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Top 25 Cities Most Affected by Bed Bugs (Orkin Canada)

Over the course of just 20 years, bed bug infestations have gone from a rare phenomenon to a common problem, especially in big cities. The bed bug doesn’t spare anyone, since it proliferates in houses, whether they’re clean or dirty, simple or luxurious. It’s important to be alert to the signs of a bed bug infestation, since nobody is immune from bed bugs. In addition, some experts warn that the bed bug epidemic will get worse. Orkin Canada, a Canadian pest management company, has published a list of the main cities affected by bed bugs. Each city’s ranking is based on the number of residential and commercial treatments performed by them to combat bed bugs.  

10 most affected cities:

  1. Toronto
  2. Winnipeg
  3. St. John’s
  4. Vancouver
  5. Halifax
  6. Ottawa
  7. Hamilton
  8. Sudbury
  9. Windsor
  10. Scarborough  

Bed bugs in Montréal

On this same list, the city of Montréal can be found in 18th place.

Top Bed Bug Cities of 2018 (CNW Group/Orkin Canada)

How to recognize bed bugs: Bed bugs often take advantage of the holidays to find new places to infest. It’s important to always remain vigilant and to know how to recognize the signs of a bed bug infestation, such as little black spots, little reddish spots, bed bug bites, carcasses, or even the bed bugs themselves. To learn how to detect bed bugs better, you can read our article How to Know If I Have Bed Bugs.  

Bed bug treatment

The bed bug is one of the hardest insects to get rid of. Relying on a pest management expert during a bed bug infestation is therefore highly recommended, since the improper use of a product or using the wrong products can make the situation worse or even spread the infestation to the room, the building, or its structure.   Among other services, Solution Cimex offers its clients the conventional bed bug treatment, the heat treatment (whole house), the heat treatment for items (thermal chamber), the freezing treatment for items, the dryer treatment for clothes, canine bed bug detection, and many more.  

How to Protect Yourself Against Bed Bugs

It’s impossible to 100% protect yourself against the presence of bed bugs. However, being careful, especially during trips and visits, is recommended. Among other things, you can:

  • During visits, avoid putting your coat on the bed. Instead, it’s best to hang it on the shower rod.
  • When staying at a hotel, carefully inspect your bed and the premises, looking for signs of the presence of bed bugs, and ask to be moved if you find any.
  • Avoid putting your luggage on the bed. Instead, opt to put it in the bath.
  • Avoid recovering furniture abandoned by the side of the road.

Buying a mattress sometimes requires a considerable investment. It’s possible to protect your mattress from the damage that could potentially be done to your mattress by bed bugs by covering it with an anti-bed bug mattress cover. Among other things, covers let you protect mattresses from unsightly stains that could affect their warranty. Light-coloured covers also let you detect the stains that could be left by any bed bugs. For their part, BEDMOAT bed bug traps let you prevent bed bugs from accessing the bed by its legs. BEDMOAT bed bug traps also let you detect the presence of bed bugs quickly. It’s possible to buy anti-bed bug covers and traps at our online store.