http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/51188/title/Do-it-yourself_bed-bug_detector

After trying some 50 arrangements of household objects, researchers have come up with a new low-cost, homemade bed-bug detector…
In tests in real apartments, the homemade setup detected bed bugs as well [as], or better [than]…two brands of professional exterminating equipment, [Wan-Tien Tsai of Rutgers University] said December 16 at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America.

The parts…cost $15 and don’t require any special skills for assembly. “Everyone can do it,” she said…

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