I live in a huge housing complex on the east side of Manhattan with over 11,000 apartments. Two friends in my complex had bed bugs and it was awful. The second friend had to have her entire apartment treated to get rid of them, because nothing else was working.
Then apartment 4G had bed bugs. When that happens it is then mandatory here for everyone to get checked out. That means that the bed bug sniffing dog has been to our apartment twice because 4G is downstairs and diagonal from us, i.e., we are on a 3D tic-tac-toe board, where everyone has to be checked. Thankfully nothing was found, but I do keep clothes in plastic bags in some drawers, and the bottom of my bed legs do have plastic around them.
So I was thrilled when asked to review the new Raid® Bed Bug Detector & Trap:
The partially enclosed trap is designed with a see-through window which enables consumers to identify the problem. Disposal of any trapped bugs is simple, just wrap and seal the detector in a plastic bag and place in the outside trash. Upon entering the detector, bed bugs will be trapped inside. The device can be placed on the floor next to legs of furniture, including beds, sofas and daybeds, under furniture cushions or between the mattress and the box spring. People can detect the presence of bed bugs at home and while traveling before infestations become severe. Placing the new Raid® Bed Bug Detector & Trap in common hiding places and checking two or three times a week helps consumers find bed bugs sooner.
Bed Bug Facts from the Experts at Raid®:
-Infestations of bed bugs have been increasing since the 1990s. •
-Bed bugs require human or animal blood – at each life stage they must bite their “host” for blood to survive. •
-Bed bugs hide in the darkest, most secluded places they can that are still near the host. •
-Common bed bug hiding spots include the seams of a mattress, untreated wood, box springs and the corners of the bed frame. •
-Bed bugs can hide in electrical outlets, picture frames and desk chairs. •
-Chilly temperatures won’t stop bed bugs from biting – neither will humid summer weather.
Now, I am using this new tool to watch for a bed bug problem.
I have the trap under the four corners of the bed. You can see the plastic piece under the bed leg that I mentioned earlier. I am all for early detection and have thought about this well before this sponsored post!
I also have these detectors between my mattress and the wall (see above).
Sixty-eight percent of Gen Xers would rather have a cockroach infestation than a bed bug infestation, and I feel the same way! I also feel like I have been here before, I have put cockroach traps around the entire perimeter of my apartment when I lived across town in an older building in Chelsea. I am now doing the same thing with this Raid® Bed Bug Detector & Trap, because it gives me piece of mind.
Early detection is critical, and if you find no bugs, then you can sleep easier at night!
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Disclosure: This is a compensated post. All opinions are always 100% honest and my own.