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!



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:


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HEADLINES (click the photos for the full story!):

1. Bedbugs Kill Woman in Pennsylvania, Caretaker Faces Charge. 






2. Bedbugs Discovered Twice Recently in Topeka VA Medical Unit






3. Embarrassment Over Bed Bugs Prolongs Battle in Vegas Complex. (Proving the NEED to start the conversation!)






4. Firefighters in Florence, AL Need to be Rescued…from Bed Bugs!






Do YOU know the signs of an infestation? Protect Yourself & Your Family!


Bed Bug Detection: What To Look For




Quality Inn Oceanfront in Ocean City, MD – Certified Platinum 


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*Guests can book a room at the Quality Inn Oceanfront or look for other Certified Hotels on our site @  We are adding new Certified Locations daily!! 


Did You Know:

Bed Bugs can’t jump OR fly! This is important in determining exactly what pest is “bugging” you! 


Are you a concerned traveler? We recommend you print out your own hotel room bed bug inspection checklist here:


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Have a Great Week…and Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!


P.S. Here are some liks to our previous newsletters:

Vol. 3:

Vol. 2:

Vol. 1:

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