Bed bug traps are your ticket to sleeping again!
Don’t put pesticides on your bed! Put traps under it instead.
The traps are a very effective preventative strategy provided you don’t introduce them directly into your bed by leaving bags, library books, purses or backpacks on your bed.
The traps capture bugs trying to get to you in the outer circle of the trap. Any bed bugs leaving your bed would get trapped in the inner traps.
If you get the white traps you would sprinkle a light dusting of talcum powder into the traps making it even more difficult for bugs to climb the smooth plastic walls of the traps.
CBed bugs have smooth legs without hairs so they are unable to climb up perfectly smooth surfaces, which is why plastic or metal bed legs are best for dealing with or avoiding bed bug infestations. [updated for 2021] States in the southern United States and other tropical regions are starting to see “tropical bed bugs” a strain that can climb on smooth surfaces.
If you have isolated your bed without the traps you could still have bed bugs climbing up onto your bed to feed on you. With the ClimbUps, you will trap any bugs trying to get to you even if you have wood bed legs.
I feel strongly most bed bug infestations could be stopped by isolating your bed, using the bed bug traps, and not putting things on the bed besides you.