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Bed Bug Detection Tool Presented by Changlu Wang, Ph.D. 73rd Purdue Pest Management Conference 2009
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
ClimbupTM interceptor with lure beside a refrigerator in the kitchen 12 bed bugs and 63 German cockroaches were trapped after 8 days.
Conclusions of Bed Bug Interceptor Studies • Resident interview and visual counts are not reliable. • Interceptors are effective in detecting low levels of bed bug infestations.