- Detects bedbug infestations early
- For commercial pest control use
- Provides an early detection mechanism for bedbug outbreaks worldwide
- Anyone can learn to use NightWatch in 5 minutes!
Bedbugs are again infesting mattresses in the US.
Announcing NightWatch Bedbug Monitor — an innovative new product for pest control operators to use to detect bedbug infestations at the earliest stages.
Once eradicated in the United States in the 1950s by the use of DDT, bedbugs are back with a vengeance infesting clean and tidy homes, five-star hotels, college dorms, and living spaces across the country and beyond. Bedbugs have been identified as a rapidly emerging public health pest by the Environmental Protection Agency.
BioSensory developed the NightWatch Bedbug Monitor based on knowledge of a bedbug's physiology and an understanding of how the pest seeks a blood meal, combined with extensive field and laboratory testing. Because bedbugs bite once every 7 to 10 days, a new infestation of a few bedbugs often goes unnoticed. It is undetectable by the person being bitten and by the most expert professionals in the field. At first, the person thinks the bite is a pimple, then a rash. By the time a skin reaction is recognized as insect bites, the infestation has grown to hundreds of bedbugs and eggs and is expensive to eliminate.
NightWatch is designed to function as a monitor, as it mimics a living, breathing human body — combining CO2* and a patented thermal heat source for a powerful two-pronged attractant and trapping system. When bedbugs approach to feed on what they think is a human, they fall into the pitfall traps made of highly polished material and cannot escape. NightWatch can catch both mature and immature bedbugs, and since the monitor's detection period spans the 7-10 days bedbugs take between meals, it can detect infestations the very first time they try to bite. No other available product or technology detects new infestations so quickly.
BioSensory recommends NightWatch Bedbug Monitor as one part of an Integrated Pest Management program (inspection, treatment and monitoring, reinspection). NightWatch is available for commercial use through distributors of professional pest management products in the U.S., Canada and around the world. Distributors include companies such as: Bed Bug Supply (Tamarac FL); Rhodes Chemical (Kansas City, KS); Steve's Pest Management (Chatham, Ontario CANADA); Target Specialty Products (Santa Fe Springs, CA); and Univar USA. Consumers may request NightWatch through their local pest control operator.
"We are pleased NightWatch solves two key pieces of the bedbug problem: a monitor that anyone can use, and one that can detect bedbugs the very first time they look for a meal," states Jim Nolen, founder of BioSensory, Inc. "NightWatch could become the universal 'smoke detector' that can save millions in cleanup costs and provide peace of mind so people can sleep at night."
* BioSensory does not sell or provide the CO2. Consumers must purchase the CO2 from a separate source.