KnowBedBugs Newsletter Volume 17 (Oct 2019)



NOBBEL, Inc.       Newsletter Vol. 17        October 2019  

Bedbug Headlines * Certified Property Spotlight * Did You Know?


It’s October, and that means Halloween is near! This time of the year is both fun, and yes, even scary for some. With frequent mentions of ghosts and ghouls, zombies and monsters, our imaginations run wild with creepy thoughts and horrific costume ideas. We think this costume, for instance, is about the scariest we have seen!

Why is this so scary? Just ask anyone who has battled bedbugs. Their diet consists of human blood, they are VERY hard to get rid of, and they can be expensive to get rid of, too! 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!

Bedbugs are even MORE frightening to our friends in the hospitality industry. One negative review about bedbugs can cost a loss of consumer confidence. This equals a loss of money, aside from treatment costs, and 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 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!
  • Did You Know?: A little fact about bedbugs for that new wrinkle in your brain

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.




  • Submitted by REDDIT users who have battled bedbugs
  • Warning: These stories might make your skin crawl!


  • Even the Pest Control Professionals were shocked
  • The residents STILL slept on this mattress


  • How to handle an unresponsive landlord
  • Help alleviating the pesky critters


  • Baltimore hold down the Top Spot
  • East Coast occupies MANY of the Top Cities


  • Treatments are becoming more expensive as the bugs take hold
  • Is competition good for pricing? 



Yes, hotels are a hotbed (no pun intended) for bedbugs to spread from one unsuspecting guest to another. But PEOPLE bring them into hotels. Hotels Are NOT to blame, and not the only place you find bedbugs!

Here are some other places bedbugs can be found:

Hospital restricts access to Cancer Center’s outpatient area due to bedbugs
Glens Falls, NY

Call center employees told to work through bedbug inspection
Toronto, ON CANADA

The MVA or DMV:
Employees want answers after bedbug issues hit MVA branch
Parkville, MD

Entire School DISTRICT!:
Bedbugs force Western PA School district to close
Munhall, PA


The following hotel properties have achieved their NOBBEL certifications. Any guest would feel better about staying in a bed bug certified property, confident that the staff is well-trained, and that the property has a plan!

Is YOUR property NOBBEL certified? Get more information or claim your property here.


Holiday Inn Columbia-East Jessup
Columbia MD 


Hyde Beach Resort & Residences
Hollywood FL

Sleep Inn & Suites Marion – Military Institute
Marion, AL

Showboat Hotel
Atlantic City, NJ

Beach View Hotel
Rehoboth Beach DE

Guests can click “BOOK THIS HOTEL” on our site to reserve a room. We offer direct links to our certified properties websites, and do so at 0% commissions! Yet another reason to get your property certified today. Ready to get started? Claim your property here, or email us:


Bedbugs ARE visible to the naked eye, even the eggs. Still, for inspections, be sure to use a flashlight and magnifying glass to help you find signs of their activity.

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