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The Climb-up Insect Interceptor is an intuitive bed bug monitor and trapping device that can play an important and crucial role in the fight against bed bugs. Bed Bug Climb Up Interceptor is a simple pitfall trap that can be placed under the legs and feet of couches and chairs, bed posts, or other posts and legs of furniture where people rest or sleep. Bed Bugs in other parts of the infested dwelling will travel in search of a blood meal and can be intercepted and trapped in the Climb-up Interceptor as they attempt to gain access to the beds or other furniture that have the interceptor devices installed. This is an excellent and inexpensive way to keep a bed or couch free from bed bug infestation, monitor an existing bed bug problem, or to detect a new bed bug infestation.
* The Center Well where your the foot of your bed post would sit is 4 1/2 inches across in diameter.
ClimbUp is slick enough without talc. Keep them clean to catch bed bugs!
Owner Susan McNight explained the new product change, "I have made a major change in my products. Last year I switched from using to polyethylene to mold CLIMBUP to no-break polypropylene and I polished my molds to high mirror finish. I have been getting researchers to test bed bug retention in the new product without adding talc. The new product is slick enough to keep the bed bugs in the capture wells without talc." No washer is needed. The polypropylene ClimbUp will not crack.
|Target pests:||Bed Bugs|
|For use in:||Beds, Sofas, Arm Chairs and other Furniture|
|Shipping Weight:||0.56 lbs|
|Manufactured By:||Susan McKnight Inc.|
How ClimbUp Insect Interceptors Works
ClimbUp Insect Interceptors take advantage of bed bugs’ natural tendencies, helping to monitor and control bed bug infestations. The exterior wall has a rough covering which bugs can easily climb, while the inner wells are slick to prevent bugs from escaping. Bed bugs trying to reach the bed or other furniture with ClimbUps installed from elsewhere in the room will be trapped in the outer well, while bugs trying to climb away from or off of the furniture will be trapped in the inner well.
It is important that the ClimbUps are the only thing connecting the furniture to the floor. For example, bed linens hanging off of a bed or a piece of furniture resting against the wall will reduce effectiveness.
Target Uses of ClimbUp Insect Interceptors
Use ClimbUps in homes or anywhere else bed bugs are found or suspected. Use to monitor existing infestations, to prevent the spread of infestations, or to identify if and where infestations exist. ClimbUp Insect Interceptors should be used as part of an overall bed bug management program and not used as the sole prevention or treatment for bed bugs.
Always read the product label completely before use. Place Climbups under each leg of the furniture where people sleep or rest (beds, sofas, armchairs, etc.) so that the leg rests within the center well of the device.
- Eliminate all other pathways for bugs to access furniture. “Bridges” for bed bugs to travel on will be created if the furniture is touching a wall or another object, or anything is hanging off of the furniture onto the floor. For example, all sheets and comforters should always be tucked in, and no items should be allowed to hang down and touch the floor. All electric cords should be disconnected between bed and wall. Any items on the furniture that are touching the floor or wall will provide bed bugs a “bridge” to access the furniture bypass the Climbup devices. It is important that the only avenue onto the furniture is via the legs that are contained within the Climbup insect interceptor.
- The monitors should be left in place for a minimum of 21 days to provide the best opportunity to intercept bed bugs as they move around your home. Ideally, the monitors should be left in place indefinitely so that they are continually monitoring for bed bugs.
- Periodically observe the Climbup devices for bed bugs. Remove bed bugs from device by wiping out with cotton ball and immediately place cotton ball in sealed plastic bag for disposal.
- Check the Climbup devices to make sure that they have not become compromised in any way. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Checking for the presence of debris or other items present in the wells that may provide a method for the bugs to escape the wells.
- Check to see if furniture legs have broken the plastic floor of the inner well.
- Traps should be washed in soapy water when cleaning out bugs.
ClimbUps are sold in boxes of 4 or 12. The center well where furniture legs sit is 4.5 in. in diameter. The trap is approx. 1 in. tall and 6 in. in diameter.
For use in the following areas:
Use under legs of furniture indoors wherever bed bug activity is suspected.
Use ClimbUp Insect Interceptors in residential or institutional areas where bed bug activity has been seen or is suspected. ClimbUps should NOT be used as the sole protection against bed bugs since they contain no insecticide or other method of killing bed bugs. See our Bed Bug Kits for recommended chemical treatments.
