Research done by Delta Five has shown that even with pesticide prevention, the Automated Insect Monitoring System still catches bed bugs.
August 10, 2017 – Delta Five offers an innovative and effective solution to combat bed bugs. The company is the inventor of the Automated Insect Monitoring System, which has a proven 98 percent success rate at detecting bed bugs and other insects while preventing pest encounters. The devices are already in locations across the United States and around the globe. Delta Five’s bed bug monitoring system couldn’t have come at a better time. Cities across the country from New York to Southern California and everywhere in between are seeing an increase in bed bug infestations, and the pesticides known to treat them aren’t always working effectively.
In the 1940s and 50s, DDT was used to kill off the widespread bed bug problem, and many thought they were gone forever. But after a few decades of being dormant, bed bug infestations have had a resurgence. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes bed bugs are found in hotels, apartments, houses, college dormitories, and modes of transportation like buses and trains. DDT was banned by the EPA in 1972, but even so, bed bugs had started forming a resistance to it as they are today with other insecticides.
This is echoed in a research study Delta Five has been conducting on their Automated Insect Monitoring System. The company has been monitoring and tracking 762 installations across five branded hotels chains, two casinos, and one beachfront property. What Delta Five found was that even after these locations received the typical pesticide treatment for bugs, the monitoring system caught bugs in 3-4 percent of places, and nearly 1.5 percent of the time it was bed bugs that were caught. Even more impressive was within the first four months when the bed bug lure was new, the monitoring system caught bugs that were not seen or caught first by hotel staff, guests and others. Some locations even went as far as to use the devices with the original lure for 120 days, well-past the lure expiration, and it was still catching bugs.
The lure is simply bed bug pheromones used to draw in the bed bugs but it also draws in other similar insects like silverfish, roaches, fruit flies, and carpet beetles, among other insects. Some locations have found that placing more devices in a room that has caught a bug is a better prevention measure than spraying the pesticides, which can be harmful to people and the environment.
“Using the Delta Five Automated Insect Monitoring System, hoteliers are catching more bed bugs and other insects and doing a better job at prevention while saving money on costly inspections, room down time, and pesticide treatments,” says Dr. Jason Janet, CEO of Delta Five. “The Automated Insect Monitoring System is the first and only 24/7, safe, Wi-Fi-enabled bed bug solution. It’s discreet and compact and provides unprecedented early detection. Most important, the system is organic and chemical-free, protecting the health of people and the environment.”
The system is also compact and easy to use. It attaches easily to out-of-sight surfaces and provides remote 24/7 monitoring with real-time notification. It utilizes an all-natural, odorless lure to attract bed bugs and other insects, which are noticed by the device’s internal cameras that, in turn, activate the traps. The WiFi enabled system immediately notifies users via email or SMS. Users can simultaneously track thousands of sites, view images of captured pests and see alerts on the Delta Five dashboard. Because the system traps the insects, disposal is also easy.
The system provides a cost-savings to those that use it, and maybe just as important, it saves their reputation. Hotel guests are likely to change hotels in the event of finding what they believe to be a bed bug and potentially complain on social media. Once a hotel has a reputation of having issues with bed bugs, they can lose potential guests. Hotels that are innovating with the Delta Five system are staying ahead of the curve with early detection and prevention while limiting their guests exposure to pesticides.
To learn more about Delta Five’s Automated Insect Monitoring System, visit DeltaFive.com.
About Delta Five
Delta Five is innovating hospitality as well as property-and pest-management with automated technologies that enhance guest and resident satisfaction while boosting business profits and reputation. For more information, visit DeltaFive.com.