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90% sure this is a booklouse--please confirm? THANK YOU!

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  1. diebugsdie22

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    Posted 6 days ago
    Fri Oct 11 2019 19:23:43
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    Another bug in a Harris glue trap. Pretty sure it's a book louse, but would appreciate another confirmation. It was really hard to get a good pic.

    THANKS in advance.

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    Posted 5 days ago
    Sat Oct 12 2019 1:38:55
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    Hi,

    Yes it’s a booklouse.

    Bedbugs are a little too smart to get caught on glue traps.

    Hope that helps.

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    Posted 5 days ago
    Sat Oct 12 2019 7:39:07
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    Thank you, David. I also have passive monitors by our beds. Are you saying I should get rid of the glue traps? Do they interfere with the passive monitors?

    Thanks again--

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    Posted 4 days ago
    Sun Oct 13 2019 7:38:50
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    Hi,

    As you can see here:

    https://youtu.be/LIDnn34xMNg

    Glue devices are just not effective because of how bedbugs test the ground before walking on it. Unless used as bed isolators they won’t interfere with the function of Passive Monitors, they are just a waste of energy.

    David

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    Posted 4 days ago
    Sun Oct 13 2019 9:40:03
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    Got it. Thank you!

    I am about to post some pics of markings on the passive monitors for your input, but I'll make a new post.


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