What is a Bed Bug Receptor and Its Purpose?

Are you suspecting you might be having a bed bug problem? A bed bug receptor is a sure device for finding out about the infestation.

A bed bug receptor is a device that maximizes the fact that bed bugs can’t climb up a slippery surface. It’s a plastic dish usually set under bed posts to verify and monitor bedbug infestation.

This device is no bed bug treatment method; think of it as a management tool; it does an excellent job of trapping the bed bugs.

You just have to make sure your bed is not touching the wall or leaning onto any furniture, plus your bedspread should not also be touching the floor to prevent the bed bugs from climbing onto the linens.

Are bed bug receptors effective?

Yes. It is an effective technique as long as you place the devices appropriately. And you can also use the receptors on the cups under sofas and other wicker furniture where bed bugs might be present.

What’s the next step?

Now that you’re sure you have a bed bug problem, the next step is to find out how to get rid of them.

There’s the use of:

  • Pesticide application
  • Encasements
  • Heat treatment

Some pesticides may not work on bed bugs, so they may prove to be an uncertain route to talk.

Encasements work, but only on bed bugs that are in your bed, they effectively trap and suffocate the bedbugs on your bed, but the rest of the house will still be infested, including your headboard.

That leaves you with heat treatment; the heat assault 500X system is proven to be the safest and effective heat treatment method.

The high temperatures ensure all the bed bugs are eliminated, including the ones in hard-to-reach areas. 

The only problem is that heat treatment only deals with the now bed bugs; it doesn’t consider a reemergence.

So, the best way to fully eliminate bed bugs is to make use of all the available resources;

Use receptors to identify and monitor the bugs, the encasements to remove the bugs from your bed, heat treatment to eliminate the now bed bugs, and pesticide application to counter a reemergence.

In simple plain English, we term it as bed bug control and extermination.

Need Help with Bed Bug Control and Extermination?

Our experts at Michigan Bed Bug Specialists, LLC got you covered.

Reach out to us if you reside in Marshall, MI, and the surrounding areas.