Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor vs. Bed Bug Plug™
Bed bugs can find their way into your home at any time. To protect your family from these pests, you want to make sure you have the best defense. To help you find the best bed bug monitor, we’ve compared the most common bed bug detectors with Bed Bug Plug™.
One popular bed bug trap is the Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor. Here is how it stacks up against Bed Bug Plug™.
|DEVICE||Entomologist & Lab Tested Product has been tested by professionals in a lab, and results prove the device is effective
||PatentedProduct contains at least one patented component.||Works 24/7Monitors for bed bugs without interruption.||Simulates Human Body HeatUses a heating element to mimic human body heat.||Captures Bed Bugs on their BackKeeps bed bugs from leaving their limbs behind to escape.||No ChemicalsDoes not utilize chemicals in the air to lure bed bugs.||Take it With You AnywhereEasy to use carry and use while traveling.||Bed Bug Captured for IdentificationMakes it easy to take bug samples to a professional for ID||Replaceable Trays for Continuous UseHas replaceable parts for long-term use.|
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Lab Testing & Effectiveness
While the Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor has been tested by entomologists, the results are mixed. When tested against other bed bug traps, Nightwatch was only able to detect an infestation in 10% of the apartments with a smaller presence of bed bugs, but became much more effective after the bed bug population grows to a larger number. In essence, the Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor can detect bed bugs, but not early enough to avoid a costly problem.
Bed Bug Plug™ has also been lab-tested—but with much better results. In each trial, our device proved effective to a range of bed bug types and was successful within the trial period 100% of the time. Researchers agree that Bed Bug Plug™ surpassed all other devices in the study.
Duration of Effectiveness
Because the Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor relies on CO2 and chemical deposits to lure bed bugs, it only remains effective as long as the lures last. On average, the lures are released for 3-4 nights, and the effectiveness of the lures lasts for about 14 days. At that point, expensive replacement components are required to keep the monitor functional.
Bed Bug Plug™ remains active 24/7 and lasts several years with minimal maintenance. While the internal glue cartridge should be replaced every 90 days, this monitor will continue to keep watch over your family continuously for several years.
Bed Bug Monitor Cost
One major difference between these two products is the cost. The Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor costs about $500 per unit. To equip all your rooms would be a significant investment. In addition, the financial requirement to replace the lures can be hefty, costing up to $60/month per device.
Bed Bug Plug is an easy, cost-effective solution for detecting bed bugs. Each device costs under $50 and can last for several years. Replacement glue cartridges are only 4 for $16.49, making the cost of maintenance negligible.
Why Bed Bug Plug™ Wins
- Bed Bug Plug™ has been proven to be effective, while the Nightwatch Bed Bug Monitor was only effective 10% of the time.
- Bed Bug Plug™ protects 24/7 and can remain active for several years.
- Bed Bug Plug™ requires no maintenance to defend your home and family. Nightwatch requires expensive supply replacements to stay effective for longer than just a couple of weeks.
- Bed Bug Plug™ is a low-cost way to protect your home and family from bed bugs. Nightwatch is incredibly expensive, and keeping it active requires a hefty monthly investment.