Interceptors and portable monitors are two devices that are used by many professional extermination companies for detection purposes. These devices are very effective and can be obtained without any kind of specialized license. Portable monitors use a chemical spray that attracts bed bugs and lures them into a trap where they will eventually die. It should be noted that portable monitors are a little bit newer to the market and this can make them more expensive, but have been proven to work very effectively.


Interceptors are almost like a moat style device that is placed under the legs of furniture and beds. These traps will be lined with a type of powder that is similar to talcum powder, which attracts the critters. Once the bugs enter the device they will be trapped inside and unable to get out. These devices have been on the market for some time, so they are a bit more affordable.