Nattaro Scout™ – monitoring system with pheromone lure

A smart way to better Bed Bug Management

Nattaro Scout is a bed bug detection trap for the professional pest control market, which contains a unique blend of bed bug pheromones simulating a bed bug aggregation. The detection trap is designed to be used for an early detection of a bed bug infestation and in order to verify a successful result following a bed bug treatment. Use the monitoring system as a useful tool in your Integrated Pest Management routine.

The pheromone attractant’s effect has been tested and verified through extensive research and development in our own lab.  Nattaro Scout is based on many years of research at Lund University and Nattaro Labs. .

Monitoring System with Pheromone Lure
Nattaro Scout

The function of the monitoring system

The lure mimics the natural scent of a bed bug aggregation. It will attract all stages of live bed bugs, i.e. females, males and the different stages of the nymphs. The bed bugs are able to climb in but not out, once inside they are trapped.

Usage and proven effect

Being able to detect and establish the occurrence of a bed bug infestation early is crucial for a cost effective control of the situation. Long-term infestations increase the risk of bed bugs spreading to family and friends, public environments and means of transportation.

Thanks to the design the monitor is easy to fit on the floor (under the bed), on the legs of the bed or in between soft mattresses, depending on the situation. Our unique lure consists of synthetic pheromones, which mimics a normal sized bed bug infestation (aggregation). The catch rate of our lure is between 75-95% during day 3-15. The lure lasts for 3  weeks.

Probability of catching bed bugs
Probability of catching bed bugs per trap and 3-day period

With Nattaro Scout the right treatment methods can be put in place quicker, to reduce costs and the duration time of the treatment period can be minimal. It also limits the suffering of those affected. Today, pest control companies sometimes use detection dogs or undertake visual inspections in order to establish a bed bug infestation. Both these methods are more time consuming and do not provide the same continuous monitoring as the Pest Control Technician can achieve with Nattaro Scout.

Nattaro Scout can be used to:
  1. Confirm a suspected bed bug infestation.
  2. Continually monitor places with high risks of an infestation, e.g. hotel beds.
  3. Verify that a treatment has been successful and no bed bugs remain. 
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