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Bed bug aggregation pheromone breakthrough

December 23, 2014

A new study by researchers at Simon Fraser University details the identification of all six components of bed bug aggregation pheromone. This is exciting news, as it may lead to the development of more effective active bed bug monitors. The study, led by Regine Gries, Gerhard J. Gries, and Robert Britton, is forthcoming in the […]

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Bed bugs can be detected using homemade interceptor bed bug traps

May 28, 2014

Think you have bed bugs? Short on cash? Commercial bed bug traps (such as those in our FAQ on bed bug monitors) can cost $20 per bed or more. The University of Florida has now produced a helpful video explaining how consumers can construct homemade interceptor bed bug traps. (Click here to view the video […]

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Bed bugs or not? Introducing the Bed Bug Beacon

March 12, 2010

Got bed bugs?  Sometimes it can be hard to tell, but determining whether you have them may be getting easier. The Bed Bug Beacon is an inexpensive active bed bug monitor for at-home use. It looks like David James, creator of the Packtite, has come up with another winner.  Like the DIY dry ice monitor […]

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New bed bug monitor #2: the CDC 3000

October 23, 2008

We heard some time ago that there was more than one new bed bug monitor in development. Nightwatch is expected to ship mid-November. But a second new bed bug monitor, the CDC 3000, or Cimex Detection Case, so named because it comes cleverly packed into a portable (!) non-descript black handled case, will be launched […]

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Do I have bed bugs? Are these bed bug bites?

October 22, 2006

Do I have bed bugs? What bed bugs (or bedbugs) look like depends partly on their life stage and whether they’ve just had a blood meal or not. You need to know that the adults are about the size of an apple seed, and the youngest nymphs can be the size of a speck of […]

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