Field Research

The Installation of ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners for the Prevention of Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius) Infestation in Hotel Rooms -
by James B. Ballard - PCT November, 2011

- ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners appear to have great potential in killing bed bugs that come into contact with the liner when installed on mattresses or box springs in a standalone preventative situation. ActiveGuard® continues to be efficacious after approximately 2 years of constant hotel use. 




Controlling Bed Bugs in Transient Housing Facilities -
by J. Ballard, P. Alley, D. Reeder & J. Latino - PCT August, 2011

- A demonstration of a cost effective, efficacious bed bug remediation program studied over one year including ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners for long-term control. 





ActiveGuard® Mattress Liner Field Trial Results -
by James B. Ballard Mattress Liner Field Trial Results - by James B. Ballard Mattress Liner Field Trial Results - by James B. Ballard - PCT March, 2010

- Initial field trials indicate that the installation of ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners on mattresses and/or box springs that have been largely cleared of bed bugs is a viable use of the product as a component step within a bed bug control program. 



Additional Research

Behavioral Responses of the Bed Bug to Permethrin-Impregnated ActiveGuard® Fabric 
By Susan C. Jones, Joshua L. Bryant & Scott A. Harrison

- Laboratory studies indicated that ActiveGuard® adversely affected bed bugs from diverse populations and degrees of resistance.  The fabric was deemed to be non-repellent to bed bugs from five tested populations.  Furthermore, with a limited thirty minute exposure to ActiveGuard®, bed bugs from every strain studied demonstrated an impairment in their ability to feed to repletion. 



Bed Bug Control Protocols and Observations from the Field 
By Jim Ballard - PCT

- A global review of current bed bug control strategies with commentary on areas of improvement including emerging new technologies and the need for cost-effectiveness. 






A New Option
by James B. Ballard - PCT

- According to the following research, a new mattress liner can be used as part of a comprehensive program to help control bed bug infestations.