Here are Canadas Top 10 bed bug infested cities …

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Posted August 1, 2017 10:10 am

Updated August 20, 2019 7:08 am



One of the countrys largest pest control providers has released a Top 10 list of cities in Canada that deal with bed bugs.

The list draws on data from Orkin Canada and is based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments in a specific city. Note, while former city Scarborough is technically part of Toronto, its listed as a city here by Orkin.

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The Top 10 cities are:

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According to the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), bed bugs have traditionally been seen in developing countries. However, they have been spreading fast across the U.S., Canada, U.K. and other parts of Europe. Their presence is not determined by the cleanliness of living conditions, meaning they can be found in any type of dwelling including five-star hotels and resorts.

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They are not known to spread disease but their bite can cause itching, allergic reactions or a secondary skin infection. A bite mark can take up to 14 days to develop in some people.

There are other clues that may point to an infestation:

Anyone who has detected signs of bed bugs is advised to seek expert advice in order to prevent widespread infestation.

With files fromDani-Elle Dub

2017 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

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