HB ON THE SCENE: Ecolab, AH&LEI Go Online To Help Combat Bed Bugs

NEW YORK—Ecolab Inc. and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute here at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show have launched a free online resource to help hotel owners and operators stop bed bugs before they spread.

The toolkit features downloadable information and materials on how to train staff to detect bed bugs early, as well as actions to take when they suspect a guest room is infested. 

Ecolab and AHLEI’s digital toolkit can be found at www.bedbugtoolkit.com. It includes a fact sheet about how bed bugs spread, their life-cycle and where they like to hide; a poster on bed bug detection; an instructional video showing where to inspect for bed bugs and what signs to look for; and a pocket card for housekeeping staff with directions on how to inspect a room and what to do if bed bugs are found.

“We are pleased to join Ecolab in providing this toolkit as a resource to help hotel operators and their employees stop bed bugs before they spread,” said President/COO Robert L. Steele, III of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute. “By supporting training on proactive bed bug inspection, we can help ensure that hotels are equipped to provide an optimal experience for their guests.”