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Address : 312 Douglas Ave, ONTARIO, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5M 1H1

Details: The building is infested with bed bugs, cockroaches and ants. The Sudgroup is the worst management company in Toronto. They do not do anything and just pretend that everything is fine and pretend that the problem does not exist. They will keep lying to your face. If you rent here, be prepared to suffer.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on May 19th, 2022

Theres an elderly woman who lives alone in a seniors rental tower on Eglinton West.

In the grips of dementia, she wanders. She sets out on what neighbours believe is a route from her past, ambling east towards Yonge Street. The buildings superintendent, Richard Andrade, says its become a regular occurrence for police to find her, disoriented, and bring her back.

A few floors above her, theres a man in his 70s, his memory also addled with age. Bedbugs recently infested his unit, Andrade said, but the man had no one to help him remove his belongings in order to spray the place, so the problem has lingered. Hes one of at least 30 residents Andrade believes need a great deal more support.

Do you know how many people we have here on a waiting list for a nursing home? Andrade asked, one recent morning. Theres no space.

As Canada rapidly ages, triggering warnings from experts about looming care shortages, the housing agency that operates the Eglinton tower along with 82 other seniors residences in the city has been grappling with how to help its tenants grow old safely in their homes.

Over the last two years, Toronto Community Housing has been rolling out a new system in its seniors buildings, including hiring staff to co-ordinate with health-care organizations, personal support workers and other agencies that work with its tenants.

But a glimpse inside the Eglinton tower reveals the hurdles the agency is up against. Even if staff members know what problems elderly tenants are facing, and connect them with the right agencies, those agencies dont necessarily have the capacity to step in.

This is a reality thats happening for people living in a ton of buildings, said Toronto geriatrician Samir Sinha. Whether theyre Toronto Community Housing buildings or not.

Rita John, 78, has lived in the Eglinton tower for the better part of two decades. Over the years, John has relied on informal support networks in the building to get by. She made an arrangement with her next-door neighbour, where shell pound on their shared wall if shes facing a medical emergency. That neighbour wears an emergency alert button, John said, and would press it if she heard the noise.

John often gets spasms in her legs that leave her immobilized, so she leaves her front door unlocked for when help arrives, with a shopping cart against the door as a safeguard. If someone tried to come in during the night, she reasons the rattling sound would wake her. Building security is a major concern for John, as well as other residents who spoke to the Star; they described non-residents coming into the building and pounding on peoples doors.

Vernon Smellie, a nearly 70-year-old neighbour and Johns fellow tenant representative to TCH, has seen the extreme consequences of neighbours living isolated lives. After one man died, no loved ones or support workers came to check on him, he said, so his body went undiscovered, deteriorating until the odour started to leak through the walls into Smellies neighbouring unit.

When the body was discovered, the stench in Smellies unit was unbearable, he said. He called TCH to find somewhere else to stay for a while, but didnt get a solution. So, Smellie waited at a nearby underground parking garage, until Andrade called to say the body was gone.

That was about two years ago, Smellie said, just before the housing agency started rolling out its new system.

That system requires a senior services co-ordinator work out of each building, as well as a care co-ordinator that can liaise between health-care providers and their patients that live in that residence. Other pieces of the overhaul include new training, administrative roles, a closer look at policies, and the creation of regional health hubs to concentrate access to services.

One part of the overhaul thats still in its infancy is the creation of a complex tenancies team, which will take referrals to handle the most difficult cases, such as hoarding. All the changes come as TCH moves toward transferring control of its seniors homes to the new Toronto Seniors Housing Corp.

Smellie doesnt believe the new service model will be an easy or immediate fix. But its given him some hope.

Small actions strengthen his faith. He gestured to clear coverings screwed over fire alarms, a new addition to the building that came out of complaints of people pulling them erratically.

A lot of people in the building dont believe in it but from what I see, its working, he said.

But the challenges ahead can still feel mountainous.

Tenant Maria Tellez, who spoke in Spanish as Andrade translated, is living below a resident with dementia who rearranges his furniture through the night, and across from one whose visitors bang the doors at all hours. She struggled each night to get a proper sleep.

