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How do bed bugs leave the bed?

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  1. trash-aint-treasure

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Tue Dec 20 2011 2:15:50
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    Will the bugs, if trying to leave the bed, crawl down the legs of the bed? Do they ever jump off the side of the mattress, or from a cover that hangs over the side, but does not touch the floor? Will they drop down from inside the box spring, like they drop from the ceiling? I have vaseline around the bed legs, and the legs are in climb ups. Just purchased encasements online.

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    Tue Dec 20 2011 8:35:13
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    I think thats a good question.
    Are bedbugs, and I am addressing the experts here, just as happy to drop off an object to save time or do they, by their own nature, always crawl form point A to point B.

    I have seen films of them dropping but that is when there are hundreds of them jammed into one place and as a result of not having a foothold.

    I know they cant jump, from the info I have got from this site, but if they have a prelediction to dropping from high places this would have to be factored into the equation of how to stay out of their reach.

    Trashainttreasure is it OK if I ask this question within your thread, since your thread is what got me thinking about this?

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    Tue Dec 20 2011 8:52:10
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    One of the great benefits of participating on this site are the questions of interest that arise.

    While this is only an observation and NOT scientifically proven under controlled conditions, I have seen BBs "let go" from a surface and fall to a surface below.

    I've observed this in heavily infested locations as well as when "wrangling" BBs for various purposes.

    However, my observation is that I see relatively few BBs do this. And, despite how many times I ask them why, a sound answer has yet to surface.

    Given unlimited resources, this is a topic/question tha would be interesting to study under controlled conditions.

    In summary, I do see this behavior occur however, opposite the total number of BBs observed, I only see a few actually do this.

    Hope this helps ! paul b.

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Tue Dec 20 2011 21:31:25
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    soretit - 12 hours ago  » 
    I think thats a good question.
    Are bedbugs, and I am addressing the experts here, just as happy to drop off an object to save time or do they, by their own nature, always crawl form point A to point B.
    I have seen films of them dropping but that is when there are hundreds of them jammed into one place and as a result of not having a foothold.
    I know they cant jump, from the info I have got from this site, but if they have a prelediction to dropping from high places this would have to be factored into the equation of how to stay out of their reach.
    Trashainttreasure is it OK if I ask this question within your thread, since your thread is what got me thinking about this?

    Go for it


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