The Climb-Up is now available in a larger size. Please see ClimbUp XL.
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. Each box contains 12 interceptor traps.
*The Center Well where your the foot of your bed post would sit is 4 1/2 inches across in diameter.
|Target pests:||Bed Bugs|
|Manufactured By:||Susan McKnight Inc. (UPC: 851700002029)|
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 and coated with talc 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.
ACTIVE INGREDIENT: No chemical active ingredient
Always read the product label completely before use. Be careful when handling the Climbups: only touch the outer wall of the device so that the talc inside the wells is not removed. 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 with a small quantity of talc 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:
a. 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.
b. Checking to see if the talcum powder has rubbed off or has been covered in dust.
c. 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. After traps are completely dry, use a cotton ball to reapply talc to the inner wells.
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.
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
*Inside wells are pre-lubricated with talc
*Made of recyclable materials
*Inexpensive, non-chemical method of monitoring bed bugs
*Only handle the outside wall of the ClimbUp when installing so as not to rub off the talc inside the wells.
*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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32 of 33 people found this review helpful:
Works as indicator
By JS on August 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.
25 of 26 people found this review helpful:
Be advised when using ClimbUp Insect Interceptor
By Fran on August 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.
20 of 23 people found this review helpful:
Good results in lab tests, will follow up with field results
By Enrique on November 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.
17 of 21 people found this review helpful:
By Jim on May 10, 2010
Climb-ups are a major tool in bed bug control. I have a bed bug company and use climb ups on every job. If you have a large bed post it will be to big for the climb up. Metal bed frames work very well, check dimensions.
13 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Climbup Insect Interceptor
By William on October 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.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Only caught a few
By Love on August 30, 2013
Feel like I wasted money...only caught a few bedbugs...I bought 4 climb ups, used as directed and over a month later there are only 4 bedbugs in them
4 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Got the b*st*rds!
By Ed on February 26, 2013
The product worked quite well! The little pests are getting stuck in the interceptors and are dying off!
8 of 9 people found this review helpful:
A little spendy
By Brian on October 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.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful:
Peace of Mind
By Pru on June 19, 2012
I put felt pads on the bottoms of my metal bedposts to help prevent cracking - seems to be working so far. I think the best thing about this product is the peace of mind one gets. I've not trapped any bedbugs (but many other bugs), so I feel fairly confident that I am rid of them. I also bought the mattress/box spring/pillow protectors, so by using these I am much more comfortable with the situation. I plan to keep the traps on the bedposts, because I travel a fair amount. Will be super cautious now in hotels, bought the luggage liner as well. TAKE PRECAUTIONS!!
10 of 12 people found this review helpful:
ClimbUp Insect Interceptor
By Diana on March 31, 2012
The product was received quickily, but should have been mailed in a confidential manner based on what the product was and not in a box indicating the name of the product. Because of this I would prefer to purchase such an item as this from a company that keeps what customers order confidential. I believe it would also increase your sales if you indicated that all products such as these would be mailed in a confidential manner. Thank you.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful:
Worked well except cracked on carpeted floor
By Jerry on December 28, 2011
We bought Climbup interceptors for three beds at our house as part of our bed bug remediation strategy. They have worked properly on the one bed that is on a hardwood floor, but the interceptors cracked when used on carpeted floors. I searched online and found out this is a common problem. I made a set of plywood "coasters" to go under the interceptors which fixed the problem.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful:
Climbup bug traps
By Woritlel on October 24, 2011
I have them, and they are in place. No bugs found as of 3 weeks.
11 of 13 people found this review helpful:
An added step worth the cost
By George on September 4, 2011
Good product does trap bedbugs just wish the were more resilient to weight on the bed. Ours cracked and we were able to beef up the bases with structural tape and all is good. They do trap bugs and that's the main thing. Made in USA is a good thing, too.
11 of 15 people found this review helpful:
Concerned about the plastic strength
By Shane on January 29, 2011
I returned this product because I was concerned about the strength of the plastic. I have a heavy metal bed frame with narrow legs. I was concerned it would crack the plastic interceptors. My fall-back position was to put double-sided tape around the bed legs. When the tape was no longer sticky, I put Vaseline on the tape.
7 of 14 people found this review helpful:
Cracked in 2 weeks
By Chitownruss on December 28, 2010
Normal full size bed, metal frame with wheels, one sleeper, normal carpet. I turn over a lot when I sleep, but still...
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February 14, 2010Michele asked:
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!
March 12, 2010Michael asked:
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.
August 19, 2011Joanne from Gig Harbor, Wa asked:
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.
January 12, 2012Gina from Nebraska asked:
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.
March 26, 2010Valerie asked:
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.
April 11, 2011Anne asked:
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.
April 28, 2012Dee from Waco, Texas asked:
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.
September 26, 2013Kevin asked:
QWill the Climb Up Insect Interceptors work for scorpions ?
AThe ClimbUp Insect Interceptors are only labeled for bedbug monitoring.