Bed bugs are notorious for wreaking havoc on the masses. Their tiny statures and blood pilfering ways have made them on one of America’s most hated insect list. Bed bugs have been plaguing man since the beginning of time .. or pretty close. Before WWII they were considered an epidemic and were very difficult to eradicate. Developing scientists banded together and created a pesticide that was finally able to destroy these little insects after many attempts and extensive lab testing.
Return of Hungry Bed Bugs
Finally, just after WWII ended, bed bugs were nearly annihilated and as the decades went on, they become something only remembered from children’s rhymes. But in recent decades and the simplicity of world traveling, bed bugs have made a comeback and showing a great resistance to the once successful treatments. With so many problems with bed bugs taking over commercial businesses and the residential homes, many of us are trying to find better solutions that can ensure their demise.
Bed Bug Traps
Snell Scientifics is happy to oblige the brilliant scientists that believe they have conquered the blood sucking criminal bed bugs with our comprehensive bed bug product testing service. For starters, we like to begin testing in small containable areas so we can verify the trap’s ability to retain the bed bugs that gain access. Once the bed bugs are engaged in the trap we evaluate the trap’s efficiency and retention by noting the escape rates and other like minded problems or issues that make containment a success or failure.
Multiple Bed Bug Interceptor Design Testing
After the containment testing is completed, Snell Scientifics encloses approximately 50 x 5 foot arenas with 1/6th sized mattresses in an effort to collect the data quickly and observe the testing in greater volumes. By utilizing this method, we are able to conclude the capture rates of multiple trap designs prove the most ideal attractions and lures, and determine which techniques are most fruitful. To confirm our findings, we take the distance of attraction and number per room data and offer a ½ sized mattress, typically the top half of the mattress with a headboard, having 4 of these set-ups in each building to get a better perspective.
Bed Bug Bedroom or Hotel Room Simulation
In conclusion, Snell Scientifics models a full sized mattress inside our isolated buildings to mimic that of a basic hotel or a bedroom. With eight simulated buildings contributing to collecting the data, we can provide results quickly and efficiently. For a 30 day period, we perform these tests while collecting the data for passive bed bug monitors to determine accuracy and efficiency of your bed bug trap. In an effort to represent the most realistic conditions, our buildings for testing heating system designs.
Bed Bug Pest Product Testing
At Snell Scientifics our primary goal and major focus is to stringently test and develop your bed bug and other pest control products. We are not interested in the spotlight, just helping those who spend their time and energy coming up with new and improved options in bed bug control and pest management. We are independently owned and do not have to comply with major chemical companies regulations and can offer confidentiality agreements to give peace of mind. Contact Snell Scientifics today to get started on your testing service!