The EZ Conceal is a great tool to monitor for pests. Because it has a double-sided sticky backing, you can place it vertically, as well as horizontally. This means it also stays in place and doesn’t get moved, kicked, or otherwise disturbed from its original location. It is protected by the plastic cover from dust, food, and debris. Here’s a few ways to use these that you can’t necessarily use a standard open glue board for.
On the side of the trash bin. Either inside or outside, the trash bag liner won’t stick to the glue board since it is protected underneath the cover. This is a great way to monitor for flies and cockroaches, even ants. Trash bins are notorious for not being cleaned out, just the liners changed. The accumulation of debris in the bottom is an attractant for a wide range of pests. Using a monitor on the bin can tell you which ones need extra sanitation effort and possible treatment.
Behind the refrigerator. Really any major appliance in a residential or commercial kitchen is a prime area to have an EZ Conceal. You can attach one to the back or to the side so you can capture and monitor for pests. By attaching the monitor vertically on the appliance, you keep it off the floor where it may get wet, dusty, or covered with food debris. These are especially handy to be placed near where the lines of major appliances (refrigerator, ovens, dishwashers, etc.) go into the wall. This is where cockroaches like to harbor so to have a monitor very close to these access points will give you fast indication if there are issues.
Behind the TV. More and more, people are spending time at home and time in front of their TV’s. They are also eating there so there is food resources for pests. The TV, game console, DVD player, and other electronics provide a nice warm, safe spot for cockroaches. Placing a monitor on the back side of the TV or the cabinet where the electronics are housed is a great place to monitor for these pests.
Under the sink. Residential or commercial, sinks are tough because they typically have a bunch of “stuff” underneath including cleaning products, paper products, and more. They also have the high potential for water leaks so this is perfect habitat for pests. Getting a monitor in these areas is challenging because of the small area, lots of clutter, and possible water issues. Putting a monitor on the wall behind the piping is a perfect spot. Cockroaches and flies are often coming from the gaps between the wall and the plumbing so a monitor right in that area is ideal.
Near the “pandemic stash”. The extra stash of food that people stockpile in their homes and businesses. This usually isn’t near the main eating or prep area of the kitchen, it’s in a basement, off to the side, or in a closet that was never intended to store food. These makeshift areas were erected quickly and without thought to pests. In both residential and commercial areas, it means food is sitting for much longer periods of time, so there is more risk of contamination by pests. Having a monitor in this area, often off the floor can give an early warning to developing pest infestations.
While conventional flat or folded glue board monitors can be useful in some locations, the ability to use a covered, discrete, and versatile monitor that can be mounted in nearly any position is valuable. This opens up many areas to be monitored that could not be properly monitored before. The earlier you know of a pest issue because it has gotten on a monitor, the earlier and more effectively you can treat for that issue.