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Lee writes,

Can the Trapper LTD glue boards be used for bed bugs?


The Trapper LTD Glueboards can be used for bedbugs, but they may not be as effective as the glueboards that have been specifically designed to catch bedbugs. The Catchmaster Bedbug Detection System (glueboards for bedbugs) is a patented device designed to detect bed bugs. BDS is a passive monitoring device that provides what would be considered a perfect harborage area for bed bugs - a place they prefer to hide and breed. Bedbugs favor tight, dark spaces and textured surfaces. This is why they tend to hide in cracks and crevices of wooden furniture or in the creases of mattresses. Bedbugs also like the small grooves in corrugated boxes.  The Catchmaster BDS trap recreates these favorable conditions using a unique patented adhesive pattern that is coated on a coarse cardboard surface that bed bugs love. The combination offers bedbugs an ideal place to hide.  Once bed bugs enter a BDS trap, they get stuck on the glue adhesive inside.

Answer last updated on: 01/07/2011

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