We heard some time ago that there was more than one new bed bug monitor in development. Nightwatch is expected to ship mid-November.
But a second new bed bug monitor, the CDC 3000, or Cimex Detection Case, so named because it comes cleverly packed into a portable (!) non-descript black handled case, will be launched in a limited fashion at this week’s National Pest Management Association meeting in Washington. It won’t be released on a broad scale until the new year, according to Sean of the Bed Bug Resource, who goes more into detail here [site no longer available, link deleted] on what we can expect from this second device.
You can also read more about the CDC 3000 here.
Both devices have the potential not just to detect whether you have bed bugs, but to capture them. We hope to have access to data on the CDC 3000 soon. And once the Nightwatch is released, I hope we will start to see some comparative test data.
Exciting times for Bedbuggers. Things are looking up.
Here’s a video review by Jeff White of the CDC 3000: