Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

by Administrator 25. August 2016 08:32

In recent years bed bugs have made resurgence. These small, nocturnal blood-feeding insects can seriously harm your business by upsetting guests. Bed bugs need blood in order to reproduce and complete their life cycle. Bed bug bites usually result in red welts that will itch. The bites themselves are not painful and typically are not felt. Frequent feeding can disrupt peoples sleep patterns. Around 27 agents of human diseases have been found in bed bugs, none of these agents reproduce or multiply within bed bugs, and very few survive for any length of time inside a bed bug.

What do they look like? Adult bed bugs are about ¼ inch long, oval, reddish-brown, and wingless. Their body is very flat, and they possess long, slender legs and antennae. They have a long, segmented proboscis (beak) that extends forward when the bug eats. At rest, the proboscis lies beneath the body and projects backwards between the legs. Immature bed bugs are known either as "larvae" or "nymphs." They resemble the adults, but are smaller and less pigmented.

Bed bugs typically hide during the daytime and are active at night. Because they are flat, they are able to find a wide variety of places to hide. Typical hiding places include beneath loose flooring, behind loose wallpaper, inside box springs or in mattresses, and in upholstered furniture. One common hiding place in hotel rooms is behind bed headboards that are fastened to the wall and another is behind moldings just above the floor. Bed bugs may also hide behind inside appliances. However, sites that have surfaces consisting of plaster, stone, and metal typically do not harbor bed bugs.

Training your staff to check for bed bugs is strongly recommended in order to identify an infestation. A professional pest control company should be contacted immediately if an infestation is found. Bed bugs can usually be found if mattresses show small reddish brown spots. Mattress seams should be examined for brown spots that could be bed bug feces, for shed skins, and for active bed bugs. Cracks and crevices should be checked. Sites to be searched also include behind headboards, furniture seams, draperies, floor moldings, if wallpaper is loose, and behind picture frames and baseboards, especially those located near the beds.

We have a few options to avoid costly treatments such as mattress and box spring covers and sprays that can be found here http://www.goavm.com/bed-bug-protection-c-533.aspx  and http://www.goavm.com/protect-a-bed-c-243.aspx. Our various mattress and box spring encasements provide protection from allowing bed bugs to penetrate and hide in your beds. If you find bed bugs in your property the 707 Bed Bug Spray will destroy them. The products are designed to protect you from infestation possibility. These products will also help you to avoid costly treatments provided by a pest control service. The peace of mind in knowing that you’re protected from bed bugs is something that in the hospitality industry you can’t afford to risk. Your guests will be happy and feel more secure in your hotel knowing that you’re protecting them as well, which will generate you repeat business.

Extended Stay hotels place in the hospitality industry.

by Administrator 21. July 2016 10:18

Extended Stay are hotels designed especially for longer stays with studios and rooms that feature fully-equipped kitchens and plenty of work space and other amenities that you wouldn’t find in your typical hotel room. From on the premise coin-operated laundry facilities open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to rooms with refrigerator, stovetop, microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils, dishes, and cutlery. The Extended Stay hotels are ready to cater to your needs for a longer period of time than a standard hotel.

Most people choose to stay in an Extended Stay hotel when they are traveling for work, for school, or need a temporary place to live while they are in between homes or apartments. There’s an 8+2+1 lodging rule that says 8 months or greater: apartment. 2 weeks to 8 months: Extended Stay hotel. Less than 1 week: full-service hotel.

Along with all of the amenities that hotels provide, here at AVM we carry the amenities that Extended Stay properties need to operate efficiently for the demand of their guests. For the kitchens, we carry both single pack dish detergents as well as multiuse detergents http://www.goavm.com/dishsoap-dishwasher-detergent-c-382.aspx. We have paper towels used to wipe down surfaces used by the guest. http://www.goavm.com/vista-household-kitchen-roll-towels-p-7531.aspx. For deeper cleaning we carry Bar Mop Towels http://www.goavm.com/16x19-ribbed-32-oz-gold-strip-bar-mop-towels-p-2589.aspx  to dry up spills. Small appliances, such as toasters http://www.goavm.com/toasters-c-404.aspx or can openers and blenders http://www.goavm.com/kitchen-items-c-497.aspx are also features of extended stays that we offer.

For coin-operated laundry rooms with vending machines we offer detergent pouches such as http://www.goavm.com/2-oz-gentle-clean-laundry-detergent-pouches-for-vending-machines-p-6864.aspx or http://www.goavm.com/ultra-surf-laundry-detergent-p-250.aspx. To keep clothes fresh and soft we’ve got Snuggle Fabric Sheets http://www.goavm.com/snuggle-fabric-dryer-sheets-p-234.aspx.

We’re prepared to supply you with everything that you need to keep your property running smoothly. Visit us at www.goavm.com to purchase your brand standards and to save thousands of dollars on our thousands of supplies.

GoAVM.com goes mobile.

by Administrator 13. April 2016 11:15

We live in a mobile world. Nearly everything these days can be accessed directly from your mobile device. Everything from Bank Accounts to Parking Apps can be downloaded directly to your phone. Here at AVM we’ve been hard at work on our website developing a mobile friendly design so that you can order at any time from wherever you are. Whether you’re working from a tablet or mobile device our responsive site is easy to use. Like Bob Dylan said, “The times they are a-changin”, and it’s up to us to change with them.

