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The idea is to develop a device able to detect the exact location of bedbugs in just 15 minutes.
Bedbugs are extremely hard to find- they are incredibly tiny, and they are immune to most poison bait or bombs. Exterminators have been using dogs to sniff out pests, and the device will able to sniff out bed bugs in much the same way as the dogs. The "electronic nose" will consist of CO2 and methane sensors along with a pheromone detector to determine a bedbug's location within one square inch, from three times the distance that a dog can detect.