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Bed Bug Detection Tool. Presented by Changlu Wang, Ph.D. 73rd Purdue Pest Management Conference 2009. CLIMBUP TM Insect Interceptor. Comparison of three methods to detect low level of bed bug infestations. Resident interview- 4 of 10 residents noticed bed bug bites

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Bed Bug Detection Tool

Presented by

Changlu Wang, Ph.D.

73rd Purdue Pest Management Conference

2009


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CLIMBUPTM Insect Interceptor


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Comparison of three methods to detect low level of bed bug infestations

  • Resident interview- 4 of 10 residents noticed bed bug bites

  • Visual inspection- average of 6.7 bed bugs per apartment

  • ClimbupTM interceptor after 7 days- average of 8.8 bed bugs per apartment


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Climbup infestationsTM interceptor with lure beside a refrigerator in the kitchen

12 bed bugs and 63 German cockroaches were trapped after 8 days.


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Conclusions of Bed Bug Interceptor Studies infestations

  • Resident interview and visual counts are not reliable.

  • Interceptors are effective in detecting low levels of bed bug infestations.


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