Material on Passive monitor(4 posts)
i'm starting to realize that maybe due to the static charge of the BBAlert Passive that things can get affixed to it (dust, grime, whatever), which is annoying if one is staring at the thing with a flashlight. I just saw something that looked suspect on the monitor and tried to brush it with a q-tip...the whole thing lifted off the monitor, leaving zero trace behind on the white bib. Fecal would never behave in this manner, dry or not, correct?
--let me rephrase that. I was actually using tweezers to try and see what was on the monitor, not a q-tip. (it's early, no coffee yet ;). And whatever it was lifted up without leaving a mark. But regardless, want to confirm that fecal would not try as a solid mass that could come up off the bib of the monitor without staining, smearing, etc the white surface.
Ugh, last addendum...now I'm afraid that whatever it was could have been shell material or something. But it was so stupidly small and too difficult to photograph. In any/all cases, I'd see actual fecal spots on the monitor before shell material, right? Also, this was on the very outside edge of the bib, where it meets the surface the monitor is affixed to...I'm assuming cast skins would tend to accumulate around the entrance to the actual nesting area in the center?
Yes you would see faecal before seeing a cast skin.
Faecal deposited on the detection skirt would never lift off, the material was selected over months of trials because it absorbs the faecal material so it cant simple fall off or even leave no trace if picked off.
Please do not over obsess through the use of the product, it was designed to help people not to be a new focus for OCD, don't make me tell you to walk int he park on this one but part of dealing with bedbugs is keeping that balance and not over obsessing.
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For the avoidance of doubt and in compliance with the AUP and FTC I openly declare my vested interest in the Passive Monitor as the inventor.
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