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Pennsylvania Hotel and Hospitality Sector to Host Bed Bug Seminar

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The Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association is hosting a bed bug seminar on Thursday.

| March 22, 2010

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s hospitality sector has recognized the risks bed bugs pose to their industry and will gather March 25 to attend a bed bug seminar hosted by the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association (GPHA) to learn how to combat this emerging issue.

GPHA is an association that represents the interests of the hospitality industry throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Their activities include civic representation, community partnerships and industry education.

The association’s statewide seminar titled, “Bed Bugs and the Hospitality Industry: Little Bugs, Big Problem” will be held at the downtown Marriott Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, March 25 at 8:30 a.m. The event will address the latest information on bed bugs and the most recent treatment breakthroughs to minimize cost. The seminar will also tackle the problems this pest represents that are unique to the hospitality industry.

Suzanne Geyer, an associate director with GPHA acknowledged that the bed bug seminar would present important information to industry management regarding the correct procedures needed to effectively approach dealing with bed bugs.

“This seminar will be especially important for practitioners because the information provided here is specific to hospitality and will provide a deeper understanding of bed bugs and some of the strategies needed to minimize the operational impact these pests can inflict,” said Geyer.

To educate the industry on bed bugs, the GPHA has recruited research entomologist and bed bug specialist Jeff White, of Bed Bug Central. White will present new methods for curtailing steep bed bug control costs, as well as the latest and most effective prevention and treatment methods for an industry at-risk.

 “Based on the traveling behavior of bed bugs, any industry or travel destination with a high visitor turn over is particularly at-risk for infestation,” said White. “It will be especially important for the hospitality industry to be educated on this matter so they can respond competently to a situation where treatment and legal costs can spike quickly.”

Registration for the seminar is open to the public in addition to all hospitality/lodging practitioners and GPHA members. For more information about the bed bug seminar, please visit http://www.philadelphiahotelassoc.org.

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