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2018 Top Stories: Bedbugs in the Headlines

 
 

NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 15        December 2018  

2018 Top 10 Headlines * Certified Property Spotlight * Did You Know?

 

Welcome to our December “Year in Review” Newsletter!

The end of 2018 can only mean one thing…it’s resolution-making time! We all want to start out the year “on a good note”, “put our best foot forward”, “make a change for the better”, and various other cliches – all well intended. The same is true in the hospitality industry, as hotel management looks to increase their margins, secure more direct online bookings, and decrease staff turnover, to name a few. Staff training should also make that list, bedbug training in specific.

As the following Top Headlines of 2018 will show, bedbugs are here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future. Loss of consumer confidence & loss of $$ make bedbugs one of the hardest issues currently facing hoteliers. We are here to help! We started NOBBEL, Inc, (
KnowBedBugs.com) to partner with hotels, offering expert staff training, property certifications, and excellent products, all designed to increase consumer confidence and help minimize those nasty bedbug reviews online. Training, Certifications & Reputation management, all in one place.

Want to increase direct bookings? Increase profits? Concerned travelers can book rooms via direct links to our certified properties, commission-free! Join our growing list of certified properties.

NOBBEL made the news in 2018! See the article in Hotel Business.

Now onto the Top Stories of 2018 (aside from our headline)… and here’s wishing you all a Happy New Year!

 
TOP 10 HEADLINES of 2018  
 

 

The Horror of Bed Bugs: NOBBEL’s October 2018 Newsletter

 
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NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 13        October 2018  

Headlines * Updates * Blogs * Helpful Hints * Certified Properties

Halloween brings out the ghouls, goblins and ghosts. Scary, yes, but reality can be even scarier. Just ask anyone who has battled bedbugs. Their diet consists of human blood…talk about your vampire nightmares! For this reason, it is important to become familiar with bedbugs, and the signs of bedbug activity. Our site has all of the information you need. Trust us, you don’t want this hitchhiker coming home with you!

For our friends in the hospitality industry, bed bugs are even more frightening. Loss of consumer confidence AND loss of $$ make bedbugs one of the hardest issues currently facing hoteliers. This is why we started NOBBEL, Inc.

NOBBEL, Inc is the National Organization of Bed Bug Education for Lodging. We offer bedbug training, testing and certifications to the lodging industry to help battle online reviews and build consumer confidence. Concerned travelers can book rooms with our certified locations on our website at www.KnowBedBugs.com. Join our growing list of certified properties. See what some of our certified partners are saying.

In this harrowing issue:

  • Headlines: The latest SPOOKY bed bug news from across the country
  • Certified Property Spotlight: These properties won’t give you the chills!
  • A Little Housekeeping: Bed bug tips to help stop the bleeding

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Headlines:

Think Halloween is scary?

11 bedbug horror stories

11 Bedbug horror stories that will keep you up at night

 

  • The “collection” in a jar
  • Grandma could see “hundreds off eggs” beneath the dust ruffle.

 

Summertime Bed Bug Blues: NOBBEL’s July 2018 Newsletter

 

NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 11       July 2018  

Headlines * Updates * Blogs * Helpful Hints * Certified Properties

NOBBEL, Inc is the National Organization of Bed Bug Education for Lodging. We offer bed bug training, testing and certifications to the lodging industry to help battle online reviews and build consumer confidence. Concerned travelers can book rooms with our certified locations on our website at www.KnowBedBugs.com.

Video Training is LIVE! Now it is even easier to train and certify your staff and hotel property, all online! Become our newest Platinum Certified property!

Also this month:

  • All New Property/Staff Pricing
  • Bundled Staff Packages…Get the Whole Team Trained!
  • Easier staff and property management tools for GMs

Interested in finding out more? We have all the information you need right here!

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Headlines:

 

model sues over bed bugsBed bugs can cost hotel’s big buck$$
 Brazilian Model Sues Palm Desert Hotel Over Bed Bug Bites

 

March Madness: KnowBedBugs March 2018

 
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NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 9       March 2018  

Headlines * Updates * Blogs * Helpful Hints * Certified Locations

NOBBEL, Inc is the National Organization of Bed Bug Education for Lodging. We offer bed bug training, testing and certifications to the lodging industry to help battle online reviews and build consumer confidence. Concerned travelers can book rooms with our certified locations on our website at www.KnowBedBugs.com.

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Headlines:

Aprehend team
Is this a game changer for bed bug extermination?

New Biopesticide from Penn State team Gaining Momentum with Pest Control Professionals

    • Fungal spore effectively kills bed bugs
    • Tests have not shown any adverse effects on people or pets.

News To Make Your Skin Crawl: Vol 5

 

KnowBedBugs Newsletter Vol. 5     4/7/2017               

Hotel Certifications, Bed Bug Headlines, Updates, Blog Posts, Travel Tips, & More!

