Change in UPCS Inspector Protocol – Bedbugs
As of February 1, 2016, Inspectors shall enter all units reported to have bed bugs that show up in the sample and conduct the normal REAC inspection.
In 2010, due to the reemergence of bedbugs, REAC issued Inspector Notice 2010-01 establishing inspection protocol requirements when an inspector is informed of bed bugs at a property that is being inspected. Those requirements addressed reporting of bed bugs and the conduct of inspections at these properties. The new Inspector Notice 2016-01 amends, in part, those inspection protocol requirements and now requires inspectors to enter all units in which bed bugs are reported. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact REAC’s Technical Assistance Center at 1-888-245-4860.
On January 21, 2016 REAC held a conference call with all UPCS inspectors. To listen to the recorded call, click on January 21, 2016 Bedbug Conference Call (Zip File/WAV).