Andrade is frustrated by tenants being placed in the building who he doesnt believe are adequately supported, or equipped to handle living there. TCH tenant engagement and services supervisor Renee Sauer noted one of their biggest challenges was getting mental health support.

Sinha, the geriatrician, is seeing the squeeze on care providers on a daily basis. The need for home care in Toronto is vast, he said, and services are spread thin. The whole system is strapped right now, he said.

The most effective way to ensure people could age at home was to intervene in health-related issues early, he said. He sees the new TCH model as a good step, though he said it would be most effective if each building had a budget for a variety of dedicated health workers.

Grant Coffey, general manager of TCHs Seniors Housing Unit, says the agency isnt currently looking to become a health provider.

We are trying to look at, holistically, what are the needs of our tenants, and how can we do things to support addressing those needs?


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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on May 17th, 2022

"In the last four years it has exploded. Its like a hockey stick graph and its phenomenal the amount of calls Im getting for roaches.

You might have heard the make-your-skin-crawl rumours recently of a restaurant infested with cockroaches in Prince George.

What? Theres no cockroaches here, are there?

Absolutely yes, there are cockroaches in Prince George.

They are a carry-in pest so that means they come in from other parts of the world on peoples clothes, in their luggage, or in cargo shipped here.

Most pests from Timbuktu that get imported to Canada lets say in a container on a ship they die off because its not the right humidity, they dont have the right food source, so once you take them out of their natural habitat they have a low survival rate, Mike Jaenicke of Central Interior Pest Control said, a man who has been in the pest control business for 35 years.

Cockroaches have a high survival rate because they are very adaptable so they do quite well in Canada. Years ago I would spray for cockroaches once every two or three years. In the last four years it has exploded. Its like a hockey stick graph and its phenomenal the amount of calls Im getting for roaches.

How do you know if you have a cockroach infestation?

They are a nocturnal pest so when the numbers get larger thats when youll see them, Jaenicke said. In the early stages youre not going to see them. The only way youll see them is if you go into your kitchen in the middle of the night and turn on the light and see them scurry away.


Bedbugs started to become a thing in Prince George about a dozen years ago, Jaenicke said.

Previous to that they werent really a common call up here in Prince George, he added. But about a dozen years ago I started to get a noticeable increase in calls for bedbugs.


Wasps are becoming an increasing hazard, too.

Were not getting the winter kill we used to, Jaenicke said.

The way a wasp colony works is that as it develops and thrives there are a dozen or more queens are produced, he added.

They are impregnated queens and they hibernate through the winter and then when they come out in the spring they build what I call golfball nests, Jaenicke explained. The queen builds that, lays the eggs and tends to the young until they are full-grown workers and then they abandon that nest and go off and build the one they will use for the season the one that gets the size of a basketball or bigger.

What used to happen was the cold during the winter months would kill most of the queens off but now that the winters are more mild theres a problem and its been growing for about 15 years, Jaenicke added.

About 15-16 years ago in one year I got more calls than I did in the previous 20, Jaenicke said. Some summers Im getting 10 calls a day for wasps. And, of course, people always find them in the most inconvenient places. Wasps really like it underneath concrete stairs because they heat up in the sunshine, so basically theyve got a solar-heated nest.


Ants are the biggest pest problem we deal with in Prince George, Jaenicke said.

The worst home-invading ant?

The cornfield ants everyone calls them the sugar ants, Jaenicke said. Thats the most common to get in a home because all of their nesting in your yard is found under things. So you cant fight something that you dont know is there.

There are three other species of ant that are common to the area, including odorous black house ant, the carpenter ant and the thatching ant.

If you ever take a stroll through Moores Meadow youll see the thatching ants huge mound nests and they are very aggressive. They bite and it hurts when they bite its halfway to a bee sting and they are very common for people on greenbelts, Jaenicke said.

And then I had to ask. Are there rats in Prince George?

The only rats Ive seen in Prince George are peoples pets, Jaenicke said. Whew.

And Ive only seen three of those in my 35 years here. Mice have been a bit of a problem in the last two years.

