Check out this new and fascinating podcast from New York vs. Bed Bugs, where Renee Corea of New York vs. Bed Bugs and David Cain of bed-bugs.co.uk (and well known to our Bedbugger Forum users) talk about the recent Pestex 2009, new bbalert™ passive and active bed bug monitors, new treatment options (including oxygen depletion), and other fascinating topics. Do take a moment to also watch the video of David demonstrating the new bbalert monitors.
We previously discussed bbalert’s passive monitors here.
You can read more about midmos solutions’ bbalert™ system of passive bed bug monitors, active bed bug monitors, and the O2PM treatment here.
Thanks to Renee and David!
Here’s a review from merlin on the UK PCO forum, from a firm that is field testing the bbalert™ Passive Monitor in a hotel with roughly 800 guests a month.
We have been making fortnightly inspections to check on progress and yesterday we had a result. In one room one of the monitors had spotting on the detection skirt, on closer inspection a bug could be seen in the monitor. The monitor was removed and dismantled, inside was a lone gravid female and two clutches of 4 eggs neatly cemented to the fill layer. A very thorough inspection was carried out in the infested room and surrounding areas with no further evidence found. We will be reinspecting again to ensure that no eggs had been laid elsewhere, but early indications suggest that the inoculating population was maintained within the monitor and was removed without chemical intervention.
Interestingly, merlin also notes,
The 8 groups of guest that used the room since the last inspection have been flagged on the booking system. One group are staying again in a weeks time, after their holiday and arrangements have been made for the increased risk they pose.