Toronto named first place for bed bugs in Canada

“All it takes is an airplane seat, a hotel bed, or even an office chair for these bedbugs to invade your space.”

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The city has been named the Bed Bug Capital of Canada for 2021 – the third year in a row it has topped the list, according to Orkin Canada.

Orkin compiles the list based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments performed by the company.

Sudbury took second place last year, followed by Vancouver, St. John’s, Oshawa, Scarborough, Moncton, Saint John, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

“Travel bans, stay-at-home orders and the general shift to remote working have meant fewer hitchhiking opportunities for these creatures, and yet they have found a way to stay,” Orkin said in a statement. “Bed bugs attach themselves to people, clothing and furniture. All it takes is an airplane seat, a hotel bed, or even an office chair for those pesky bedbugs to invade your space.

Orkin noted that the insects can travel up to 30 meters (100 feet) in search of a meal – which for them is blood, mostly from humans and usually eaten between midnight and 5 a.m.

“Due to their ability to double their population approximately every 16 days, it will not be difficult for bed bugs to regain their grip on Canadians,” the company added.

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