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Allergy Technologies Announces Third ProActive Prevention Bed Bug Symposium to Be Held in Texas in May

For Immediate Release Contact: Bobby Kossowicz Phone: 908-930-6033 Email: bobby.kossowicz@allergytechnologies.com Click here to download this press release March 7, 2018 (Ambler, PA) – Allergy Technologies, makers of ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners, announced Irving, TX as the location of their third Proactive Prevention Bed Bug Symposium to be held on May 10, 2018. This symposium follows two prior…

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The Potential for Class Action Status in Hotels with Bed Bug Infestations

Part II – Hotel Class Action in Practice The risk for class action status in hotels is real.  Thus far, class action status for bed bug infestations has been granted in Iowa and South Carolina.  The Iowa class action case involved two apartment buildings with a settlement of approximately $2,500,000.  The South Carolina case, which…

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The Potential for Class Action Status in Hotels with Bed Bug Infestations

Part I – The Basics Hotels face the potential for class action lawsuits when their properties are found to have a significant building-wide bed bug infestation.  Class action lawsuits in bed bug cases are no stranger to both State and Federal courts in large apartment complexes.  While the Elsie Mason Manor case that settled for…

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The Great Expense of Bed Bugs and How to Avoid It

The dreaded budgeting season is upon us. As many hoteliers take a step back to evaluate the previous year they may be surprised to see how an unexpected guest may have negatively impacted their room revenue: Bed bugs! It’s true, bed bugs can have a quite a negative impact on your bottom line. Some hoteliers…

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Encasements and their Role in Integrated Pest Management – A Legal Perspective

Product manufacturers and Pest Management Professionals [PMP] typically advance the narrative that mattress encasements serve a role in bed bug prevention.  While encasements serve as a tool in the PMP’s tool box for assisting in the prevention of progression of bed bugs by limiting their ingress and egress from the bedding covered, the primary function…

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Proving Hotel Due Diligence

Proving that a hotel has exercised due diligence is all about documentation.  For a documentation system to be successful it must be both comprehensive but also easy to use and not time-consuming.  If a documentation system requires excessive time and effort, hotel staff will likely omit entries or simply not use it at all. The…

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Bed Bugs & Spring Break: A Hotel Preparation Checklist

Hotelier’s across the country are preparing for one of the busiest travel seasons. Spring break is certainly one of the most anticipated times of the year for hotels. Peak seasons bring with it the satisfaction of high rentals and, in turn, high revenues but also the stress of ensuring that the hotel staff is able…

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Bed Bugs & The Problem with Optimism

Optimism may be defined as a mental attitude, a hopefulness and even a confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. While it is a wonderful character trait, an overly optimistic attitude can prevent you from planning for the unexpected. For hoteliers, a bed bug infestation is something you may wish to consider…

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Choosing the Best Mattress Protection for your Hotel

Bed bug incidents in hotel rooms are becoming increasingly more common. Hotel guests, news reporters and social media boards are all taking notice. A recent article in Conde Naste Traveler warns that Bed Bugs in Hotel Rooms Are on the Rise. As a hotelier what can you do to protect not only your mattress but…

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