DIY Sugar/Yeast C02 Bed Bug Trap

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Submitted by BedBug Central on Sat, 2013-12-21 00:00

In this episode Jeff will demonstrate how to set up the sugar/yeast carbon dioxide trap for bed bugs.  This do-it-yourself bed bug monitor was developed at Rutgers University and has been show to be highly effective at collected and monitoring for bed bugs.  The trap uses a 4 gallon container with 150 grams of active dry yeast, 750 grams of sugar and 3 liters of warm water (100o F).  Place all 3 ingredients into the container and stir for 5 minutes or until completely dissolved.  Place the lid back on top of the container and this mixture should generate about 1.5 human expiration worth of carbon dioxide for at least 8 hours.  It is best to be set in a vacant room but will work in rooms that are occupied.  The mixture should be placed on top of interception devices such as the textured dog bowls shown in the video.  After a night of monitoring, the ingredients of the trap can be disposed of accordingly and the interception devices inspected for the presence of bed bugs.  For more information on bed bugs visit BedBug Central at www.bedbugcentral.com or Rutgers University's Extension site at http://njaes.rutgers.edu/bedbug/




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