Bed-bugs.co.uk exports its hotel bed bug monitoring system to US (NY and NJ)

by nobugsonme on February 5, 2013 · 8 comments

in bed bug monitors, bed bugs, group homes, hostels, hotels, nursing homes

Here’s an interesting development: Bed-bugs.co.uk in the UK has now licensed its Hotel Monitoring System for bed bugs to New York-based company Dana K9 (which we understand from their website has, until this point, focused on canine scent detection).

The system will likely make its way into New York and New Jersey hotels and hostels, but also group homes, nursing homes, etc.

According to a press release,

The agreement allows Dana K9 to use, install and distribute Bed Bugs’ Hotel Monitoring System within New York State and New Jersey.

Widely used throughout the United Kingdom, the Hotel Monitoring System is a complete control strategy for the detection and control of bed bug infestations in hotels, hostels and care homes.

The system combines patented passive monitoring detection technology with highly developed, eco-friendly, processes for dealing with bed bug infestations.

Wherever possible, non-chemical means are used to eradicate bed bug infestations, with a corresponding reduction in potential environmental damage.

Kristine Dana, President of Dana K9 notes,

This is a fantastic system and will be a major step forward in our fight against bed bugs.  With its eco-friendly technology and discreet monitors as an added bonus we are really looking forward to introducing it to our customers.

David Cain, the Bed-bugs.co.uk founder and managing director, is also well known to our forum visitors as an active participant (bed-bugscouk) for almost six years, and in this capacity, he’s spent many hours helping people with suspected bed bug problems. David’s passive bed bug monitor is currently marketed in the US as the BBAlert Passive (more on that in this FAQ on bed bug monitors).

We look forward to hearing more about this development, and look forward to seeing what Bed-bugs.co.uk comes up with next.

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Update (2/7):

I asked David Cain to further clarify what his company’s “highly developed, eco-friendly, processes for dealing with bed bug infestations” entail; he replied,

… it’s a 3 stage process using a super-heated steam disinfector, Passive and Passive+ monitors and small quantities or an organic residual material as the treatment details but the processes cover all aspects of how bedbugs can interact and affect hotels and their guests.  It’s literally the emergency and business continuity manual for hotels.

Thanks, David!

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1 David Cain February 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

Thanks for sharing the good news, I am sure that US facilities will welcome the benefits of the system in terms of no guest issues connected with bedbugs, it certainly makes the solution we have developed stand years ahead of the “traditional” approaches.

It also means I will be in the US more frequently and I may even need to start a NY office.

Thanks as well for your continued hard work and devotion in making this the world’s number 1 bedbug blog.

David Cain
Bed Bugs Limited

2 Minnie's Best Friend February 5, 2013 at 8:29 am

That is fantastic news! I, for one, would pick a hotel based on the knowledge that Mr. Cain’s passive monitor was part of the hotel’s cleaning/monitoring ritual. How would we as a guest be aware that a hotel is participating or will that information be made available to the public? Hopefully, this is just the beginning and the passives will be used in hotels all over the US; and the world for that matter.

3 Magsno February 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

This has to be good news for the the travel and care industries. Lets hope that they embrace it fully. Congrats on your success.

4 Kristine February 5, 2013 at 11:10 am

We are very excited to finally be able to offer our industry and the hospitality industry a solution instead of the usual empty promises. This will prove to be something all concerned will want to embrace!

5 Pest Control Canuck February 5, 2013 at 5:52 pm

This is good news. Maybe there is something to be worked out to bring this system to Toronto. A lot of hotels here are experiencing problems with bed bugs.

6 Denise Donovan February 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Kristine, you are one smart woman! Kundos for you and congrats!

7 nobugsonme February 7, 2013 at 1:24 am

Update added above (2/7):

I asked David Cain to further clarify what his company’s “highly developed, eco-friendly, processes for dealing with bed bug infestations” entail; he replied,

” … it’s a 3 stage process using a super-heated steam disinfector, Passive and Passive+ monitors and small quantities or an organic residual material as the treatment details but the processes cover all aspects of how bedbugs can interact and affect hotels and their guests. It’s literally the emergency and business continuity manual for hotels.”

Thanks, David!

8 john March 15, 2013 at 12:53 am

I was in a hotel with bedbugs once, I was shocked to say the least! Its a huge issue and they are so hard to get rid of, especially in larger buildings.

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