ProActive Prevention Bed Bug Symposium to tackle hospitality's biggest pest

Allergy Technologies, makers of ActiveGuard Mattress Liners, announced sponsorship of a “Proactive Prevention Bed Bug Symposium” series being conducted at three Florida locations: June 6th at the Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center; June 7th at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando; and, June 8th at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa.

The Symposia’s goal is to increase the awareness, education and cost-effective viability of bed bug preventive programs targeting management professionals in the hospitality industry. Ultimately the benefit of prevention is to protect their guests, beds and hotel reputation from the ever-increasing challenge of bed bugs. 

Dr. Phil Koehler, endowed professor, urban entomology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, will discuss the latest research findings on bed bugs. Highlights of Dr. Koehler’s presentation will include information on the recently uncovered tropical strain and most effective control strategies. 

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Joseph Latino, president of Allergy Technologies, will discuss unique approaches for establishing bed bug prevention in hotels and motels, address how to ‘finally’ stop bed bug re-infestations and re-emergence once and for all and uncover the financial benefits of a proactive preventive approach to bed bugs versus a reactive one. 

These symposia are for everyone responsible in the unified quest toward ensuring bed-bug-free guestrooms in the hospitality industry. In addition, management of cruise lines, Airbnb, bed & breakfasts, timeshare and vacation rentals, camps and executive housing are encouraged to attend. 

“We are extremely excited to sponsor this Symposia series tailored toward learning and understanding how to begin a proactive bed bug prevention program in hotels and motels,” Latino, said in a statement. “Bed bug prevention, until now, has been an overlooked strategy for the hospitality industry. A simple turnkey solution to the bed bug scourge is available that can significantly reduce the degree of bed bug infestations in these otherwise highly challenged settings.”

For more information on the Symposia or to register to attend any of the three locations, visit the event website. An RSVP is required and seating is limited. There is no charge to attendees. 

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