Prevention Proof is in the Pudding

NATIONAL REPORT—When asked for “proof” of the ability to prevent bed bugs in hotels, it’s important to look to macro and micro evidence—hard data points and personal testimony.

Showing large-scale, positive results throughout a hotel, along with demonstrating the impact on the individual guest experience, truly paints the picture as to why active mattress liners are critical, and the only proven way to prevent bed bug infestations in this environment.

Here are two anecdotes that illustrate this.

In one large convention hotel in the Southeast—part of a major brand hotel chain—ActiveGuard was installed on 1,600 box springs facility-wide, and was successful in preventing infestations over a two-year period. ActiveGuard reduced the need to treat in the hotel by 90%, protecting guests, reputation and virtually eliminating the possibility of bed bug-related litigation.  Remarkably, this hotel enjoyed annual savings of more than $500,000 in reduced operational expense.

Secondly, another hotel customer has a regular corporate guest who insists that his room and those of his employees have ActiveGuard on their beds to prevent bed bugs. Although ActiveGuard is not marketed directly to consumers, this is not surprising.  Business travelers are aware more than ever of the scourge of bed bugs and are researching how to prevent them from being brought home to their families.

Once prospective hotel clients hear these two stories, the conversation naturally moves to how they can implement a field-proven bed bug prevention program with active mattress liners  installed on mattresses or box springs. Empirical proof wins the day; this program can prevent a bed bug incident from turning into an expensive, embarrassing and potentially litigious situation.

Learn more about bed bug prevention in hotels and how you can avoid being the subject of the next negative bed bug review on Trip Advisor during a free one-on-one webinar. Or call 1-866-978-6288 to secure your hotel with the ultimate in bed bug prevention.

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 proactive 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.

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