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AP&G release 1.3

January 3, 2011
New Video from AP&G Offers Valuable Tips For Effective Bedbug Monitoring Approaches BDS system allows for economical, large-scale monitoring for early detection
Brooklyn, NY – Understanding the principles of Bedbug intervention strategies and learning the best ways to implement an effective monitoring program are now made simple through a new video offered by AP&G. This free, three-minute program provides new insights to the value that early detection can provide. It also outlines the clear benefits of their Catchmaster line’s new “passive” detection system called BDSä (Bedbug Detection System), which is designed specifically to monitor for Bedbugs on a large scale. The video is easily accessible by clicking on this link http://catchmasterpro.com/bds.php, or by visiting the Catchmaster Web site at www.catchmasterpro.com.
“This program was created specifically for the needs of Pest Management Professionals or anyone faced with the prospect of Bedbug infestations,” said Jonathan Frisch, AP&G’s vice president, Sales and Marketing. “By fully appreciating the true threat that exists for everyone, and becoming aware of resources like the BDS monitoring system, steps can be taken to implement an intervention strategy and help identify infestations at the earliest possible moment.
“What’s more, even if an infestation occurs, BDS can also act as a protective step to ward off recurring infestations once an original one is brought under control,” Frisch added.
Bedbug management strategies are more important than ever before. According to the National Pest Management Association, 95 percent of pest management companies recently surveyed said they had encountered a Bedbug infestation in the last year, compared to only 25 percent before 2000. In fact, given the enormous level of nationwide news media coverage on this subject, there has been a clear validation of the threat that actually exists.
BDS is a patented ‘passive’ monitoring device designed to detect Bedbugs before they proliferate and infest a new location. Taking advantage of Bedbug biology, AP&G has developed what a Bedbug would consider to be a perfect harborage – a place they prefer to hide and breed. Bedbugs favor tight, dark spaces and textured surfaces. This is why they tend to hide in the cracks and crevices of wooden furniture or in the creases of mattresses.
There is also significant data illustrating how Bedbugs seek out narrow tunnels – such as the small grooves on corrugated boxes. BDS re-creates these conditions using a unique patented adhesive pattern that is coated on an untreated coarse substrate. The combination offers Bedbugs an ideal place to hide, but at the same time, creates a foolproof method of trapping early specimens.
When strategically placed throughout the target areas, BDS monitors act as both an interceptor trap, by creating an adhesive barrier when used around bedposts, and as a passive monitor, to provide early detection in sheltered locations, thus allowing chemical treatments to be limited to fewer areas and minimizing the potential for pesticide misuse, a critical public health concern. In fact, the concept of early detection is supported independently by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which states that the use of Bedbug monitoring devices should be part of an overall integrated pest management strategy. Intervention is key to this process because it is most effective when populations are low, hence the value of effective monitoring.
About AP&G:
AP&G is an industry-leading innovator and U.S. based manufacturer of adhesive-type pest control products. Through the continuing growth and development of its Catchmaster™ line, the firm is committed to supplying the pest management and consumer markets with dependable and high-value products. For more information contact Jonathan Frisch at 800-458-7454, or at jonathanf@catchmaster.com.