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A New Year's Resolution: Stay Bed Bug Free

01/17/2019



Orkin Canada releases its list of top bed bug cities


TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - Two words that will make everyone shiver this winter: Cimex lectularius – better known as bed bugs.


In less than two decades, this pest has gone from a rarely experienced irritant to a major problem.  No one is immune because bed bugs can thrive in either clean or dirty homes and some entomologists are warning this epidemic is set to get worse.








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

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








 


Orkin Canada is reminding everyone at this time of year, after all the parties and social events, it is likely some bed bugs have found themselves new homes.


Canada's largest pest control company has released its second annual list of top bed bug cities.  The findings by Orkin Canada are based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments carried out by the country's largest pest control provider.  


The top ten cities:



  1. Toronto

  2. Winnipeg

  3. St. John's

  4. Vancouver

  5. Halifax

  6. Ottawa

  7. Hamilton

  8. Sudbury

  9. Windsor

  10. Scarborough


Since bed bugs are good hitchhikers, early detection is the best way to reduce the chances of an infestation.


What to look for:
Tiny dark coloured stains, cast skins or live bed bugs.


Where to look:
Mattress tags and seams, under seat cushions, behind headboards, creases of drawers, buckling wallpaper or carpet.


Prevention Tips



  • Dry potentially infested bed linens or clothing on the highest heat setting possible.

  • Inspect all second-hand furniture before bringing it into your home.

  • Before returning home after travel, examine your bags, inspect your clothing and other items for bed bugs.


If you suspect bed bugs, contact a pest management professional immediately.


For more information about bed bug prevention, visit orkincanada.ca


The rankings were based on all bed bug treatments by Orkin Canada at residential and commercial properties within Canada from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. 


Download here for the full list of Canada`s bed bug cities.


About Orkin Canada
Orkin Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL) is the country's largest pest control provider and leader in the development of fast, effective and environmentally responsible pest control solutions. One key program is the Home Pest Protection Program that prevents and eradicates pest infestations and provides key information about pests. Orkin Canada provides professional services to both residential and commercial clients from coast to coast. For more information, visit www.orkincanada.ca, like www.facebook.com/OrkinCanada or follow @orkincanada.


SOURCE Orkin Canada



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