ClimbUp Insect Interceptors should not be used outdoors.
ClimbUp Insect Interceptors Features
- Discreet round design
- Textured outer wall for insects to climb
- Excellent addition to Integrated Pest Management approach to treating bed bug infestations
- Easy to clean and reuse
- Made of recyclable materials
- Inexpensive, non-chemical method of monitoring bed bugs
- Be careful when handling, cleaning, or replacing ClimbUps as live bed bugs may be present in or on the traps.
- A small amount of insecticide dust may be placed in the wells to kill insect trapped in the ClimbUp.
- Traps may crack easily on padded carpeting. Use a rigid disc or saucer under each ClimbUp to help prevent damage to the traps.
- Be sure to eliminate other pathways between furniture and the floor. This includes pulling furniture away from the wall and keeping linens and electrical cords from forming “bridges” for bugs to cross.
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52 of 55 people found this review helpful:
Be advised when using ClimbUp Insect Interceptor
By Fran in New York, NY on 08/20/2010
Just began using this product. Unfortunately some of the bedbugs have managed to climb into the center well leaving access to the legs of my bed. I have taken the precaution of using Vaseline on the legs and side rails I have successfully trapped some of the bugs on the Vaseline.
47 of 48 people found this review helpful:
Works as indicator
By Js in Suffern, NY on 08/11/2010
Instructions should say: remove each one from the BOTTOM of the stack, it's much easier. These were for my parents' apartment in NYC, which had already been treated. We put them under chair and sofa legs in the living room, and under wheels of the bed frame in the bedroom. None appeared in the ones under the bed, but we got a few in the OUTER ring of traps in the living room. That was a surprise to us. Made us look hard, we found a place that had them and had not been treated first time (a fabric seat on a kitchen chair - which we promptly discarded) and had the exterminator back the next day to re-treat, this time including the remaining kitchen chairs. So, they served their purpose as indicators, but as the instructions say they are NOT by themselves a control method. In this case, going from kitchen to bedroom could bring bugs to the bed (which were in barrier covers) despite the interceptors under the bed wheels.
34 of 38 people found this review helpful:
Good results in lab tests, will follow up with field results
By Enrique in Worcester MA on 11/20/2009
Four stars strictly for idea- just ordered and read some studies on using this Climb Up Insect Inspector. Primarily a monitoring tool/probably won't eliminate bed bugs but gives you an idea of where they are residing and if they are still active following treatment. Inexpensive, and can be used with Diatomaceous Earth to trap bug coming from the bed (may trap bugs in mattress.) Use a mattress cover too and spend the money on a decent one with locking zipper. Eggs must be treated with steam or chemicals or dusts. Good luck.
29 of 32 people found this review helpful:
Climbup Insect Interceptor
By William in Chattanooga, TN on 10/17/2011
Yes they work. I am using Baby Powder in them. They are catching the bugs. They can't get out of the Traps. I am using 3 inch PVC End Caps that you can get at ACE or any Hardware Store to place in the center. This adds more protection and gives the legs something to set in.
28 of 29 people found this review helpful:
A little spendy
By Brian in Hernando, MS on 10/31/2012
...and I can't really even prove they work. I went with the nuclear option and sprayed everything and tossed box springs, so I haven't trapped any bugs. Still, it seems reasonable they would work. Our infestation (based on horror stories and photos from the web) was mild and caught in it's infancy, so I'm hoping I've crushed the little buggers outright with chemical measures. That said, the peace of mind of the traps is worth it. DON'T FORGET LARGER BEDS HAVE CENTER SUPPORTS. YOU'LL NEED 6 PER BED, not just the 4 corners.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Brue in Columbus, OH on 10/24/2017
Inexpensive, highly effective way to monitor for Bed Bugs. Great for positive ID to determine if treatment is needed, and great for verifying treatment worked. They'll probably even keep the ones not in the bed yet, off of you.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
By Beverly in Rockville on 10/30/2016
I put these down as instructed 2 weeks ago and so far nothing. However, I am still being bitten. My bed is away from the wall and nothing is hanging to the floor. My bed is only on a frame no head or foot board. I'm not to happy.
The ClimbUps are a passive trap designed to intercept bed bugs only. Please let us know if you need assistance identifying or treating bed bugs!
