Friday, February 19, 2010

Bed Bug Traps Are Growing

Bed bug traps are starting to take hold and become more and more main stream as time goes on. Professional and expensive traps like the NightWatch are out there as well as several do it yourself versions where you build your own trap with some dry ice for CO2 and place them around. Another trap that has shown up on the radar is the Bug Dome which is a less expensive and lower profile trap that is retailing for around ninety dollars. I've found these Bug Dome bed bug traps for sale at the Stern Environmental Groups website so far. I am sure they will be popping up all over as time goes on. Now let's focus on killing these buggers.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

How about that CO2 bed bug trap

It's being called the bed bug trap with the pet food bowl, but Wan-Tien Tsai's simple bed bug monitor trap is all the rage. It's a easy as getting gallon water thermos with the flip up dispenser, a pet food bowl wrapped in cheese cloth on the outside, and some dry ice. The idea is simple enough, but should be used with extreme safety in mind and caution. God forbid a child picks up a dry ice cube and freezes his hand off, but this trap is something that can be cheaply put together and used in multiple locations to see what kind of activity is going on in the home. Bedbugs are distressing enough to make people try anything, but if used cautiously, it could be a cheap and useful tool.