NEW ORLEANS – FMC Professional Solutions launched the Verifi bed bug detector at NPMA PestWorld in New Orleans, on Oct. 19. Verifi is the first bed bug detection device to provide up to three months of active detection before re-activating with affordable replaceable components, allowing for long-term monitoring.
The Verifi bed bug detector is discreet, affordable and effective, allowing PMPs to provide their customers with ongoing bed bug service, while generating a valuable reoccurring revenue stream.
Verifi eliminates the possibility of false positives (indicating bed bugs are present when they are not). By providing ongoing active detection, the device allows PMPs to offer their customers peace of mind. The detector is small, unobtrusive and easily installed on walls or behind furniture.
FMC’s bed bug detection technology features three attractants in a patent-pending combination to lure bed bugs over both short and long periods. They are:
- A CO2-generating cartridge which mimics a living, breathing host for about 24 hours
- A liquid kairomone lure that works to attract bed bugs seeking a meal
- A liquid pheromone lure that encourages bed bugs to aggregate - or gather together - in the device
"The exclusive combination of these three attractants provides a synergistic effect greater than the sum of the parts, making Verifi one of the most effective and irresistible detectors on the market,” said Rick Ekins, marketing manager at FMC.
By continuing to detect bed bugs for up to 90 days, Verfi works on three levels: detecting that an infestation is present, confirming that treatment was successful and providing ongoing detection to ensure that bed bugs are gone or to identify any new bed bugs that are introduced.
With Verifi, there’s no need for PMPs to disassemble a room to do a thorough inspection, according to FMC. The self-adhering detector fits almost anywhere, including behind and underneath furniture. A single technician can easily install it within minutes, reducing the cost and time required with a traditional two-person inspection team. After installation, a technician can return within one to seven days to inspect the device. Depending on results, a bed bug treatment may be required or the device can be refilled and returned to service for another 90 days.
It is important to note that Verifi is not a control product. It is designed to detect only. FMC offers a variety of products and formulations registered for use in bed bug management programs.
Online training is available through www.verifibedbug.com. Group training may be arranged by contacting your local FMC Market Specialist. To view a video about the new breakthrough Verifi bed bug detector, visit www.verifibedbug.com. Below is video from the Oct. 19 Verifi launch press conference .