bed bug monitors

Bed bugs can be detected using homemade interceptor bed bug traps

May 28, 2014

Think you have bed bugs? Short on cash? Commercial bed bug traps (such as those in our FAQ on bed bug monitors) can cost $20 per bed or more. The University of Florida has now produced a helpful video explaining how consumers can construct homemade interceptor bed bug traps. (Click here to view the video […]

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Bed-bugs.co.uk exports its hotel bed bug monitoring system to US (NY and NJ)

February 5, 2013

Here’s an interesting development: Bed-bugs.co.uk in the UK has now licensed its Hotel Monitoring System for bed bugs to New York-based company Dana K9 (which we understand from their website has, until this point, focused on canine scent detection). The system will likely make its way into New York and New Jersey hotels and hostels, […]

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Giveaway: try a new Passive+ monitor and receive a Passive monitor, in exchange for feedback

January 18, 2012

Bedbugger.com is pleased to announce another giveaway! This isn’t our usual contest, however.  Please read the information below carefully and follow the instructions to enter. Bed Bugs Limited in London (UK) have developed a new version of the Passive monitor which is called a Passive+ and they are asking for your help to collect some […]

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Mike Merchant’s reports from bed bug sessions at the ESA 2011 meeting in Reno

November 25, 2011

Entomologist Michael Merchant of the Texas AgriLife Extension has recently compiled a really interesting two-part series of blog posts on his Insects in the City blog, covering some of the interesting bed bug-related presentations at the 2011 Entomological Society of America conference in Reno. The Bed Bug Chronicles Part I describes the following: Changlu Wang’s research on the use […]

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Bed bugs on BBC London’s Breakfast Show: David Cain, Oliver Madge interviewed

April 20, 2011

David Cain of Bed Bug Beware (and Bed Bugs Limited, and our user forums), and Oliver Madge of the Bed Bug Foundation were interviewed on BBC London’s Breakfast Show today, and you can listen to it here (David is on from 1:14-1:22, and Oliver Madge is interviewed from 2:15-2:21). As Doug Summers noted in this […]

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BBAlert Passive bed bug monitors now available

August 22, 2010

I updated this post on passive monitors yesterday, to add up to date information on and photos of the BBAlert Passive Monitor, designed by David Cain of bed-bugs.co.uk.  (The BB Alert Passive Bed Bug Monitor is now available, currently priced at $19.95). Here’s the BBAlert Passive video again, for good measure: (Note: video was updated […]

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Bed Bug Barrier passive monitors

August 15, 2010

Remember the Bed Bug Barrier? This passive bed bug monitor designed by Australian inventor Tony Abrahams is now available in the US and Canada. The Bed Bug Barrier is basically an inverted glue trap which comes in two designs: the screw-in style attaches at the top of bed legs, and the castor style attaches underneath […]

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Bed bugs or not? Introducing the Bed Bug Beacon

March 12, 2010

Got bed bugs?  Sometimes it can be hard to tell, but determining whether you have them may be getting easier. The Bed Bug Beacon is an inexpensive active bed bug monitor for at-home use. It looks like David James, creator of the Packtite, has come up with another winner.  Like the DIY dry ice monitor […]

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Bed bugs in NightWatch active bed bug monitor (photo)

September 15, 2009

This photo shows bed bugs trapped in a Nightwatch active bed bug monitor. Flickr Photo: “Bedbugs in NightWatch trap.” You can see another shot of the Nightwatch with bed bugs in it from a greater distance here. All Rights Reserved by David P. James Thanks, David, for allowing us to share your photos with Bedbugger […]

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Bed Bug Barrier passive bed bug monitor wins ABC’s “The New Inventors” episode

June 6, 2009

Update (8/15/2010): Since this post was originally written, the product described below has gone to market. You can read more updated information about it here. You can purchase the Bed Bug Barrier Passive Monitor Glue Trap from US Bed Bugs, and either style is currently $6.99 per barrier (or under $28 if your bed has […]

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Nightwatch active bed bug monitor recalled

May 31, 2009

On May 21st, Biosensory, maker of the Nightwatch active bed bug monitor, distributed a recall letter to Distributors and pest control operators. The letter, which you can download in PDF form here, reads, This letter is to notify you that BioSensory, Inc. is voluntarily recalling its initial production run ofthe NightWatch™ Bedbug Monitor and Dragonfly […]

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New interview with David Cain and more on the bbalert (TM) system

May 4, 2009

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), […]

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