New Bedbug Detection System Available for Hospitality Industry

New Bedbug Detection System Available for Hospitality IndustryNEW YORK  (  A new concept in Bedbug detection from AP&G’s Catchmaster™ line now offers hotel, hospitality and residence-based industries an innovative, “passive” detection system designed specifically to monitor for Bedbugs on a large scale as part of a proactive inspection/intervention strategy. Called BDS™ (Bedbug Detection System), the product overcomes the problems of standard insect glue traps by utilizing a patented adhesive dot matrix technology and physical design to capture specimens.

“The growing scourge of Bedbugs is a ticking time bomb,” said Jonathan Frisch, AP&G’s vice president, Sales and Marketing. “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. As infestations increase throughout the hospitality industry, the potential losses in terms of reputation, confidence and litigation are incalculable. That’s why this new and effective system is needed in today’s marketplace.

“We were also driven to create the BDS device by pure economics,” Frisch added. “Current Bedbug monitors can range from $20 to $600. Considering these rates, it is hard to imagine a large-scale program being used in a 250-room hotel, or a 400-unit apartment complex. What’s more, the affordability, discrete nature and flexibility of the BDS system allow it to be used almost anywhere, including multi-unit dwellings, hotels, hospitals, military posts, and more.”

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