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  1. Brij719

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Aug 15 2019 10:17:12
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    I have a unique situation and want to make sure I have my monitor placed correctly. My daughter sleeps in our room. Both of our beds are on the floor, but on top of slats( the wood ones connected by cloth). I have the slats down to get airflow under the mattress and it so that it doesn’t sit directly on the floor. Her twin bed is up against our king bed. I have our monitor on the top slat of the king bed, at the top edge, in the middle. Do I need another on on her bed as well?

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    Thu Aug 15 2019 10:29:06
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    Hi,

    Because of bedbug behaviour and how they "localize" to people I would advise two. While one side of the bed may have two signals the side of the bed with one person can be enough to set up and build a colony.

    For the sake of the 2+ months it could take to show on your side of the bed I would suggest two.

    This summer we have seen a spike in children introducing bedbugs to homes as they tend to use public transport to get around.

    Hope that makes sense.

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Thu Aug 15 2019 11:50:10
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    yes, makes sense. I put one down under hers on the floor with half sticking out at the head end. Vertical. Is that correct if her mattress is sitting on the floor directly? Also, will I see signs on here now if they are indeed only on her side and not on mine?

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    Posted 1 month ago
    Fri Aug 16 2019 7:37:33
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    Hi,

    You want the longer edge aligned with the head end.

    Yes, we have seen monitors show activity in one set of beds at the early stage because only one side was introducing bedbugs.

    David


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