Hi Kurt,

As you may well know, KnowBedBugs offers training, testing and certifications for the lodging industry and it’s employees. Concerned travelers can book rooms with our certified locations directly from our website: www.KnowBedBugs.com

We are proud to announce our partnership with Chesapeake Hospitality

 

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Chesapeake Hospitality is one of the country’s leading hotel management companies, ranking among the top 30 largest independent operators in the industry. Founded 60 years ago, Chesapeake Hospitality currently manages 28 hotels for 13 equity, institution and individual owners and is an approved operator of Hilton, DoubleTree, Homewood Suites, Hampton Inn, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo and Holiday Inn brands, as well as a number of independent and boutique properties. 2 of their properties, the Fenwick Inn and Beach Plaza Hotel, both located in Ocean City, MD, are already Platinum Certified. Look for our KnowBedBugs Certifications at their other properties in the coming weeks.

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News To Make Your Skin Crawl: Vol 4

KnowBedBugs Newsletter Vol. 4     3/14/2017               

Your center for bed bug news, updates, blog posts, travel tips, helpful links and more!

Hi Kurt,

Welcome to the 4th newsletter installment from KnowBedBugs. Our aim is to start the conversation about bed bugs between the lodging industry and their guests through information and education. Here you will read about the latest news, updates and discoveries as they pertain to bed bugs and the travel and lodging industries. 

Failure to communicate about a bed bug issue helps spread the disease. Yes, we call it a disease. Bed bugs are communicable, they spread like a virus from person to person. Knowledge and conversation are the enemy of the bed bug. In our updates this week, a 90-year old woman DIES due to complications from bed bugs. This did NOT have to happen! We need to start the conversation.

OK… let’s start off with a quick poll: Please click the link below to answer 2 quick questions!

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We apologize, in advance, if any of the information in our newsletters makes you start itching!

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In this week’s blog post, we discuss how VITAL housekeeping is in the fight against bed bugs. Indeed, housekeeping is on the front lines in this battle. A well trained staff can go a long way towards hotel guests avoiding bed bugs. How trained is the staff at your favorite hotel? You might want to ask! Read More Here:

HOTEL HOUSEKEEPING: ON THE FRONT LINES IN THE WAR AGAINST BED BUGS

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News To Make Your Skin Crawl: Vol 3

Weekly Newsletter  2/24/2017

Your weekly gathering of bed bug news, updates, blog posts, travel tips and more!

Hi Kurt,

It is hard to believe it’s the end of February already. Already in the first 2 months of 2017, our new President has been inaugurated, the West Coast has seen flash floods from the most rain in a decade, and the Travel Ban has been a constant headline…(undoubtedly the Lodging Industry has been paying some attention to the latter)

As this newsletter takes shape, we are experiencing 70+ degree temperatures here in the Mid-Atlantic region, and our thoughts are already on the coming vacation season. As traveler’s start planning for their excursions, certain factors always play a part in their decision making. Perhaps the TOP of this list is cleanliness. In our most recent video, our “man on the street” asked guests what factors they consider. Hoteliers take note: your guests ARE aware of the bed bug issue. See what they have to say: 

KnowBedBugs: Bed Bugs in the News and Impromptu Interviews

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In this week’s blog post, we discuss the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities in America list, published yearly by our friends at Orkin. Travelers are undoubtedly paying attention to the cities on the list, but as we discuss in the blog, they may want to pay MORE attention to the resort areas those cities serve. Read More Here:

RESORT AREAS ON ALERT: WHERE THE TOP 50 BED BUG CITIES VACATION

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Bed Bugs in our Schools: Educate Yourself

Weekly Newsletter:  2/9/17

Hi Kurt,

It has been a VERY active week in Bed Bug news this week, particularly with our SCHOOLS!

Yes, schools are now on the front lines of the bed bug battle. This can be a traumatic experience for the children involved. Imagine the ridicule a child receives (although unjustly) for having brought bed bugs into the classroom. It can’t help but remind me of the lice checks we all went through in school, and of those unfortunate children who were singled out once lice was discovered on them. And while we are sympathetic to all schoold and children invloved, this new battleground does add credence to our overall viewpoint about this plague. 

Bed bugs are NOT inherently the problem of hotels, motels, etc..They hitchhike in guests’ luggage, on their clothing, and are left in the rooms for future guests to encounter. It’s time to stop blaming the lodging industry. It’s time to stop litigation against the lodging industry. It’s time to work TOGETHER with the lodging industry to help stop this epidemic.

Read more about the lodging industry and bed bugs in our weekly blog. This week’s topic: 

DON’T TRUST THE BED BUG REGISTRY: WHAT CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW

 

 

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News to Make Your Skin Crawl!

Weekly Newsletter:  2/1/17

Hi Kurt,

Welcome to the first weekly newsletter from KnowBedBugs. Our aim is to start the conversation between the lodging industry and their guests through information and education. Here you will read about the latest news, updates and discoveries as they pertain to bed bugs and the travel and lodging industries. Some topics we plan to cover weekly include:

  • News Headlines
  • Certified Hotel Listings
  • The Latest in the Battle with Bed Bugs
  • Tips for the Concerned Traveler

We apologize, in advance, if any of the information in our newsletters makes your skin crawl! 

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