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Question about Monitoring- Passive and Active

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  1. Miseryck26

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
    Wed Mar 6 2019 19:53:57
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    I have a hopefully quick question about monitoring - I was exposed to bed bugs in a place I go often about 3 weeks ago. I took precautions that I believe worked, but I also had a PCO inspect my place (no signs) and installed a bb alert passive monitor on my bed (no signs so far, it's been there about 2 weeks). It occurred to me today that I spent some time sleeping in a now unoccupied room in my place about 3 months ago, and I don't know if/when I was exposed before 3 weeks ago.

    Here is my question- would it be worthwhile at this point to put an active monitor (I'm thinking more along the lines of the Beacon than Nightwatch) in the unoccupied room just to see if anything is there? Alternatively, since it's next to my room would any bugs have already abandoned it in search of sleeping humans and gotten caught on the passive? Just trying to cover all my bases as I deal with this paranoia.

  2. bed-bugscouk

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    Wed Mar 6 2019 20:17:46
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    Hi,

    After 3 months any bedbugs in the unoccupied room would have sought food elsewhere.

    I don’t think active monitoring is essential in this situation although the Bed Bug Becacon is not that expensive for peace of mind. If you feel you will still be anxious about it and can afford the cost it may be worthile to ensure lower anxiety.

    Hope that helps.

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  3. Miseryck26

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    Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Thanks! That does help.


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