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Old 09-29-2012, 11:43 PM   #1
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Bed Bugs cannot walk on smooth plastic. Encase your mattress only. Go to store buy plastic carpet runners or better yet a sheet of plastic the same thickness as a carpet runner. Place the plastic sheet between your mattress and box spring. The Bed Bugs cannot get to you and will starve. The plastic should extend 8 inches over the box spring. You can lead Bed Bug straggers to a Dim light going 24/7, for live capture.
My father told me that they used to put the legs of the bed into empty coffee cans. Then, they filled the cans with kerosene, which formed a 'moat' that the bed bugs could not swim across!

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Old 09-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #2
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I would use something other then Kerosene

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:43 AM   #3
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I can second the kerosene story.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:51 AM   #4
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Diatomaceous Earth might be effective in getting rid of bed bugs also.
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:21 AM   #5
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Bed bugs may have a difficult time walking on a smooth plastic surface, but who wants to sleep on smooth plastic. I have seen such covers on mattresses, but have also seen resident bed bugs near those beds. If you cover the matress and box springs with plastic, then put your linens over the plastic, you have only reduced the places bed bugs will reside when you are not in bed. They will be able to walk across your linens even with plastic covering the mattress and box springs.

Other strategies beside the kerosene in a bowl under each bed leg:
don't put a skirt on the bed that touches the floor
don't put the bed against the wall
don't put night tables against the bed
instead of kerosene, buy some insect glue boards and place each bed leg (w/ wheel or not) on a ~2"x2" glue board (cut em into pieces if bigger)
bed bugs will also stick to a fuzzy leaf from a plant, circle your bed if you have some
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Long ago, before DDT, a temporary cure for the bedbugs was to take the mattress outside, kick an ant hill and when the ants came raging out, place the mattress on the ant hill. They removed the bedbugs.
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Just remember bed bugs can go a year without feeding so be sure and eliminate all nesting possibilities.
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I would use something other then Kerosene
They used kerosene because it was on hand for the lanterns!

I would think that varsol would work just the same!
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Bed bugs can climb on smooth plastic, glass, metal. See my movies. http://www.youtube.com/user/lougentpix
Glass is clean and the bug has just fed so it's actually heavy. Bed bugs have pads on their "wrists" that allow them to climb smooth surfaces.

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