The NEW & IMPROVED Electronic Dog Nose Turbo is an all new device which smell the same organic molecules that dogs do, enabling it to sniff out bed bug pheromones. The rights to the original Electronic Dog Nose were purchase by another company and has been all around improved. By more efficiently detecting a unique concoction of bed bug pheromones, The NEW & IMPROVED Electronic Dog Nose Turbo is able to locate and pinpoint bed bugs even more accurately than a dog!
Bedbugs: So easy to hate, so hard to spot. Until now. Detective sniffs out the tiny pests the same way dogs do - by detecting the presence of chemicals known as pheromones that the creepy little critters use to signal one another. But this detector is even more precise than a dog, and, unlike a German shepherd, fits easily in a suitcase, so travelers can test their hotel rooms. - March, 2012, p 168-169
The key to the device is a digitized organic compound sensor. Exactly how it works is proprietary, but basically, Goggin said, it detects two bedbug-specific pheromones at concentrations as small as 200 parts per million in the air. When the device “sniffs” those pheromones through its air intake, its flat-panel display lights up with alarms. The idea is that a hotel guest or a worried homeowner could sweep the device over bedding, furniture, clothes, shoes, wall sockets or anywhere else bedbugs might be hiding. Once the alarm goes off, they could start washing and spraying.
07/05/2011 - Bedbug News
Chris Goggin doesn’t like the title “inventor,” despite the fact that nearly two dozen patents list him as one. He prefers “innovator.” Either way, the Wilmington, North Carolina, mechanical engineer and former product developer...
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