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Attracting bed bugs with pheromones

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  1. hidingbugs

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    There may be new way to attract bed bugs with their own pheromones.

    While many researchers have looked for a better chemical, some have examined a more natural approach. They have tried to exploit a particular trait of the bugs in the hopes of finding a means to trick them into traps. The key happens to be a group of chemicals – pheromones – used by the insects to gather populations into a specific area.
    There are ten such chemicals. However, not all are equally successful at attracting the bugs. The four most effective compounds are known as aldehydes. These have a rather sickly-sweet odor and can travel relatively long distances in the air. A bed bug picks up on the scent and then heads towards the more concentrated area. Eventually, the gathering place will be found.

    http://www.popsci.com/sweet-smelling-bug-control-option

    From July 26, 2016

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    Sun Jun 25 2017 13:38:23
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    Dried animal blood can also work.

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    jim danca - 6 hours ago  » 
    Dried animal blood can also work.

    I've never heard of that.

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    Hi Lou,

    The blood and bone meal BS comes from a 1916 patent application and is one of the lasting fallacies of "bad science".

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    In a lab environment they're not interested in it. In the real world, I've been using mouse grade glue boards with the attractant for seven years.

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    jim danca - 3 months ago  » 
    In a lab environment they're not interested in it. In the real world, I've been using mouse grade glue boards with the attractant for seven years.

    Interesting, I used a glue board because it's all I had at the time.
    I'm not sure it is mouse grade, I bought them to detect roaches.

    I am NOT an expert.
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    jim danca - 3 months ago  » 
    Dried animal blood can also work.
    In a lab environment they're not interested in it. In the real world, I've been using mouse grade glue boards with the attractant for seven years.

    Have you run comparative tests with and without the attractant right next to one another?


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