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Square Bed Bug Interceptors-Why May Fail

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  1. dancingwthebbs

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Nov 22 2014 16:41:22
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    This was an enlightening video, showing how a bed bug almost escaped a square box made out of clear slippery shipping tape.

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    He pressed his feet up against the where two walls meet in a corner, and hoisted himself up that way.

    What does this mean? That putting slippery shipping tape on the walls, parallel to the floor, in an attempt to keep the bed bugs from climbing up the wall will likely fail as soon as they get to the joint of two walls.

    Now, this is an AWFUL lot of work just for one mofo bug. But, since it's either exterminate them or control them, and their population expands with every bite they get from a mammal... maybe best to do some initial set up to make it harder for bed bugs to bite you.

    The potential remedy?

    Something like this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D5N3R5Y?psc=1

    Except the curve bulging out from the wall needs to curve toward the wall and the glass needs to be thicker so that the bed bug has no corner to hoist itself up from.

    Whomever wants to, go ahead and run with the idea. Go ahead and take out a patent application for a new type of bed bug barrier.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Nov 22 2014 17:02:42
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    Hi,

    Bedbugs are extremely resourceful and can/will adapt to many things that people do in an attempt to avoid them getting to them. I have long said "isolate and they will find away around it" as this video and other online prove. We even have confirmed posts from people that have had bedbugs drop down from above.

    With regards the patent ability since E B Lake in 1865 first filed a design for an isolator all other patents have failed to be granted due to prior art. In this case your idea although logical can't be patented following your post or public disclosure.

    Personally I prefer an approach with relies more of bedbugs natural behavior patterns so you work towards more rapid extermination rather than forcing them to adapt which can mean spreading the infestation further through the property.

    Hope that makes sense.

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  3. dancingwthebbs

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    Posted 5 years ago
    Sat Nov 22 2014 17:10:02
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    Thanks bed-bugscouk.

    I agree with you.

    So I am trying to keep them in their natural behavior patterns, walking across the floor toward the bed legs, where they are more likely to pick up dessicant powder (such as Cimexa) than if they have an easy time dispersing along the wall, to hide in cracks and crevices in the wall, around the window frame, and behind hanging picture frames. Those places are harder for them to contact Cimexa than on the floor, where it is dusted on to.


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