What Does HUD Say About Bed Bugs

Event: On-Demand Webinar
Event Date: October 6, 2023
Presenter: Paul Flogstad
Event Time: 1 pm EST
Duration:60 Minutes


Bed bugs are a common problem throughout America. Are you dealing with a bed bug infestation? Learn how to find and remove these pests using available resources, and ensure that they never return. Also learn about HUD’s bed bug policy and Integrated Pest Management Plan.

Bed bugs are an annoying pest, and once they enter your home, it can be really hard to get rid of them. Because of their small size and high reproduction rate, they easily thwart homeowners’ efforts at removal. However, no problem is unsolvable. Bed bugs can be gotten rid of without seeking the services of an exterminator, if you use the right methods and equipment.

During this webinar, you will learn how to identify and remove bed bugs using available (or easily obtainable) resources. You will also learn about bed bugs, including their identification and whether they carry diseases. Another important topic covered in the webinar is the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) policy for bed bugs, and their Integrated Pest Management Plan. Our speaker will also walk you through HUD’s notice H 2012-5, concerning bed bugs.

If you are a landlord, you need to know what you can and cannot do, if your tenants complain of a bed bug infestation. You need to comply with the HUD’s policies, and this webinar will show you how. If you are part of a maintenance crew responsible for room hygiene, you will, in all likelihood, be the one who has to get rid of bed bugs. Learn how to get rid of them easily and efficiently using available resources. Also learn how to ensure that the infestation doesn’t recur.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn what bed bugs look like, and how they behave
  • Learn where bed bugs are likely to hide
  • Find out whether bed bugs carry diseases, and also learn about health risks associated with them
  • Learn how you can get rid of bed bugs with available resources
  • Learn how to safeguard against a future infestation
  • Examine HUD’s bed bug policy and Integrated Pest Management Plan
  • Review HUD’s notice concerning bed bugs

Who Should Attend:

  • Property Managers
  • Property Owners
  • Maintenance Staff
  • Leasing Consultants
  • Facility Professionals
  • Administration Professionals

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. For over twenty years was involved in the appraisal of residential, multi-family, farm, and commercial properties throughout the Midwest.