Secret Site Map
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Home News AP&G Introduces BDS System (Bedbug Detection System)

AP&G Introduces BDS System (Bedbug Detection System)

Supplier News

The product utilizes a patented adhesive dot matrix technology and physical design to capture specimens.

| September 27, 2010

BROOKLYN, N.Y. -  A new concept in bed bug detection from AP&G’s Catchmaster line now offers hotel, hospitality and residence-based industries an innovative, “passive” detection system designed specifically to monitor for bed bugs on a large scale as part of a proactive inspection/intervention strategy. Called BDS (Bedbug Detection System), the product utilizes a patented adhesive dot matrix technology and physical design to capture specimens.

“The growing scourge of bed bugs is a ticking time bomb,” said Jonathan Frisch, AP&G’s vice president, sales and marketing.  “According to the National Pest Management Association, 95 percent of pest management companies recently surveyed said they had encountered a bed bug infestation in the last year, compared to only 25 percent before 2000. As infestations increase throughout the hospitality industry, the potential losses in terms of reputation, confidence and litigation are incalculable. That’s why this new and effective system is needed in today’s marketplace.

“We were also driven to create the BDS device by pure economics,” Frisch added.  “Current bed bug monitors can range from $20 to $600. Considering these rates, it is hard to imagine a large-scale program being used in a 250-room hotel, or a 400-unit apartment complex.  What’s more, the affordability, discrete nature and flexibility of the BDS system allow it to be used almost anywhere, including multi-unit dwellings, hotels, hospitals, military posts, and more.”

When strategically placed throughout the target areas, BDS monitors act as both an interceptor trap, by creating an adhesive barrier when used around bedposts, and as a passive monitor, to provide early detection in sheltered locations, thus allowing chemical treatments to be limited to fewer areas.

In fact, the concept of early detection is supported independently by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which states that the use of bed bug monitoring devices should be part of an overall integrated pest management strategy.  Intervention is key to this process because it is most effective when populations are low, hence the value of effective monitoring.

For more information visit www.catchmaster.com.

Top news

Family Believed to be Sickened by Pesticide at Virgin Islands Resort

A Delaware family is back home and in the hospital after getting sick while on vacation, due to possible exposure to methyl bromide.

Terminix Acquires Team Too Termite & Pest Control

Team Too, headquartered in Corona, Calif., has five offices throughout California and specializes in commercial and multi-family accounts.

Termidor SC Can Now Be Applied Up to Four Times Per Year

BASF announced the approval of new label use directions by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that allow Termidor SC termiticide/insecticide to be used up to four times per year.

Catseye Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Florida Office

The company's customers and other guests celebrated the one-year anniversary of Catseye's Bonita Springs, Fla., office.

Tick-Borne 'Bourbon Virus' Cause of Kansas Man's Death

Researchers have identified the cause of a Kansas farmer's mysterious death last summer.

x