A carbon dioxide, heat and chemical lure trap for the bedbug, Cimex lectularius

  title={A carbon dioxide, heat and chemical lure trap for the bedbug, Cimex lectularius},
  author={J. Ford Anderson and Francis J. Ferrandino and Susan McKnight and Janice E. Nolen and J. Miller},
  journal={Medical and Veterinary Entomology},
Abstract A trap for the collection of bedbugs, Cimex lectularius Linnaeus (Hemiptera: Cimicidae), is described. The trap was baited with CO2 (50–400 mL/min), heat (37.2–42.2 °C) and a chemical lure comprised of 33.0 μg proprionic acid, 0.33 μg butyric acid, 0.33 μg valeric acid, 100 μg octenol and 100 μg L‐lactic acid, impregnated into a gel. Laboratory studies, conducted in a square arena measuring 183 cm on each side, showed that traps with and without baits captured adult bedbugs, but traps… 

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