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

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!




model sues over bed bugsBed bugs can cost hotel’s big buck$$
 Brazilian Model Sues Palm Desert Hotel Over Bed Bug Bites



bed bugs in hospital
Bed bugs in hospitals…a growing concern.
Mom Claims She Found Bed Bugs in her Daughter’s Hospital Room.

An Arizona family is speaking out after claiming to find bed bugs in their daughter’s hospital room.



hotels big bucks bed bugs
$6,383 per bed bug incident?
Hotels are spending Big Bucks on Bed Bugs
  • $$ Number  includes replacing soft goods, treatment and lost business.

  • Factor in litigation costs and hoteliers are looking at more than $23,000 Per Incident!




Jeremy Evans of Evans Pest Control inspects a mattress for bedbugs in Northeast Philadelphia
Some cities have it worse than others!
Why Philly is a Particularly Bad Place to Get Bed Bugs




Kentucky mans attempt to kill bed bugs puts him in jail
Bed bugs are NOT a DIY problem!

Kentucky Man’s Attempts to Kill Bed Bugs Put Him in Jail


Air India bed bug report
Airplanes are not exempt!

Air India 1st Class Passengers Complain about Bed Bugs on International Flight

  • 8-month old infant suffered bites

  • 2nd incident with Air India in 1 month


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 our readers, hotels did not invent bed bugs!


Family recovering from bed bug bites after cruise from Boston to Bermuda


Apartment Buildings:

Bed bug bites so bad the Dr. told him to move!


Public Housing:

Article Exposes Neglect at Louisville Public Housing High-Rise.


The Certified Property Spotlight:

The following hotel properties have recently 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 KnowBedBugs certified? Get more information or claim your property here. 


crowne plaza chicago sw


Crowne Plaza Chicago SW – Burr Ridge

Chicago, IL

Platinum Certified



Comfort Inn Rehoboth Beach


Comfort Inn Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Platinum Certified





Sleep Inn & Suites Gaffney

Gaffney, SC

Platinum Certified



Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford
Hampton Inn & Suites Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford, PA

Platinum Certified



courtyard harrisonburg


Courtyard Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, VA

Gold Certified


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 @

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A Little Housekeeping: 

Bed bugs usually hide during the day, making it harder to spot them. For this reason, we highly recommend using pest control services that offer K-9 bed bug detection!

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

– NOBBEL, Inc.

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