3 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Monitoring bed bug population density
By Liz in Washington DC on 08/10/2016
My tenants keep beds & sofas against the walls & have lots of bedside clutter, so ClimbUps are empty in spite of active bed bug infestation.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful:
ClimbUp Insect Interceptor
By Angie in Virginia, MN on 05/18/2016
Star rating is typing error So far nothing has shown up in the interceptors after two weeks of use - I sleep in the bed and have gotten two bites during the night - yet no sign of bedbugs in interceptors.. We are going to try dry ice next Do you have more advice -
The interceptors will only capture bedbugs if they are coming from other areas than the bed. We recommend you thoroughly treat the bed with appropriate products such as encaements, treat the frame and move the bed away from the walls. If the interceptors capture bedbugs capture bedbugs at this point you will know that the bedbugs are in other areas that also need to be treated. Please a few moments to read pour bedbug guide to learn more about this treatment: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-check-for-bed-bugs-a-450.html
6 of 7 people found this review helpful:
By Richard in Canton,ohio on 02/24/2016
Strong good prouduct,use to see what is coming,not to stop an infestation of course.if you live in a city. with a high bedbug rate, you should have one of these under every bed...
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By Bo in Concord NH on 11/01/2015
Good trap. Works good as designed for. I find it great bed bug trap.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful:
You need climb up interceptors in your fight against bedbug
By Walter in pasadena california on 10/05/2015
Climbup Interceptor are a good way to keep bedbugs from crawling on your bed.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
By George in Spokane, WA on 03/25/2015
They are easy to use and work as described. So far I have not had any crack nor break.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful:
By Yvonne in Southern California on 09/30/2014
Exactly as expected, fast service, as advertised product. Interesting that "grandma" used to have these in glass "back in the old days" these were standard for all homes, only in glass.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Bad ole bugs
By Jack in Wellington on 09/24/2014
Works great....bugs gone Would order again, if necessary.
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QHow do I dispose of bed bugs that I catch in the Climb-Up Insect Interceptor?
I have recently purchased the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor approximately 2 months ago and have found a bed bug in the outer receptor. Now how do I dispose of it?
AYou can either treat the bug directly with a pest control product, or even easier is to flush it down the toilet!
QCan you use baby powder in the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor when it needs to be reapplied?
AYes, as long as it is talc baby powder. You should not use corn starch baby powder inside the Climb Up Interceptor because it will not work.
08/19/2011 Joanne from Gig Harbor, Wa
QHow high is the dish, and what is the outside diameter - also for XL
The legs on my sofa are very short - I'm concerned that they are too shallow for the interceptor. Comment: All dimensions should be listed with the product information, not just the interior diameter.
AThe Climb Up Interceptor at its highest point is about 1 inch tall and the outer ring of is about 6 inches in diameter. The Climb Up XL is about 8.5 inches x 10 inches across on the outer ring and almost 2 inches high at the highest point.
01/12/2012 Gina from Nebraska
QI don't understand how ClimbUp Insect Interceptor works? What makes the bugs go in the cups?
AThe Climb Up Interceptor is simply a pitfall trap. As bedbugs try to climb up or down furniture legs they will fall into the trap and will not be able to get out.
QWhat does the powder in the ClimbUp Insect interceptor consist of and will it hurt my dog?
A The powder in the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor is talcum powder and will not harm dogs. The powder is there to make the sides slippery so that the bedbugs cannot climb out of the trap.
The powder in the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor is talcum powder and will not harm dogs. The powder is there to make the sides slippery so that the bedbugs cannot climb out of the trap.
QWill my bed legs fit? How wide is the opening for the bed leg?
AThe center well in the original ClimbUp Insect Interceptor where the foot of your bed post would sit is 4 1/2 inches across in diameter. If the original Climb Up Interceptor is too small for your needs we also have the new Climb-up Insect Interceptor XL. The XL Interceptor has a center well that is 5 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches across.
04/28/2012 Dee from Waco, Texas
QThe legs on my bed are square 3.4" X 3.4". Will the round ones work or do I need the XL?
AThe normal climbup interceptors are 4.5 inches across in the center of the trap. This should be no problem to fit a 3.4 inch square bed post into the normal interceptor.
01/10/2017 Susan from Spokane, Wa
QHow can I use the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor with a cot?
I sleep on a twin size cot which does not have actual legs but rather the curved bar at the head and foot of the cot. In the center of the cot there are four legs that have wheels. How can i utilize the climb up receptors with this situation?
