Now, hotels have the opportunity to prevent Bed Bug infestations before they start, ensuring guests that they will have a good night's sleep in a clean and safe room.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
On Contact Solutions (http://www.oncontactsolutions.com), a supplier of scientifically-based green products to the hotel industry, is pleased to announce that it now offers Cimi-Shield, a revolutionary soybean extract spray that is non-toxic and prevents Bed Bug infestations for one year. Cimi-Shield ensures against infestations by leaving a residual that kills the bugs that hatch after treatment, eliminating the need for retreatment for 12 months.
In 2006, the Bed Bug Registry, a free, public database of user-submitted bed bug reports from across the United States and Canada, was founded (http://www.bedbugregistry.com/). Today, the Registry has collected 20,000 reports from 12,000 locations and states, "Until a reliable, safe pesticide becomes available, avoiding bed bug encounters will be the only reliable way to ensure they don't spread into your own home." Besides the horror of thousand of little bugs nibbling at you while you sleep, Bed Bugs have recently been found to carry MRSA, a drug-resistant bacterium that can lead to life-threatening infections (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/17/6/10-1978_article.htm).
Unfortunately, Bed Bug encounters are becoming harder and harder to avoid because traditional extermination methods only attack the problem after the bugs are reported by guests or hotel staff. In response, toxic chemicals are applied that kill the living bed bugs, leaving an untold number of eggs ready to hatch and reinfect the room in the future. Fortunately, a reliable and safe solution that prevents Bed Bug infestations by not only killing living bugs, but by killing the eggs that hatch for a year after treatment, has finally become available.
Called Cimi-Shield (or VA88), this non-toxic polypeptide protein molecule is derived from soybean oil. Because its ingredients, both active and inert, are demonstrably safe for its intended use, it is EPA 25b exempt, which means it is not subject to federal pesticide requirements. Cimi-Shield kills Bed Bugs by removing their outer waxy layer, causing them to dehydrate and die. Jeff Tomback, president of On Contact Solutions, says, "Now, hotels have the opportunity to prevent Bed Bug infestations before they start, ensuring guests that they will have a good night's sleep in a clean and safe room." As long as a hotel treats its rooms once a year, it will not have to worry about infestations, and guests won't have to perform a long list of preventive measures when they check into their rooms or worry about bringing Bed Bugs home with them."