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Is this placement for passive monitor ok?

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  1. selectordetector

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Fri May 12 2017 18:14:31
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    Hi all,

    I installed a passive monitor a few months (3-4) ago, but after looking through some pictures, I'm wondering if the poor placement could have prevented detection. The image is below. Do I need to raise it to the next level? I also had blackbout bed bug detectors for about a month prior to the passive monitors, but never found anything. Further, both the mattress and frame are designed not to harbor bedbugs.

    I'm not sure at what point to assume it's something else. I get bitten about once or sometimes twice a week, usually with only one bite, and it tends to disappear completely within one day.

    Thanks

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Fri May 12 2017 18:58:32
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    Hi,

    If that's the back of the headboard it should be moved. A site on the middle of the box base at the head end would be better. If it's clear after changing location your all clear.

    Hope that helps.

    David Cain
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    Posted 5 months ago
    Fri May 12 2017 19:10:17
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    Hi David,

    This is a clearer picture of the bed. I marked in red where I plan to move the detector. Does that spot make more sense or is there a better one. Thanks so much.

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Sun May 14 2017 8:28:41
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    Hi,

    This would be better:

    R6xYc3Umarked by David Cain, on Flickr

    Because with the bed against two corners like that bed bugs are most likely to be in that location and therefore placement is optimal for detection.

    David

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    Posted 5 months ago
    Tue May 16 2017 7:32:39
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    Thank you!


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