Bites, monitor question(6 posts)
Hey guys, so since summer is here I have the joy of freaking out over various insect bites and thinking they are from bed bugs. Sure many of you are in the same boat.
Earlier this week I was at a picnic and later found a number of itchy red bites on my elbow, a few in the same area. Guessing these are mosquitos based on where i was, but now worried...i have a BB Alert Passive monitor on my bed. Trying to relax. No signs of anything on the monitor. I noticed the bites on Tuesday...let's say this WAS a bed bug issue, how long would it take for signs to appear on the monitor? How many days do I have to wait before I can be reasonably relaxed that i don't have a problem?
Most likely just mosquito bites. If you had bb, you'd be getting new bites within a week, as they feed roughly every 7 days. I'd say you can relax now.
Has anyone had any expreinces with the Bed Bug Alert by BirdX? I bought 4 and have not had any signs of bed-bugs for a week now, however, there were TWO bad reviews on the internet (saying they didn't work, one was Amazon). I got mine from USBedbugs.com. I assume, since they are on here quite a lot, that they sell trusted products? I also read a good review on their site (or somewhere) that a PCO in Canada uses them after they exterminate and have read two other good reviews. Any advice from anyone on these types of monitors would be great. After I saw the bad review on Amazon I was panic-stricken (again!). I want to start putting my furnitue back together and unpacking SOME things. (my winter things are going to stay in completely air-tight SpaceBags...)
This is where I originally wanted to post these questions...
I don't really know much about Bed bug Alert by Bird-X.
With regards the Bird-X device, it used to be marketed under the clearview branding and there is a report on them here:
Bed Bugs Limited
When I try to open the link it says that the file is corrupted and cannot be repaired. I just want to know if I use them for about 2 weeks if I will know if I am BB free or not... I guess I should've just bought the other passive one with the cardboard... is what I'm guessing... I am just using it to see if I have one or two stragglers. They've been in place for a week now and I've had no signs of any bbugs...
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