The Latest in Bed Bug Prevention – A Recap from PestWorld 2016

Pest Management Professionals from all over the world gathered in Seattle, WA the week of October 18th 2016 to attend PestWorld 2016. The annual National Pest Management Association Convention drew thousands of pest professionals, manufacturers, distributors and others who provide products or services to the professional pest management industry. While educational sessions offered the very latest in world-class education, the exhibit hall floor was an exciting place to be for business owners and technicians to see, touch and feel the latest products to hit the pest control market.

It’s always a fun and interesting experience to walk through the exhibit hall doors and take-in the different exhibit themes. This year was no different. The Allergy Technologies booth embraced the spirit of the northwest offering a ‘Wines of the West’ tasting throughout exhibit hall hours. Exhibit goers could partake in a sample tasting of some of the finest wines from the Washington and Oregon regions. To compliment these wines the Allergy Technologies’ team also appealed to taster’s sweet tooths with a selection of chocolates and sweet treats from the west including Nanaimo bars, a local dessert of choice that originated in Canada.

The Allergy Technologies booth, makers of ActiveGuard Mattress Liners, had a busy week meeting with some of the country’s top pest professionals who have incorporated these active mattress liners as a part of their bed bug treatment and preventive protocols. The booth was also full of buzz over the latest published article “Protection That Lasts” that highlights a large-scale preventive study focusing on the use of ActiveGuard in senior living facilities. “It was a productive week and our best show to date,” commented Joseph Latino, President of Allergy Technologies. “I couldn’t help but feel pride as I stood at our bustling booth speaking with some of the world’s top entomologists and pest professionals who stopped by to share with our team their success since incorporating our product into their bed bug control strategies. We’ve certainly come a long way in our 8 years of exhibiting at PestWorld.”

While some product manufacturers were seen going Live on Facebook to report on the latest happenings on the tradeshow floor to those back home, our Allergy Technologies team spent an afternoon with the PCT video crew offering advice and feedback on our ‘Bed Bug Prevention Program’ which includes ActiveGuard Mattress Liners.  Some of the industry’s most well respected researchers spoke on the video on our behalf on the past, present and future of our product.  Dr. Susan Jones, Dr. Jim Ballard and Gail Getty took part in the 2016 PCT Video Series from the Allergy Technologies booth. Watch the video below:


The Allergy Technologies’ team is already busy discussing unique exhibit ideas for PestWorld 2017 in Baltimore, MD.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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