught two bed bugs in mine.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Oct 23 2010 9:58:40
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    what about the passive monitors then?

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Oct 23 2010 10:08:23
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    Good questions. What Toledo said, but let me add. Humans are generally more attractive to BB than CO2 traps (or so the experts say). So, if either can attract bugs from next door, that means you still have a problem. That's why many of the PCOs, entomologists and advocates urge that apartments not be treated in isolation, but in a systemic, building-wide manner.

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