There are many classic images of farmers spraying thousands of pounds of DDT on their crops to control bugs. Those practices did a huge amount of damage to the bugs, but also the crops, the people and the planet. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a system designed to prevent our pest control efforts from poisoning the rest of our world.
$8,000 to $10,000 – That’s how much the average out of court settlement of a bed bug victim. That’s how much a hotel could pay out to a single person that can prove that they got the bed bugs from one establishment. That’s only the beginning: How much will it cost if the hotel receives a reputation for having bed bugs. Thousands of establishments have been ruined by online reviews warning people away. In fact, there are now databases dedicated exclusively to tracking what places have bed bugs.