Bayer has applied for a patent on a new bedbug monitor in the United States. It consists of a detection device and method for monitoring infestation by insects, such as bedbugs consisting of a pair of plates separated by an internal spacing sized to permit entry into the monitor by the insects.
The patent application details a method for readily detecting the bedbugs in multiple areas such as hotel rooms or where animals are housed.
Further details include the addition of attractants and pesticides to the trap to encourage bedbugs to enter the monitor or to control them once they have entered.
Bayer have also applied for world-wide patents for their monitor.