So far, there is no accurate bed bug trap available for sale, though we have heard various teams are working on them (including some researchers who are trying to produce a trap using aggregate pheromones to attract bed bugs).
This article from the Press of Atlantic City is a general “introduction to bed bugs” article that we see all the time in local papers.
But it contains this interesting tidbit. At a recent Multi-Family Housing Conference in Atlantic City, NJ, Richard Cooper announced that,
He’s also developing a long-sought tool in the fight: a bedbug trap to determine if a location is infested.
Cooper told the conference that a test of the trap in an occupied dwelling unit with no signs of bedbugs caught seven of them in a 12-hour period. In a vacant unit, where the bedbugs were dormant with no people to feed on, the trap captured 500 in 12 hours.
That’s very promising news indeed. Trying to detect bed bugs in many cases is very difficult. I hope these traps are available to the public swiftly.