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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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.