A quick Google search on a bed bug catcher will reveal tons of traps on offer. Some vendors sell the catchers as readily assembled kits. Nonetheless, they will always tout their product as the best solution to bed bug infestations. Whether you are dealing with a bedroom or your entire home, dealing with the tiny pesky bed bugs is essential for health and safety. In theory, beg bug traps should work. In practice, however, the traps are quite flawed and might not yield satisfactory results.
The Working Principles Of A Bed Bug Trap
The vast majority of bed bug catchers take advantage of the nature of bed bugs. Bed bugs find it difficult, and in some cases, impossible to climb smooth surfaces. Many bed bug traps on the market have a rough entry area that allows bed bugs to enter the trap. But the moat has a smooth surface to prevent the bugs from escaping.
Once you purchase your traps, please place them in the areas you want to remove the bed bugs. Generally, it would help if you bought numerous traps to capture as many bed bugs as possible. However, placement is determined if whether you buy active and passive traps.
The Differences Between Active And Passive Bed Bug Traps
A bed bug catcher can either be an active trap or a passive trap. Passive traps go in areas of interest. They attempt to catch the bugs as they move around. Such traps rely on the fact that bed bugs are attracted to warm environments with a significant carbon dioxide concentration, such as our beds.
On the other hand, active traps mimic the environment bed bugs love. The trap attempts to lure them into the trap. Active traps produce some heat and discharge small amounts of carbon dioxide. When the bugs are attracted to the catcher, they are unable to get out.
The Inherent Flaws Of Bed Bug Catchers
Any bed bug catcher, whether active or passive, is inherently flawed. For starters, beg bugs traps are not effective at dealing with severe cases of bed bug infestations. You can only use bed bug traps to deal with a mild case of infestation.
The other issue with traps is their slow to yield results. After placing the traps, you have to wait several days before you can see any results. You have to wait even longer to increase the chances of trapping all bed bugs. And even so, the chances are that you will not trap all the bed bugs.
Furthermore, some bed bugs might reside in the nooks and crannies of your bed frame, headboard, and mattress. Traps are generally unable to capture such bed bugs.
Finally, there are human errors to take into consideration. Some traps can capture bed bugs when used correctly. However, most people are not knowledgeable and experienced enough to use any catcher effectively.
Solving Issues With Bed Bug Catchers
For Seattle homeowners looking for a comprehensive solution to a bed bug infestation, calling in professionals such as Seattle Best Pest Detection is advisable and the best solution. We are not only the most experienced at detecting bed bugs in Seattle. But we are also trained, knowledgeable, and experts in getting rid of the bugs. Even those that are lurking in hidden places.
Our personnel uses their experience to conduct in-depth visual inspections. We also use our trusty bed bug detector dogs to unearth all the places bed bugs might be hiding. As such, we can deal with the infestation once and for all with our heat treatment service. It is our mission not to leave any bugs behind to repopulate and re-infest your home.