Bedbugs in the Headlines – Volume 16

NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 16        February 2019  

Bedbug Headlines * Certified Property Spotlight * Did You Know?

Spring is nearly here, and for many people that means Spring Cleaning is here, too. The same is true in the hospitality industry, especially for seasonal hotels. Hotel managers are starting to get ready for the start of the Summer season, and this often means minor repairs/renovations, new mattresses and even increased staff. Training new staff on property procedures and company policy is a priority. Bedbug training needs to be included. Don’t you want your staff to be as educated about this epidemic as possible?

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.

November 2018 Newsletter Volume 14


 

NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 14        November 2018  

Headlines * Updates * Blogs * Helpful Hints * Certified Properties

 

Welcome to our November Newsletter Wrap-up!

Winter is upon us, and the Holidays are just about here. This time of the year is huge for travel, as family and friends come from near and far to gather, give thanks, share memories and make even more. 

For our friends in the hospitality industry, this time of the year can bring a much needed boost to sales after the annual fall cool-down. But greater traffic isn’t without it’s own troubles, and most properties will see an increase in bedbug issues along with the increase in guests. Loss of consumer confidence AND loss of $$ make bedbugs one of the hardest issues currently facing hoteliers. This is why we started NOBBEL, Inc.

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.

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!

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.

I Brought Bed Bugs Home in My Luggage: Now What?

Just return from a trip to find that bed bugs hitched a ride with you? If so, it can be quite unsettling. Bed bugs are notorious for being a difficult pest to control. And once a population “sets up shop” in your home and starts breeding, bed bugs can also be an expensive pest to eradicate. Complete evacuation of bed bugs can often mean a price tag in the thousands. But don’t panic! A few hitchhikers does NOT have to turn into a full-blown infestation. By using the following tips, you can increase your odds of avoiding a multi-generational bed bug infestation.

HEAT vs PESTICIDES: The Best Bed Bug Treatment for Hotels & Homes

If you have been unfortunate enough to have battled bed bugs, then you completely understand how difficult treatment can be. A quick search on the web for bed bug treatments can leave you dizzy with suggestions, choices and opinions.  Many websites tout home-based remedies such as diatomaceous earth, steam cleaning, vacuum cleaning, etc. There are also many over-the-counter products (too many to name in fact) that promise to “kill bed bugs overnight” or offer a “1-time bed bug treatment”. So who and what information do you trust?

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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Bed Bugs: Separating Fact from Fiction

Undoubtedly, if you are reading this blog, you have heard about the resurgence of bed bugs. We have written about the pests’ rapid increase in numbers as it effects the hotel industry and it’s guests, discussed the usefulness of the bedbug registry, and commented on housekeeping duties and training to help alleviate guest incidents, among other topics. And we are not the only website writing on the subject. A search for “bed bugs” on Google yields over 7,210,000 results! That is a LOT of information. Unfortunately, not all of the information can be trusted.