DEALING WITH THE PANDEMIC OF BED BUGS & PESTS USING IPM METHOD

Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW19L1202

Paul will offer specific guidance on bedbug prevention including:

  • Learn the most effective treatment to get rid of bed bugs
  • Learn to identify bedbugs in the first place.
  • Know the strategies and resources to use to deal with bed bugs.
  • The best approach to bed bug management.
  • What to do when an infestation is identified.
  • Types of treatment necessary to control or prevent infestation.
  • Recurring infestation: What to do in such cases?
  • How to respond to inspection findings.

You will also receive REAC Inspection Checklist for Community Managers.

Overview of the webinar

HUD Requirement & Compliance - Eliminate Bed Bug Infestations Before They Become a Serious Health and Compliance Headache 

With bed bug infestations being a serious problem throughout the country. Bed bugs are once again making a comeback in dorm rooms, hotels, hospitals, apartment buildings, and homes. They cause a variety of physical, mental health and economic problems. They are hard to get rid of because of their small size, high reproduction rate and resistance to many pest control methods. No property is safe from them – and that very much includes affordable housing units. As a landlord or someone responsible for room hygiene, you need to comply with HUD’s policies by getting rid of bed bugs – and ensure they never return. it's imperative to know about the best practices regarding the prevention and control of this widespread problem. 

The phrase “Don't let the bed bugs bite” may be used mostly in a light-hearted way, but bed bugs are nothing to joke about. Although the appearance of these pests has greatly declined since the early 1900s, many families every year still find them in their homes. There are many different methods for getting rid of bed bugs and preventing them from returning. HUD's bed bug policy and IPM is in demand these days. Success depends on an integrated pest management (IPM) approach combining varied methods of monitoring, prevention and treatment.

Paul Flogstad will introduce you to HUD’s bed bug policy and Integrated Pest Management (IPM), an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management – also highly recommended by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In his webinar - "Dealing With The Pandemic Of Bed Bugs & Pests Using IPM Method" , he will discuss methodical plan for addressing infestations, considering what resources are available, and how to respond to inspection findings. We will also review HUD’s notice H 2012-5 concerning bed bugs.

Who should attend?

Do you own a property, are planning to get one, are an agent, or are associated with the enforcement agencies? If yes, this webinar is exactly what you need.

  • HUD housing professionals
  • Property Managers
  • Property Owners
  • Service Coordinators
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Leasing Consultants
  • Community Managers
  • Facility Managers
  • Environmental service professionals
  • Home Inspectors
  • Administrative professionals (directors, assistants)
  • Housing Authority Staff
  • Anyone in HUD housing responsible for dealing with the bed bug problem & pest control

Why should you attend?

  • What is IPM?
  • Why should you use IPM?
  • How are pesticides used in IPM?
  • How do you evaluate what you may be using versus IPM?
  • How do you transition to the IPM method?
  • What kind of record keeping is recommended?
  • What are the methods for getting rid of bed bugs?
  • What do they look like?
  • Where do they usually hide?
  • Do they carry disease?
  • How to identify bed bugs from other insects.
  • What are HUD’S recommendations about bed bugs?
  • How does one deal with tenants when bed bugs are discovered on the property?
  • Who pays for remediation of bed bugs?

Faculty - Mr. Paul Flogstad

Paul has been involved in the real estate industry for the past 38 years.He has been involved in sales, construction, project management, appraisal, mortgage consulting and brokerage, property management and property management consulting/training.
Through his consulting company, Property Management Solutions, he provides training and consulting services nationwide to owners, management companies, multi-housing associations, as well as state and federal agencies.
He specializes in fair housing issues and has developed fair housing and outreach programs for governmental agencies as well as conducting seminars which are presented to property management companies, apartment associations and the general public. He also conducts research analysis for impediments to fair housing for grantees of federal CDBG funds. 
Most recently, he has been a consultant to the State of South Dakota. In this assignment he has developed a program that is one of the first of its kind in the nation. It involves being an Ombudsman for fair housing issues. In this role he takes calls from anyone who may have a fair housing or landlord tenant question. He attempts to resolve the issue before it has to go to HUD. This has been a successful program and he takes over 900 calls a year.
For over twenty years was involved in appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm and commercial properties throughout the Midwest. Most recently, he was a consultant for affordable, multi-housing properties in 22 different states. This involved properties in HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs. He is a certified trainer for a national company which specializes in HUD and Tax Credit education.
He holds numerous professional property management designations and currently holds the prestigious RHM designation from the National Center for Housing Management.
Paul has served on numerous boards and commissions that deal with real estate, property management and fair housing issues and is in demand as a speaker in the affordable housing industry.

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