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Best Choice: Human Bed Bug Bait or the NightWatch?

A bed bug article in the New York Times mentions the NightWatch bed bug detection device. The device mimics a human and entices the bed bugs to it from 90 feet away. Not only do you avoid getting bitten but you have proof that bed bugs actually exist in your home and therefore you have a good reason to call a pest exterminator.  It’s recommended the device be placed where you sleep.

The New York Time bed bug article had a shocking bit of information. What am I referring to? Some people have been hiring a human being to sleep in their apartment to see if they get bitten by bed bugs! Perhaps two years of experience is required. No mention if you get a million dollars or just a firm handshake and a Martini.

Since some people don’t show a skin reaction to bed bug bites perhaps the prospective employees must prove they do indeed get horrible itchy welts before they are hired. If the temporary employee gets bed bug bites I suppose the apartment owner can recommend him to another apartment owner with some high praise. Oh my. Perhaps purchasing a NightWatch bed bug detection device is the more rational choice.

NightWatch Bed Bugs Monitoring Device has Arrived

NightWatch
NightWatch

NightWatch is finally available for sale. What is NightWatch? It’s a state-of-the-art bed bug trap and monitoring device. How does it work? It entices bed bugs by pretending to be a human. It utilizes a combination of CO2, heat and a patented lure which mimics the natural pheromones that attract bed bugs. NightWatch essentially mimics the chemicals patterns of a sleeping human. When the bed bugs show up they become trapped and die.

For some NightWatch may be a little expensive for home use, however it’s a great device for people that can afford it and especially helpful for hotels and commercial enterprises including, movie theaters, office buildings, apartment buildings, corporations, used furniture stores, hospitals, retail stores, restaurants etc.

Some of the highlights: NightWatch entices the bed bugs to the device; your guest will not have to go to bed knowing they’re bed bug bait; hotels will know for sure if they have bed bugs without having to wait for them to attack human guests (avoid lawsuits and grumpy guests); monitor for bed bugs after pest control treatments to make sure the treatments were effective; monitoring allows for quick treatments and thus avoiding bed bug lawsuits. The price of the device is small compared to the price of lawsuits, bad publicity and a large decrease in business. NightWatch has arrived, buy it now in our online store.

NightWatch, Is It The New Silver Bullet For Bed Bug Control?

Nightwatch bed bug monitorCould it be that the new NightWatch bed bug trap due to hit the market for pest control professionals in November will be the new silver bullet for bed bug control?  It may be so, but anyway you look at it, it is an effective new product that warrants careful review.

NightWatch is an innovative bed bug trap and monitoring device that uses heat, CO2, and a patented lure mimicking the natural kairomones (chemicals that bed bugs extrude to find their nest) to trap bed bugs and kill them. 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 and chemical lures 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.

“Bed bugs are a scourge that must be dealt with” says Patrick Callahan, Director of Global Sales and Marketing for BioSensory in Connecticut. With NightWatch, pest management professionals have another excellent tool to monitor for and then kill bed bugs effectively.

Several real world uses for NightWatch would be:

1. Consumer rental of traps to validate a bed bug problem. As many pests can be thought to be bed bugs, the verification of the presence of bed bugs or lack there of can save extermination fees, which for some homes can be several thousand dollars.

2. Hotels and motels may want to purchase several NightWatch traps and rotate them on their floors to verify that their proactive bed bug prevention treatments are working. Additionally hotels and cruise ships may want to rent units to validate a bed bug finding before hiring bed bug extermination professional to treat the problem.

3. Hotels and motels may want to keep traps for a week in rooms next to bed bug infested rooms that have just undergone treatment to make sure that bed bugs have not crawled under a wall or through a ceiling vent to spread the problem into adjoining rooms.

BioSensory has advised the Stern’s Chatter blog team that they will showcase their new product at the National Pest Management Association Convention on October 22 to 25 and then release the product for sale to professionals in November. Stern Environmental Group will be purchasing several NightWatch units. We think that they will be innovative control and monitoring devices that will help our clients sleep better at night and protect their property investments.

To find out more about NightWatch, we invite you to download the BioSensory NightWatch brochure courtesy of BioSensory Inc.

You may also want to review the scientific findings from Gary Bennett, Changlu Wang, Greg McGraw, Abou El-Nour, and Susan McKnight, of Purdue University’s, Department of Entomology located at 901 W. State Street, West Lafayette, Indiana. This scientific team presented their paper titled “Traps and Attractants for Monitoring Bed Bug Infestations” and an associated PowerPoint slide show at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America in December 2007. (BioSensory has supplied the PowerPoint presentation to us for web posting.) We think that you will find it to be interesting reading.