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  1. Hopefully_recovering

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Fri Sep 8 2017 15:51:56
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    Hi all (specifically David),

    I ordered two passive monitors--one to place on my bed frame, and another for the couch.

    I'm wondering about the couch. It's an L-shaped sectional, and we sit on both sides, but generally toward the corner, so I'm wanting to place it somewhere near the center corner. I'm a little worried about how well it would stick to the material on the underside, and that I'd have to remove it/lift the couch to check it. I'm wondering if it would be appropriate to place it under a cushion, near the back edge, which leads into the frame, as it would hopefully be an intercepting point between anything residing inside the frame and people sitting on the couch, and would be easier to check?

    I'm not sure if it's not ideal to place under cushions for concerns that it would get crushed or something, let me know what you think! Thanks again for all your help.

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    Sat Sep 9 2017 8:24:55
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    Hi,

    The synthetic dust cover material tends to be tough while the organic style gives enough slippage to lift the monitors off. As we live in a litigious culture I can only advise that people use their own judgement in deciding if the surface will be damaged by the monitor. In my personal experience a slow and steady removal is always effective and a troublesome lift can be aided with a hair dryer to warm the glue.

    Placement should be based on the most occupied seating area as this represents both the most likely introduction point but also the most likely feeding area.

    Hope that explains.

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Sun Sep 10 2017 17:06:59
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    Thanks for the reply, David!

    I'm not too worried about damaging the surface of the dust cover, I guess I'm more worried about whether I'll be able to take it off and have it stick again if I have to remove it to check it?

    My question about the cushions/placement locations was unclear, but I was more wondering if you recommend against placing it under mattresses/cushions/etc. due to the pressure of weight on top of it/likelihood of being disturbed by movement affecting its effectiveness?

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    Hi,

    I did not reply to the cushion placement because its less optimal than the current recommendation and images.

    While bed bugs can be in such places it is not the first place they choose to occupy. Framed that way I hope you can see why we don't go hunting for bears in the city. There is a lot of "tracking" type work that we have done over the years and some of the results are different to the obvious. You are more likely to get between cushion issues on public transport.

    Hope that helps.

    David


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