A ClimbUp Insect Interceptor are only designed to be used with furniture with legs. You could use on the center legs only but the bar "leg" would provide an area for them to crawl up and would not be protected.
ClimbUp Insect Interceptor are only designed to be used with furniture with legs. You could use on the center legs only but the bar "leg" would provide an area for them to crawl up and would not be protected.
08/05/2015 Deb from Coquitlam
QHow will the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor work with wheels on my bed frame?
A The ClimbUp Insect Interceptor will still work around the wheels as long as they fit inside the 4 1/2 inch diameter. If you have thick carpeting or a very heavy bed frame, then you should use a metal washer under the ClimbUp so that the weight of the bed does not cause the plastic to crack. If the wheels will not fit the ClimbUp, then you may want to consider the BB Stop Bed Bug Pitfall Trap.
The ClimbUp Insect Interceptor will still work around the wheels as long as they fit inside the 4 1/2 inch diameter. If you have thick carpeting or a very heavy bed frame, then you should use a metal washer under the ClimbUp so that the weight of the bed does not cause the plastic to crack. If the wheels will not fit the ClimbUp, then you may want to consider the BB Stop Bed Bug Pitfall Trap.
07/06/2015 Gerald from Sa, Tx
QOn carpeting, I understand these ClimbUp Insect Interceptors need to be reinforced on the bottom or bed posts or furniture posts. Can they crack them when used?
A Yes, you should place a 3" rigid disc underneath the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor as indicated on our website to prevent cracking of the device. Precautionary Statement: Furniture legs may break through the inner well when padded carpeting is present.
If carpeting is present in your home, the underside of the inner well may not have enough support to prevent it from breaking. If the inner well becomes cracked or broken, the broken device should be washed and discarded and replaced with a new ClimbUp device. Cracking can be prevented over padded carpet by reinforcing with a 3” diameter rigid disk under the device, for example a 3” steel dock washer.
Yes, you should place a 3" rigid disc underneath the ClimbUp Insect Interceptor as indicated on our website to prevent cracking of the device.
Furniture legs may break through the inner well when padded carpeting is present.
QWill the Climb Up Insect Interceptors work for scorpions ?
AThe ClimbUp Insect Interceptors are only labeled for bedbug monitoring.
04/13/2016 Lucy from Ok
QWill the use of ClimbUp Insect Interceptors cause the bugs to spread &/or be active during day in search of a meal?
A The ClimbUp Insect Interceptors will not cause bed bugs to be more active or spread. Bed bugs will travel in search of a blood meal and can be intercepted and trapped in the Climb-up Interceptor as they attempt to gain access to the beds or other furniture that have the interceptor devices installed only.
The ClimbUp Insect Interceptors will not cause bed bugs to be more active or spread. Bed bugs will travel in search of a blood meal and can be intercepted and trapped in the Climb-up Interceptor as they attempt to gain access to the beds or other furniture that have the interceptor devices installed only.
04/11/2017 Mary from Clinton
QIf you spray bed bug spray in the interceptor to kill them do you need to replace the baby powder?
A Per the manufacturer's recommendation, "A small amount of insecticide dust may be placed in the wells to kill insect trapped in the ClimbUp." Only an approved insectide dust such as Cimexa Dust is able to be used in the trap. These traps are not intended to be used for sole treatment of bed bugs but to incorporate as part of a treatmetn program. Please take a moment to review our How to Treat for Bed Bug Guide. It is recommended for best results to spray a product labeled for bed bug control along the cracks and crevices along baseboards, windows, door frames, bed frames, and tufts and folds in the room. Once that product has dried, you can apply the insecticide dust with a bellow hand duster to get further into the cracks and crevices.
Per the manufacturer's recommendation, "A small amount of insecticide dust may be placed in the wells to kill insect trapped in the ClimbUp." Only an approved insectide dust such as Cimexa Dust is able to be used in the trap. These traps are not intended to be used for sole treatment of bed bugs but to incorporate as part of a treatmetn program. Please take a moment to review our How to Treat for Bed Bug Guide.
It is recommended for best results to spray a product labeled for bed bug control along the cracks and crevices along baseboards, windows, door frames, bed frames, and tufts and folds in the room. Once that product has dried, you can apply the insecticide dust with a bellow hand duster to get further into the cracks and crevices.