From jerry rio, February 1, 2007 For the millions around the world suffering from bed bug problems
Why hasn't someone developed some type of sleeping pod or chamber that has an air filtration system? The bugs would still be attracted to the co2 from the exhaust but the subject could sleep free and easy until the problem is finally solved. Until a successful bait or trap with some type of poison to the bugs this plague is an opportunity to help people and make a lot of money. The bugs would still be attracted to the C02 and your body heat but so they still have to walk through the poison around your bed. This product could be used in conjunction with a conventional chemical treatment.
Essentially you would be bait that would never be bitten.What could be better.
You could customize a sleeping bag or bee keepers suit for this or have some type of polyurethane shell or even a tough vinyl body bag design. The main thing is you need some type of air ventilation system that would not be to expensive. It would not be hard to make seamless zip loc type enclosure that would ensure a tight seal. Perhaps computer type fans with a filter so that the smallest nymph could get through would create a ventilation system. Or a current travel tent (the type the Long Road carries) that would have an airtight seal and some type of ventilation system. This could be set up on your own covered mattress or come with an inflatable air mattress. I believe the No see um mesh is supposed to be the finest but that the bed bug nymphs are small enough to get through even that. So the sleeping chamber would need a finer mesh (gore tex?) or some type of air filter.
The manufacturer of this product would sell a million of them around the world.
I would be interested in investing in this type of product. What do you think. And also do you know of any other new technology for bed bug eradication that is being developed that would make the need for this type of product obsolete.
From Ernie Schicchi, President, Alternative Pest Control Inc, March 7, 2007
We are interested in learning about dogs and their application to detecting bed bugs in the New York City Area. Is it possible to have an affiliate membership with the society.
Alternative Pest Control Inc
From Holly Taylor, what do i do, Canada, October 21, 2007 Ok i had got an extermanater to get ride of bedbugs and i an still getting bit at night time and i had done every thing the asked m to do do u think there amuine to the stuff they use and should i move and get rid of all my stuff
From Craig B., August 31, 2008 I think baiting is a good idea. Killing any bug introduced to a poison is crucial. If the bug can be allowed to have a introduction to a poison and live likely that it will adapt to it. Lab testing is the key. I suggest hemotoxins or even phallotoxins from fungi warmed in a blood sample. Observing the behavior of a specimen of cimex lectularius. Does it sense the venom? Will this act as an IGR also? They are not totally nocturnal. Photochemical stress is irrelevant.
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