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



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.



bed bug in chair


How should employers treat a bed bug situation in the workplace?

Dear Littler: We Have Bedbugs! Help!

What do we do?

  • Understand your legal duties!
  • Prepare & orchestrate your response




Are bed bugs seeking higher education?

Bedbugs found in classroom on Ryerson University campus

  • Students complaining about the bugs in 1 classroom since December
  • School paper finds bed bugs in classroom tables



Hoaxsters snake oil


Don’t believe everything you read!

FTC Doubles Down on Cedar Oil

Bed Bug Product Marketer

  • Original settlement was in 2013
  • FTC files modified final order against Chemical Free Solutions. LLC. 


Where There Are Beds, There Are Bed Bugs:

A quick look at recent news articles will tell you that bed bugs are found just about anywhere groups of people meet, and especially if there are also beds present. AS we consistently remind folks, Hotels did not invent bed bugs!



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The Certified Property Spotlight:

The following properties have recently achived their NOBBEL certifications. Any guest should 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 KnowBedBugs certified? 



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Doubletree Raleigh-Brownstone University

Raleigh, NC




courtyard ocean city

Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City

Ocean City, MD




crowne plaza memphis

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

Memphis, TN




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Hilton Garden Inn Columbia-Harbison

Columbia, SC




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Candlewood Suites Harrisonburg

Columbia, SC



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 @

Get Started


A Little Housekeeping: 

During your routine inspections, be sure to have your team use a flashlight. it can go a long way towards more precise inspections AND can speed things up, too!

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Please share in the education of bed bugs, and not the spread!

– NOBBEL, Inc.

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