Facts about our product:
- The traps appeal to 3 of the 5 senses of bed bugs (sight, smell, touch);
- They contain a pre-applied aggregation pheromone lure;
- They are made with our patented microfiber which entangles and locks their legs into place;
- Our “stealth trap” is small and discrete, measuring 3” x 2.5” x 0.75” in size;
- The traps come with an adhesive backing, perfect for placement near suspected bed bug harborage areas
- Easy application, just peel and stick;
- Proudly made in the USA; and
- Eco-Friendly, our traps do not contain any poisons or pesticides (safe around children and pets) and are made with recyclable material.
Electrospinning is a chemical engineering technique for the electrostatic production of microfibers, during which electrical power is used to make polymer fibers with diameters ranging in micrometer measurements from polymer solutions or melts. This process is a modern and sophisticated way of creating microfiber materials, and there are several parameters that can significantly influence the formation and structure of produced microfibers such as voltage, solution materials, and solution dispelling speed.
Our proprietary microfiber
The Fibertrap microfiber is patent protected and manufactured with safe, green, recycled polymer materials through electrospinning. Our electrospun fibers closely mimic the unique architectures of a multi-direction spider web and could effectively trap bed bugs with its looping structures. The microfiber cloud has a fluffy three-dimensional structure that immediately entangles the bed bugs upon contact.
Fibertrap designed the polymer network such that the diameter of the fibers fits exactly between the setae on the legs of the bed bugs. When the bugs move, the legs become trapped in a ratchet type of structure. We also developed the mechanical modulus of the fibers to be within a certain range so that it is elastically deformed, without fracturing or flowing.
We use a mixture of pheromone lure that can attract bedbugs within a five foot radius of the trap. The Fibertrap R&D team developed a slow release system that allows the pheromone to continuously work for one month. Moreover, the pheromone inside the trap box infuses the microfibers with pheromone particles, therefore continuously attracting bed bugs.