New Cost Effective Bed Bug Trap Developed by UF Research Labs
Published May 20th, 2014
GAINESVILLE- After a new pest control development at the university of Florida, bed bugs may have met their maker.
Researchers at UF's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences say a penny saved is a penny earned-- and a potential infestation avoided, when it comes to their new bed bug traps.
All the traps can be made with household items and researchers say that they are just as effective if not more than the retail variety.
IFAS Researchers say at four to five dollars each, these traps are effective but not really affordable.
UF Urban Entomologist, Phil Koehler explains, "these cost somewhere around $5 each and you might need 50 to 60 of these just to protect a house from bed bugs when you start thinking about a 3 bedroom house with 3 beds and the sofa."
The trap relies on a bed bugs poor ability to climb smooth surfaces.
To make their escape even more difficult, researchers say adding baby powder will help .
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