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The Key to More Profitable Bedbug Services

APGBedBug2iStock_000015160424SmallThe bedbug problem is showing no signs of slowing down.  This unique pest carries the title of most difficult pest to treat. Bedbug work is labor intensive, in some part reliant on the cooperation of the home or business owner, expensive for both parties and now highly litigious. Bedbug work is truly a double-edged sword. Treating for bedbugs can be lucrative, but labor hours and expensive callbacks can quickly eat away at your profits.

The time has come to work smarter, not harder. Pest professionals pro-actively monitor their accounts for rodents and insects and have been doing so for decades. It is a safe, efficient, effective, low-cost method to alert us to a problem. Why would this same approach not work for your high-risk bedbug accounts? APGBed Bug Nymphs (2)Why, after performing a bedbug treatment, would you not monitor the account for further bedbug activity? Perhaps you question the effectiveness of a glue board to catch bedbugs. We say, the proof is in the pudding.  We have been delivering quality, consistency and reliability with our specialty adhesive products for over sixty years. Our bedbug detection devices were created with bedbug biology and behavior in mind – where they like to hide, what kind of materials they favor – to create a bedbug “safe haven.”  Our bedbug monitors offer:

  • Low-cost method for identifying a bedbug infestation early
  • Low maintenance, may even be checked by housekeeping or those living in the residence
  • A post-treatment tool to provide peace-of-mind to the customer
  • Safe, non-chemical method that may be used anywhere
  • Increase revenue opportunities by establishing a proactive bedbug protocol

Catchmaster® BDS2.0 Bedbug Monitor Our revolutionary new monitors are designed specifically for bed bugs.  Detect bed bugs early, before the infestation has a chance to move to a new location.

  • Cost-effective
  • Proactive monitoring tools that can be used on a large scale anywhere bed bugs may be a concern
  • Adhesive strip on the back helps it to stay in place
  • The NEW plastic cover protects glue for easy inspection
  • Our NEW double adhesive closure allows for two inspections or relocation of the device
  • A perfect post-treatment monitor to alert you to a re-infestation
  • Peace-of-mind to the client and the service provider
  • Provide specific checkpoints for technicians to repeatedly concentrate their efforts on known bedbug hotspots
  • Use for post-treatment monitoring to gauge effectiveness

Catchmaster® Slider™ Bedbug Monitor Designed specifically for use between the mattress and the box spring, our Slider™ Bedbug Monitor alerts you to bedbug activity in one of their most common harborage sites.  Our design makes the Slider™ a must-have tool in any high-risk account.

  • Designed as an ideal harborage site for bedbugs
  • Serves as an interceptor trap and as a passive monitor
  • Use to monitor the effectiveness of bedbug treatments
  • Clear protection window makes inspecting fast and easy
  • Place directly under mattress and other bedbug hotspots
  • Peace-of-mind to the client and the service provider
  • Provide specific checkpoints for technicians to repeatedly concentrate their efforts on known bedbug hotspots
  • Use for post-treatment monitoring to gauge effectiveness

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The time has come to apply the same tried and true methods that alert us to other pest problems to bedbugs.  We already know the many benefits that early detection of a bedbug infestation offers.  Improve your service by offering monitoring to those high-risk accounts and install monitors post-treatment. For even more info, check out the latest addition to our Resource Library – a FREE How To Perform a Bedbug Inspection Infographic perfect for use by PMPs on their social media channels and/or website.  This ‘social’ tool will help your clients to take part in identifying an infestation early.

See what other Pest Professionals are saying about our bed bug monitoring devices:

From Sam Soto, Owner, First Rate Solutions, Inc. – “As part of our bed bug protocol glue boards, BDS2.0 and/or the Slider are used at every bed bug job.  The low cost and effectiveness of these products makes it a no brainer. They are perfect for use in residential complexes.”

From William Hoffman, Co-Owner, Hoffman’s Exterminating Co., Inc. – “In 2013 we have had a 100% increase in BedBug revenue. With the continuing discoveries in new chemistry, treatment techniques and monitoring techniques, one old reliable product still has a place in our tool box – glue boards. I think everyone in the industry agrees the we can give a “positive” Bed Bug inspection or results, but it is nearly impossible to say No bed bugs are present.  I compare this to WDIR inspections when we find evidence of termites, with no signs of treatment and are asked to state that no termites exist behind the walls. Glue boards,  like other monitors,  may not tell you that you don’t have Bed Bugs, but a capture will confirm they are present for a very small cost.”

From Myles Guevremont, General Manager, Tri-County Termite & Pest Control, Inc. – “We began using Catchmaster BDS monitors as a part of our bed bug arsenal about three years ago.  As a company that services many large commercial accounts for bed bugs, we quickly realized that it is neither practical nor particularly effective to perform visual inspections of large commercial spaces.  The BDS monitors allow us to pinpoint problem areas and focus inspection and treatment efforts more efficiently.  In one case, we had been treating bed bugs in a large office space for almost 2 months, but it was difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem. We decided to install BDS monitors throughout the cubicles of the office, and when we returned to inspect the following week, we were able to identify the point of introduction and eliminate the problem. With the redesigned BDS2.0, we have enjoyed the same level of efficacy, but the ease of use has drastically increased our productivity.”

 

 

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