A lot of pests have what Jaenicke calls cycle years.

Those are years where populations peak out much higher than previous years like earwigs theyre like that, Jaenicke said, causing a shiver up my spine. Ew.

Theres a guy in Fraser Lake that calls me every few years I dont know why but Fraser Lake seems to be a hotbed for earwigs and he called me about every four or five years to spray his house he told me one year he said you know, Mike, the years I dont call you I see 10 earwigs a month, the years I call you, I see 10 a day, so the numbers can peak out much higher.

And the most alarming thing he encountered in Prince George?

I had to hunt for a tarantula once in an apartment building, Jaenicke said.

And we have a winner.

I did find it, Jaenicke said. I caught it and I actually found someone to take it as a pet.

His best guess was how it got in the guys apartment who was just trying to make his coffee one morning was that it was someones new pet and they didnt know how to confine it properly.

So it crawled under this fellas door and he looked over and saw it and he freaked out and I actually met this fella at the building managers office because he refused to go back into his unit until it was found. I didnt blame him!

Jaenicke kept the spider in an aquarium at his house for about a month before he found a permanent home for it.

I didnt dare touch it myself and I came home one day to find my 15-year-old son and his friend sitting there letting it crawl on their faces and arms taking pictures, Jaenicke said. So apparently those pink-toed tarantulas are very docile but those turkeys didnt know that!

Advice from the expert

If you get carpenter ants, dont try to tackle them on your own, Jaenicke said. Dont fool around with them. They are like termites, theyre house wreckers youll make the problem worse. If you get carpenter ants get a professional in.

And with roaches and bedbugs?

Same thing youre never going to get rid of cockroaches or bedbugs on their own you need them properly treated theyre hard enough for us in the industry to get rid of them. Youll never get rid of them with over-the-counter products. Heres an example if you get cockroaches in a 40-unit apartment building, thats it they are there for the life of the building. We can get rid of them in houses, six-plexes or even a 12-15 unit apartment building but anything larger than that youre never going to get rid of them. So as soon as you see your first cockroach, get a service in there as soon as possible.

Jaenicke has some final warnings.

Bedbugs and roaches are carry-in pests so they are avoidable, he said. To avoid bedbugs, dont buy used furniture. I wouldnt touch a used couch if you paid me. And for roaches, be care where youre getting packages from, be careful about where your houseguests are from because the cockroaches are coming with them in their luggage.

And for the restaurant that has an infestation of cockroaches in Prince George

Theyre not my clients and Im thankful because its a nightmare to get rid of them, Jaenicke admitted. There is such a food source available in a restaurant and cockroaches can eat anything grease underneath equipment, spillage anywhere they will go to town in there. They will have a major battle getting rid of them there. But it can be done. And most likely the roach came in on someones backpack. Cockroaches are a filthy, filthy insect. I mean, theres a lot of insects out there that if one of them would walk across my supper plate I wouldnt care Id keep on eating. Theyre not dirty. But cockroaches carry viruses and diseases. Theyre feces are known to cause asthma in small children. Yeah, theyre disgusting little critters.

And what creeps out the pest control expert after a long day of dealing with all those critters?

If Im laying in bed at night and I feel a little itch I will get up in the middle of the night and tear my bed apart making sure Im not finding bedbugs, Jaenicke said.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on May 10th, 2022

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Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home, and always stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on May 8th, 2022

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on May 8th, 2022

With trepidation, outreach workers knock on a door uncertain of what will happen next.

There could be rats, bedbugs, lack of heating, lack of water, or flooded rooms. There might be nakedness. Likely there will be no privacy, because people who live precariously, one small step away from homelessness, are not afforded courtesies when it comes to rental spaces.

Sometimes the only thing in the room is a dirty mattress. But this space might not even be a room. It might be a section of floor behind a furnace in the basement. It might be a haphazard loft space inside a garage. It might be a shed. It might be a dumpster.

And always, when outreach workers knock on a door, there is the possibility of finding someone dead.

The situation of the homeless and the precariously housed, today in 2022, is absolutely Dickensian and asking for more is out of the question. People are expected to be happy that they have anything at all.

