The Bed Bug Beacon is an inexpensive active bed bug monitor for at-home use. From the makers of PackTite™, Bedbug Beacon™ attracts bed bugs in as little as a few minutes, although can take up to two weeks for early infestations.
For drawing bed bugs out of walls or furniture, we recommend the Bedbug Beacon™ CO2 (carbon dioxide) producing monitor. From the makers of PackTite™, Bedbug Beacon™ attracts bed bugs in as little as a few minutes, although can take up to two weeks for early infestations. Unlike dry ice, Bedbug Beacon™ is easy to work with, lasts for at least 5 days at a time and comes with enough supplies for two sessions, each lasting 5 to 7 days. The Bedbug Beacon draws bed bugs out of the walls so now you don't have to be their bait or nightly feeding ground. Also great for using after treatment to catch any stubborn bed bugs that have survived or have just hatched. Any eggs present during treatment will survive pesticides as only heat/steam kills eggs reliably. Exterminators have found the Beacon especially useful at catching bed bugs when the nesting location is not the same room as the feeding location. Placing the Beacon in between will capture many of the bed bugs when they are on the move at night. Landlords should use the Beacon to find out if an apartment has bed bugs after tenants move out. Renters and prospective home buyers should use Beacon before moving in to be sure they are not walking into a problem as part of the normal home inspection process.
Some key product features are:
Allows around-the-clock monitoring.
Enables ongoing monitoring after treatment.
Economical and reusable.
Detects adults and nymphs.
Provides early detection of bedbug infestations.
In effect, its cheaper and easier than making your own DIY monitor with dry ice. And in tests, the makers of PackTite™ found the Bed Bug Beacon to be as effective as the DIY monitor in side by side tests. (See video below for more on the trials.)