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Know Thy Enemy: Bed Bug Facts Every Hotelier Needs to Know

Bed bugs are becoming the bane of hotels across the country. An infestation can permanently scar a hotel brand when an outraged guest has his or her vacation destroyed by a bed bug encounter and then takes to social media or even the news with their story. Furthermore, potential guests are assessing whether a hotel…

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11 Easy (But Essential) Steps to Inspect a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs certainly do not discriminate. According to a recent study, a five-star luxury resort can be stricken with a bed bug infestation as easily as a roadside stop. It is wise to include weekly bed bug inspections on the ‘to do’ list of your housekeeping staff to uncover a problem before your guests are…

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The Importance of ActiveGuard® Mattress Liner Replacement in Hotels

Jim Ballard 31 May 2016 Two years ago, you made the pro-active decision to put ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners to work in your hotel. These active liners work to protect your guests AND beds from a bed bug infestation. You have adopted a pro-active cutting edge technology to prevent bed bugs from impacting your bottom line…

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Bed Bug Myths – Series 2

Bed bugs continue to make headlines across the United States. Reports show that infestations are substantially increasing in busy cities and popular travel destinations such as New York City. Ensure that you have the facts to protect your hotel and property from this commonly encountered pest. Read on for our second in the series of…

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Are Bed Bugs Becoming Resistant to More Insecticides?

Jim Ballard, PhD, discusses how the development of resistance is the ability to tolerate larger and larger doses of an insecticide within a strain of insects.  A good summary of this concept and how it works may be found in Pest Control Technology magazine published in Oct of 2013. Earlier this year, a scientific report…

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Bed Bug Myths – Series 1

Bed bugs are one of those elusive, mysterious pests that people don’t quite understand. This commonly encountered pest can easily be brought into a hotel regardless of the business’ best efforts. And, while the Internet is full of advice on how to avoid them, some of this advice is simply incorrect while other theories are really half-truths,…

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Separating Fact from Fiction When It Comes to Bed Bugs

Bed bugs topped the list of the most searched for pests in 2015 according to PestWorld, the website that represents the National Pest Management Association. Web users will find there is no shortage of information or news available on the subject matter of bed bugs on the Internet. So, how does a layperson weed through…

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Extending the Residual of Heat Treatment for Bed Bugs

One of the many options that Pest Management Professionals (PMPs) have in their treatment of bed bug infestations is to use a heat program (either electric or propane based). While heat is a great option to treat for bed bugs and effectively eliminate the bed bug infestation, one of the drawbacks is that the method…

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Bed bugs were reportedly found at numerous Philadelphia area hotels

Bed bugs were reportedly found at numerous Philadelphia area hotels. In order to kill bed bugs before an infestation can establish, Allergy Technologies LLC recommends the use of an active mattress liner. Recently, Philadelphia has been named the 11th best city on the planet by the IESE Business School in Spain. This is an amazing…

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