Nothing but despair can grow in this unjust system.

Situation is not new

From the beginning of formal psychiatric care in Canada, some 200 years ago when lunatic asylums and asylum for idiots and imbeciles were first opened, this has been the snapshot of Canadas most vulnerable.

In the 1800s, people were held in poorhouses or jails described as deplorable under the same conditions we see today; housing without sanitation, without heating.

The original intent back in the 1800s appears to have been to improve the inhumane conditions and treatment of those suffering with unknown afflictions.

But the changes elicited had a short lifespan and, before long, the overcrowding, the range of extreme behaviours and lack of any deep systemic understanding of the complex presenting ailments resulted in a shift from kind refuge to custodial care.

By the turn of the century, it was common for those suffering with mental health issues to be restrained, shackled or in straight jackets, which continued to be used in Canada into the 1980s. Patients were still living in deplorable conditions.

During the recruitment of soldiers during the Second World War, medical applications revealed the role of stress in affecting a persons state of mental health. The sizeable scope of this documented level of stress was a fairly new unearthing.

After the war, when soldiers returned home with acute psychiatric disorders, there started to be clearer recognition and categorization of mental health issues. The first Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health (DSM) was penned in 1952.

In the 1970s, with the advent of new psychiatric medication on the horizon, doctors believed that patients could be released from hospitals and treated within the community with medication. It was the era of deinstitutionalization, a clarion call granting independence to those who didnt require perpetual lockdown.

This movement away from institutions was supposed to create space and opportunities for people to have access to housing and other basic human rights. Yet despite this well-intentioned appeal for autonomy, this shift in thought, people with mental health issues and limited life skills (after years of institutionalization) still continued to live in deplorable conditions, in rooming houses that were neither adequate nor safe but, in fact, dangerous.

Remarkable insight

Pat Capponi was one of those patients released from a psychiatric hospital to a boarding house. She would go on to become the author of seven books, an advocate for mental health issues, champion of those living in poverty and outspoken critic of government policies.

With her sharp wit, Capponi pricked the balloons of so-called positive change. Her first book, Upstairs in the Crazy House, shone a light revealing that people were still living in the same shockingly disgraceful conditions noted more than 150 years previous.

However, Capponi wrote that even with the squalor of boarding houses, infested with mice and lice, the idea of leaving and heading out into public was worse. After numerous, lengthy psychiatric stays, she no longer was a part of that world. It was a world that did not understand her. She would spend the rest of her life convincing the medical community that medication alone was not an acceptable treatment.

Capponi was a force, psychologically huge, vocal and spot on with her indictment of flawed government policies and medical practices. She asked where was the money saved from closing hospitals money that should rightly be directed to the patients now living in boarding houses and on the streets. She asked what is wrong with a society that sends five members of her family to institutional living while the abuser, her father, got to stay home.

She spoke to the unfairness of non-profits who profited and presumed to speak for Capponi and her peers in what Capponi called a closed, self-congratulatory system. Instead, what Capponi demanded on behalf of all those living on the street and in boarding houses was the absolute baseline entitlement to a home, a job and a friend.

Outreach workers arrive

In 1980, the term concurrent disorder was coined describing the co-occurring diagnoses of addiction and mental health issues.

In the 1990s, there was a shift in Waterloo Region with the creation of outreach workers. Instead of asking clients to be proactive and make their way to an office where they would have an appointment with a person who might help them, outreach workers walked the streets, searched people out, and visited community kitchens where people were congregating.

Sitting with people for stretches with no time limit, making phone calls and advocating on their behalf, and accompanying people to appointments went a long way for relationship development and trust.

In short time, outreach workers saw that most of the people living on the street and boarding houses did indeed struggle with both addiction and mental health issues. A nurse in the community who worked specifically with Acquired Brain Injury helped outreach staff understand that probably 80 per cent of this population also suffered from trauma to the brain.

Added to all this trauma is the frequent early deaths of mates and street family. In fact, one bout of homelessness is equated with losing 20 years off your life. People on the street typically dont live past their 50s.

