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Verifi Bed Bug Detector from FMC Professional Solutions
The Verifi™ bed bug detector from FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is a breakthrough in bed bug detection technology. It is the first bed bug detection tool to provide continuous detection of bed bugs for up to 90 days at a time in a small, easy-to-use device. Verifi provides facilities managers with peace of mind in the face of an ever-worsening bed bug epidemic.
Verifi is the first bed bug detection device to provide three months of active detection before re-activating with affordable replacement components. A pest management professional can quickly and easily install the device for year-round monitoring in offices, apartments, hotels, offices, hospitals and other areas where bed bugs may become a problem. And unlike canine and other detection methods, Verifi is discrete and unobtrusive, operates silently, and does not require occupants to vacate the room.
This breakthrough bed bug detection technology works via an exclusive, patent-pending combination of three bed bug attractants, including:
- A CO2-generating cartridge which mimics a living, breathing host,
- A liquid kairomone lure that works to attract bed bugs seeking a meal by also mimicking a host, and
- A liquid pheromone lure that encourages bed bugs to aggregate in the device.
With Verifi there’s no need to disassemble a room to perform an inspection. The self-adhering detector fits almost anywhere, including behind and underneath furniture. A single pest control technician can install it within minutes, reducing the cost and disruption required by visual inspections, canine inspection teams or the bulky machines currently used for detection.
Verifi provides three levels of active detection. It helps detect current infestations and gives the pest management professional valuable information required to define an effective treatment program. After treatment, Verifi can be used to confirm that treatments were successful and provide ongoing detection to ensure that bed bugs are gone or to identify any new bed bugs that are introduced.
Dr. Phil Koehler, Professor of Urban Entomology, University of Florida, said “The best way to use a device like Verifi is to have an ongoing monitoring program for a facility. Pest professionals would put these out and be able to detect early infestations before they become very heavy infestations that spread through the entire complex.”
For more information, visit www.verifibedbug.com.
NOTE: Verifi is not a bed bug control product; it is intended for detection of bed bugs only and does not prevent, destroy, repel or mitigate bed bugs or any other pest. FMC offers a variety of products and formulations registered for control bed bugs, as well as other economically important pests.
About FMC Corporation
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental, and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion. The company employs approximately 5,000 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
Always read and follow use directions. FMC and Verifi are trademarks of FMC Corporation. © 2012 FMC Corporation. All rights reserved.