New Technology to Find Bedbugs Developed in the Valley

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

HARRISONBURG -- A new technology will soon be available to detect bedbugs. This product was developed right here in the Valley at SRI.

The device will be sold under the Rapid Pursuit name.

It detects bedbugs by swabbing a portion of the surface where you suspect the bugs to be. Within 10 minutes, the technology will tell you if bedbugs have traveled through that area.

Traditional methods to detect bedbugs involve trained dogs or bug traps, but Rapid Pursuit could be more effective than those means of detecting bedbugs.

The device is being targeted at hotels and universities.

“They don't have to have a well trained dog or a handler to do that. A lot of properties, who wants a dog coming through a dorm room or a hotel, anyway? The opportunity with this, is you can do that with a high level of accuracy, without having the dogs or other devices such as that,” said CEO of Redcoat Solutions John Hall.

Rapid Pursuit will be a lot less expensive than traditional means. The device will cost about $15 and will be released this coming summer.


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