At www.goavm.com you’ll first notice the new clean design. All of your favorite features are still right at your fingertips making it easy for you to place your order online. Begin by logging in or if you happen to be a new customer, registering with our website. You’ll see the “Favorite list” tab that you can enter commonly ordered items into to save for making your future orders easier and efficient. You can still use the “wishlist” for items that you normally don’t have to order but know that you’ll need to soon while browsing our site. Let’s refresh how to optimally use these features.

The first of these options that we’d like to highlight is the “Add to Favorites” list. Any products that you frequently order should be added to this list so that the next time you need to order these products all you’ll have to do is select it from your favorites list in order to “Add to Cart”. These Items will remain in your “My Favorites List” until you remove them from the list and can be accessed anytime via the “My Favorite List” tab at the top the webpage.

There may be some products that you see as you are browsing that you might not need at the moment, but will soon. For these items, you should click “Add to Wish List.” When you are ready to purchase these products, they will be easy to find, and you can simply click “Add to Cart.” These items will then disappear from the “My Wish List”. Utilizing these two lists will save you your valuable time by speeding up your purchasing process.

You’ll also notice that the drop down menus open up into categories with images as well as dropdown lists. You can navigate through our website using either the image links or dropdown menu. If you’re working on mobile or tablet the dropdown menu will be the way to go. On mobile or tablet you’ll notice two drop down menus. One that lists our product categories and one that navigates to different functions of our site. The third item you’ll notice is your shopping cart. The search function is also available on mobile, tablet, & desktop versions. This is the place to insert any keyword searches or items. You’ll notice that when scrolling through items the images appear large on your screen and have three icons beneath each image. The first image is of a shopping cart, if you click on this image it will add this item into your shopping cart. The second image is of a gift or present, if you click on this image the item will be added to your wish list. The third image is of a heart and this will add the item into your favorites list.

We’re happy to have unveiled the mobile friendly version of our website, and as always our knowledgeable CSR’s are ready to help you with your ordering as well.

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Spring Break is coming!

by Administrator 17. February 2016 03:54

Schools all over the country will be sending their college students off to spring break in just a matter of weeks. Thousands will flock to the beaches, different cities, travel destinations etc. while for hotel owners it means a great deal of preparation and hard work for the influx of guests. Whether you are a beach front hotel or a stop along the way, you’re going to need to be stocked up with supplies in order to fill your vacancies this spring and we can help to make sure that you are prepared for whatever comes your way.

Spring also means it’s time to deep clean your hotels to get ready for those spring break guests. Be sure to check your infrequently used equipment, turn or clean your drapes, and tend to all of the fixtures in your hotel.  Don’t skip the areas that are out of sight to the guests. There are no details too small. We have many solutions for your cleaning needs here http://www.goavm.com/chemicals-c-324.aspx.

You are going to want to be sure to stock up on towels and sheets. Here at AVM we have many different collections whether you are looking for your brand standard, import, or domestic high quality towels and sheets. Browse our towels http://www.goavm.com/towels-c-299.aspx and sheets http://www.goavm.com/sheets-c-109.aspx. This is a great time of year to stock up on these items to carry you through until the fall season.

Having extra stock of your amenities will also be important during spring break. We’re excited that we’ve recently added the Beekman 1802 collection to our offered amenities. The backstory on this line is pretty amazing and you can check out our previous blog post for more information on this great collection and its story. http://blog.goavm.com/post/2016/01/25/Introducing-Beekman-1802.aspx. We also carry your brand standards as well as some more great lines of amenities on our website http://www.goavm.com/amenity-lines-c-27.aspx.

One area that hotels need to take special consideration in is in your bed bug and hotel pest control protocol. Because of the increase in travel, the likelihood of bed bug exposure also increases. If you do not already have a pest control service, this may be a great time to put one into place. We offer pest control solutions such as bed bug killing spray http://www.goavm.com/bed-bug-protection-c-530.aspx and mattress and box springs encasements http://www.goavm.com/mattress-box-spring-protection-c-465.aspx.

Be sure to check your stock on Luggage Carts, Laundry Carts, Cribs, Roll-a-way beds etc. These items may be ordered less frequently and you’ll want to make sure that you have enough for the influx of guests that you’ll have filling your rooms this spring break. Some other items that you’ll want to look at are deodorizers, and cups, plates, bowls, and cutlery for your breakfast area. Take a full inventory of what you’re going to need, then give us a call or visit us online to make sure that you are prepared this spring break.

Visit us at www.GoAVM.com or call our knowledgeable customer service representatives and they will help you to get the right products you need at a great price.

Who is AVM?

by Administrator 29. October 2014 23:11

Since 1982, AVM Enterprises, Inc. has been serving the hospitality and janitorial industry with quality products and dependable service. We are a family and minority owned business that has been a reliable source for the hospitality and janitorial industry for over three decades.
AVM is a qualified vendor for many brands.



We have achieved quality service and quality products by strategically aligning with approved manufacturers. Along with great products and great service, AVM offers 24/7 easy access to thousands of products via www.GoAVM.com. Currently we are able to serve our customers with direct delivery and FREE shipping to thousands of cities in the US and ship to all other locations in the continental US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. AVM is able to provide more competitive pricing and great service to more cities directly.


Who is AVM? We are Your Single Source for Hospitality & Janitorial Supplies!

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