Government response in the early 2000s was to conduct surveys that questioned everything about a persons life on the street. The work of the surveys was sent up through the tiers, reaching someone who had no direct contact or relationship with the person on the street. As can be expected, the important items were lost in translation. It might as well have been a game of telephone.

Places of worship step up

Around the same time, in the mode of charity, many places of worship in Waterloo Region generously opened their doors, clothing, feeding, sheltering and giving financial support for those without a home. Seven churches in the region began The Out of the Cold Program in 1999, one for each night of the week, offering in most cases a dinner, a place to sleep and a breakfast.

Places of worship stepped up and did the work of the government, waiting for the government to understand the need for structural change; waiting for the government to proceed with a justice model, waiting for the government to understand that a variety of housing options are needed.

Relying on a charity model for a long stretch of time puts too much pressure on the givers who eventually have nothing left to give. The needs are too overwhelming, the issues too complex. The charity model plays an important role, but it is temporary. It is not sustainable without the justice of giving people the housing, food, clean water, sanitation and safety they have a right to.

Eventually, the Region of Waterloo invited outreach workers to the table, validating the work that had been done and showing a willingness to hear the unedited, unscripted thoughts from the people living on the street, who know best what is needed for street-involved people.

This perhaps marked the first time that the dominant culture wasnt in control of speaking for people with addiction and mental health issues.

Today, there are health care workers, medical staff and outreach staff working in downtown areas of Waterloo Region who deliver trauma-informed care with a wide scope that recognizes the complexity of patients who score high on the adverse childhood affects scale, patients who have spent time in prison, who carry the scars of being brutalized.

Today, care is being delivered by staff who understand substance use and proceed in caring for people without shame and stigma, with a model of harm reduction.

And yet it is easy for social service organizations to lose their vision. The work becomes exhausting, not because of the street folks, but because of an unjust, miserly government system that fails to give its citizens their basic human rights. A system that watches people with a punishing Orwellian eye, looking over their shoulder as people attempt to share space creatively, or make extra money to complement the meagre amounts earned on Ontario Works or Ontario Disability amounts that fall far below any reasonable standard of living.

Will to live

And yet ... and yet the remarkable piece of being invited into this community, the golden egg in the face of perpetual calamity, is that mostly people want to live.

Against all odds, people continue to live and not only live, but bring joy, hilarity into their community, revelling in the absurd. They are like pirates, rough-talking rogues who live by their own set of codes, who make you walk the plank if you cant entertain the truth of how Canada treats its most vulnerable.

As a culture we still believe that being born is Canada is a fortunate thing. However, even though opportunities may be offered to all of us, the conditions are not the same for all, making the opportunities inaccessible, making food inaccessible, not because there isnt enough but because it is not affordable.

The social determinants of health are the social and economic conditions that a person experiences, including where you were born, whether your mother had the opportunity of good prenatal care, whether you had access to nutritious food, health care, education, jobs.

The World Health Organization says this unequal distribution of experiences is a result of a toxic combination of poor social policies, unfair economic arrangements and bad politics.

For outreach workers, the process includes constant learning, listening and bending because the needs are forever fluid. Therefore, thought goes into knocking on a persons door, hoping for the best but preparing for the unpredictable, the unfathomable.

It includes reading unspoken needs, such as someone walking in shoes without laces, indicative of just being released from jail. It includes understanding the obstacles in entering a doctors office, beginning with remove your shoes outside the office. It includes consideration for all the many needs being attended to behind a locked public washroom door, perhaps the only time that person is truly safe.

None of this can be taught to a government that is not on the ground. And the landscape and needs of the street world are ever changing.

It must be witnessed with full engagement, without expectations.

Bearing witness

Perhaps bearing witness is the most important thing we can do as a beginning point. The person may be silent about their trauma, but the witness should be a vocal, informed observer.

The responsibility for change certainly doesnt lie at the feet of those who are living below all standard measures of what are considered basic human needs. Surely, we can ensure that we see what is in our own communities; that we are witnessing the dismal truth of what it means for the most vulnerable of our population to live in Canada in the 21st century.

In bearing witness, we can say: I see you, I hear you, you are not invisible.

