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How early can passive monitor be used?

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  1. testytraveler

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    Posted 4 years ago
    Fri Dec 26 2014 4:44:26
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    I have only been staying in my current sublet for a few days and I'm worried that I may have brought bbs with me (was traveling and had a run-in with them a few days before).

    For peace of mind I'm considering a monitor. But would this work so early? Of course if they are in here I'd like to know ASAP but would like to understand if they would work so early and whether passive or active would be better. Also, can these be easily installed without damaging anything (since I'm subletting)?

    Thank you for any help!

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    Fri Dec 26 2014 6:15:10
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    Hi,

    They should be installed from the first night do that you get the benefits from day 1. The idea being that any bedbugs you brought with you make a new home in it rather than in random places around the room. Effectively acting as an activity concentrator so you can tell as fast as 12 -72 hours from introduction (independent data verifies this).

    If you look up my online guide you will see all the optimal installation sites do not damage te furniture or fixtures and yet offers a great way to easily resolve a light infestation through the protocol we named "treatment by Passive Monitor replacement".

    People have cleared literally thousands of cases using this method and if more widely adopted the global state of infestations would be lower.

    Hope that helps and hoping you did not bring them with you on the move.

    David Cain
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    Posted 4 years ago
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    Thank you David. I am ready to buy one ASAP, like yesterday!!! But since I have already been here a few days and it will take a few more days to arrive in the mail, will it still work as early prevention? And can you explain why this is better than the active monitor?

    Thank you thank you..

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    Also, can it be used in a car? I also want to monitor our rental car. (answer on site - yes they can!)

    So I really want to do what is best and most effective immediately. Do you recommend that there is a benefit to using both the passive and active monitors simultaneously, or does one interfere with the other's effectiveness and I should choose?

    Thanks again.

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    Fri Dec 26 2014 8:57:23
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    Hi,

    I only use active monitors in areas that are not being occupied so in your situation Passive Monitoring is the correct logic.

    They are effective from the day of install, sooner rather later but a few days delay is not the end of the world.

    In terms of prevention steps today I would say read the FAQ so that you understand all you can in case you have an issue. Aside from that make sure you are no cluttered following the move and set things as you would normally have them. In that way you can rely on the bedbugs to behave as they normally would.

    It's a kind of "Zen and the art of bedbugs" because turning your life upside down is often neither helpful not needed.

    David

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    Posted 4 years ago
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    Thanks again David.

    I PM'd you with some Qs about shipping etc.

    We are traveling and just moved into a sublet a few days ago (someone else's place with their stuff, but fortunately they are very minimalist and uncluttered). We followed much of the advice here about traveling and not bringing it into a new place (threw out our luggage, washed clothes very hot and keep in bags - no dryer but used 95 degrees, other personal belongings sealed in zip locks or other bags, etc.). The only mistake I know I made was bringing my iPhone into the place the first night and having it near the bed. I hear the electronics inhabitation is rare unless things are quite bad, but I believe a coat might've been infested and the iPhone was in that pocket so..... Otherwise I am already kind of OCD anyways so we are trying to be very careful about everything. I hope for the best.

    Compounding my problem of uncertainty is that there are both fleas (cat, and I saw one try to bite me yesterday) and mosquitos (island) here, and I believe I probably have bites from all 3 now, including delayed bb reactions, so it's quite a mental torture and confusion as I'm sure you know all about.

    Looking forward to the monitor hopefully giving me some peace of mind.


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