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Should packtite monitor still be placed at head of bed if hot radiator is there?

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  1. UnsureExactlyWhat2Do

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    Posted 2 months ago
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    I moved to a new place after living somewhere with a potential infestation. and I was very cautious. Hopefully I did not transfer any bedbugs.

    Just to be sure, I have passive bed bug monitors. However, in my new room, the head of the bed is ~2 feet away from a radiator which gets very hot during the day (I think the apartment management turns the heat down at night, though). Is the head of the bed still the optimal location to place the monitor?

    Also, my bed is just a very thin metal frame with a twin mattress on top... should I just place the monitor on the frame? (The monitor is taller than the frame is). Or should I place the monitor on the mattress itself?

    Thanks!

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    Posted 2 months ago
    Wed Mar 6 2019 20:13:52
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    Hi,

    In previous situations a radiator at the head end of the bed has not effected the efficiency so yes it’s still the install site.

    If you take a picture of the head end of the bed I can best advise on the install site. It may be that installing betweeen the base and the mattress with the monitor aligned in landscape perspective would be best.

    Hope that makes sense and hoping you moved without bringing unwanted guests with you.

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    Thanks for the reply, David. I can post a picture tomorrow. Should I post the picture in this thread, or private message you?

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    Hi,

    Post to this thread if that’s OK with you so the information is accessible to others later.

    David

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    David,

    Here is an image of the head of my bed. As you can see, it is just a mattress laying on a thin metal frame.

    Thank you!

    https://imgur.com/a/adk4vye

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    Hi,

    Install as per the green rectangle in this image:

    https://flic.kr/p/dhQnQf

    As previous specified it’s a landscape installation aligned with the top edge of the bed.

    David

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    Okay, thank you. I don't even need to remove the adhesive then, right?

    Much appreciated, David!

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    Hi,

    Technically no as you don’t need the adhesive for it to remain in place.

    David


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