Weekly Newsletter: 2/9/17
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:
BED BUGS IN SCHOOLS
You might think that bed bugs are seeking higher education! Of course not. It goes without saying, though, that YOU SHOULD educate yourself on the signs of bed bugs and bed bug infestations.
BED BUGS IN HOTELS
THIS WEEK’S CERTIFIED HOTEL SPOTLIGHT:
Francis Scott Key Family Resort in Ocean City, MD – Certified Platinum
*Guests can also check our listings for Certified Hotels and book rooms directly on our site @ www.KnowBedBugs.com We are adding new Certified Locations daily.
We LOVE ActiveGuard® Mattress Liners. Hoteliers, you should have these in your rooms and on your beds! Place the liners between the mattress and boxspring. ActiveGuard® starts working within 10 minutes of contact, killing bed bugs continuously 24/7 for two years.
Of course, nothing beats quality staff training, which your hotel can get from KnowBedBugs. Contact us about training, testing and certifying your hotel and its staff. When it comes to bed bugs, Let your guests know: “We Have A Plan!”
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Do Not use the Luggage Carts to bring your luggage to your room. Luggage Carts are a great hiding place AND transfer method for bed bugs.
Print out your own bed bug inspection checklist here:
Have a Great Week…and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!