Bed Bug News Archive

We help our visitors stay current with bed bug related information in Toronto and around Canada. Whether you are suffering from a bed bug infestation in Toronto or if you are simply interested in learning more about these creepy crawlers, our bed bug news section has interesting information for you.

News Archive

Feb 2019
Court Forced to be Adjourned After Bed Bugs Crawl Out of Lawyer’s Suit
An Oklahoma courthouse had to be adjourned after a lawyer reportedly arrived with bed bugs crawling out of his suit. According to County Sheriff Scott Walton, a large number of bugs were just “falling out” of the lawyer’s suit. Apparently, a courthouse user first noticed the bugs crawling on the lawyer’s neck. The lawyer had also placed his coat over a few file folders, which were crawling with bed bugs too in no time. After this discovery, it was decided that the courthouse must be evacuated since inmates were present at the time, which increased the risk of a bug infestation in prison. The courthouse was shut down and decontaminated soon after.   Bed bugs can be found everywhere, and they travel from one place to another easily. Public places especially need to be careful since the chances of infestation are higher. If you have any bed bugs in your home or in your workplace, make sure to call professional pest exterminators.
Jan 2019
Students at Riddell Centre alarmed by the presence of cockroaches in university
For the second time within the school year, cockroaches were found at Riddell Centre, worrying the students about their safety and hygiene. The management quickly took action, closing down the school for a night to carry out extermination works. Even though a huge number of the cockroaches were removed by professionals, some students are still concerned about finding cockroaches in the campus. Some students said that this is an even bigger issue for those who relied heavily on the food in the campus since the cockroaches were found so close to where the food was cooked and served. Management has announced that they will do what they can to continue monitoring the infestation because pest control is an “ongoing issue.” They added that such kind of incidents isn’t uncommon in such a large campus. If your school, workplace or home has any kinds of bugs, make sure to get in touch with the best exterminators in Canada.
Dec 2018
Rodents Eat Away Dead Patient’s Finger In Hospital In Jharkhand, India
You may think hospitals are clean and hygienic, but they can be home to rodents and other bugs and pests too. This recent incident in a hospital in Jharkhand, India is testimony of this. A dead patient’s body, which was laid near the tap of the emergency bathroom, became rodent food when rodents ate away on the man’s fingers. Apparently, this isn’t the first time such an incident has happened in the hospital. The Mahatma Gandhi Medical College Hospital located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand has reportedly experienced a similar incident before. Contrary to popular belief that hospitals are always hygienic and free of any rodents, bugs and pests, multiple incidents such as this indicate otherwise. To make sure your hospital is safe, it is best to call Canada’ best exterminators.
Oct 2018
Pests and Bugs Force Tenants to Protest Against Landlords
Tenants of a building located in Barton Street East complained of the bad conditions of their building, which includes rodents, bedbugs, and cockroaches, and they have even protested against the building owners, Malleum Partners. The pest and bug issues, combined with toilets and fridges that don’t work, windows that don’t close, and stoves and fridges that aren’t working have made the building less than ideal to live in. Malleum Partners, on the other hand, says the concerns of the tenants are a result of poor management by previous owners, and that they are working as diligently and quickly as they can to improve the conditions of the building. Pest and bug issues are common issues present in many houses and commercial spaces. Make sure you contact professional exterminators in Canada as soon as you notice, before it gets worse.
Sep 2018
Bedbugs cost more than just bites
Bed bugs can cause more than just bites. Bed bug infestations have caused physical, emotional and financial setbacks to victims. The recent story of how a mother and babysitter sustained 117 bedbug bites while staying at a Calgary based hotel is a case in point. Although she and her friend had been staying at the same Inn for the past two years without facing any bed bug problem, this year has been a nightmare. After she noticed multiple red welts on her body, a complaint to Alberta Health Services resulted in a professional bed bug exterminator being called to the facility. Apart from the constant itching, burning and scars in multiple places on her body, she also had to deal with the financial consequences of bed bug bites. Many families pulled out of her babysitting services fearing infestation while her clothes were damaged due to high-temperature washing. Call us to have our professional bed bug exterminators in Toronto take care of your bed bug problems.
Aug 2018
Bed Bugs Prove Costly For Hotels
Bed bugs are a worldwide problem but hotels seem to be bearing the brunt of the menace. The news of Sabrina Jales St. Pierre, the Brazilian model being subject to “massacre” by bed bugs at a California based hotel had grabbed headlines. As per a recent study, $6,383 is the amount hotels spend on each incident related to bed bugs. These costs are related to professional bed bug extermination, replacement of goods, and business losses. The study showed each bed bug related outbreak resulted in 50 room night occupancy being lost. But the costs are much more than this when the litigation costs are added. Hotels spend close to $23,000 for each bed bug related litigation as per this study. Given that each hotel deals with 7.1 bedbug litigations on an average over a time frame of five years, the costs go up to $160,000. Prevention is obviously way better than reaction to an infestation, call us!
Jul 2018
Survey shows seasonal bed bug activity
A nationwide survey in the U.S. revealed seasonal variation in bed bug infestation that is in line with past trends. Called Bed Bug Activity Survey, the researchers found although most of the data were consistent with historical bed bug infestation data, some abnormalities did show up that require further investigation. The participants were the professional bed bug exterminators who provided data on bed bug treatments on a monthly basis. The warm summer months generally were noted to have the highest bed bug activity where professional pest control companies reported increased earnings. In winter months, bed bug activity goes down and this is a behavior that is consistent with other pests including German cockroaches. Some experts believe summer months are when people tend to travel more and the increased movement along with the rise in temperature are some causes behind the increased bed bug activity in summer.
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