Posted - 10 Aug 2009 : 19:05:01
| New BARRETTINE BED BUG MONITOR
The Barrettine Bed Bug monitor is a passive device used to help monitor for the presence of bed bugs in hotels, hostels, institutions, domestic premises and other premises where activity is suspected.
This product offers pest controllers a professional-looking means of monitoring for these pests.
The monitor relies on the fact that bed bugs harbour in cracks and crevices, usually close to their host and excrete excess liquid from their gut before entering a narrow harbourage. The layers of corrugated cardboard in the monitor mimic the usual favoured harbourages and the light colouration of the trap will show up the excreted gut contents as red or brown smears and spots.
Make sure that the corrugated cardboard squares are placed into the trap so that the corrugations run at 90º to the circular openings. Place the traps close to the bed as most bed bugs will seek a harbourage in close proximity to the host, suitable locations will include below the mattress, inside bed bases, behind bedside cabinets and head boards, also use historic knowledge and experience of previous activity to place the traps in other areas where bed bugs may be found.
Check the traps on a regular basis looking for live insects, eggs, cast skins and evidence of spotting on and around the trap and on the corrugated inserts. All of these signs will indicate an active infestation.
DO NOT JUST LOOK FOR LIVE INSECTS INSIDE THE TRAP.
As the monitor does not rely on insects being caught or stuck to glue there should be no reason to change it on a regular basis, however for them to be effective as a monitor, damaged traps and traps or inserts that become heavily marked with spotting should be replaced or marked so that current or recent activity is not confused with old.
Prices are as follows: £28.30 + VAT for a pack of 10 or a bulk pack of 100 for £250 + VAT.
Design registration number - 4010080
For further information on the supply or use of these monitors please contact Barrettine on 0117 967 2222