Because sadly many in our community continue to live in circumstances first documented in the 19th century: deplorable conditions with poor sanitation, inadequate food and heating.

People have been waiting for change, for housing, for centuries.

Decent housing for all.

Leslie Morgenson is a longtime advocate for people experiencing homelessness, addiction and mental health issues in Waterloo Region.

Patiently waiting for something to happen. Im waiting for nothing, nothing is coming. I sit and I wait, I pace and I wait, but nothing, still nothing, nothing will happen.

A message found scrawled on the wall of a vacant boarding house room. Author unknown.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on May 3rd, 2022

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Key Findings

In 2021, the commercial segment dominated the market with the largest market share of 67% and market revenue of 97.15 billion.The application segment is divided into commercial & residential. In 2021, the commercial segment dominated the market with the largest market share of 67% and market revenue of 97.15 billion. The table segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.8% over the forecast period.The type segment is divided into table, chair, bed, sofa & others. Over the forecast period, the table segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 4.8%. In 2021, the specialty stores segment accounted for the largest share of the market, with 34% and a market revenue of 49.30 billion.

The distribution channel segment is divided into supermarkets/hypermarkets, online stores, convenience stores, specialty stores, & others. In 2021, the specialty stores segment accounted for the largest share of the market, with 34% and a market revenue of 49.30 billion. Specialty stores carry a narrow range of goods with extensive lines and varieties of those goods. They organize the best and top brands of a product. Specialty stores are designed for a customized customer experience. Customers have the luxury to choose the best of the best from specialty stores and meet their functional requirements along the way.

Regional Segment Analysis of the Metal Furniture Market

North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe) Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC) South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)

Among all regions, the Asia Pacific region emerged as the largest market for the global metal furniture market, with a market share of around 32% and 46.40 billion of the market revenue in 2021. The Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest market during the forecast period. The metal furniture market in the Asia Pacific has been expanding rapidly. China dominates metal furniture in the Asia Pacific. The real estate sector in the Asia Pacific region has been increasing rapidly to meet the population's housing needs. The commercial real estate sector is also booming with the rise in the construction of office spaces and other recreational amenities. Metal furniture finds application in housing complexes, office spaces, & other commercial spaces owing to its durable, comfortable, & aesthetic nature. Therefore, the rising real estate sector will be followed by a booming metal furniture market.

Key players operating in the global metal furniture market are:

IKEA Godrej Furniture Zinus Cymax Group Inc. Hillsdale Furniture Simpli Home Chyuan Chern Furniture Co. Ltd. Meco Corporation DHP Furniture Steelcase Inc.

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2030. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global metal furniture market based on the below-mentioned segments:

Global Metal Furniture Market by Application:

Commercial Residential

Global Metal Furniture Market by Type:

Table Chair Bed Sofa Others

Global Metal Furniture Market by Distribution Channel:

Supermarkets/Hypermarkets Convenience Stores Specialty Stores Online Others

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The global metal furniture market is analyzed based on value (USD Billion). All the segments have been analyzed on a worldwide, regional, and country basis. The study includes the analysis of more than 30 countries for each part. The report offers an in-depth analysis of driving factors, opportunities, restraints, and challenges for gaining critical insight into the market. The study includes porter's five forces model, attractiveness analysis, raw material analysis, supply, demand analysis, competitor position grid analysis, distribution, and marketing channels analysis.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on April 26th, 2022

One of Canadaslargest pest control providers has released a new list that no city should be happy to top.

Orkin Canada has released its list of the 25 most afflicted bed bug cities in Canada.

For those not in the know, bed bugs are dedicated blood-feeding insects that can travel up to 100-feet in search of a meal, according to the company. In the case of the most common bed bug, the blood they feed on is human blood, and dinner time is between midnight and 5 am.

To be clear, Orkin Canadas data is derived exclusively from the number of commercial and residential properties that have received bed bug treatment directly from Orkin between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

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Thebed bug registry allows people to search for houses, hotels, and apartments that may or may not have had a reported case of bed bugs. It has information available for most major Canadian cities, including Toronto and Metro Vancouver.

