Bed Bug Monitors - The Game Changer in the Fight Against Bed Bugs!
Bed bugs - it seems that everywhere we turn more stories of infestation and lawsuits for bites are in the news. With the resurgence of this age old pest, never before has vigilance and early intervention been so necessary for hoteliers, property managers, home owners, and even boarding schools and university campuses. Businesses are even being plagued by bed bugs as more home owners and apartment dwellers are becoming infested and then in turn bring bed bug eggs to their workplace. With new technology bringing to market effective bed bug monitoring appliances, the fight against bed bugs has taken a new turn.
"I consider bed bug monitors a 'game changer' in the fight against bed bugs and one that no one is talking about yet," says Douglas Stern, Managing Partner of Stern Environmental Group, "their use may soon be necessary for all hotels and may even be considered by judges and juries when defending against bed bug litigation." Douglas Stern feels that bed bug monitors will allow professional exterminators to identify pest problems early and thereby contain both the infestation and the treatment cost. Stern says, "Home and coop sellers may rent bed bug monitors, in the near future, to certify their property for sale as being bed bug free. The possible 'real world' uses for these new exciting products are endless", says Douglas Stern.
There are several types of bed bug monitors and the prices range widely from $5 to $1,000. Several of these bed bug monitors actually have a bed bug blood meal lure, and in some case (in the more expensive products) a CO2 source to imitate a human body presence to actively attract bed bugs. Others have a sticky attractant in a glue-like trap or use special disks that fit under bed legs, or a small heat source. These new bed bug tools are proving to be game changers in early identification of a bed bug problem. Some are clearly suitable for the professional pest control market and some for home owners and apartment dwellers.
On this page you'll find links and information about new bed bug monitors are available in our store or that we find of special interest.
One of the top manufacturers in the pest management industry, FMC Professional Solutions, has developed a discrete bed bug detector for professionals.This new detector is available for purchase now in our online store. This small profile rectangular detector contains a bait which stays active for 90 days. FMC Professional Solutions is calling their new product Verifi. It is being called a revolutionary new tool for monitoring even the low level presence of bed bugs.
Touted as an intelligent device, Verifi contains a bait that minims the CO2 that humans expel while sleeping for a full 24 hours. The device needs no electrical charge or batteries. The replaceable lures that contain kairomone and a pheromone attractants last for 90 days.The contained pit fall trap allows for easy review of captured insects and verification of the presence of bed bugs by pest management professionals.
Not only does the device provide a pit fall trap for collection, but also provides harborage in the casing allowing for the accumulation of more bed bug evidence. The small profile bed bug detector is affixed to furniture, mattress, or headboards with a self adhesive sticker. Now pest professionals can detect, confirm, control, and secure properties appropriately by using the new Verifi Bed Bug Detector. The manufacturer recommends that CO2 booster packs and lures be replaced as needed to effectively monitor hotels, motels, dormitories, and other sleeping areas. Find out more about this excellent new product that monitors for bed bugs.
Created by the makers of PackTite, the home portable bed bug heat chamber, is the new bed bug fecal spot detector called Bed Bug Blue™. This new, inexpensive, and easy to use test kit allows home owners and pest professionals alike to definitively test spots for blood residue assuring that the spot has been left by a bed bug and reaffirming the presence of bed bugs in an environment.
Bed bug treatment can be costly and preparation for treatment can be time consuming. Now with Bed Bug Blue™ and a simple test you can know you have a bed bug problem even if you can't find these secretive hiding insects visually. In less than one minute the test strips tell you if there is blood present in the black spots you've found indicating that a bed bug has most likely left this debris as part of its feeding process. Find out more information, watch a video and then buy it in our store.
The Bedbug Early Detection System or BEDS box contains six small profile heavy duty cardboard scored pieces that contains dots of glue and are folded over with a gap for bed bug to slide in. The product has a very small profile and conceals any evidence of bed bugs once they crawl inside. The product has no blood meal lure, but provides a "safe" harborage site for bed bugs if they are present. The passive bed bug monitors come pre-scored to fold in half.
These small enclosed cardboard monitors can be tucked inside nightstands, underneath drawers, mounted under box springs, affixed to the back of headboards, tucked behind pictures, and inserted between a mattress and a box spring. No one need know that there are bed bugs trapped inside until the glue board detection system is cut open for inspection by a pest control professional.
Contained in each BEDS box are six foldable glue boards and a nice information booklet that includes instructions for use, placement recommendations, bed bug identification tips, and a what to do next guide if you find you do have bed bugs. This is an excellent new product that finally puts early detection in the hands of consumers.
The BEDS product is also available for commercial use and sold in bulk under the label BDS or Bedbug Detection System. This is the same great product but without the consumer packaging and sold in bulk for hotels, motels, apartment complexes, and other commercial property use.
