Global PBS™ presents a threshold business opportunity in the $multi-billion dollar global pest control industry with an initial product entry to detect bed bugs. The rapid resurgence of bed bugs has become a priority for the hospitality industry, their patrons and governments worldwide. In today’s litigious society the reputation of a hotel’s brand is exposed to a myriad of problems associated with bed bugs. PBS technology offers a level of comfort which is marketable to patrons; and hotel owners will realize a defensible position with PBS technology installed. Global PBS will offer continuous electronic monitoring for bed bugs in hotels, university and military communities, cruise ships and corporate owned executive apartments. These have been identified as strong initial target markets; other opportunities will be identified during business development. In addition to the benefits to hospitality, cable companies are evaluating inclusion of this type of technology in their upcoming “4th bundle” of home automation and security. We can offer pest control companies a new product line and pesticide companies can benefit from our automated communications to pest management professionals (PMP).
Product / Service
Global PBS has proprietary product design ideas ready to develop under the protection of US Patent 7,395,161. Initially, we intend to develop a bed bug sensor network, manufacture the required number of sensor nodes for initial deployment and launch continuous, automated detection services to the hospitality industry. We believe early warning pest detection is best offered as a ‘subscription service’ rather than a product. As a service the consumer sees the benefit without an investment in evolving technological equipment. Global PBS benefits from control of equipment upgrades and ownership of the asset. A subscription service model offers predictive financial advantages.
According to Michael F. Potter, Entomologist at the University of Kentucky college of Agriculture, bed bugs are efficient hitchhikers and are usually transported in or on luggage, clothing, beds, furniture, and other items. Because bed bugs latch on, travelers can also bring the infestation to their homes, churches, schools and recreation areas. Global PBS is excited about opportunity in the commercial lodging industry; including recent green lodging efforts which help builders and owners move toward LEED and Green Seal certifications. We suggest pesticide use be restricted until a harmful pest has been detected. That position has been well received by the Green Movement as well as the hospitality industry. Global PBS also seeks to help the less apparent beneficiaries such as executive suites, college dormitories, military barracks, or cruise ships and airlines where transit guests may leave undesirable pests behind.