This year, Orkin reports that travel bans, stay-at-home orders, and a shift to remote working have resulted in fewer bugs hitchhiking their way into homes. As a result, bed bug sightings have not yet rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Dont celebrate yet, though, all it can take is an airplane seat, hotel bed or even an office chair for these pesky bed bugs to invade your space, the company says.

Compared to last years rankings, the City of Toronto claimed the number one spot for the third year in a row. Vancouver went up to third place (from fourth), St. Johns rose to fourth (from sixth), and Winnipeg dropped substantially to ninth place (from fifth).

As Canadians return to travel Orkin suggests these helpful tips for eager vacationers:

Due to their ability to double in population about every 16 days, it will not be difficult for bed bugs to regain their grip on Canadians, shares Orkin.

So sleep tight! And dont let the bed bugs well, you know Yikes.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 20th, 2022

A city in northern Ontario has topped a list that no one wants to be on for the second year in a row, Orkin Canada's top 10 bed bug cities.

Sudbury has once again taken the No. 2 spot behind Toronto for the most commercial and residential bed bug treatments carried out by a Canadian pest control company in 2021. It is the only city from the northern region to make the list.

It is the third year in a row that Toronto has taken the top spot.

"The rankings show that the overall number of bed bug sightings nationwide remained similar to the year prior, and remains below pre-pandemic levels," Orkin Canada said in a news release.

"Travel bans, stay-at-home orders, and a general shift to working remotely have resulted in fewer hitch-hiking opportunities for these critters, and yet they have found a way to stick around."

However, there is a risk of bed bugs spreading as the economy opens back up again.

"Beware of the return of borrowed office chairs," Orkin said. "Due to their ability to double in population about every 16 days, it should not be difficult for bed bugs to regain their grip on the Canadian market."

There are some tips to prevent bed bugs:

The top 10 Canadian cities with the most bed bug calls are:

Some of the changes from the previous year include, Vancouver rising the list by one to No. 3, St. John's rose by two to No. 4 and Winnipeg going from No. 5 to No. 9. New on the list this year are two maritime cities, Moncton and Saint John, N.B.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 19th, 2022

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Analysis: Since the start of the century, the animal rights movement has gained increasing support and momentum in the marketplace, in courtrooms and in legislatures.

Humanitys dominion over the animal kingdom and its slaughter of species great and small may be coming to an end as some of those creatures win legal recognition and pursue claims of legal rights.

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Vancouver lawyer Victoria Shroff, who 22 years ago became one of the first specialists in animal law, thinks a sea-change is underway with the growing acceptance that some animals have a sense of consciousness.

Not every animal law scholar agrees that personhood (the legal rights of individuals) is the way forward, she said.

They think it creates a kind of exceptionalism or speciesism where animals that are more recognizable and valued will be at the top of the chain and the ones less valued, like rats and chickens, will still be human fodder. Elephants and dolphins, ones that have language, where do you draw the line? I think we nudge open the courtroom doors to let whoever we can pass first and the rest will follow.

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As slaves and women were once considered property but eventually given equality, so should sentient creatures, is the argument. It does not matter that they cannot articulate or communicate instruction to counsel, because neither can comatose individuals without family, or babies who have been abandoned.

Since the start of the century, the animal rights movement has gained increasing support and momentum in the marketplace, in courtrooms and in legislatures.

In May, the New York Court of Appeals will hear arguments on behalf of Happy the zoo elephant.

This landmark case has been called the most important animal-rights case of the 21st century and challenges the idea of elephants as things, with an aim to free Happy to a sanctuary.

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This is the vital case, absolutely vital, Shroff said.

Numerous briefs have been filed opposing the elephant that, as one put it, boil down to fear: Should Happy be provided with habeas corpus rights, farms, zoos, and aquaria would be at risk to a plethora of similar lawsuits purportedly made on behalf of the animals residing in their facilities. Pet owners would no longer be able to be certain that they will be able to keep caring for the dogs, cats or fish they possess.

A collapse of the social order was predicted, although perhaps a bit prematurely.

In the U.K., for example, the government last year grabbed the bull by the horns, so to speak, proposing the far-reaching Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill that recognizes certain creatures as sentient.

