Managing a property implementing the ATAHC™ Program reduces operational property expenses, reclaims staff time formerly dedicated to dealing with bed bugs, and strengthens staff and resident relations.
Property managers have also found that the ATAHC process helps identify other undiscovered vital issues impacting residents, staff, and the overall living environment.
Managing a property implementing the ATAHC Program reduces operational property expenses, reclaims staff time formerly dedicated to dealing with bed bugs, and strengthens staff and resident relations. Property managers have also found that the ATAHC process helps identify other undiscovered vital issues impacting residents, staff, and the overall living environment.
ATAHC is the only property-wide, prevention-based, sustainable program that all but eliminates bed bugs in an affordable housing environment, improving the ‘Quality of Life’ of residents while reducing operational expenses for management
ATAHC provides a revolutionary way of managing bed bugs in any property, regardless of size or building type. Instead of accepting bed bugs as the cost of doing business and treating cases as they arise on a case-by-case basis, ATAHC prevents bed bug infestations facility-wide, providing that the Program remains in effect.
Through its groundbreaking ATAHC Program, Allergy Technologies alleviates the heavy burden of bed bugs for property managers and staff by virtually eliminating bed bugs and bed bug management from your plate. Your designated ATAHC Program Manager will:
When ATAHC manages the burden of bed bugs, private property managers reap the benefits:
The ATAHC Program Manager assigned to your facility will work closely with Property Management and Resident Leadership to prepare the staff and residents for entrance and participation in the ATAHC Program. Learn more about each phase of work by toggling through the options below:
During the ’Initial Phase,’ the Program Manager will:
Identify and meet key staff members involved in the facility
Learn the facility’s layout and determine in conjunction with the facility management the most effective approach to implement ATAHC tailored to the needs of the specific facility
Identify any possible issues at the facility, including unique structural concerns, resident social service requirements, scheduling needs, and unit and common utility access issues
Subcontract and introduce the ATAHC pest management provider(s) assigned to the facility; all pest management services are quality assured/quality controlled through ATAHC
Conduct educational sessions – either online or in-person – for staff and residents
Identify and hire resident property coordinators (“RPCs”) from eligible/screened on-site residents to act as intermediaries with facility residents throughout the Program’s conduct
Plan schedules with the property management and pest management to effectively control and prevent bed bugs while being sensitive to the needs of residents and staff
During the ‘Implementation Phase.’ the ATAHC Program Manager will coordinate the detection and treatment of bed bugs and the installation of preventive measures facility-wide. During this phase:
Allergy Technologies will work with property management and the RPCs to provide notifications to all residents, alerting them of the inspection schedule for their unit
The pest management professional will use dogs trained to identify bed bugs in all units throughout the facility. For more expansive facilities, canine inspections will be phased into sections of the building complex
All units, regardless of bed bug activity, will have bed bug preventive measures installed
For units indicating bed bug activity, a pest management professional will visually inspect to confirm the active bed bug activity is present in the unit
Pest management will comprehensively treat all bed bug confirmed units; a unit is only deemed clear of bed bug activity after 60 consecutive days of zero detectable bed bugs post treatment. The goal: to reduce bed bug activity in the facility to near zero
Allergy Technologies will work continue to work with the Property Management, staff, and residents to schedule and complete the ‘Implementation Phase‘ of the Program
Once the ‘Implementation Phase’ has been completed and the bed bug population at the facility has been brought to near zero, Allergy Technologies and its team will continue to monitor and keep bed bugs under control. During the Monitoring Phase:
Allergy Technologies and its Program Manager will continue to work with the Property Manager and property staff to periodically monitor the units for bed bugs
Pest management subcontracted by Allergy Technologies to protect the property will inspect all units every quarter unless the unit has been treated for bed bugs or has a historical record of activity. These units will have monthly inspections until three consecutive visits demonstrate no bed bug activity; these units with then be placed under quarterly surveillance
The Program Manager will continue to work with the Property Manager, staff, and RPCs to schedule visits, alert residents of impending visits, and maintain communications. Periodic updates are distributed via newsletters regarding the ATAHC Program to all staff and residents
Residents will be encouraged to notify staff and Allergy Technologies if they suspect there is bed bug activity
Reports of bed bug activity will be immediately inspected, and prompt treatment will occur, as required
Every two years, canine inspections will be conducted, and bed bug preventive measures re-applied to continue protecting the staff and residents
When you can save thousands of dollars in operational expenses, allow your staff to spend more time with residents, provide a healthier living environment, and improve the ‘Quality of Life’ for your entire community – all through one program – that’s a home run.
“A Breath of Fresh Air for Property Managers”
Allergy Technologies President Joseph Latino and Dr. Jim Ballard, entomologist, discuss the benefits ATAHC brings to community living environments and the relief expressed by building and property managers.
If you are frustrated by endlessly battling bed bugs in your community living environment while the labor and financial ramifications affect your ability to serve your residents, we would be happy to present the ATAHC Program to you. Please contact Allergy Technologies at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and we will reply promptly. You can also visit our booth at NAHMA, NAHRO, and other national conferences catering to affordable housing.