Whether or not you do bed bug inspections for a living, you can imagine how tough it can be to confirm whether or not bed bugs are in a room. Even if someone is reporting bites, that’s no guarantee – the bites could be from a different location, or they could be from something other than a bed bug. Inspections take time, money, and special equipment, and still won’t be 100% accurate. Fortunately, the NightWatch active monitor makes inspections easy, and now features a powerful kairomone lure to make it even more effective.
NightWatch is a bed bug monitoring device that has been on the market for years now. It has always been extremely effective at determining whether or not bed bugs are active in a room, especially in a room that isn’t occupied by a sleeping person. Previously, the NightWatch used a combination of carbon dioxide and heat to mimic a sleeping host. By radiating heat and emitting a steady release of CO2, the NightWatch is able to draw bed bugs out and capture them in its pitfalls.
To make the NightWatch even more effective (not that it needs it), BioSensory has added a kairomone chemical lure. This lure works in conjunction with the heat and carbon dioxide, mimicking the human scents that bed bugs have evolved to be sensitive to. BioSensory previously had a kairomone lure for the NightWatch, but regulatory setbacks have kept it off of the market for about a year now. Now, this unique host odor attractant is back on the market in full force, ready to enhance bed bug monitoring efforts everywhere.
One of the most common uses for the NightWatch is treating unoccupied rooms for bed bugs. Without a sleeping host, there is nothing to encourage bed bugs to leave their hiding places, so it’s not likely that they will come in contact with the insecticide sprays and powders that have been applied. The NightWatch mimics a sleeping person, drawing bed bugs out and causing them to cross the defenses that have been laid down. Therefore, without an active monitor like the NightWatch, bed bug treatments in unoccupied rooms may not be effective.
The NightWatch monitor has always been a favorite here at the Bed Bug Supply office. It’s extremely well constructed and easy to set up, and has been proven effective over the years. The reintroduction of the kairomone lure will be very popular with pest control operators and property managers that have come to depend on the NightWatch as part of their inspection routines. Instead of spending laborious hours searching all over a room for traces of bed bug activity, you can set up a NightWatch in five minutes and let it work for up to 7 nights before needing to refill the bottle or replace the lure cartridge. If you already own a NightWatch monitor, the kairomone lures can be used with your existing unit – you may purchase them in 4-packs here.