What do bed bugs look like?
They’re as small as a apple seed. Adult bed bugs are reddish brown in color, wingless, and are about the size of an apple seed. Immature bed bugs (there are 5 immature or nymphal instar stages) can also be seen with the naked eye but they are smaller than adults, and translucent whitish-yellow in color.
You may not even be aware that you have them until you wake up with red, itchy welts on your skin. Another terrible feature is that bed bugs are difficult to eradicate since they are so secretive.
What Are Bed Bug Interceptors?
It’s a small, round, two-well device. The bed frame’s foot goes in the inner well, which may contain talcum powder. Bed bugs get caught in the trap when they climb over the edge to get up the bedpost. These work best in beds that people use often, since bed bugs like to bite warm people.
Bed bug interceptors must be cleaned and refilled on a monthly basis. You’ll be able to see signs of bed bugs entering the trap when you wipe them out. If there are no dead bugs, larvae, or eggs in the device, you’re safe.
How many bed bug traps are necessary?
We recommend placing bed bug interceptors beneath every bedpost. They can also be placed beneath the feet of upholstered furniture in any part of the home. If you want to be extra cautious, you may also position them randomly throughout your home, which may involve purchasing a dozen or more, depending on the size of your household. They are accessible via major internet merchants such as Amazon and home improvement warehouses.
Make sure the device is not too close to the wall if you plan to use it with a bed. When putting in the traps, make sure that all bedding is off the ground by taking away things like blankets that reach the floor, dust ruffles, and bed skirts. If your bed is a platform, you can monitor activity by putting multiple bed bug interceptors around the base. If you already have pests in your house, they generally won’t deter them from using that kind of bed.
- Online purchases are affordable
- Simple to set up
- No chemicals or insecticides
- Not requiring replacement or refilling.
- Outcomes are not instantaneous.
- Bed bugs that live in your mattress or bed frame might not be caught.
If you find bed bugs in your interceptors, contact us immediately. A professional inspection is recommended to specifically locate where bed bugs are hiding and come up with an effective plan of action.