Lesson Learned, Bed Bug Prevention is Possible

NATIONAL REPORT—It doesn’t take an Ivy League education to recognize that preventing bed bugs makes good business sense. But, when bed bug prevention is achieved for nearly a decade on an Ivy League campus, it would be wise to take notice.

The Statler Hotel, an Ithaca, NY property in the heart of the Cornell University campus, is synonymous with education and training in the hospitality industry. Guests experience first-class service from seasoned hospitality professionals, as well as energetic students enrolled in Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.

Since installing ActiveGuard Mattress liners in 2010, The Statler have not experienced one report of bed bugs.

“We’ve had them on our mattresses for years, with no confirmed bed bugs,” said Rick Adie, former managing director, The Statler Hotel. “It’s the only solution for the problem.” ActiveGuard’s subtle presence in the room and long-term efficacy was attractive to The Statler, according to Adie.

ActiveGuard, which resembles a fitted sheet and can be installed on the box spring or mattress, is the only registered product labeled for prevention and control of bed bugs for two years, when used as part of an integrated pest management program. After years of positive results, the Statler is now a four-time repeat customer.

In fact, the world-renowned teaching hotel has had so much success with ActiveGuard, the organization has invited Allergy Technologies President Joseph Latino to present to Statler staff, educational faculty and students. His message? Bed bug prevention is possible.

 A solid, field-proven bed bug prevention program, with active mattress liners  installed on mattresses or box springs, can stop infestations from occurring and prevent a bed bug incident from turning into an expensive, embarrassing, and potentially litigious situation. To learn more about bed bug prevention in hospitality and how you can avoid being the subject of the next negative bed bug review on TripAdvisor, sign up for a free one-on-one webinar.

While you are at it, help us educate the industry on the true cost of bed bugs by taking our survey.  We look forward to sharing the results.

 About Allergy Technologies
ActiveGuard Mattress Liners kill bed bugs. Easily installed on mattresses or box springs, these liners offer two-year continual prevention and control against any adult bed bugs, nymphs or eggs. ActiveGuard has no cautionary signal words or use restrictions on its label. Only four sizes—single/twin, double/full, queen and king—fit almost every available mattress or box spring and accommodate up to extra-large in length and 17-in. in depth. Underlying is ActiveGuard’s formulation; a unique and proprietary delivery system that offers sustained bioavailability of permethrin for two years. Newest research supports that after a short exposure to ActiveGuard of only 10 minutes, bed bugs regardless of their level of resistance, begin to show significant reductions in feeding (biting) and a dramatic inability to lay eggs. This results in discontinuation of population growth thereby halting progression of an incident to an infestation. If you are seeking a pro-active preventative approach, ActiveGuard should be considered as the centerpiece of your long-term solution to keep bedding from being infested. ActiveGuard Mattress Liners are covered under U.S. Patents 5,916,580, 6,214,365, 6,440,438 and pending patents. For more tips on preventing bed bugs and uncovering infestations early visit us online at www.hotelbedbugprevention.com.

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