We've just picked up a brand new product called the Bedbug Beacon which is being sold by the same people who have brought us PackTite, the portable bed bug oven. We've watched a video of the trials and the product seems extremely promising in regards to capturing bed bugs when a visual inspection has shown no presence.
The product is a small simple pit trap covered with a dome, a tube extends from the dome. With water and three packets of chemicals, you make a liquid that slowly releases small amounts of CO2 gas into the trap; attracting bed bugs. The chemical solution continues to create small levels of CO2 for up to 11 days.
The results appear to be excellent with even these small amounts of CO2 in attracting bed bugs. The product is relatively inexpensive and is patent pending. With the difficulties some people have of finding CO2 canisters to power many of the more expensive or professional bed bug monitoring tools, this ready-mix make your own CO2 solution may be the perfect combination for wide spread and also more economical use.
NightWatch is an innovative bed bug trap and monitoring device that uses heat and CO2 to attract, trap and kill bed bugs. The NightWatch trap creates the same chemical patterns that a sleeping human does; attracting bed bugs for a quick bite, a snack, and then death.
This new product has been created by BioSensory Inc. and was extensively tested by Entomologists at Purdue University. The Entomologists concluded from their experiments that "pitfall traps with heat CO2 have potential to be useful tools for monitoring bed bug infestations and reducing bed bug numbers." – Just the right combination of elements that NightWatch provides to attract and then trap pesky bed bugs. NightWatch is is now available for purchase.
This new product is installed under bed posts and creates a barrier between the floor and the bed. Bed bugs approaching a bed from the floor of the room will climb up the exterior surface of the Climbup Interceptor from Susan McKnight Inc. and fall and be trapped in the outer pitfall ring. Bed bugs climbing down from the bed will be found trapped in center well.
The rings are treated with a fine layer of talc preventing the escape of any captured bed bugs. This product can be an effective measuring and bed bug monitoring tool for identifying the presence of bed bugs in rooms even where low levels of bed bugs exist. Used as a low tech monitoring device in conjunction with an extermination protocol, it may be an effective monitoring option. You can read more about this new bed bug monitoring product at www.Insect-Interceptor.com. Read and article about the product online at www.PCTOnline.com, a magazine for pest control professionals.
Watch a video about this new product on YouTube.
In development for the last seven years by MIDMOS, BB Alert Active has been selling in Europe and is due to be released to the US marketplace very soon. This device is a stand alone bed bug monitor with a special new attractant to attract bed bugs by imitating a "warm blood meal". We are delighted to be one of the first firms in the United States to be evaluating this new product. We will be selling this new product on our website as soon as it available for the U.S. market.
Additionally MIDMOS is releasing BB Alert Passive. This insect monitor will be very inexpensive and will allow for the monitoring of bed bugs by trapping and collecting tell tale signs of bed bugs. This product is different from BB Alert Active in that this monitor captures bed bugs not looking for a "warm blood meal" We have been told the cardboard traps will be under $20.
Next in the queue for release from MIDMOS is BB Alert O2PM. This new treatment process starves bed bugs locked inside for oxygen. Taking 30 days to treat the products effectively in a flexibag it rids bedding, clothing, furniture, and appliances of bed bugs.
BB Alert Passive An Early Bed Bug Detection Product
Passive bed bug monitors are a great way to check for an early bed bug problem. When bed bugs are found early they are significantly easier and less expensive to exterminate. Additionally at an early stage the infestation is fairly well confined to one location. This new passive bed bug detection monitor from MIDMOS is called BB Alert Passive.
The monitor works by providing a narrow space (harborage) that bed bugs love. When the monitor is properly positioned near the headboard of the bed between the mattress and box spring is can show the signs of a bed bug problem in the very early stages. The wide white skirt surrounding the harborage location allow a pest professional to see fecal traces quickly. These fecal traces are caused by bed bugs which have engorged themselves from a blood meal extruding fluid to crawl into their favored small space. The fecal traces appear on the white skirt of the product as black marks that could have been made by a felt tip pen. Additionally when a more prominent infestation is present the pest professional will also find cast skins on the skirt as well.
The monitor has a large sticky backing that allows the monitor to be easily applied to a bed frame or headboard. The monitor has a checklist on the top that housekeeping or a pest professional can tick off the month of inspection as well as a place to note the installation and expiration date.
This new product created by Silvandersson under the name of Silvatronic, based in Sweden, is now available for purchase in our online store. This bed bug monitor/trap uses a small heating element place underneath a dome to attract bed bugs. Once the bed bugs have climbed onto the dome trap, they are stuck in a glue material that coats the trap section. The trap section is replaceable when full. The unit comes with three glue domes.
The Bug Dome unit plugs into any wall outlet and is manufactured by the same company that has created Cryonite. You can view the company brochure for more information. This product is available for $99.99 and ships free to customers in the United States.
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