A quick breakdown of bed bug detector lights
Detecting counterfeit currency or documents is another good use for UV LED flashlights but so is detecting bed bugs. UV light works on bed bugs in the very same way that it does on scorpions. It’s also useful in detecting the miniature blood spots left after crushed bed bugs. Because bed bugs are so small, however, simply shining a light on your bed or couch is often not enough to notice them. Instead, try using something like a credit card to press against the fabric and make the little pests pop on the surface.
Bed bug light buying guide
If the UV light you’re using is not up to par it can cause you to skip over a lot of bed bugs and be ineffective in dealing with them. That’s why it’s important to buy high-quality products as a cheap but poor UV light will be just a waste of money.
- The light is bright enough
- The LEDs are of a high enough quality to last for years
- The light’s width is adjustable
- The design is comfortable enough to use both at home and on the road
- The UV light will also be useful for other things you might need it for in the future such as locating urine stains, scorpions in your yard, and so on.
Finding a product that checks all these boxes can be time-consuming and require reading a lot of consumer reviews but it will be worth it. UV LED flashlights may not be the most expensive purchases but finding and using a good one can save you a lot of time and troubles in dealing with a bed bug infestation. If you are at a loss for where to start we recommend keeping these brands in mind at first: Moriplot, Vansky, Arf Pet, INFRAY and TaoTronics.
Bed bug UV light usage
A common manual way to get rid of bed bugs is to find them all out individually using UV light and a pressing tool (such as a credit card) and then capturing them on a sticky surface (such as duct tape).
- The TaoTronics FL002 sports 51 LED black lights and comes with UV sunglasses. It also includes batteries and is a very effective and long-lasting method of detecting bed bugs, scorpions, pet urine or other bodily fluids. It’s more on the expensive side of the market but if you need a good UV LED flashlight this is one to consider.
- The Arf Pet UV Light is another good option with its 100 LEDs and a widespread. It’s also not a cheap product but it’s very effective at inspecting large areas quickly and easily.
- The INFRAY SD-002UV is our third suggestion because of its great design. A pocket option for those that travel frequently, the Infray offers an easy way to inspect your hotel rooms, cinema or bus seats, and other such locations where bed bugs typically dwell before they crawl onto our clothes or luggage.