Technical Information and Research on SenSci

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Field Studies

Key Findings in Canton, OH Study

  • ActivVolcano® was proven to detect moderate and high level infestations (greater than 20 bed bugs present) within 24 hours to 2 weeks of monitor installation.
  • ActivVolcano will detect 70% of low level infestations (less than 10 bugs) within 4 weeks of installation.
  • Each lure packet provides 2-3 months of attractant in normal settings and the patented design increases the chance bed bugs remain trapped inside.
  • Activ® will increase the amount of bed bugs a trap collects by up to 2-fold (percent increase will differ by infestation and other factors such as previous pesticide application)

No Lure vs. Lure – Irvington, NJ Study

When tested in the field in its pure form, the SenSci Activ bed bug lure increased the catch of interception devices over 100%, confirming that the SenSci Activ bed bug lure developed at Rutgers University is attractive to bed bugs.

Methodology: Lure was placed in vials and the vials were placed in the center well of an interception device. Devices were alternated (interception device with lure and without) every 3-5 feet around the perimeter of bed bug infested homes and furniture. Data was collected and locations of the devices were switched and left for an additional 7 days.

Field Evaluation of ActivVolcano in Apartments – Trenton, NJ

Methodology: Two ActivVolcanos were placed under beds near the head legs of the bed in 29 apartments and left in place for two weeks. Of the 29 apartments, only 1 was suspected to have a bed bug infestation. After two weeks all devices were checked for the presence of bed bugs.

Detect Infestations within 2-4 Weeks after Installation: In apartment complexes or a multi-family housing setting, the study suggests that two ActivVolcanos under each bed near the head-bed legs is effective for detecting most bed bug infestations within two-four weeks of installation.

Results: Of the 29 apartments, three bed bug infestations were detected by the monitors within two weeks of installation. Of the three infestations detected, one was a high level infestation (over 100 bugs), one was moderate (50 bugs), while the other was low/moderate (roughly 20 bugs). A visual inspection was conducted in all apartments after two weeks and no other infestations were detected – suggesting that the monitors detected all current infestations within two weeks of installation.

Additional Studies Conducted on SenSci

Penn State University Field Study

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Texas A&M Field Evaluation

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Product Information and Safety Data Sheets on SenSci

SenSci Volcano Product Information

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SenSci Activ Safety Data Sheet

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SenSci Activ Product Information

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