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Question DetailsAsked on 4/29/2012

Is there a bed bug detector, thought I saw one mentioned on Angie's list somewhere but can't remember where?

We are planning a lengthy road trip and I thought that I saw some type of bed bug detector mentioned on Angie's List but cannot find it again. Is there such a product?

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There are several monitoring devices on the market for bed bugs. One is called Night Watch. It claims to mimic a sleeping person by emmiting carbon and heat. Bugs are trapped in trays for examination.


FMC has a smaller unit that works in a similar way. There are also several types of "pit fall traps" on the market. These are put under bed legs and have a course side for bugs to climb up and then a smooth middle trapping area that holds the bed bugs.


In our opinion properly trained Exterminators and Bed Bug Detection Dogs are the best choice for accurate inspections. Hope that helps



Source: http://www.newenglandbedbugdogs.com

Answered 7 years ago by Dr. Bug

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I did a quick search and couldn't find a detector mentioned, but I did find tips for detecting them:
http://www.angieslist.com/articles/ho...

Answered 7 years ago by Cas

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As a 35 yearveteran of the pest control business I would not recommend a bed bug detectorfor the purposes of your trip.


All a bed bug detector will tell you isif they are present after you have brought in your luggage into the room andslept in the bed. The detector will notprevent them from biting you nor keep them from hitch hiking on your luggageand infesting your home.

The best wayto protect yourself from bed bugs is to do a thorough inspection as soon as youget into the hotel room; all you need is a flashlight. I would leave my luggageunpacked in the bathtub while you do this. Bed bugs cannot crawl on slick surfacesso your luggage will be safe. There is an excellent video on how to do ainspect on a hotel room from the National Pest Management Association on utubeat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLgFhXq1oLI

The wholeprocess should take about 5 minutes. As a pest professional that travels a lot Ialways do a quick inspection. If you even suspect an infestation have themanger change rooms.

DougLongfellow

President,NaturZone Pest Control

www.naturzone.com

Source: http://www.naturzone.com

Answered 7 years ago by NaturZone




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