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.


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!
  • A Little Housekeeping: Bed bug tips to help stop the bleeding



Think Halloween is scary?

11 bedbug horror stories

11 Bedbug horror stories that will keep you up at night


  • The “collection” in a jar
  • Grandma could see “hundreds off eggs” beneath the dust ruffle.






Please come to Boston?

BedBug Airplane mash-up

Have Bedbugs taken flight in Boston?


  • Recent accounts of bedbugs showing up on Air India and British Airways flights
  • Jonathan Boyer of Ecologic Entomology said bedbugs are “nature’s best hitchhikers” and can be found wherever people are. 




Patients as prospects

NTV dialysis center

Patients stunned to learn of bedbugs in new dialysis unit
  • The new kidney center in Mount Pearl Square affected  




Computer “bugs”

Oceanside High School
Parents remove kids from Oceanside HS after bedbug scare
  • School traced the issue to a student’s Chromebook 





Bedbugs & higher education  


MSU students battle bedbugs

Lansing residents, including MSU students, hope to squish bedbug problem.


  • Lansing’s Washington Avenue apartments affected
  • Student says the treatments aren’t working.


Where There Are People, There Can Be Bed Bugs:

Hotels aren’t the only place you find bedbugs, as we always remind you! Here are some other places bedbugs can be found:


Bedbugs shut down library branch in Shawnee, Kansas

Oklahoma library takes extra precautions after bedbugs found in building


City Council:

Bedbugs prompt police, fire response at city council meeting in Gary, IN



Bath, MI schools taking steps to fight bedbugs


Behind Bars:

Bexar County TX: 64 inmates relocated after bedbugs found in unit



The Certified Property Spotlight:

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 arlington


Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston

Arlington, VA

Platinum Certified



Clarion Their Pic


Clarion Resort Fountainbleau Hotel

Ocean City, MD

Platinum Certified





Hotel Indigo Baltimore Downtown

Baltimore, MD

Platinum Certified



hotel ballast
Hotel Ballast

Wilmington, NC

Platinum Certified



Four Points by Sheraton


Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport

Louisville, KY

Platinum 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 @

Get Started


A Little Housekeeping: 

Bedbugs shed their shells as they grow. The shells look just like bedbugs, but are lighter in color and appear hollow. Train your staff to know the difference!

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

– NOBBEL, Inc.

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