Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on January 17th, 2019

Toronto is the bed bug capital of Canada, according to new stats.

Pest control company Orkin has released its second-annual list of the worst-infested cities in the country based on the number of infestation treatments in 2018.

Hogtown has the biggest problem of Cimex lectularius better known as bed bugs the tiny insects that use humans as hosts, leaving red, itchy bites.

Bed bugs are the No. 1 urban pest in many cities today, said Chelle Hartzer, an Orkin entomologist.

They are master hitchhikers, so no one is immune. Sanitation has nothing to do with prevention. From public transit to five-star resorts, bed bugs have been and can be found everywhere humans are.

After Toronto, the worst cities in order are Winnipeg, St. Johns, Vancouver, Halifax, Ottawa, Hamilton, Sudbury, Windsor and Scarborough.

Bed bugs favourite places to infect are mattresses, under seat cushions, creases of drawers, and carpet.

Look for dark tiny stains, cast skins or the live bugs.

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