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A few questions about the Bed Bug Beacon

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  1. NeedAValidUserName

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sat Jan 29 2011 23:39:38
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    hi, just wanted to state that I looked for the answers to these questions already, but couldn't find any, hence the creation of yet another thread....

    1. what is the best way to check the Beacon, do I just lift the roof off and look? I want to make sure I'm not compromising the gas in any way.

    2. Just confirming that I need to change out the fluid when it looks milky....about how long did you get with one batch of fluid?

    3. How often should I check it? I just want to be sure that I'm not messing with it in any way.

    4. It says I need 2 monitors for a 16x16 room . . . I can't really afford this....is one sufficient?

    Thank you!

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 30 2011 0:24:26
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    David James, inventor of the Bed Bug Beacon, would be the best person to answer your questions. I will alert him to this thread.

    I started and run the site but am "not an expert."
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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 30 2011 8:36:27
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    You can check as you suggested by lifting off the lid. Change it when the liquid starts becoming clear, not cloudy. I would let it run 5 days and then change it. As far as how often to check, I would try to leave it undisturbed as much as possible but once a day is fine, and we have had success with only one in a room.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 30 2011 8:55:54
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    Thank you Mr James!

  5. toledo

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Sun Jan 30 2011 12:17:42
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    I have a few questions, too.

    1. Should I use them in several rooms at one time or one room at a time?

    2. During the winter, I don't think any of our rooms are 70 degrees. Is that necessary? Should we wait until late spring?

    3. If we use them upstairs, is it safe to sleep downstairs?

    Thanks.

  6. djames1921

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Jan 31 2011 0:15:54
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    I would make sure you run a beacon in an area for at least 4 days straight without moving it around as it needs time to set up the co2 "pathway" and bed bugs that have just fed will not be interested for a few days. You can safely use it upstairs while you sleep downstairs, you can even safely use it in the same room you are in. It will function still in even 60 degree rooms.

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    Posted 8 years ago
    Mon Jan 31 2011 11:42:25
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    I have a question also, Ive seen the question before but never the answer. If I run the beacon in an empty room next to mine, is it possible that I could draw the bugs from my room into that one? I don't want to spread the problem, I just want to see if that room is a concern.

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    Posted 8 years ago
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    Does anyone know if the BBB is available in the United Kingdom, or from anyone that will ship it to the UK? I would like to get one, but I can't seem to find it on the web with a UK delivery option.


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