While it may seem strange to think that bedbugs can climb on smooth surfaces, they are able to climb walls, ceilings, and other wooden objects. Their legs are designed to grip onto ridges and cracks. This allows them to climb up without using handholds. Keeping your bed away from walls and other smooth surfaces will help keep bedbugs out.
One of the hardest surfaces for bedbugs to climb is a polished surface. It would be much easier for them to climb on a dusty surface, such as plastic. While polished surfaces can provide a good breeding ground for these pests, this may be a big challenge for them. This is especially true at night, when bedbugs are less likely to be detected. Although bedbugs are found in residential spaces, they are also known to appear in non-residential areas such as offices and hotels.
Another type of surface that bedbugs can live on is carpet. While bedbugs will be attracted to soft, smooth surfaces, they will struggle to survive on bumpy carpets. Carpets with gaps between them are particularly difficult for bedbugs to travel on. Similarly, hardwood floors with deep grooves are difficult for them to live on because they do not have the grip needed to move along.
Bedbugs are notoriously stubborn and are hard to eradicate. Don’t take infestations lightly and seek professional help immediately if you see signs of bedbugs. Ed has been in the pest control industry for years and manages a company called Pest Strategies.