The Atrix Express Plus IPM (Integrated Pest Management) vacuum weighs in at just 4 pounds, making it one of the lightest portable bug vacuums available. It comes complete with accessories including several tips for vacuuming along baseboards, under furniture, under appliances, behind cabinets, etc. A HEPA filter removes 99% of dust and bacteria dispersion. The Atrix Express Plus is also convenient to use, easy to operate, and powerful, allowing the vac to suck up bed bugs, stinging flying insects, roaches and other pests with ease. Includes an 18 month warranty.
The Express Plus IPM Bug Vacuum kit includes the following:
1 x Vacuum system with shoulder strap
2 x HEPA filters/canisters that can be easily replaced (730200)
1 x 6' clear hose (AVPA008)
1 x Deluxe carrying bag (730060)
1 x 16" Flexible rubber goose neck wand (31657)
2 x 20" Extension wands
1 x 25' Power Cord (OVPE004B)
1 x 9" Crevice tool (31654)
1 x Utility nozzle (AVPA011)
2 x hose plugs - to cap the end of the vacuum hose if needed.
Dimensions (vacuum): 12.25" x 7.5" x 6.5"
Weight: 4 pounds
Motor: 730 watts; 33,000 rpm
Sound pressure: approx. 80 db
Using and replacing the dust/bug canisters and HEPA filters:
The Atrix Express Plus IPM vacuum comes with two dust/bug cannisters with built-in HEPA filters. Canisters are easy to install in the unit--simply open the unit and pop the new canister in. Each canister holds about 1 quart worth of dust, debris or bugs. That's enough capacity to do several bed bug jobs.
Full canisters should be covered and thrown away after use (a sticker is included with each canister to cover up the entry hole so bugs cannot escape).
WARNING: The State of California cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to https://www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
bought this to suck up a bunch of roaches in restaurants.Works great .The unit is light weight and has a nice filter.If you have infestations, this is the best best to knock out the number of bugs down dramatically.
I got mine this weekend. I picked it up to knock down large populations at work and possibly offer a more organic alternative to some of the services I already offer. I finally gave it a test run in my garage to see how it worked. I thought it could be a little more powerful in regards to suction. I also noticed in the questions section of this site that people had said how it contains the bugs collected in the filter. I found this not to be true. In the collection cup there is a hole that connects to the hose. It comes with plugs to cover that hole. So if you are using it you need to make sure you have the plugs ready when you turn it off. It would be nice if they some how were connected to filter so you won't lose them. I am also going to carry around a roll of tape just in case I lose or forget them. I think it will work fine just not as easily as advertised. I'm hoping to take it out tomorrow and give it a try on a big job.
Some bugs may die do the force of the suction, but the vacuum is not designed to kill bugs as they enter. However, all bugs are sucked into the canister that is removed and discarded which does not allow bugs to crawl out of it while in the vacuum.