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These Canadian Cities Apparently Have The Most Bed Bugs & Ew, Just Ew – Narcity Canada

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Bug-phobes be warned! While some Canadians will be no strangers to bugs, a new study has uncovered the cities in Canada with the most bed bugs and can we just say, ew?

According to pest control company Orkin, a whole bunch of Canadian cities actually have bed bug problems.

It determined the worst spots affected by looking at which places sought the most bed bug treatments between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, in both residential and commercial spaces.

Unsurprisingly, the most bed bug-ed out city in the country is also the biggest Toronto. After that, the list gets a little more surprising.

Number two on the list is Sudbury and then comes Vancouver.

In the fourth slot is St. John's, Newfoundland, then Oshawa, followed by Scarborough and Moncton. The final three in the top ten are Saint John, Winnipeg and Edmonton respectively.

Interestingly enough, the major population centre of Montreal is all the way down at 17th place on the list. Same with Calgary, at 18, and Halifax, at 23.

A map featuring the Canadian cities with the most bed bugsOrkin

If you're feeling a little itchy after this news, Orkin has some great tips to help prevent bed bug infestation.

When travelling, always store your luggage on the hotel's metal luggage racks which they can't easily climb up and put your clothes and other things in plastic bags.

The experts also recommend not putting your clothes on the bed, because if the bed is infested with the little beasties, they make expert "hitch-hikers."

Bed bugs love dark and cool places, which means hotels and homes aren't the only place they can be found. It's rare, but you can even pick up bed bugs from places like bus, train and airplane seats and rental cars.

And with that, we wish you sweet dreams!

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