Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Delta Five uses IoT to detect bed bugs

Steve Rogerson
June 6, 2018



This week is Bed Bug Awareness Week and North Carolina-based Delta Five is celebrating by introducing IoT technologies to help hotels eliminate the pests.
 
Bed bugs are still very much a problem with encounters becoming more frequent each year. Hoteliers and pest professionals no longer need to feel vulnerable to the threat of bed bugs that may be introduced at any time and easily overlooked until an infestation establishes.
 
Delta Five’s automated pest monitoring technology uses the IoT to monitor a room around the clock for pests including bed bugs and is claimed to be more than 90% effective with a green, eco-friendly approach.
 
"We are transforming both the hospitality and pest management industries with our digital pest monitoring technology," said Jason Janét, CEO of Delta Five. “Our IoT sensors and traps put control back in the hands of hoteliers and pest professionals to facilitate early detection of bed bugs and avoid the guest-pest encounter that everyone dreads. We are so confident in our system that we offer a 100% bed bug free guarantee. So, if your guests encounter bed bugs in a Delta Five System's protected property, we'll provide a credit for a single night guest stay."
 
The Delta Five unit is 7.7cm tall and sits discreetly between the headboard wall and bed. It uses an imperceptible lure to attract pests and the device immediately alerts the owner in real time via email or text. The alert provides an image of the pest, as well as where and when it was detected.