Collect-a-Bed

How to use a disposable harborage (cardboard) on a bed to eradicate bed bugs.

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Collect-a-bug cardboard bed bug monitor

How to use a the Collect-a-bug, a cardboard monitor, to check if you have bed bugs.

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Placing Glue Board Trap to catch Bed Bugs

Glue board, install, installation, how to use.

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Modified Glue Board trap for carpet floors for Bed Bugs

How to make a glue board trap for bed bugs to place under a bed leg that is on carpet flooring

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Bed Bug Glue Board Trap

How to make your own glue board trap for bed bugs

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problems with bed bug heating in the inner city

My wife and I bought an inner city apartment block and moved in beside it in 2002. I figured that my recently attained degrees in International Development and Conflict Resolution would help me make a difference. Indeed I poured my soul into renovating that apartment block making it a nice place to live with dirt […]

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Field testing the Collectabed and Collectabed Econo

We began testing the Collectabed in the field several years ago in public housing where the infestations were intractable. The following are examples of their use: Example 1. A “pocket suite” (tiny room with integrated bathroom and “kitchenette” designed to replace rooming house suites) had been treated for many years unsuccessfully by others with chemicals […]

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Observations on harbourage selection in the  Collectabed

The Collectabed’s prime feature (inspectable cardboard) offers bed bugs no place to hide except for excellent disposable harbourage just under the mattress. The disposable harbourage consists of corrugated single face cardboard covered by a thin raw wood panel. The panel opens like a book cover to reveal whatever bugs are hiding in the cardboard. An […]

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Comparing the modified interceptor to the modified glue board and the standard interceptor

  Back in 2016 I blogged about Richard Naylor’s comparison of the modified glue board and the climb up interceptor. That experiment showed the modified glue board caught 24 out of 30 bugs in a two week period while the Interceptor, under identical conditions, caught 3 out of 30 bugs – an 8 to 1 […]

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Brushed burlap, collectabed, and insecticidal dusts

One of the reasons it is difficult to poison bed bugs is because they walk around like they are on tip toes with hard claws for feet. This makes it difficult to impart a lethal dose to the bug. I have found that it is entirely possible to get rid of all bed bugs in […]

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