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An Animal Sentience Committee will examine the effect of official policies and mandates on such animals and provide a report with recommendations for government action.

The high court in Ecuador ruled individual wild animals had legal rights and were not property in a suit brought by the former owner on behalf of his late woolly monkey.

Captured and turned into a family pet, Estrellita was seized by the authorities after 18 years and moved to a zoo where she died within about a month.

In March, the United Nations Environment Assembly called on the global organization to ensure its programs embody the principles of interconnectivity that humans and animals live not in isolation but together as part of a wider biosphere.

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In Canada, there have been court cases and broad legislation proposed.The Jane Goodall Act, Bill S-241, was reintroduced in March by Sen. Marty Klyne, who picked up where retired Sen. Murray Sinclair left off in 2020.

It embraces Indigenous perspectives and the view that animal laws and policies should be based on co-existence and a holistic approach.

Whereas the phrase All My Relations expresses an Indigenous understanding that all life forms of Creation are interconnected and interdependent; Whereas science, empathy and justice require everyone to respect the biological and ecological characteristics and needs of animals.

The bill would amend the Criminal Code and the Wild Animal Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act, banning future captivity of bears, apes, lions and other animals.

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More than 800 species would be protected.

Creatures with a sense of consciousness would no longer be treated as property under the legislation, and the domestic trade of ivory and animal trophies would be banned.

One or more provincial animal advocates would be appointed by the governor-in-council and have the authority to apply for court orders and give the animals an independent voice in court.

It makes my heart soar, said Shroff, author of Canadian Animal Law and a professor at UBC Allard School of Law and Capilano University.

We would see an end to keeping animals as hapless entertainers, exhibits for human amusement. By helping to end the commercial trade in wild animals and understanding the global trafficking of animals in context, Canada would be doing its part to help curb animal cruelty, stop future global pandemics from taking root. This all-encompassing legislation, if passed, would restrict the ownership of hundreds of wild animals from elephants to reptiles, and bring a halt to horrendous roadside zoos.

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Jason Gratl, former president of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and a veteran lawyer, isnt so sure criminal code amendments and such sweeping legislation is the answer. Better enforcement of existing laws may be enough.

In my view, the use of penal powers is unnecessary and excessive to achieve the objective of attitudinal change, he explained.Just as discriminatory attitudes are changed by human rights tribunals without the threat of penal sanction animal cruelty and other excesses are better addressed through meaningful regulatory structures. No-one welcomes bedbugs into their mattress or weeps when weeding the garden. Only a monster would rescue a cat from a burning building before rescuing an infant. Most questions of balance between human and animal interests are so obvious that they are not up for discussion.

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For more subtle balancing questions like finding the balance between corporate profits and animal crowding, he added, There are no easy answers.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 17th, 2022

Used furniture is highly sought after in Toronto. After all,living in Toronto is expensive.In fact, it's well documented that it's one of the most expensive places on the planet anyone could possibly live.

As a result, saving money is always top of mind, and so there's now a website calledGarage Online Sale to help people buy and sell used furniture.

While nearly everyone has a horror story about someone they know who carried home a curbside couch that was invested with bedbugs, this new startup is looking to make owning used furniture as safe and exciting as buying new.

The company was created as a means ofencouraging Canadians to reuse and resell their furniture locally, making more sustainable choices when furnishing their home.

TheToronto-based, female-owned business first launched in 2021 and is trying to establishitself as a go-to spot for buying furniture.

To do that, it needs more inventory. Currently, there's only 22 items for sale on the site and they're a mixed bunch. There's a Peloton bike package for $1,200, a white desk for $150 and a set of dining chairs for $600.

None of the items scream "deal" and both the prices and selection are somewhat underwhelming when compared to local optionslike Guff, orHabitat ReStores.

Nevertheless, The Garage Online Sale team has been trying their best. Theyofferhelpful tips for furnishing homes and plan to expand their list of services.

"This summer, we're launching location-based shopping where users can browse by location and find furniture sales in their neighbourhood," founder Aleksandra Phelan told blogTO.

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