Bed Bugs in all stages of their development feed exclusively on the blood of warm
blooded animals (usually people), and they use a number of “clues” to help locate their
meals. BB ALERT® ACTIVE monitor simulates the warmth from respiration that Bed
Bugs use as indicators to find their hosts.
The BB ALERT® activator pads arrive in a sealed package. When opened and exposed to the air
it starts to generate heat, which mimics the signs of animal respiration that trigger a feeding response in Bed Bugs.
The activator is placed inside the BB ALERT® ACTIVE monitors base and enclosed by the insulated top cover.
When in place, the insulated top cover leaves a specifically designed gap around the units base. This restricts the flow
of air, creating a micro-climate within the device and a controlled flow of heat to the outside. This temperature gradient
leads the Bed Bug into the monitor.
Around the base of the BB ALERT® ACTIVE monitor are rows of small spikes. These mimic the hairs typically found
on mammals, and provide discretion for the units contents. Inside the base of the unit is the insect detection surface.
Years of field trials with “live” Bed Bug infestations have demonstrated that BB ALERT® ACTIVE will attract large
numbers of adolescent as well as adult Bed Bugs.
BB ALERT® ACTIVE monitor provides a revolutionary, new attractant unit that can be used as a stand-alone monitor or
to support early detection and control programs. Daily use during control treatments will provide an effective monitor
of treatment progress, and provide confirmation when control is achieved.
BB ALERT® ACTIVE is small, discreet, inexpensive, and contains no pesticides.
| ||Q: ||What's the difference between the BB Alert Active Monitor and the Bedbug Beacon Active Monitor? |
| ||A: ||The BB Alert Active Monitor uses heat and moisture to attract bed bugs whereas the Bedbug Beacon Monitor uses carbon dioxide (CO2). Both methods can be effective at attracting bedbugs as long as included directions are followed diligently. The BB Alert Active Monitor is more compact and discreet than the Bedbug Beacon, however, it does need a new activator pad daily. The Bedbug Beacon can produce CO2 for at least 5 days at a time before needing a refill. |
| ||Q: ||Can I use BB Alert Active Monitor to test if bed bugs are inside my books, cds or luggage? |
| ||A: ||Yes, either the BB Alert Active Monitor or the Bedbug Beacon will work, although BB Alert Active's compact design may make it more practical. Make sure you fully enclose the suspected items inside a sealed container while running your test such as a BugZip Encasement or Contractor Garbage Bag. If bed bugs are found, we recommend placing infested items in the PackTite Heater to make sure all bed bugs and eggs are eliminated. |