For Property Management

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.

“The ATAHC Bed Bug Program has changed the landscape of bed bugs in our 450+ unit community living housing complex. Most importantly, it has improved the ‘Quality of Life’ of our residents.”

Community Manager, Property Management Group


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:

  • Educate your staff AND residents about the ATAHC Program
  • Coordinate with your team on scheduling pest management service visits
  • Hire residents from the facility to assist in implementing ATAHC, saving staff time
  • Process all bed bug complaints promptly
  • Ensure pest manager accountability
  • Collaborate with staff and social services to limit conflict, maximizing resident cooperation/compliance, and avoiding forced entry as often as possible

“As the community manager, it has been a relief not to receive frequent bed bug complaints, which are time-consuming and expensive to treat. My staff can now focus on non-bed bug issues, as the preventive success of this program has reduced the bed bug presence site on-site to deficient levels.”

Community Manager, Property Management Group


When ATAHC manages the burden of bed bugs, private property managers reap the benefits:


  • Greater than 95% reduction in bed bug re-introductions
  • 80% overall decrease in expensive remediation treatments routinely endured each year
  • Thousands of dollars saved in annual recurrent bed bug-related pest control costs
  • Reduction of potential legal liability from class action bed bug lawsuits
  • 24/7 bed bug prevention, enabling staff savings or redeployment to non-bed bug issues

What Property Managers Should Expect

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.

Property Manager

ATAHC Program Insight

“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.

Contact Us Now

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 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.