Purdue University and NightWatch Bed Bug Trap & Monitor(3 posts)
BioSensory Inc. the maker of the new NightWatch bed bug trap and bed bug monitor has just sent us the PowerPoint presentation from the Purdue University Entomology Department's paper that was discussed at the annual Entomological Society Association meeting in December 2007. We have posted the PowerPoint file and the NightWatch brochure on our blog at: http://www.sternenvironmental.com/blog/2008/08/29/nightwatch-is-it-the-new-silver-bullet-for-bed-bug-control/.
We invite you to review the information and find out how NightWatch mimics a sleeping human to invite and then trap bed bugs. This may be the perfect tool to first make sure you need treatment and two to make sure you don't get re-infested.
If I understand the study design, the traps were placed in a small room with 1,000 to 2,000 bed bugs in the room.
If I interpret the chart correctly, there were about 9 or 10 bed bugs that climbed into the cold unscented NightWatch trap that was being used as a control.
The heated trap with the mixed scent lure only trapped about 30 to 80 bugs per night.
The heated condition alone appears to have trapped up to 30 bed bugs per night without any scent lure in place.
In a room containing a couple of thousand bed bugs that just doesn't seem like a real impressive performance on the part of the NightWatch trap.
Is there any data on the performance of the trap in a room with a very light infestation?
No other resarch is available yet.
It is important to understand that this is a monitoring device. Currently, there are no other Bed Bug monitoring devices available.
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