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DIY Bed Bug Beacon (CO2 generator)

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  1. zerg_infestor

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat May 29 2010 18:24:19

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    The setup for the generator has the same delivery system as the beacon. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this is what the beacon IS! The DIY solution is a lot cheaper and locally available. Here is the link for the how-to:

    The idea is, Yeast + Sugar + Water - Oxygen = CO2. It is mentioned that the more sugar you use, the longer the CO2 production lasts. 2 cups of sugar = 5 weeks of CO2!

  2. djames1921

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sat May 29 2010 22:18:23

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    Close.....but co2 produced in that manner is not quite right for bed bugs, our results were inconsistent at best. A couple important things make the beacon work, but I'm not tellin'.

  3. janebug

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    Posted 7 years ago
    Sun May 30 2010 7:11:33

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    I just cannot help laughing when I see either a DIY beacon or the home consumer variety. It cracks me up every time I see the very thing that brought the bed bugs to our previously clean studio apartment, being promoted as a finding aid.

    No question CO2 rigs will work attract bed bugs. Aquarists have been using CO2 to juice their planted aquariums for years. I can tell you all the variations on the formula including recycling the product into sourdough starter, ginger ale and a longer lasting mix than the one mentioned here.

    When I published in the aquarist forums regarding our disaster; no one there batted an eyelash unlike here where the skeptics made themselves known post-haste. I have no affiliation with Jeff White but I can confirm the product he demos is valid, as are DIY rigs. Always great to start the day with a good laugh, especially on the topic of bed bugs.
    All the best,

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