Insect Research Systems Ltd is developing APOLLO: a bespoke solution that will enable the global hospitality industry to reproducibly and accurately monitor for the presence of bed bug infestations. Our near real-time monitoring system can be used to rapidly screen premises and will be quicker, less subjective, more accurate and more affordable than a manual inspection.
When utilised as part of an appropriate management strategy it can form a due diligence defence in the case of a customer complaint. It may also be used to determine if a treatment has been successful in eradicating the problem.
APOLLO is based on years of practical pest control experience and know-how of developing instruments for planetary and solar systems exploration, including ESA’s comet chasing Rosetta mission.Our Team
Hotels within 100 miles of Manchester, with more than 30 rooms
The study will take place periodically up until the end of 2016
The study is in two stages:
No, we understand the sensitivities and the importance of discretion. We are prepared to sign a binding non-disclosure or confidentiality agreement.
No, the studies are to inform the product development and evaluation only.
In addition, all samples are assigned a unique identifier and are therefore anonymous to anyone outside the study.
Detection of Bed Bugs featured in Sunday and Daily Telegraph
Nice couple of articles by Sarah Knapton, Science Editor at the Telegraph, on the translation of space know-how to the detection of bed bugs...
OU scientist brings Rosetta technology ‘Down to Earth’ at the Senedd
A nice article by Michelle Matheron on the OU in Wales website:
Insect Research Systems participates in the ESA Business Incubation Centre Harwell. Visit their website.
Get in touch today to take part in a pilot study, which we are hoping will change the face of pest control in hotels across the U.K.