Presentation on theme: "Bed Bug Detection Tool Presented by Changlu Wang, Ph.D. 73rd Purdue Pest Management Conference 2009."— Presentation transcript:
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 1.Resident interview- 4 of 10 residents noticed bed bug bites 2.Visual inspection- average of 6.7 bed bugs per apartment 3.Climbup TM interceptor after 7 days- average of 8.8 bed bugs per apartment
Climbup TM 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.