It can be tough to know what products you need to handle your bed bug situation. Especially if all you have to go on is the sales copy from an e-commerce store or the manufacturer’s website. I’ve identified the best bed bug products on the market to help you find what you need. Some of the products I’ve bought and reviewed directly. Others I’ve done research and drawn on customer reviews.
Bed Bug Monitors
|Bed Bug Monitors/Traps Compared
There are several different ways to detect bed bugs by trapping them. Each method has its own pros and cons. This chart lays everything to let you easily compare the various bed bug monitors. It also offers some guidelines for how to choose what is right for you.
|Climbup Insect Interceptor Bed Bug Monitor
Climbup Interceptors set the standard for passive bed bug monitors. They work for travel and are a great option if you’ve previously had an infestation and are just looking to keep an eye on your situation. They are simple, easy to use, reliable and inexpensive.
|Bedbug Beacon C02 Active Monitor
The Bedbug Beacon starts attracting bed bugs in just a few minutes. It uses CO2 to quickly lure bed bugs out of hiding and into the trap. Because it’s active (instead of passive), the Bedbug Beacon is a good option if you think you may have an infestation and need to find out quickly.Safe, simple and easy to use.
|Testing the Bedbug Beacon Bed Bug Monitor
I travel for business every few months. I’ve been pretty lucky so far and it seems I haven’t run into bed bugs anywhere. Still, I bought the Bedbug Beacon CO2 monitor to use as an early detection system just in case. Here is my experience with it so far.
|NightWatch Bed Bug Trap and Monitor
The NightWatch emits CO2, heat and scent on a scheduled cycle, normally running at night. It lures bed bugs in and they can’t escape. It is on the pricy side but it is the most rugged, high-tech option available. It uses heat, CO2 and a pheromone lure. Highly accurate.
|Homemade Dry Ice Bed Bug Monitor
If you are a bit of a do-it-yourself type, you will probably find this device easy to make. If not, you might want to stick with something that’s ready to go out of the box. Although not an actual product, this is written like a product review so that you can compare it to the commercially available bed bug monitors.
|Homemade Vaseline/Tape Bed Bug Monitor
This doesn’t take much skill to make but it can be a bit messy. Chances are you have all the materials you need on hand already. This method of monitoring for bed bugs has been around for ages and there is some anecdotal evidence to support that it works. Although not an actual product, this is written like a product review so that you can compare it to the commercially available bed bug monitors.
Bed Bug Protection and Control Products
|GreenCLEAN Dissolvable Laundry Bags
A large part of fighting a bed bug infestation is laundering all of your clothes. The unexpectedly tricky part is to get your clothes to the washer without accidentally spreading bed bugs. GreenCLEAN dissolvable laundry bags make the tricky part a breeze.
|PackTite Portable Heating Unit
Just because you have a bed bug problem doesn’t mean you need to throw away and replace everything that might be infested. PackTite is a safe and easy option for quickly treating bed bug infested items.
Bed Bug Books and Information Products
|Dead Bed Bug Survival Guide
Exactly what you’ve been looking for: the complete DIY manual for getting rid of bed bugs. This book lays out a complete process to eradicate bed bugs. And it does it in a simple, easy to understand format. If you are committed to DIY, then this is the book you need.
|Bed Bug Handbook
This is the bible of bed bugs and bed bug control. It is geared toward pest control professionals but will be helpful to you if you plan on attacking your bed bug problems yourself. Covers everything: biology, bed bug control, extermination, legal issues and more. Lots of pictures and illustrations.
|Bed Bug Beware
This short book helps you protect yourself and your home from bed bugs. It gives you only the most essential information without getting into too many details. It’s small size is perfect for taking it with you when you travel so you’ll always have a guide for protecting yourself or handling any bed bug situations you encounter.
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