Introduction: DIY Bedbug Interceptor Traps
An interceptor trap has 3 purposes:
-detecting bedbug infestations
-preventing bed bugs from entering the protected furniture (bed, couch, etc).
-reducing the spread of bed bugs already on the furniture
It is best to manage a bed bug infestation early! Do not let if get out of hand, or it will become more difficult and expensive to handle.
Step 1: Assemble Materials
You will need:
-4 smaller plastic food storage containers, that your bed post can fit inside
-4 medium plastic food storage containers (slightly larger than the first set)
-1 roll of duct tape
and one of the following:
-Diatomaceous Earth (second best)
-if it's not possible to obtain either of these ingredients, it's OK to use baby powder (talcum powder)
Step 2: Tape Large Container
Cover the outside of the larger container with duct tape. This allows the bedbug to be able to climb into, but not out of, the larger container.
Step 3: Add Smaller Container
Place the smaller container inside the larger container such that the walls of the containers do not touch.
Step 4: Add Powder
Fill the space between the containers with CimeXa, Diatomaceous Earth, or baby powder (talcum powder).
Step 5: Place
Place the furniture leg inside the smaller container of the interceptor. For more tips: http://www.pest-control.info/#!diy-bed-post-interceptors/lwbf0
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Hi. I have a small child so the option of placing a small container in a larger one is out because it is to accesable to her. Would tall plastic cups work with just 0ne cup on each leg filled with talcum powder w work?