For Pest Management Professionals

“ATAHC™ has exceeded expectations. It’s staggering how few bed bug calls or issues there are at the site.”

Chuck Cerbini, Executive Vice President, Corbett Exterminating


The new ATAHC Program, recently introduced by Allergy Technologies, creates a foothold in the $15 billion opportunity for pest management providers (PMPs) in the untapped affordable housing market.  ATAHC Certified PMPs will enjoy an enormous service offering that improves scheduling efficiency and significantly reduces the time needed to resolve access issues commonly seen in the sector.  ATAHC has also created a level of cooperation between residents, staff, and pest managers, heretofore unachieved.


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


Lack of resident compliance, overwhelmed building management preventing guidance and cooperation, and constant unresolved bed bug issues (due to reactive approaches) are common laments as to why affordable housing has not controlled this insidious pest. However, there is a “one-stop” answer to many of these concerns: the ATAHC Program. As Allergy Technologies contracts with public housing authorities, ATAHC provides a proven, “turnkey” approach to pest management, mediation, and long-term control of bed bugs.

  • We deal with the contracts and payments with housing authorities and take over all payment risk to the pest manager.
  • We educate and prepare staff and residents at the facility about the Program and facilitate easy access to apartments – an issue constantly experienced in affordable housing communities, significantly reducing downtime, and minimizing labor expense.
  • We provide efficiencies in staffing by treating multiple units at one time, streamlining scheduling, and maximizing productivity.
  • We place a premium on timely inspection-to-treatment, ensuring that identified positive bed bug activity is remediated before infestation expansion, including mitigating the spread to adjoining units.
  • We centralize visits to affordable housing locations that comprise multi-unit locations, making for a more “surgical” approach to overall Program management, reducing labor requirements, limiting unnecessary travel time, and enhancing overall revenues.
  • We provide scheduling for periodic monitoring of units over the program’s typical 5 year life.

“Preventing bed bugs in affordable housing addresses a huge unmet need. I have found that implementing ATAHC increases bottom-line revenue because the Program reduces callbacks, allows for a more efficient deployment of staff, and increases customer confidence in our services.”

Eric Braun, Technical Service Manager, Rentokil

The overriding Program outcome is that ATAHC is a strategic platform from which PMPs can derive higher profitability through initial concentrated treatments (including the installation of long-lasting preventive measures), thereby clearing a building complex of bed bugs and subsequently monitoring on a facility-wide basis.  A core ATAHC principle is that periodic monitoring coupled with proven preventive tools can detect any early introductions, allowing for less-disruptive, less expensive localized treatments rather than controlling more extensive infestations. This is opposed to the more traditional, non-preventive-centric approach of ‘one-off’ unscheduled treatments typically reported due to a major infestation.

What PMPs Can Expect

Allergy Technologies will be engaged to execute the Program on a city-wide basis for housing authorities throughout the country.  The expected contract term is usually 5 years. Allergy Technologies will normally allocate, on a city-by-city basis, service opportunities for certified pest management professionals on a facility basis or shared-facility plan (for larger building complexes requiring greater service personnel).  At the facility level, the success of ATAHC is largely due to the focus on the following:

  • Education of staff and employees.
  • Hiring of Resident Property Coordinators (“RPCs”) to assist in facilitating Program implementation.
  • Engagement with PMPs to ensure unit access.
  • Scheduling appointments for the detection and treatment of
    all units in a facility.
  • Working with the staff, social services, and housing authorities to gain access to units less cooperative than required for Program progress (e.g., mental and physical challenges).
  • Scheduling and notification of residents for monitoring their apartments on a periodic basis, determined by the bed bug activity found during initial inspections.
  • Payment of PMPs on 30-day terms for all preventive installations regardless of the timing of payment of fees from housing authorities; 60 days for thermal remediations requiring a two-month inspection period.
  • Handling of all staff and resident bed bug-related calls.
I have found that implementing ATAHC increases bottom-line revenue because I reduce callbacks and more efficiently deploy staff. The confidence customers have in our services is more significant than ever before

Pest Management Professional

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If you are looking to discuss the financial ramifications of adopting the ATAHC Program and learn how it can specifically benefit your company and its bottom line, please contact us at  We would be happy to provide you with more information. You can also visit our booth at NAHMA, NAHRO, and other national conferences catering to affordable housing.